Newly Renovated Sonesta Irvine Announces Thanksgiving Menu

November 16, 2022

Sonesta Irvine, which recently underwent an extensive $20 million renovation to transform the guest experience, is pleased to host its inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at its new on-site eatery and bar, Haven Point Provisions & Spirits. This fresh and exciting concept features creative, contemporary cuisine, and the Thanksgiving Menu will highlight holiday favorites with a Southern California twist. 

A family-style Thanksgiving meal prepared by Executive Chef John Ruiz and his team features a four-course menu, including:

Starter: Butternut Squash Ravioli, Sage brown butter, Balsamic Reduction, Pine nut crumble

Salad: Chicory & Mix greens, Radish, Carrots, Tomato, Orange, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Main: Roasted Turkey Breast and Thigh Roulade, Creamy Mashed Potato, Soy Chorizo Stuffing, Sautéed Green Beans, Giblet Turkey Gravy, Apple Cranberry Sauce

Finish: Pumpkin Crunch, Whip Cream, Cranberry Compote

A full bar with a selection of enticing hand-crafted and artisanal cocktails, beers, and wines will be available for purchase. 

Originally from the Hawaiian Islands, John Ruiz, Sonesta Irvine’s Executive Chef, and Beverage Director bring two decades of culinary and luxury hospitality experience to his position. With his classical French training, he specializes in regional cuisine presented through contemporary interpretations. Chef Ruiz’s dishes at Haven Point Provisions & Spirits feature flavors of the Pacific Rim with global from his world travels, and his passion for cooking was inspired by his father, a culinary master of Filipino cuisine.

 “This is the first special event we’ve hosted since opening the doors of Haven Point Provisions & Spirits in August,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Diane Blake. “Chef Ruiz has elevated Sonesta Irvine’s food and beverage program and we are fortunate to have him leading our culinary team. We are excited to delight our hotel guests and members of the community at our first annual Thanksgiving dinner.”

Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$52 per Adult, $13.95 for Children 12 years and under. Reservations can be made via Eventbrite by visiting HERE, or by emailing

Parking is complimentary for dine-in guests.

HOLIDAY PACKAGE: Thanksgiving diners who wish to stay overnight at the hotel can take advantage of the "Make your Spirits Bright" holiday package, which includes two (2) holiday cocktails per stay at Haven Point Provision & Spirits. Drink vouchers to be issued at check-in. This package is available now through December 31, 2022. Subject to availability and blackout dates. To book this winter package, click here and enter promo code HOLIDAY2. 

For more information about Sonesta Irvine visit here.

Haven Point Provisions & Spirits at Sonesta Irvine, 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine

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