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Join The Brown Hotel for a lavish (and easy) Thanksgiving
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You know how Thanksgiving is a lot of work and kinda stressful? And how, every year, you get into an argument with your brother, Fred, about Team Edward vs. Team Jacob? How your Aunt Rita always has too much whiskey and tries to make off with some of your silver? How your children invariably get into a slap-fight over the last dinner roll? Or how your grandfather calls young people “hippie-dippy lazypants”, complains that the stuffing is too stuffing-y, and falls asleep at the table with his face on his plate, then yells at whoever wakes him up because he “was just enjoying his cranberries like the rest of you socialists”? Or how your vegan-activist sister always switches out the turkey for a block of tofu with some fluffy craft feathers stuck in it when you leave the kitchen, then behaves as if she has NO IDEA how it got there when you undoubtedly notice? Oh, you don’t? ... me neither. ANYWAY, The Brown Hotel will be hosting an elegant Thanksgiving dinner this year as an easy and delicious option for Turkey Day, which is great if you have a perfect family like mine who should absolutely be brought out in public together. You can’t prevent ridiculous arguments, but you CAN opt to not spend the day in the kitchen!

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, The English Grill will be offering a seated dinner with an appetizer buffet, a choice of seasonal entrées, and a dessert display. J. Graham’s Café will also be hosting a casual buffet-style dinner of all the things you love about the classic meal with some tempting twists.

Take the stress out of the holiday and join The Brown for a satisfying meal without the work. Be sure to make your reservations now! The 2 menus and the pricing for both are below:

J. Graham’s Café

2012 Thanksgiving Buffet



Wild Mushroom Potage, Chantilly Cream

Fried Leek



Bowtie Pasta, Roasted Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Herb Dressing

Roasted Pepper Deviled Eggs

Caesar Salad, Herbed Cheese Crouton

Carrot Salad, Raisins, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Roasted Squash, Spicy Garbanzo Beans, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette

Grilled Radicchio Salad, Smoked Gouda, Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Baby Spinach, Toasted Chipotle Walnuts, Sherry Vinaigrette


Served from Chaffing Dishes

Roasted Stuffed Pork Loin, Dates, Whole Grain Mustard

Seared Salmon, Pistachio Beurre Blanc

Sweet Potato Casserole, Candied Pecans

Sautéed Green Beans, Herb Butter

Red Bliss Smashed Potatoes, Chives

Three Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole


From the Carving Station

Roasted Maple Glazed Kentucky Ham

Citrus Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry Sauce, Giblet Gravy

Fig and Apple Stuffing



Apple Cranberry Verrine

Honey Mascarpone Mousse Martini with Roasted Fig

Pear Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Geleé

Mini Maple Walnut Pie

Chocolate Pomegranate Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Assorted Cookie Platter

Freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee


$34 per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity

$17 for Children 4-12, Children Under 4 are Complimentary

18% Gratuity for Parties of 6 or More

Seating Times are 12:15 pm-12:45pm and 2:30 pm-3.00pm

For Reservations Please Call (502) 583-1234, Extension 7225




English Grill’s

2012 Thanksgiving Feast



Wild Mushroom Bisque with Truffle Chantilly

Smoke Duck Carpaccio with Roasted Yellow Beets

Haricot Verts, Roasted Corn and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Endive Salad with Toasted Almonds

Arugula and Honey Mustard Dressing

Grilled Asparagus with Shaved Manchego

Herb Oil Vinaigrette

Imported Meat Selection

Sopressata, Bresaola, Mortadella, American Prosciutto

Assorted Mustard Display


Pickled Bar

Red Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower, Onions, Beans, Figs, Brussel Sprouts, Cucumbers


From the Sea

Cocktail Shrimp, Pickled Herring

Upstate New York Smoked Salmon

Crème Fraiche with Eggs, Capers, Onions, Parsley Sauce

Assorted Sushi


Assorted Breads, American Cheese Selection

Croissants, Danish, Pain au Chocolate


Skuna Bay Seared Salmon 

Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash and Green Peas 

Ginger Soy Beurre Blanc 

Pan Seared Filet Mignon Crusted, Herb Bone Marrow Crust 

Truffle Mashed Potatoes 

Grilled Asparagus

Pomegranate Sauce  

Traditional Turkey Plate 

Turkey Breast and Roasted Leg 

Herb Date Stuffing

Duchesse Sweet Potatoes 

Green Beans, Giblet Sauce

Cranberry Sauce 



Apple Cranberry Verrine

Honey Mascarpone Mousse Martini with Roasted Fig

Pear Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Geleé

Mini Maple Walnut Pie

Chocolate Pomegranate Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Assorted Cookie Platter 

Regular or Decaffeinated Coffee or a Selection of Fine Teas


Children’s A La Carte Menu

Chicken Tender

Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Roasted Petit Filet

Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Broccali

Chicken Breast

Creamy Corn, Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccali

$20 Children’s A La Carte and Buffet

(Ages 4-12)


$58 per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity, Ages 4-12 $20 Children’s A La Carte and Buffet

20% Gratuity Will Be Added to Parties of Six or More

Dinner Seatings at 12:30, 12:45 and 1:00 p.m, 3:30, 3:45 and 4:00 p.m.

 For Reservations Please Call (502) 736-2996


The Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 583-1234

(502) 736-2996

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