Hartford Gourmet Food Examiner
Whole Foods Market // 55 Welles St. Glastonbury, Ct. // (860)-652-9800
Thanksgiving 2011- Gourmet Offerings:
Complete gourmet Thanksgiving dinners with sides in three different styles, all natural and locally sourced.
Whole Foods Market is a bountiful, beautiful compellation of the highest quality, freshest seasonal foods available. Just walking into the store, you experience the wafting bakery odors, the gourmet coffees, exotic spices and wholesome cooking orders. Very enticing.
My draw is what’s current and available to the discerning public for Thanksgiving.
All offerings are all natural, of the highest quality, seasonal, antibiotic free and no hormones added.
There are three complete dinner package styles that can be ordered:
Traditional, health starts here and Vegan. Packages are available in single serve and multiple servings (for 2, 4, 8, 12), which begin reasonably $24.99 for a traditional dinner package, and $19.99 for single servings of the Vegan and Health Starts Here complete dinner packages.
For 1: Featuring 1/2lb. fully cooked Plainville Farms boneless turkey breast, $24.99
For 2: Featuring 1 ½-2lb. fully cooked Plainville Farms boneless turkey breast, $49.99
For 4: Featuring 3 ½-4lb. fully coked Plainville Farms boneless turkey breast, $89.99
For 8: Featuring a 10-12lb. fully cooked Plainville Farms whole turkey, $139.99
For 12: Featuring a 16-18lb. fully cooked Plainville Farms whole turkey, $169.99
*Health Starts here*
For 1: $19.99 For 4: $69.99
- Turkey breast
- Steel-cut oat stuffing
- Garlicky Greens
- Winter harvest soup
- Butternut Puree
For 1: $19.99
- Field roast en croute
- Steel-cut oat stuffing
- Cranberry-orange relish
- Green beans with almonds
*Also Available A La Carte:
- Field roast en croute $21.99 each// serves 4
Also available to order are signature sides. As an amuse bouche, the top two of the gourmet food category are:
- Focaccia stuffing w/ Fennel and Pancetta
- Mashed Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes and Yukon gold and goat cheese mashed w/ Chives and Dill. As small size serves two and large serves four.
Relishes and gravies are sold by the pint. Try a Brandied Cranberry Relish w/ Pecans or vegan wild mushroom gravy. There is a delectable gourmet Hor d’oeuvres choice, made to order. The top two being:
- Wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel
- Roasted Butternut Squash Tart w/ Pear & Mascarpone
Whole Foods Market has made it easy, delicious and traditional for busy people who want a carefree, gourmet Thanksgiving.
If you haven’t been to Whole Foods Market- it’s an upscale grocery store; well worth going out of your way for if you are in New England.
Originally Bread&Circus from Cambridge, MA, Whole Foods has become a natural foods empire of quality and taste.