Thanksgiving is coming soon and the idea of having it at home might sound great at first but it’s no small feat – you not only have the bird to deal with but we all know it’s the sides, the pies and the drinks which really make the difference.
If you’d rather dine out, here is a list of some of the most satisfying Thanksgiving meals in Hong Kong so you can truly enjoy yourself without having to deal with all the mess and stress.
The Steak House winebar + grill
Looking to go all out for Thanksgiving? Head to InterContinental’s one Michelin-starred The Steak House winebar + grill from 26 to 29 November 2015 to enjoy their festive a la carte menu. The hero here of course is the U.S. turkey and honey glazed bone ham with chestnut and sage stuffing and traditional cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, served with roasted potatoes, glazed baby carrots and brussel sprouts sprinkled with apple wood bacon (HK$650). Other highlights include their buttery pumpkin pie (HK$185).
Add: The Steak House winebar + grill, LG, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2313 2323
Stone Nullah Tavern
Arguably one of the most authentic American restaurants in Hong Kong, Stone Nullah Tavern will be hosting an all-you-can-eat family-style menu (HK$548 per person) on 26 and 27 November 2015. The massive feast starts with homegrown organic green salad, a choice between their garlic butter roasted turkey or southern fried turkey served with black pepper and bourbon gravy, cranberry marmalade, chilli honey butter and Stone Nullah Tavern Biscuits, heaps of caramelised onion, apple and cheddar stuffing, pork fat roasted potatoes, broccoli and four cheese casserole with crispy shallots.
To finish, dig into a serving of homemade apple pie or pecan pie. Pay an additional HK$198 per person for free-flow Pabst Blue Ribbon, wine and house spirits with mixers.
Add: Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Tavern, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 3182 0128
If you want your turkey straight-up with all the fixings, Blue Butcher is the place to go. Available from November 26 2015 all the way up until Christmas, Blue Butcher’s Hunter Valley free-range turkey (HK$1,880 for a whole turkey for six to eight people or HK$980 for three to four people) is roasted and carved to perfection and served upon a bed of brussels sprouts and delicious potatoes. The turkey comes with a decadent pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream and is also available for takeaway through Deliveroo.
Add: Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2613 9286
Restoration will be bringing back their special Creole-inspired Thanksgiving menu for lunch (HK$298 per person) and dinner from 25-29 November 2015. Start with pumpkin soup to warm you up before digging into their spectacular fried turkey with generous servings of mashed potatoes with gravy, jalapeno cornbread stuffing, english peas with bacon and more. For pies, you’ll be spoiled for choice with either pecan, apple or pumpkin.
Add: Restoration, 1/F, 63 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2536 0183
Fancy a tasty alternative that will break tradition? Mott 32’s chef Lee Man Sing and Maximal Concept’s culinary director Malcolm Wood have teamed up to create turkey served three ways (HK$1,880): a whole roasted turkey carved tableside with pancakes and three homemade sauces, turkey and five shade salad with papaya, dragon fruit, melon, scallion, red pepper, cashew nuts and sweet peanut sauce and minced turkey served with water chestnut, mushroom and bamboo in fresh lettuce cups.
The menu will be available from 16 November 2015 onwards and will need to be ordered 72 hours in advance.
Add: Mott 32, B/F, Standard Chartered Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2885 8688
Lily & Bloom
Originally from Chicago, Billy Otis, the head chef at Lily & Bloom, has created an authentic Thanksgiving feasts available from 1-28 November 2015 along with a variety of festive cocktails created by mixologist Pawel Mikusek. Available as a dine-in and take-out option (starting from HK$1,880), their roasted turkey comes with a choice of three sides including creamy mashed potatoes, collard greens with bacon and roasted chestnuts, fresh-baked homemade cornbread with cheddar and more.
They will also be bringing back their legendary American apple pie and pecan pie (HK$275 for the whole or HK$85 by the slice).
Turkey takeaway orders must be placed at least five days in advance.
Add: Lily & Bloom, 5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2810 6166
Fish & Meat
Executive chef Russell Doctrove is creating a tempting charcoal-roasted Hunter Valley bronze-free range turkey (HK$1,880) with Italian sausage, decadent foie gras and served with cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Other seasonal highlights include roasted pumpkin with black label prosiutto, stracciatella and grilled peaches with basil and a toasted peacan pie served with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce.
The turkey can also be delivered straight to your home if you fancy eating in instead through Foodora.
Add: Fish & Meat, 1-2/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2565 6788
More of a buffet person than the sit-down dinner type? Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has you covered with their Thanksgiving-themed buffet (HK$588 per person) at the Clipper Lounge available from 23-26 November 2015. Highlights include roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, roast pumpkin soup, potatoes with garlic lemon and thyme, pickled carrot, turnip, Thai asparagus with plum sauce and baked apple tart, pecan pie and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Add: Clipper Lounge, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2825 4007