American Food

Gaithersburg: Copper Canyon Grill

A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to sample the new sushi menu at Copper Canyon Grill. If you haven’t read that review, spoiler alert: it was awesome. Last night, Blue Ridge Restaurant Group hosted a preview of their “Home for the Holidays” menu at Copper Canyon Grill for some bloggers in the region. You can check out some of the other bloggers posts here.

Copper Canyon Grill

Copper Canyon Grill

Home For The Holidays Menu

Home For The Holidays Menu

The meal included Rotisserie Turkey, Redskin Mashed Potatoes, Bacon, Mac & Cheese, Sweet Glazed Carrots, Sauteed Green Beans, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Skillet, and Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. Talk about a Thanksgiving feast!

Copper Canyon Grill Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving Feast

Copper Canyon Grill Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving Feast

This was your traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the added bonus of sitting next to some cool local bloggers like The Unmanly Chef, VBites, and Olivia Witherite instead of your weird great aunt that smells like potato salad and moth balls.

The meal started off with a heaping plate of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, green beans, and cranberry sauce. If I had to pick a favorite, I would go with the cornbread stuffing which was sweet, but slightly spicy. The turkey was good, but I have yet to try a turkey that truly excites me, I always smother it with gravy. The green beans were also really good, obviously the highlight of any Thanksgiving meal is going to be the carbs, but the veggies were definitely not an afterthought and retained a lot of their crunch and vibrant color. The mashed potatoes were nice and smooth and I loved that the skin was left on for some added natural flavor.

Thanksgiving Plate

Thanksgiving Plate

Then, there were the other sides which consisted of the cornbread skillet and the bacon, mac & cheese. The cornbread skillet was just as delicious as the cornbread stuffing in terms of flavor. I preferred the stuffing to the skillet because of the texture, but if you liked one, you’re bound to like the other.

Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving Sides

The bacon, mac & cheese was perhaps the holy grail of mac & cheese. There were plenty of huge hunks of bacon so you got some bacon in every bite. In addition, it  was made with three cheeses making it the perfect creamy, cheesy side dish.

Because no Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, we were also given a huge slice of pumpkin cheesecake. The cheesecake had graham cracker pie crust, pumpkin filling, a chocolate ganache top, a dollop of fresh whipped cream, and was drizzled with caramel. The cheesecake was incredibly decadent and the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving meal.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you’re interested in ordering this meal, act fast! The home for the holidays menu is available now until January 1st as a to-go holiday feast for your family. The meal provides  an easy solution for entertaining at home and wowing your guests.

Copper Canyon Grill is located at 100 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg.

Know of any other restaurants in Montgomery County I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Want to drink and have reliable transportation? Consider Lyft or Uber! (Follow the link for discounts off your first ride)

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.

The views are my own but my meal was paid for by the staff at Blue Ridge Restaurant Group. 

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