The big Thanksgiving Day menus are out, and if you’re bringing a big family, bring a fat wallet.
▪ This is the Omni Fort Worth’s last year to dominate Thanksgiving, and the hotel is serving an all-new ballroom buffet.
For $70, diners can pick from sage-orange roast turkey and stuffing or pineapple-clove apricot ham.
The buffet also offers smoked chicken, seared salmon and cassoulet.
The rest of the menu sounds fancy, too: sangria-poached pears, “salads of ancient grains,” mascarpone-tarragon eggs.
Another first: a chowder station. Diners will choose sourdough bowls and fill them with Southwestern, Manhattan or New England chicken or clam chowder.
The dessert menu includes pies, cupcakes, churros and Rocky Road bread pudding.
▪ B&B Butchers & Restaurant, probably the top prime steakhouse for the holiday, will serve a $68 dinner with either turkey-and-stuffing or prime rib.
The dinner opens with butternut squash soup or an apple-blue cheese salad. Dinners come with yams, Brussels sprouts and corn soufflé.
Desserts include pumpkin pie, pecan pie and apple crumble.
▪ Bird Café, probably the city’s most popular weekend brunch, will serve its new brunch menu plus smoked turkey with sweet potato hash, gravy and two fried eggs.
There’s also a pumpkin French toast with mascarpone cream and a pumpkin-pie parfait.