Thanksgiving dinner - Patina or Campanile?
Trying to decide if we should go to Patina or Campanile for Thanksgiving dinner. Has anyone been to either? Campanile seems a bit more traditional; their dinner is $65, and Patina's is $55. The Campanile website is down but below is the Patina menu. I've been to Patina for regular dining, but never been to Campanile... Thanks!
Smoked Stripe Bass
whipped potato caviar cream and parslene
Second Course Selection
Endive and Beets salad
chestnut vinaigrette, goat cheese ,pecan nuts, baby mustard, red oak
Moroccan Pumpkin and Heirloom Apple Veloute peppercress agnolotti
sweet potato mousseline, caramelized mussel jus
Grilled Quail and Frisée Salad
poached egg, shitake and pomegranate vinaigrette
Third Course Selection
American Heritage Bronze Turkey Breast
with traditional and non-traditional garnishes
Pacific Opaka Filet
toasted almond, polenta “fries,” carrot jus, king trumpet and oro blanco grapefruit
Prime Beef Tenderloin, Braised Short Rib and Stuffed Marrow Bone
garlic kale and cabbage, potato galette “du Mendian”
“Pot Roast” Country Ham, garlic masked potato, tomato-squash gratin
Pumpkin Pie, Crème Fraîche, cinnamon pearls, cream cheese sorbet
Chocolate tarte, white chocolate mousse and cranberry sorbet
Black currant and chesnut Rissole, honey ice cream and Pollen croustillant
I have had Thanksgiving dinner at Campanile for seven of the last ten years, and it has never been anything less than wonderful.
It is indeed a more traditional menu than the one listed above for Patina. I believe they usually offer a vegetarian entree and possibly a fish as well, I'm not sure because I've only had the turkey. The main courses are served individually but the side dishes are served family-style.
It's a shame the Campanile website is down, the menu varies slightly from year to year. You might call them at (323) 938-1447.
Campanile's website is back up, and here's their Thanksgiving menu:
Butternut Squash Soup with herbed croutons
Bibb Lettuce with lemon vinaigrette and fleur de sel
Beet Salad with arugula, frisée, goat cheese and pomegranate
Wild Mushroom Polenta with parmesan cheese and parsley pesto
Rosemary Charred Breast of Organic Willybird Turkey
Braised Turkey Leg and Thigh with giblet and wholegrain mustard gravy
Savory Bread Pudding
Sweet Corn Succotash
Bluelake Beans with cipollini onions and toasted almonds
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with chocolate glaze and crème fraîche
Apple Cranberry Bundle with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream
Chocolate Chip Pecan Tart with crème fraîche ice cream
This is pretty close to their standard turkey-day menu, I've had almost everything on this list and it has always been superb.