The Perfect Thanksgiving Treats for Your Feast This NovemberNov 01, 2023 08:00AM ● By Ann Marie O’Phelan
Courtesy of Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
While some will be dusting off the recipes for the annual green beans casserole, marshmallow sweet potatoes, and roast turkey and gravy, others are looking to get out of the house and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. For those looking for a home spread alternative, Marker 92 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village offers a bountiful Thanksgiving culinary experience, a great alternative to the home spread. On Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., diners can enjoy an exquisite Thanksgiving dinner priced at $99 for adults and $29 for kids aged 6 to 12. Children aged five and under dine for free, making it a perfect family celebration. The buffet will be a full feast from starters to action stations, main entrees and a dessert bar curated with their culinary teams’ and locals’ favorites. The extensive menu has such a large variety of options, truly catering to all tastes. Marker 92 offers a stunning waterfront view that will enhance and elevate any Thanksgiving feast experience.
Executive Chef at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Chef Victoria Wenning, explains, “Begin the feast with the velvety richness of Butternut Squash Bisque adorned with a dollop of Crème Fraîche. Then, dive into the Garden of Greens Salad Station, where a medley of fresh cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, grated carrots, olives, and more await, accompanied by an array of dressings and chef-selected oils. Next, experience the diverse flavors of our Grazing Table, boasting imported and domestic cheeses, cured meats, house-pickled vegetables, toasted nuts, and freshly baked bread. Relish the blend of tastes in the Roasted Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Salad drizzled with Dijon vinaigrette and explore the seasonal and exotic fruit display. The Chef Carving section offers slow-roasted prime rib of beef, cider-brined turkey, and country ham with accompaniments.”
Plus, seafood enthusiasts can delight in smoked pastrami salmon, oysters, shrimp, mussels, and snow crab clusters from the seafood market. Composed Entrées include pan-flashed Mahi-Mahi, alongside savory sides like whipped golden Yukon potatoes and roasted fall vegetables. Those who long for the traditional favorites can enjoy timeless comforts like traditional stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed sweet potato with marshmallow topping. Diners can top off the feast with a delicious dessert, as they can choose from an array of cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, pies, assorted cakes, petit fours, and luscious whipped cream.
Guests are encouraged to bring the whole family, including furry friends, as the resort prides itself on being pet-friendly. Whether you're a small group or a large party, the welcoming main dining area or private settings can accommodate every group’s needs. For reservations and more information, call 239-541-5942, visit their website at marriott.com/en-us/hotels/rswwi-the-westin-cape-coral-resort-at-marina-village, or Facebook at facebook.com/WestinCapeCoral. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-541-5010.
An Additional Sweet Treat
Are you looking for Thanksgiving treats for your feast? Cape Coral’s award-winning Lady Cakes bakes Thanksgiving pies, like apple crumb, pumpkin and peanut butter, Crumb Buns and Thanksgiving cakes, mini cupcakes, cookies, pumpkin chocolate loaves, and cookie kits that the young ones can have fun decorating. LadyCakes, 2924 Del Prado Blvd. S. Unit 7, Cape Coral, 239-549-2253, iloveladycakes.com.
Ann Marie O’Phelan is a SW Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media.