The Perfect Destination for a Vegan Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast at Ravens Restaurant at Stanford Inn.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast at Ravens Restaurant at Stanford Inn.

If you’re vegan and looking for a Thanksgiving destination that understands you, Mendocino Village’s Stanford Inn presents a gourmet plant-based feast perfect for your holiday celebration. The eco-resort is celebrating their 21st anniversary as the only vegan resort in The United States!

The Stanford Inn Eco-Resort.

The Stanford Inn Eco-Resort.

Nestled on a hillside overlooking Mendocino Bay, California, the 41-room Inn attends to every detail for its guests (and pets!), from cozy wood-burning fireplaces to the sumptuous organic breakfasts provided daily. The Inn's Mendocino Center for Living Well provides yoga, tai chi, body work, nutrition, acupuncture, consultations on Chinese herbs, as well as Ayurvedic practice.

Canoe, kayak and mountain biking rentals are also available on-site through Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! Also on-site: a florist, a store offering books on holistic living, handmade soaps and paintings from local artists, and a Solarium—a greenhouse that glows at night from the illuminated lap pool inside.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, Jeff Stanford, co-founder of Stanford Inn shares, “This is our biggest and most requested meal of the year! It is popular with our local community as well as those traveling from across the nation to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast.”

Thanksgiving at Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant features seasonal favorites as well as exciting new creations. It provides the signature North American diet with a vegan twist, and continuously adjusts its basic ingredients and seasonings to best suit both quality and availability depending on the season.

The Stanford Inn’s vegan tamales.

The Stanford Inn’s vegan tamales.

2018 Thanksgiving Menu at Stanford Inn's Ravens Restaurant

Starter: Trumpet Royal and Zucchini Fritter with Caper Remoulade

Soup: Garden Turmeric Minestrone

Salad: Artichoke Heart, lambs greens (mache) with avocado ver jus

Choice of Entrees

  • Almond encrusted tofu with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and seasonal vegetable-seared brussels sprouts and cranberry orange sauce

  • Creamy polenta with chanterelles and port reduction drizzle, served with broccoli rabe and shallots, garlic and pistachios

  • Thanksgiving tamale filled with ground walnut/cauliflower adobo; served with cranberry and pine nut quinoa pilaf and avocado, cucumber and tomato timbale

Choice of Desserts: Apple cobbler, pumpkin pie or trifle

Cost: $72/adult; $30/child

Meals begin at 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2018. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 707.937.5615.

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