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Take-Out Thanksgiving

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Take-Out Thanksgiving

WE HAVE JUST HEARD FROM MEZZA AND APPARENTLY THEY ARE NOT DOING TAKE-OUT DINNERS THIS YEAR. OUR MISTAKE AND OUR APOLOGIES.

The enduring image of Thanksgiving in my mind is of the beneficent grandmother offering up the golden-brown, roasted turkey for her appreciative family in Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Want, one of his iconic Four Freedom paintings done during World War II.

The scene is perfect, the company congenial, the silver gleaming, and even Grandma has managed to emerge from the kitchen looking unflustered and with a spotless apron. It is a far cry from the way I feel after hours of stuffing and basting, peeling and chopping.

Now Mezze in Williamstown MA, a highly rated restaurant purveying New American cuisine, has announced the perfect way to enjoy the holidays without the hassle of home preparation. For the first time, Mezze Catering and Mezze Bistro have teamed up to offer a Thanksgiving to Go menu with ready-made, locally sourced sides and a few turkey options.

Chefs Nick Moulton and Daire Rooney will prepare a selection of traditional holiday favorites made with fresh ingredients from farms in the region. Those wishing to order their dinner can choose from an a la carte menu that ranges from soup to nuts and even lets the purchaser decide whether to take home a fully roasted turkey or one ready to pop in the oven. Prices range from $90 for a 12-16-pound turkey to $180 for a 30-pound bird, brined and ready to roast. A fully roasted bird costs between $110 for a small bird and $225 for an extra-large gobbler. Add another $20 to each price level to have the bird pre-carved.

Side dishes range from $20 to $60, depending on the dish and its size, and pies are from $18 to $42.

To order, patrons can e-mail mezzebistro@mezzeinc.com or call Mezze Catering at 413-458-8745 (9 AM-3 PM) or Mezze Bistro at 413-458-0123 (3PM-9PM). Order deadline is Sunday, November 18th. All orders must be picked up on Wednesday, between noon and 9PM. Mezze Bistro + Bar will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

For more information, e-mail mezzebistro@mezzeinc.com.

The thought of cleaning up after your take-home meal still too much to bear. Why not partake of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet from noon to 4PM at Infinity Hall and Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West in Norfolk? The Bistro offers garlic herb-roasted turkey, stuffed tilapia and traditional sides and desserts at a cost of $25 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger. For reservations call 860-542-5531.



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