Coniglio Brasato at Ferraro’s

Yes, it really does taste like chicken, but with less fat. We’re talking rabbit, which is beautifully braised by chef Mimmo Ferraro in a rich broth, and then paired with fluffy polenta, just as it would be in northern Italy. $26, 4480 Paradise Road, 364-5300.

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By Marvin Lucas

Eric Klein has cooked Thanksgiving meals for thousands of people, but has never celebrated the holiday himself. “To be honest with you, during the 15 or 16 years I’ve been in America, I haven’t had the time off yet to do the Thanksgiving,” Spago’s executive chef says. “My wife gets the end of the stick. I told her already, this year on Thanksgiving, we won’t do Thanksgiving on Thursday—it’d not be fair. We’ll do Thanksgiving on Sunday.”