When: Thu., Nov. 27, 12-8:30 p.m. 2014
For the non-cook, or those among us who loathe family reunions, this is the time of year when the million-dollar question becomes: What restaurants are open on Thanksgiving? To which my reply is usually, “I hope you like hotel buffets or Chinese food.” This year, Lungomare (1 Broadway) aims to provide an exception to that rule with a three-course, Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast served in a dining room overlooking the Oakland waterfront. Guests will have several options for their appetizer, entrée, and dessert, plus a family-style spread of side dishes, including chanterelle-mushroom-and-fennel-sausage stuffing and spaghetti squash vin cotto. For the main course, traditionalists will find it hard to pass up the turkey (a smoked breast and confit leg) — though if anything is capable of prompting such an act of infidelity, it might be the offer of slow-roasted, dry-aged ribeye steak.