Balancing the Unique and Classic on Thanksgiving Menus

November 18, 2015

Chef/owner Ken Gordon at the Gamekeeper Restaurant has seen his share of Thanksgivings go by. In the past 15 years, the game-focused restaurant, located in a stone cottage between Blowing Rock and Boone in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, has offered a Turkey Day menu to guests hoping to relax and ditch the dishes. If there’s one surprising thing, it’s the simple fact that his menu hasn’t changed. He hasn’t even considered it really.

“When you go to mom’s house, or grandma’s house on Thanksgiving Day, you really don’t want them experimenting with food. You don’t want them to come…