The Top 5 Thanksgiving Treats in Town
You’ll give thanks to us after trying some of our picks for the best Thanksgiving plates around.
You won’t soon forget Mark Peel’s signature turkey two ways, offered annually at Campanile. Devour the sweet and smoky rosemarycharred breast, or try the legs and thighs, which are slowly braised osso bucco-style. 624 S. La Brea, LA
Ditch the dry stuff for Clementine’s sage, apple and mushroom stuffing. The extra splash of turkey juices creates the perfect amount of moistness. 1751 Ensley Ave., LA
Contemporary Macrobiotic eatery M Café spiffys up the standard mashed potatoes with the addition of rutabaga, whipped in for an added earthiness. 7119 Melrose Ave., Hollywood and several other locations around town
Score silky, savory wild-mushroom bread pudding—a perfect turkey counterpart—at Joan’s on Third. If all that creamy goodness is too rich, opt for sweet yams roasted with maple brown sugar. 8350 W. 3rd St., LA
Some of LA’s best-baked goods hail from Santa Monica’s Huckleberry Café and Bakery. Pastry chef Zoe Nathan’s traditional pumpkin pie contains all the usual suspects, such as brown sugar and spices, plus a touch of rum and cream—all held together with an ethereally light and flaky crust. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
PHOTOGRAPH BY CAROLINE ALLAIN (TURKEY)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.