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Thanksgiving at Davio's

I usually cook Thanksgiving dinner. But this year I decided to go out for a change. I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Davio's with excellent food and gracious service.

The meal started with Davio's wonderful popovers. A popover is always a treat. This one was eggy rich and came out warm.

The dinner was even more plentiful than the description led me to think. The main plate included turkey (moist and tender), Yukon gold mashed potatoes (nice and creamy), dressing (moist and low-key), and cranberry/apple relish (excellent and a perfect balance of tart and sweet). The sides included corn with red pepper (a nice touch of heat), greens (truly outstanding, with a slightly sweet start), and macaroni and cheese (superbly creamy with a touch of parmesan reggiano to enliven the rich cream). I couldn't finish it all but I made a creditable showing.

It isn't Thanksgiving without dessert. My flourless chocolate cake was the perfect way to finish the meal. The raspberries accented the relatively mild chocolate.

I am grateful for this wonderful meal and for the care of the staff who served me and everyone on this day. I am grateful for many things in my life. A happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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