We did a story months ago about the resurgence of TV dinners – epitomized by The Loews Regency Hotel and its gourmet versions of the old aluminum foil staples of the 50s (see TV Dinners Go Upscale).
Now, just in time for Thanksgiving, we see a new addition to the menu. This holiday season, the fancy hotel is debuting a themed TV dinner priced at a mere $30. It includes Roast Turkey with Home Style Gravy and Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts with Brown Sugar and Walnuts, Bourbon Glazed Yams, Grandma’s Cranberry Relish and CrÃƒÂ¨me BrulÃ©e.
The so-called TV dinners are served on sectioned plates, in keeping with the TV dinner tradition, if not the Thanksgiving tradition. The idea from Executive Chef Andrew Rubin is that these dinners offer comfort food and take guests back to a time when families sat around their TV sets. Which makes sense, if your Thanksgiving dinner plans are to perch in front of the televised football games all afternoon!
And just remember, you heard it here first. Months ago.
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