Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aura Restaurant for Thanksgiving

Don't feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? Would you rather dine somewhere where you don't have to do the dishes afterward? Another option would be dinner at the Aura Restaurant. Chef Rachel Klein has created some inventive holiday offerings including a special Kids Menu.

Here are your choices:

First Course
New England Clam Chowder
with Chive, Oyster Cracker and Cracked Pepper
Buttercup Squash Bisque with Ginger, Crème Fraiche and Chive
Baby Arugula Salad with Wild Rice, Dried Cranberries, Great Hill Blue Cheese and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Baked Oysters with Pancetta, Leeks and Mornay Sauce
Rabbit Ravioli with Dried Plums, Cinnamon Olives, Shaved Grana Padano and Truffle Jus

Second Course
All Natural Turkey
with Cranberry Condiment, Cornbread-Chorizo Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts and choice of Sweet Potato or Potato Puree
*Dark Meat Available Upon Request
Short Rib with Spinach Spaetzle, Roasted Cipollini Onions, Wild Mushrooms and Braising Jus
Pork Loin Chop with Kuri Squash Puree, Apple Butter, Spiced Pecans and Mustard Greens
Monkfish Medallions with “Mussels Normandy,” Apple Fritters and Stout Reduction
Pan Roasted Scallops with Pomme Puree, Roasted Cauliflower, Matsutake Mushroom and Bordelaise Sauce

Dessert Buffet Offering:
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cranberry Walnut Tarts, Pumpkin Trifle, Mini Cupcakes, Brown Sugar Shortbread, Blondies and Chocolate Brownies

Aura is also offering an array of kid friendly dishes including:

First Course
Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup
with Wagon Wheel Noodles and Vegetables
Chicken Wings with BBQ Sauce or Honey Mustard

Second Course
All Natural Turkey
: Sliced Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potato or Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow and Gravy
Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli Florets and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Dessert Buffet Offering:
Chocolate Bread Pudding, Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Butterscotch Pudding with Whipped Cream, Rice Krispy Treats, Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookies, Jello and Banana Parfait

Cost: Adults: $57.00 & Children: $25.00

Reservations: Recommended. Please call 617-385-4300.

I have not yet been to Aura though I have been considering going due to their new chef, Rachel Klein. And I will get an opportunity to visit next week so you can be sure I will report back about what I think.

Aura Restaurant
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-385-4300


Dish This! said...

Aura is fantastic-- you should definitely try it out.

Richard A. said...

Thanks, I will dine there this Wednesday.