Hollywood starlets are already planning their Thanksgiving meals, some with the help of California’s top chefs who have found delicious new ways to make their mouths water. You won’t see the typical mashed potatoes, yellow squash and gravy on these tables, no way! Instead of traditional dishes, recipes are being concocted to alter basic holiday fare into wild and fresh foods fit for the icons of the silver screen. While some celebrate this family holiday dining out in Hollywood’s hottest restaurants, others choose to stay home with their loved ones. Either way, these stars no exactly how to celebrate this years special day in style.
Aniston played a florist in the movie Love Happens.
Jennifer Aniston has long been a lover of the sun and has resided in the area of Malibu, California for decades. While the beauty loves to celebrate the holiday festivities with zest, rumor has it that Ms. Aniston is a local patron to many of the local restaurants located within the posh, beach friendly area. Hot spots such as Seasons 52 (which also has a location on route 9 in Chestnut Hill) feature a lovely menu created by Chef Timothy Kast, which advertises sensational meals all under 475 calories, something that definitely attracts the forty something yoga loving actress. Another possibility as to where you might find her dining might be at Tres by Jose Andres, set in downtown Hollywood. This restaurant is known for their contemporary style and generous pour of fine wine while offering a warm décor and elite dining experience. This may very well be Jen’s go to for Thanksgiving since one of their famous dishes is their gnocchi with lobster, a long time favorite delicacy of Aniston’s. And of course, given her experience as a florist actress, you know that flowers will be on the table.
Jolie is apparently a flower fan as well. Here she is picking up some calla lilies and thistle from a London flower shop.
When you think about Jenn, you can’t help but think of what her famous ex, Brad Pitt, will be up to with his new wife, Angelina Jolie and brood of six children. Well, interesting enough, the magazine cover family often chooses to stay closer to home when celebrating this November holiday. Whether habituating inside their French estate, Chateau Miraval, in the south of France or within their mansion nestled in Los Feliz, California, the Jolie-Pitts most likely will be dining on family favorites of spaghetti and meatballs and hotdogs, while the adults finish off a homemade rosemary infused turkey cooked by, you’ll never guess…themselves! Often this power couple opts out of hiring expensive chefs and rolls up their own sleeves when it comes to Thanksgiving Day dinner, (a refreshing change of pace from most movie headliners). While Angelina has admitted that neither her nor Brad are always sure of how to prepare the meal, they admit that the experience is always fun as long as the family is together. After all, that is what Thanksgiving is all about!
Suzie Canale lives in Westwood, Massachusetts with her family. She is an accomplished writer and chef. For Thanksgiving, she will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Of course, fresh flowers will be on the table.