Nov 17, 2011|
Thanksgiving might be a North American tradition dating back hundreds of years, but our city’s welcoming the celebrations all the same with a host of festive feasts to commemorate the end of another successful harvest. The holiday falls on the fourth Thursday of November (that’s November 24 this year) for Americans (the Canadian version is in October). Remember to book your own turkey dinner at one of these venues:
Want to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with friends and family, but too lazy to do the cooking? Mandarin Oriental comes to the rescue with their take-away boxes at The Mandarin Cake Shop, where festive delicacies including turkey, stuffing, roasted pumpkin and various sides are all on offer. To wrap up the feast, treat yourselves to a piece of pumpkin pie, chestnut opera cake or salted butter pecan pie. Two days notice is required for all orders.
$1,688 for 10 to 12 people and $2,288 for 18 to 22 people. Available between November 10 to 25. The Mandarin Cake Shop, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd., Central, 2825-4008.
Renowned for its stylish design, casual comfort gourmet food as well as great services, this contemporary American restaurant is an ideal choice for young city slickers wanting to celebrate Turkey Day. A four-course meal will be served throughout Thanksgiving weekend, including traditional favorites such as turkey, chestnut with cheese, salmon with chorizo vinaigrette and pumpkin pie. To add that urban touch, complement the meal with a couple of yummy cocktails.
$450 per person. November 24 to 26. Liberty Exchange, 2 Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, 2810-8400.
Perched high on the 38th floor of Hotel Panorama, Ava is a newly opened restaurant that offers diners a classic yet cosmopolitan atmosphere with a stunning view. This year, Ava is putting a modern twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast by re-packaging classics into innovative dishes. This festive meal includes baked potatoes with bacon foam, turkey with solid cranberry bars, ham with brown sugar, and Dijon mustard, and pumpkin agnolotti with beef. A glass of warm apple cider with a slice of baked pecan pie ends the evening on a high note.
$488 per person. November 24. Ava Restaurant Slash Bar, 38/F, Hotel Panorama by Rhombus, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 3550-0262.
If you’re looking for a trendy and upscale restaurant to spend Thanksgiving, Bloom will be your place this year. Known for its stylish design, elaborate cocktails, fresh and wide-ranged delicacies, this casual brasserie-style restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings. Throughout November, freshly baked pies-to-go will also be available, including apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
November 21 to 27. Pies-to-go: apple pie $85, pumpkin pie $95, pecan pie $145, available throughout November. Bloom, 5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2810-6166.
This American restaurant brings the New York vibe to Hong Kong via a range of authentic NYC deli favorites such as burgers and matzah balls. Head over to this homey yet chic diner for a taste of The Big Apple this Thanksgiving—a three-course meal including roasted turkey, stuffing, various side dishes, pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie will be on offer. If you prefer feasting at home, check out the turkey-to-go menu.
$318. November 24 lunch and dinner. Takeaway menu: $1,488 for six to 10 people, $2,188 for 16 to 20 people, available from now until December 31. Main St. Deli, B/F, Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-1133.
JW Marriott will be offering Thanksgiving specials at three of its restaurants this year. Thanksgiving diners will be welcomed at JW’s California, where chef Jordi Villegas will be carving up a traditional roast turkey, as well as The Lounge, where honey-glazed ham, turkey and carrot cake will be making the rounds. Finally, Marriott Café will be serving roasted pumpkin salad, turkey with giblet gravy, honey-glazed ham and a whole lot more for lunch and dinner.
$560 per person at JW’s California; $300 to 470 per person at Marriott Café; $295 per person at The Lounge; discounts for children. November 24 dinner (lunch at Marriott Café only). JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2810-8366.