Those looking to avoid the hassle of preparing (and cleaning up after) Thanksgiving dinner may find the Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina an ideal destination. Featuring spectacular bay views, the critically acclaimed Newport Beach restaurant will offer more than just the traditional oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and trimmings. Guests also will enjoy roasted ham and prime rib carved to order or, if they prefer, grilled salmon with dill cream sauce among their entrée selections.
The delicious menu includes field greens with apples with dried cherries in a walnut vinaigrette, grilled artichoke and fresh vegetable salad, fresh fruit platter, caprese salad, mini crab cakes, rosemary stuffing, rice pilaf, truffle scallop potatoes, mac 'n cheese, mashed red potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted root vegetables, green bean almandine, creamed spinach, peas with pearl onions, butternut squash, candied yams, bok choy, creamed corn, citrus cranberry compote, corn bread and assorted rolls.
Topping off the meal are traditional pumpkin pie, caramelized apple pie and pecan pie.
Hours for Back Bay Bistro's Thanksgiving Day buffet are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost for adults is $38 and children 12 and under $19. The Back Bay Bistro is located at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Reservations are highly recommended (949) 729-1144.