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Get Ready to Give Thanks

November will almost be over by the time we get to Thanksgiving this year - but there is nothing wrong with getting organized now -- you’ll enjoy the day so much more. Once you have a rough idea of how many you’ll be welcoming and what some of those guests might be contributing to the meal, a call to the Catering Department at Eli’s at 212 987-0885 Ext.4 should be your next move. We’ll talk you through the traditions and the quantities, let you cook the parts you enjoy, and provide what you find more challenging. We’ll make suggestions about how to fit it all in your oven—and keep you calm, cool, and smiling.




Let’s talk turkeys

A Free-range turkey is a bird that is not raised in a cage and is free to graze on grasses or grains. Organic means you are getting a Free-range bird raised without the use of antibiotics, steroids or pesticides, a bird raised on an organic and vegetarian diet. Our Heritage turkeys are Bourbon Reds, found wandering the continent when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Raised like an organic bird but without the organic certification. They have a richer, more distinct flavor, more like a game bird, with more lean, dark meat. Can’t decide? May we recommend a call to Mark Reyes or one of the other trusted men in his department?
Contact Our Butcher Shop 212-717-8100 ext. 250



Flowers on your Thanksgiving menu

If you are hosting Thanksgiving, give in to the temptation to fill your house with flowers. If you are the invited guest, sending flowers is a very nice way to show your gratitude. Whether hosting or guesting, a visit to the flower department at Eli’s is a good place to get started.



The Party Season is upon us…

… and Eli’s newest location is ready for you to host a private party! Drinks and hors d’oeuvres downstairs then move up to the balcony for dinner. The two-storied space happily accommodates 50 for a seated dinner and 90 for a more casual event. This holiday season; book Eli’s Bar ’91 for your own private fête.



The Gift of Food is Always in Good Taste

Now, before the season has left you feeling over-whelmed, is the moment to order your holiday hampers stuffed with Eli’s house-baked classics and pantry essentials, festooned with ribbons, lined with a tea towel, and packed to order. Brighten any basket with the addition of a bottle of wine or spirits. A most suitable gift for friends, family, clients, and business associates.

 What's on Eli's Mind

Fall is for me, the sweetest season. I love seeing the Upper East Side fill up as friends, dogs, joggers and neighbors flood back to the city and transition into their urban lives. I love seeing my produce departments bursting with New York State vegetables. There is no time of the year when we can eat more locally and I love the thrum of anticipation I feel for the holidays ahead, each one a celebration of this glorious season.