Feel at home away from America and try one of these places when celebrating Thanksgiving on November 26
Thanksgiving. We’ve all seen it in American movies and on some of our favourite TV shows. But even if you don’t hail from the U.S. of A, this is a great time to show appreciation for loved ones and friends. Take some of our tips on where to celebrate around November 26 in Dubai, plus a there’s even a few takeaway turkey options.
This place conjures up the spirit and sounds of America’s Deep South with the house jazz trio performing classics from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Diners can try a traditional ‘sharing menu’ priced from Dhs100 with unlimited soft drinks.Expect signature recipes and traditional spices from Louisiana - the home of Creole cuisine. Carved turkey and trimmings served with stuffing and cranberry sauce; as well as smoked prime rib cut from the highest quality of veal are all on the menu. For a 7kg turkey on the table it’ll cost Dhs600. 26th November. Between 7pm and 11pm.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a twist on Mistral’s regular ‘Surf & Turf Night Brunch’ and enjoy ‘Surf & Turk’ with entertainment from a live band. There will be a special turkey station with all the trimmings and accompaniments. Watch the chefs préparé other meat and seafood to your preference, plus there’s traditional pumpkin pie and spiced bourbon cake. November 26, 6.30pm-11.30pm.Dhs199 per person with soft beverages and Dhs299 per person with house beverages.
Enjoy a buffet under their 88 grandiose Moroccan lanterns with food from Movenpick Ibn Battuta Hotel’s signature restaurants featuring Arabic, Italian, Indian and East Asian cuisine. A seafood and oyster ice bar, live carving stations with a special Thanksgiving turkey station and a lavish dessert room are on offer. Children also have their own entertainment throughout the afternoon; with a bouncy castle, face painters and cinema. November 27 from 12.30pm-4pm. Dhs295 per person with soft drinks, Dhs395 per person with free selected beverages and Dhs495 per person with bubbles. Children between the ages of 7-12 years dine for Dhs145.
The restaurant chain with hails from New York City is offering a full Thanksgiving menu including turkey, jalapeño cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce. But you couldn’t leave without trying their famous fall desserts including pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, warm apple pie and pecan pie, available by the slice or as a whole.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Dubai outpost of his steakhouse CUT is a quintessentially classy, under-stated and slightly masculine looking restaurant.With a selection of the finest meats in the city come treat yourself and loved ones to an experience not to be missed. November 26, 5pm to 12am. Dhs400 including food only. A regular a la carte menu will also be offered.
Over the Thanksgiving Weekend Ruth’s Chris will also be treating guests to New Orleans style jazz and a three-course menu. To start, a choice of Creamy Butternut squash veloute or Seared Jumbo sea scallops with honey-soy glaze. Sides include sweet potato casserole, green beans sautéed with almond flakes and garlic,fresh cranberry compote and bread stuffing.48 hours pre booking is essential for a whole roast turkey which serves up to six guests. If you want to enjoy your turkey at home the restaurant will roast one for you for Dhs650. Dhs450 per person. November 26 and 27.
With its North American roots weaved through the restaurant including its raw décor and classic American meats with a twist, The Hide is the perfect eatery to celebrate Thanksgiving. The, the chefs have designed aparty-like Meatopia Brunch to include traditional Down Home Pumpkin Pie with a ginger crunch, whole roast bronze turkey with all the trimmings and a patriotic Stars and Stripes soufflé with frozen white chocolate custard. A resident DJ will provide cool North American tunes. November 27. First Seating- 11.30am – 3.30pm.Second Seating- 1pm – 4.30.Third Seating- 2pm – 5.30pm Guests can purchase an additional one hour drinks package at the first or second seating for Dhs150, (last upgrade 4.30pm). Dhs495 with hops, sparkling, grape, and one sharing cocktail per table. Dhs395 with soft drinks.
Available on pre-order, you can celebrate Thanksgiving at home with a takeaway turkey from one of their Business Bay, Bay Square and Al Wasl Square branches that feeds 10-12 people. Turkey: Parsley lemon and garlic butter turkey (5kg) with gravy, Dhs530 , Turkey roll (2,5kg) stuffed with sausage with chestnuts and cranberries, Dhs400
Trimmings Beetroot and ginger chutney, Dhs12 Apricot and chestnut stuffing, Dhs16 Caramelised cranberries and apple sauce, Dhs12 Garlic thyme roasted potato, Dhs16 Spiced braised baby carrots, Dhs16 Creamy roasted Brussels sprouts, Dhs20 Celeriac remoulade, Dhs12 To order email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance.
Head to an evening brunch with seafood platters, main course options such as pulled beef surf and turf, fried turkey and soft shell crab burger, or cauliflower and blue cheese risotto for vegetarians. The NFL game will be showing on the big screen at 9.30pm. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (mixed drinks and house beverages). Dhs395 (sparkling grape). November 26, 7pm-11pm.
An open buffet of traditional dishes will feature turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, plus pumpkin and apple pie. Dhs189 (food only). Dhs289 (house beverages). Dhs99 for kids under 12. November 26, 8pm-11pm.
The menu will feature deep-fried Louisiana turkey, slow roasted Maple Leaf Farm prime duckling and boneless leg of lamb. Desserts include sweet potato pie, bread pudding and peach cobbler. Dhs250 (food only). Thursday November 26-28. noon-11.30pm.