Thanksgiving With Patina

Could you do Turkey Brownies for Thanksgiving? (Turkey-shaped, that is. That never would have occurred to me, but now that I’m thinking about it….yes, yes I could.) That might be too off-beat for your crew, but if you’re still hunting for some new Thanksgiving recipes to enliven the usual mix, check out master chef Joachim Splichal’s ideas in this past weekend’s Los Angeles Times Magazine. (Registration required—but don’t worry, it’s free.) Maybe the Pumpkin Brandy Crème Brûlèe or Grilled Turkey marinated in olive oil, oranges and spices would work?

articles_altJoachim Splichal and his wife Christine founded the Patina Restaurant Group. A number of their restaurants are great places for weddings or parties, including Patina Restaurant at the dazzling Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cafe Pinot, and the restaurants at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Bowers Museum.

Don’t feel like cooking? A number of Patina’s restaurants are serving this Thanksgiving.