Three 20-minute Thanksgiving Dinner Menus + Wine Pairings

Press the Easy Button: 3 Thanksgiving Dinner Menus and Wine Pairings with Tovala

This year, holiday gatherings might be a little smaller than usual. But at Bright Cellars, we’re all about making dinner for one or two just as special as a big party.

That’s why this holiday season we’re partnering with Tovala to inspire your celebrations – even if they don’t involve a 16 lb. turkey. Tovala is a chef-prepared meal delivery service that works with their own smart oven to cook your food perfectly, every time. Their smart oven connects to your WiFi, meaning all you do is scan your food and the oven does the rest.

They prepared three distinct Thanksgiving menus for us that include mouthwatering savory dishes, seasonal desserts, and perfect wine pairings – their easy yet impressive holiday menu style guide will help you celebrate in your own unique way.

And because we love Tovala, they’re giving Glass Half Full readers (that’s you!) an exclusive discount: Try Tovala today with code BRIGHTCELLARS50 for an additional $50 off your purchase and 100 day risk-free trial.

And now keep scrolling for 3 different, low-maintenance, and delicious Thanksgiving dinner and wine pairings!

3 Thanksgiving Dinner Menus with Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving dinner and wine pairing

Classy: Herb Truffle Steak and Double Baked Mashed Potatoes

Sparkling lights. Champagne flutes. Sequins and velvet. If these are your must-haves for any holiday celebration, Tovala’s Herb Truffle Steak & Double Baked Mashed Potatoes with Bright Cellar’s Grasp & Grabble Cabernet Sauvignon are made for you. Cap off your luxurious evening with Tovala’s Chef’s Recipe Maple Walnut Cake.

Grasp and Grabble Cab Sauvignon
Bright Cellars Grasp and Grabble Cabernet Sauvignon

The Grasp & Grabble Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold red wine from the Santa Ynez Valley in California. The flavor notes of date, fig, black currant, and oak all come together in this full-bodied red wine.

thanksgiving dinner and wine pairing

Rustic: Crispy Skin Trout with Braised French Lentils

Do you daydream about spending the holidays in a charming, snowy cabin? While we can’t promise the snow, Tovala’s Crispy Skin Trout with Braised French Lentils, Bright Cellars’ Avast Pinot Blanc, and Tovala’s Chef’s Recipe Peanut Butter Cookies will evoke a perfectly rustic getaway from the comfort of your own home.

The Bright Cellars’ Avast Pinot Blanc features a refreshing and zippy acidity. The flavor notes of apricot, peach, pear, and green apple will pair perfectly with the flavors in Tovala’s crispy skin trout.

thanksgiving dinner and wine pairing

Comfy: Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

If you’re all about cuddling up next to the fire with a steaming cup of hot cocoa and your favorite movie, you’ll love Tovala’s Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy with Bright Cellar’s Hazelaire Pinot Noir. Complete your cozy meal with Tovala’s Chef’s Recipe Cranberry Bars.

Hazelaire Pinot Noir
Bright Cellars’ Hazelaire Pinot Noir

The Hazelaire Pinot Noir is a light-bodied red wine with flavor notes of black cherry, vanilla, raspberry, and earth – making this the perfect pairing for a classic Thanksgiving meal.

Tovala’s Smart Oven: Part Oven, Part Personal Chef

What if dinner could just…cook itself? With Tovala’s smart oven and meal deliveries, now it can.

For every Tovala Meal, their smart oven does the final, most important step: the actual cooking. It’s programmed to use heat and steam to cook exactly like our chefs, then shut off. Your food always turns out exactly like their chefs intended. It’s part oven, part personal chef!

In Vino Finito

This holiday season, give the gift of more “me time.” Try Tovala today with code BRIGHTCELLARS50 for an additional $50 off your purchase and 100 day risk-free trial.

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Bright Cellars

Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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