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Friendsgiving Dinner with Tortuga

No Thanksgiving plans. No problem!


Join Tortuga for an out-of-shell dining experience at Manny’s on Thanksgiving day. We are bringing together hungry souls and empty stomachs to create connections with your community over a sprawling feast. Chef Larry Feygin (formerly of Alinea and Lazy Bear) and his team are creating a bountiful family-style spread inspired by Thanksgiving classics with a Tortuga twist. Dishes will feature the flavors of Israel, Iran, and North Africa and incorporate pickles, ferments, and preserves from Chef Ellis Anderson’s larder.


Dinner will take place at Manny’s, a new venue for civic engagement in the heart of the Mission. Like Manny’s, Tortuga strives to create a space where our guests can be themselves and share meaningful dialogue around relevant topics (to be announced soon!). In a city where exacerbated tensions reveal themselves all too easily, it is essential to engage with both friends and strangers who share and oppose the opinions we hold.


All are welcome, so don’t be shy...come out of your shell and take a seat at the Tortuga table!








Here's our menu for the night:




Lavash, Butternut Squash Spread, Pomegranate Molasses, Grapes, Fried Sage


Root Vegetable Slaw w/ Labneh, Egg Yolk Bottarga, and Herbs


Turchetta w/ Rosemary-Burnt Orange Gravy


Wild Rice Dressing, Delicata Squash, Fried Shallots, Barberries, Pickled Celery


Roasted Rainbow Carrots w/ Date-Charred Onion Sauce, Cacao Nib Dukkah, Yogurt


Lemony Brussels Sprout Salad, Za’atar, Pomegranate, Pistachios, Crispy Pita


Smashed and Fried Potatoes, Aleppo Pepper, Toum


Pickles from Ellis’s Larder


Date Cake, Goat’s Milk Ice Cream, Thyme Caramel


Pumpkin Spice Madeleines