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– If you’re looking to escape a Thanksgiving holiday spent in the kitchen, bring your family and friends to BLU Italian Grille where you can enjoy a holiday buffet with enough options to please every member of your family.

The Thanksgiving Buffet includes traditional favorites like turkey, gravy, roast garlic mashed potatoes, apple-walnut stuffing, Virginia ham with a maple glaze and sweet potatoes with a marshmallow gratin as well as more unique offerings including sweet corn ravioli, pumpkin bisque soup and roasted acorn squash with blue cheese, arugula and pistachios.

The buffet also includes prime rib au jus, a variety of salads, egg and waffle stations, house made fresh pasta station, seafood bouillabaisse and an array of desserts. The culinary team at BLU created the diverse menu so that everyone’s traditional Thanksgiving favorites were included.

“Thanksgiving is a holiday of traditions. In creating this menu, we wanted to make sure everyone’s favorites were included while adding unique twists and some new flavors,” said Guy Genoud, Director of Food & Beverage. “We want families to come, enjoy each others’ company and not worry about spending the day in the kitchen.”

Seating for the BLU Thanksgiving Dinner is at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Dinner is $39 per person plus tax and gratuity, $19 for children under 12, complimentary for children under 4. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 502.671.4285 or on Complimentary parking is available in the Louisville Marriott Downtown parking garage.

BLU Italian Grille is located inside the Louisville Marriott Downtown at 280 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202. For more information or to make Open Table reservations visit or visit us on Facebook at

For a complete menu, see below.


Danielle Rudy Davis
502.533.4472 (c)

About BLU Italian Grille
BLU Italian Grille, located inside the Louisville Marriott Downtown, features regional Italian classics with a contemporary flair. Conveniently located off I-65 at Jefferson Street and Third Street, across from the Kentucky International Convention Center, BLU is a new concept in restaurant ambiance, combining contemporary twists on a well-selected Italian menu with an exhilarating atmosphere. Featuring Italian classics with a contemporary flare along with an exceptionally diverse wine list. BLU is a proud participant of the Urban Bourbon Trail offering over 50 of Kentucky's finest bourbons.

BLU Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Pumpkin Bisque
Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie Displays
Winter Greens, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Apples, Parmesan, Maple Cider Vinaigrette
Honey Roasted Beets & Chèvre
Traditional Waldorf Salad
Roasted Acorn Squash, Blue Cheese, Arugula, Pistachios
Wild Rice, Caramelized Onions Cranberries, Pecans, Mushrooms
Warm Corn Bread & Potato Rolls

Egg and Waffle Station

Fresh House-Made Pasta Station
Rigatoni, Chicken, Sundried Tomatoes, Alfredo Sauce
Tagliatelle Bolognaise
Sweet Corn Ravioli, Beurre Noisette

Carving Station
Turkey, Gravy, Cranberry-Tangerine Fondue
Apple-Walnut Stuffing
Sweet Potato –Marshmallow Gratin
Prime Rib Au Jus, Horseradish Cream

Seafood Bouillabaisse
Grilled Virginia Ham, Maple-Dijon Glaze
Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Creamed Corn

Pumpkin and Pecan Pies, Apple Crumb Cakes, Chocolate Cream Pies, Cheesecake, Mousse Shooters
Warm Cider & Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Seating at 12pm, 1pm, 2p, 3pm and 4pm
$39 per person plus tax and gratuity
$19 for children under 12, complimentary for children under 4
For Reservations, please call 502-671-4285 or

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502.671.4285
Price: $39 per person