Napa Valley Grille: 3 P’s of Thanksgiving!


InstagramCapture_4d9fbe52-3565-42de-a4bf-40ec3346ba4a_jpgNapa Valley Grille in Westwood is ready to assist you for Thanksgiving!

Just remember the 3 Ps:

Pre-order, Pick up & Pretend! 

Seriously the food is delicious and everything is homemade from the exquisite sourdough bread to the olive tapanade. Don’t miss out on simply grilled fish like a whole branzino and Prime London Sirloin but save room to tempt yourself with rainbow carrots and out of this world apple tarte tartin. Menus are printed daily and the food is seasonal. Feel good about your choices as this fourteen year old restaurant supports your health and local growers with CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture). If you are wondering where to go for Thanksgiving or where to supplement your dinner, this is the place!

Personally I cannot wait to go back for Late Night Happy Hour with the incredible kale chopped salad with Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette (recipe below), Chorizo Mac & Cheese, Turkey Meatballs and Stuffed Peppers! See you in Westwood!

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 Three-course rustic dinner ($48/person) as well as classic holiday fixings for takeaway ($9-85). Using locally-sourced ingredients, Napa Valley Grille’s rustic three-course dine-in option includes:

  • Autumn Harvest Salad with Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate, Toasted Pepitas, Farro, Arugula, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Natural Deistel Turkey with traditional Stuffing, Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Orange-Cranberry Chutney, and Turkey Gravy
  • Braised Lamb Osso Bucco with Goat Cheese Polenta, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Rum Raisins, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Braising Jus
  • Vegan Organic Quinoa Stack with Fuji Apple, Brussels Sprouts, Golden Raisins, Cider Vinaigrette, and fig and port reduction
  • Maple and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar and Pecan Sauce
  • Butterscotch Bread Pudding topped with a housemade Marshmallow

Thanksgiving dinner takeaway menu offers a classic holiday banquet that serves 8–12 people. Housemade options include Turkey Gravy ($12), Cranberry Orange Sauce ($9), Roasted Yams ($12), 10-inch Pumpkin Pie ($18), Roasted Diestel Turkey Breast ($85) or Leg ($65), and more. Angelenos can reserve their Thanksgiving meal by calling 310.824.3232 or emailing, and pick up orders on Thanksgiving Day between 10am – 4pm.

kale saladChopped Kale Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette

Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette Dressing

2 T Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Blended Oil

1 T Parmesan Cheese, granulated

1 small clove Garlic, minced

1 T Shallots, minced

1 T Basil, minced

1 T Dijon Mustard

Combine all ingredients except oil and whisk until well mixed.  Slowly drizzle in blended oil while whisking to emulsify.  Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.

Salad Ingredients:

3 oz shredded kale

2 oz shredded romaine

1 T fresh grated parmesan

1 oz golden raisins (soaked in simple syrup or rum and orange juice)

2 oz cooked quinoa

1 T sliced toasted almonds

2 oz vinaigrette

In a non reactive bowl combine kale, romaine, raisins, quinoa, and almonds.  Season with salt and fresh black pepper.  Incorporate dressing and toss.  Place onto a cold salad plate and garnish with fresh grated parmesan. 

(Optional: Chef Taylor likes to fresh seasonal fruit as well for an additional pop of flavor and color, like diced apricot, pomegranate, or pear.)

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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