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A Meal to Celebrate

Hosting a festive holiday celebration

Photo by Josh Shortsleeve, Floral Design by Dewey Gardens

Hosting a festive holiday celebration—whether Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or any other holiday—always involves the preparation of a hearty and delicious meal. From turkey, stuffing, and candied yams to tasty seafood options including lobster, oysters, and clams.

To get you thinking about what dishes might appear on your menus this holiday season—to stir the pot, if you will—we spoke with staff at the Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge in Sandwich about the ingredients and recipes they might use to create a magnificent and memorable meal. After all, the Pilot House, which offers beautiful views  overlooking  the Cape Cod Canal, hosts weddings, family gatherings, an Oktoberfest celebration, and cooking classes throughout the year.

Owners Bobby and Jen Jarvis, and chef Timothy McDonough, were more than up to the task. In the following pages, we offer the ingredients and recipes—and lots of mouthwatering photography—the Pilot House staff used to create a dreamy meal for eight. Bon appétit and Happy Holidays!

Chargrilled Shrimp in Prosciutto

Cheddar Cheese & Chardonnay Fondue Oysters

Penned with Roasted Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese

Zucchini Timbales


Pumpkin Cognac Creme Brulee

The Pilot House is at 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich. For more information on the restaurant, call  508-888-8889,
or visit For questions on the recipes, email the chef at

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