Cuvée’s Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Cuvée-Style

Celebrate away from home and enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving.

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31ST, 2017, ALL THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS WILL INCLUDE A PRIVATE-CHEF PREPARED DINNER.

*MINIMUM 5 NIGHT STAY. MENTION THIS BLOG POST TO RECEIVE SPECIAL. 

Whether you have a large extended family, or you prefer to spend the holidays with just a few special friends, you probably have the perfect Thanksgiving already in mind. Anticipation is high as everyone looks forward to favorite traditions, favorite dishes, and the chance to catch up and reminisce with loved ones. The pressures of cooking and entertaining in such an expectant atmosphere can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. This year, leave your worries at home and celebrate Cuvée-style.

 

Food

For many, the social experience of preparing food together is the whole point of Thanksgiving. Conversation turns from casual to confiding over the chopping of vegetables and mincing of herbs, while fresh rolls turn uestolden in the oven, and the turkey crisps in its roasting pan. If you’ve never experienced cooking a large meal in a gourmet kitchen, you are in for a treat. Cuvée’s well-equipped, commercial kitchens contain everything you need to prepare your favorite dishes to your highest standard.

Cuvée’s Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Tips:

  • Select your menu well in advance and then try to eliminate unnecessary dishes to keep it simple and focused on the favorites.
  • Stick to the recipes you know and love, a major feast is not the time for experimentation.
  • Don’t bother with complicated appetizers. Olives, cheese, crackers, and fruit are easy favorites that won’t exhaust you or fill up your guests too early.
  • Make sure your Experience Curator has a shopping list so they can pre-stock your villa with fresh ingredients.
  • Consider the timeline of the day and each course’s preparation, and make sure you have time for resting in between stirring and sautéing.
  • Arrange for the table to be set and flowers to be delivered the day before, so everything looks inviting and beautiful.

 

If you’d like some assistance, the destination manager is available to help meal plan and will happily make sure your favorite wines and cocktail ingredients are on hand before you arrive. Or if you’d prefer to have a Private Chef do all the work, that’s an option too. Sit back and relax with a glass of rosé while the chef assembles traditional dishes and a few decadent surprises. With a Private Chef, the menu is decided in advance and the table is set for you, so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Family

Take advantage of your spacious villa, and spread out when the crowd gets too excited. Every Cuvée property has ample room for even large groups to have privacy. Find a cozy nook for a meaningful conversation, or challenge your friends to a board game, while older kids play and laugh and listen to their music on the high-tech sound system. If young children require entertainment, Cuvée has carefully vetted sitters available. They come prepared for the event with activities and games, and can tailor everything to be memorable and fun for all ages. There is room enough for everyone, whether your gathering prefers a party atmosphere or craves quiet moments for reflection.

Fun

Throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, there is plenty of opportunity for both relaxation and play, no matter where you choose to celebrate. Get fitted for some early-season skiing and enjoy the first snowfall in Colorado. Charter a thrilling whale-watching tour in Los Cabos or Hawaii. Shop for luxurious holiday gifts in the boutiques of St Barths. Or, indulge and pamper yourself in the natural thermal spas of Tuscany. Whether you crave relaxation or adventure, let Cuvée help you enjoy your best Thanksgiving holiday yet.

WHERE TO SPEND YOUR THANKSGIVING

OCEANFRONT GETAWAYS

CASA CUVÉE | LOS CABOS, MEXICO

This stunning, ultra-luxury beachfront villa is located on Medano beach at the exclusive Hacienda Beach Club with full resort access. The four bedroom suite villa sits on a stretch of beach that is safe for swimming and boasts incredible furnishings, original art, a breathtaking outdoor entertaining area, infinity pool, commercial gas grill, outdoor dining table and fire features.


SEASIDE LA CASITA | LOS CABOS, MEXICO

Carved into the dramatic Palmilla coast, in the gated resort community of Villas Del Mar, our Seaside Casita features ocean-hugging architecture, an infinity pool, hot tub, and various fire features. Guest enjoy ocean views from every room, private terraces, custom Cuvée beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linens and access to One&Only Palmilla’s award-winning spa and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

LA TERRAZA | LOS CABOS, MEXICO

This oceanfront sanctuary features exquisite Spanish colonial design in a gated community. Enjoy enchanting architecture including a lushly landscaped courtyard and 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space at the edge of a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez. This four bedroom luxury villa includes a fully-equipped chef style kitchen, infinity pool, hot tub, the world’s most comfortable Cuvée-styled beds and access the One&Only Palmilla’s award-winning spa, plus a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ESCAPES

THE WEST WING | BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO

Majestic two-story penthouse located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch with unparalleled views of the ski slopes and stunning décor. Enjoy a ski-in/ski-out location with full access to the luxury perks of The Ritz-Carlton, including award-winning restaurants, hot tubs, a spa and fitness center with four-seasons pool, and a whole lot more. 4 Bedroom Suites.

FOUR PEAKS ESTATE | ASPEN, COLORADO

Incredible 5 bedroom estate situated in the prestigious, gated residential community of Starwood ideally located between downtown Aspen and Snowmass. The private estate sits on 2.98 acres and features over 13,000 sq. ft. of luxuriously appointed furnishings and decor, and has unobstructed views of all four Aspen mountain peaks.

AVANTI CHALET | VAIL, COLORADO

This ski-in/ski-out chalet is a one-minute walk from Gondola One and just two minutes from the heart of Vail Village where you will find world-class restaurants, bars, boutiques and aprés-ski hot spots. This mountain escape offers countless activites for a relaxing and carefree getaway, including gorgeous stone fireplaces and an outdoor living area complete with a hot tub. 7 Bedroom Suites.

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