Thanksgiving at Chateau Elan

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Everything I heard about Chateau Elan was true. We had the most wonderful time there. The food was great, the staff was extremely friendly, and the amenities were excellent. 
Our dinner reservation wasn’t until 6:00 pm, so we went to our room to unpack. I fell in love with this bed, and I spent the entire weekend trying to convince my husband we should get one just like it. 
Here is what was on the menu:
           Versailles Thanksgiving Buffet Menu 
Chateau Chilled Seafood Display
Selection of Smoked Fish, Pates and Terrines
Artisan Collection of Antipasti Cured Meats
Shrimp Cocktail and King Crab Legs with Jameson Horseradish Sauce

Assorted Salad and Cheese Display
Red Wine Poached Pear ~ Gorgonzola ~ Belgian Endive ~ Caramelized Walnuts
Smoked Duck, Shaved Fennel ~ Dried Apricot Cous Cous ~ Tarragon Citrus Vinaigrette
Roasted Red and Golden Beet ~ Goat Cheese ~ Frisee ~ Marcona Almonds
Traditional Tossed Caesar Salad
Mesclun Mix and Accompaniments
Imported and Domestic Cheese Display

Maple Roasted Lobster & Sweet Potato Bisque, Pumpkin Crema
Tuscan White Bean Soup, Pancetta Lardons

Carving Station
Prime Rib ~ Au Jus ~ Creamy Horsey
Glazed “Brined” Turkey ~ Giblet Gravy

Hot Station
Herb Roasted Salmon ~ Huckleberry Sauce ~ Maple-Dried Cherry Wild Rice Pilaf
Seared Chicken Breast ~ Ragout of Leeks, Mushrooms and Walnuts ~ Lemon Vin Blanc
Dried Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin ~ Caramelized Parsnips & Carrots ~ Calvados Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping
Roasted Garlic & Buttermilk Mashed Potato
Green Bean Amandine
Brussel Sprouts with Creamy Bacon & Onions

Action Station
Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Rock Shrimp Risotto
Butternut Squash and Sage Ravioli, Beurre Noisette

Bananas Foster with Fresh Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Cheesecake
Assorted Petit Fours, Truffles and Chocolate Fondue

Is your mouth starting to water yet… know mine is. I think we may try to go back for Christmas.
Sitting outside in the cold by the fireplace was the best. I could have sat out there all night, but the hubby was getting a little sleepy after eating such a hearty meal.
After dinner, we came back to these chocolate covered strawberries on our bed. Now, I don’t think that I have ever mentioned that I am not a huge fan of chocolate…I know, I get that all the time. What woman doesn’t like chocolate? Me! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not ALL chocolate. I love brownies, the fudge kind…not the cake-like brownies. I also loathe chocolate ice cream and most candy bars. I can eat Sniker, Butterfinger & Twix bars; but I cannot stomach Hershey Bars/Kisses, Heath Bars, or candy bar that has too much chocolate in it. Oh, and chocolate cake…I can’t eat that either. 

 Thank you so much for reading!

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  • Lauren - Amazing place! I love the pictures you’ve shown us, and the strawberries covered in chocolate? Jealous!


  • Sheila - I want that bed too! Looks amazing there! OMG….. my mouth watered while reading the menu… king crab legs?? My favorite! :) :)

    Hope you and your hubby go back for Christmas! haha…

    xo – Sheila

  • Jennifer - WOW…that place looks gorgeous! I am so jealous. I wish I could have spent the holiday enjoying that meal.ReplyCancel

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