First, let us say, you don’t need to be North American to want to get in on the annual Turkey Fest.
It’s simply a great time to get together with friends (i.e., a Friendsgiving) and express your gratitude for the previous year’s blessings. (Read about our American expat blogger’s thoughts on this very subject.)
But, if the thought of spending hours in the kitchen whipping up a proper Thanksgiving meal – think roasted turkey with all the sides and pies – sounds daunting, don’t stress. There are plenty of ways to get your fill of these iconic American and Canadian comfort foods right here on the Little Red Dot.
You could even celebrate Thanksgiving at the American Women’s Association’s yearly family-style picnic at Kallang Riverside Park (read more here – but register fast!). Or, you can dine at one of these delicious eateries who’ll be serving up Thanksgiving meals. Gobble, gobble!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Brewerkz Riverside Point is throwing an awseome buffet that includes an array of roast meats (oatmeal stout roasted beef, roasted turkey breast, roasted gammon ham and roasted lamb), sides, a cheese platter and a free-flow of soda, coffee and tea. And, did we mention, all of Brewerkz draft beers are at happy hour prices throughout the buffet?
$55++ per person
Table bookings: www.tickettailor.com/events/menupteltd1/205377
30 Merchant Rd, #01-05/06, 058282
You can’t go wrong with a buffet designed to tickle your taste buds with traditional delicacies in town at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. Highlights on the Marriott Cafe‘s spread include roast turkey with chestnut bread stuffing, roast pork saddle stuffed with pancetta and spiced pumpkin yoghurt trifles. Even seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi are also on offer! (Scroll down to slide 12 for takeaway treats, on pre-order till 19 November.)
$128++ per person
320 Orchard Rd, 238865
Switch things up with “Thanksgiving in the Park”, and a specially curated 4-course set dinner at The Salon. Enjoy the verdant greenery of Singapore’s heritage park, along with some herb-crusted salmon or stuffed satay turkey roulade. (The Atlantic salmon is topped with herbs straight from Fort Canning Park’s Spice Garden!) End your meal with a creamy Pumpkin Cheese Cake, as you soak in the tranquillity of the venue and gratitude vibes.
18 to 22 November
$68++ per person
Reservations: 6799 8809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Canning Walk, 178881
Combine traditional trimmings with a contemporary touch at luxury hotel Capella Singapore in Sentosa. For one night only, The Knolls‘ divine menu by Chef de Cuisine Ignacio Moreno includes butter squash pumpkin soup served with truffle cream; followed by traditional whole turkey and end your dinner with Pastry Chef Bastien Jarry’s yuletide log cake of the day.
Reservations: 6591 5046 or email@example.com
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
Celebrate the Thanksgiving festivities with good music, hearty food and warm conversations at Kilo’s fourth instalment of “A Thanksgiving Feast”. This will be the first time Thanksgiving is hosted at Camp Kilo, the previous years being at Kilo Kitchen (which is currently in the process of relocating to its new home). Traditional staples such as smoked turkey will be rounded out with fresh baked potato rolls, corn bread and sausage stuffing and more on the menu, curated by Kilo’s co-founder Joshua Adjodha.
Table bookings: http://bit.ly/campkiloreservations (walk-ins welcome subject to availability)
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, 338987
Satiate your cravings this festive season with a choice of an upscale dinner buffet on Thanksgiving Day, or a special Thanksgiving-themed Sunday champagne brunch as you dine on classic roasted whole tom turkey, sage and sausage stuffing and sweet potato casserole with pecan nut granola. But why stop there? Treat your palate to some seafood, freshly shucked oysters and artisan cheese while you’re there at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
22 November (Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet) and 25 November (Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch)
Reservations: www.bookarestaurant.com/widget/BookingWidgetView/4347/Mezza9/3/en-AU, 6732 1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Scotts Rd, 228211
If you’re looking to mark Thanksgiving at an American restaurant and steakhouse, hop over to Tanglin Place for a special four-course dinner at Dan Ryan’s where roasted turkey and pumpkin pie are served, as you catch up with your family and friends. You can also choose just to have the turkey without the rest of the dinner menu.
$65 per person
91 Tanglin Rd, #B1-01, 247918
Be prepared for a turkey takeover as The Beast hosts its “Thanksgiving Street Party”. Indulge in the Thanksgiving Platter ($68++, minimum of four to dine) for some turkey breast with gravy and cranberry, pork belly roulade, classic roast beef and plenty of Southern sides — sweet potato casserole, cornbread, green bean casserole and more. Or opt for the Festive Set ($38++), which includes jumbo turkey leg and pumpkin bread pudding. You might need your fat pants for this one.
17 Jalan Klapa, 199329
It won’t be Thanksgiving without a slow-roasted Tom turkey and cornbread and sausage stuffing. Savour these and more at Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House restaurants in Chinatown and Orchard Road. We hear the Thanksgiving dinner menu has been a tradition since the founding of Luke’s in 2011 and the regular menu is not available for this one night. Seats are extremely limited so book early!
$98 per person
260 Orchard Rd, #03-02, 238855, and 22 Gemmill Lane, 069257
The chefs at Smokey’s BBQ are cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving in true American style, inviting everyone to come on down to its Joo Chiat outpost, y’all. On the dinner menu: its Signature Smoked Turkey Breast with Gravy and Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread, Candied Yams sautéed with Butter and Brown Sugar, French Beans sautéed with Butter and Garlic and a Small Dinner Salad. Start with Cream of Pumpkin Soup and finish with Apple Cobbler; wash it all down with coffee, tea, juice or free-flow soda.
For a traditional Thanksgiving meal, turkey is usually the star of the spread. And, Lawry’s The Prime Rib‘s 4-course “Happy Thanksgiving” menu does offer a special Turkey Prime Combo main option. But, its other three choices of main, including the Signature Roasted Prime Rib of Beef (shown) and Oven Roasted King Salmon with Ponzu Truffle Cream Sauce, may just cause you to break up with the bird this T-Day.
Other menu highlights: The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad to start your special dinner, and two decadent dessert options to conclude it: Lemon & Bergamot Caribbean Coconut Cream Cake with Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Ice Cream or Hummingbird Carrot Cake with Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream.
$128++ per person, $218++ per two
333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery,
Mandarin Orchard, 238897
Prefer to express your gratitude in the comfort of your own home? We feel you! You can pre-order perfectly baked pies and other seasonal savouries from the following spots around SG:
- Clinton Street Baking Company, Singapore: Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie ($53; shown) and Bourbon Pecan Pie ($58); must order three days before preferred pickup date. (6684 4845, email@example.com)
- Windowsill Pies: Pumpkin Bourbon, Pumpkin Pecan & Pecan Pies ($65 each); pre-order at least two days in advance. (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windowsillpies.sg)
- Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel: Thanksgiving Takeaway Goodies range from Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Foie Gras Stuffing, Cranberry and Port Wine Sauce ($188 for 4.5-5 kg.) to new pie flavours Honey Pecan Tart and Apple Frangipane Tart ($32 each) and much more! Pre-order by 19 November. (6831 4708, www.singaporemarriott.com/christmas/thanksgiving-takeaway)
By Muneerah Bee, 6 Nov 2018
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