The time to give thanks and enjoy a feast with family and friends is almost upon us. If you're in need of a venue to indulge for your Thanksgiving dinner we are here to help with our list of what's happening around town. We recommend booking early, and with so many place to choose from there's somewhere for everyone to enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
Thanksgiving is coming early to the Westin. On November 19 from 11.30am to 2.30pm, bring your friends and family and join this year's Thanksgiving celebration. Enjoy a traditional American feast with oven roasted turkey and all the trimmings, ham, salmon and a mouthwatering selection of home baked holiday pies, cobblers and more. Top it all off with free-flowing cocktails, selected wines and Veuve Clicquot Champagne. The prices are as follows: RMB688 per person (adult) with free-flowing Champagne, RMB578 per person (adult) without free-flowing Champagne and alcoholic beverages, RMB308 per person (child - under four years old dine for free).
Nov 19, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB688 per person (adult) with free-flow, RMB578 per person (adult) without free-flow, RMB308 per child (free for children under four). The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, see event listing.
Have a festive night in style with sumptuous delicacies including turkey, oyster, king crab, honey roasted ham and traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Give thanks with your family or friends while enjoying the breathtaking Shanghai skyline view. The Thanksgiving buffet dinner is RMB488 per person and includes a glass of California wine. All tables of over eight guests will receive a whole turkey with condiments, served and carved at the table, along with two bottles of wine. Prices are subject to 15 percent service charge.
Al's Diner is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving bonanza, carving up whole turkeys with all the fixings. Feast on herb-roasted turkey slices with mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce, chorizo sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, roasted brussels sprouts and a slice of pumpkin pie for RMB168 per person. Add RMB20 for a glass of house wine.
Home is not the only place to enjoy the time-honored tradition of Thanksgiving dinner. On November 23, head to Pudong City Bistro for a traditional Thanksgiving lunch and dinner buffet, where you'll find classic Thanksgiving dishes such as roasted whole turkey, pumpkin pie and cream of pumpkin soup, not to mention a wide variety of international dishes. The Thanksgiving lunch buffet is RMB198, and the Thanksgiving dinner buffet is RMB298. Prices are subject to 15 percent service charge per person.
At the Okura Garden Hotel, Thanksgiving day is a day to celebrate with family and friends and share precious time together. At dinnertime, a tasty buffet will be waiting for you at Rose Coffee Shop featuring delicacies from around the world. The buffet is RMB198 per person or if four people dine together, RMB738 which includes one bottle of red wine as a gift.
How ironic is it that one of the most popular American Thanksgiving events in Shanghai is in an Australian restaurant! Come down to Kakadu between Thursday, November 23 and Sunday, November 26 and enjoy their super popular all-you-can-eat American Thanksgiving buffet. Gorge on oven roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, roasted pork with apple sauce, baked barramundi, mashed potato and sweet potato, seasonal vegetables, macaroni and cheese, salads, breads, fresh fruit, and warm pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Adults RMB228, kids RMB114 (under six years old dine for free). WeChat followers receive a 15 percent discount.
During the festive season, Victor's will present an expertly roasted turkey atop a heaving table of goodies to make the season special. You can dine in and enjoy a cooked turkey with traditional gravy, pumpkin or apple pie with a selection of three of Victor's famous delicatessen-style salads or hot cooked vegetables (RMB888 net).
This year, Boxing Cat is offering some of their all-time favorites, like their butter-roasted turkey, brined for three to four days and basted in their secret recipe of herbs and spices. They will also be serving an epic menu featuring their traditional sage dressing, creamed spinach with crispy shallots and baked mac and cheese, as well as some new favorites like spiced carrot soufflé, southern sweet potato biscuits and roasted broccolini. For dessert, they'll be serving up spiced pumpkin pie made with a buttery almond crust, chocolate pudding cream pie and the best bread pudding in Shanghai. It's RMB350 per person plus RMB100 for free flow.
This popular American brasserie located on the Bund is offering a classic Thanksgiving four-course menu for a hearty holiday celebration on November 26. It's RMB388 per person with an additional 10 percent service charge. Come for the view, stay for the pumpkin pie.
Celebrate Thanksgiving the Mercato way, with classic American dishes spiced up with Italian flair, served sharing style in the true Thanksgiving spirit. Butternut squash soup with mushroom and chive for RMB88. Roasted turkey, potato puree, caramelized brussels sprouts, charred foie gras stuffing and cranberry compote for RMB288. Spiced pumpkin cheesecake, cranberry sorbet and sandied hazelnuts for RMB78. Prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge.
The year is winding down, but before the holiday season kicks in, Liquid Laundry is cooking up a Thanksgiving feast on November 23. Gather around their table with family and friends to create your 2017 Thanksgiving memories over a five-course tasting menu. Dinner is RMB398 per person, plus RMB148 for free-flow house wine and craft beer. Reservations are required and there are two sittings available, 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
Thanksgiving is a special time to spend with family and friends and to be grateful for all the beautiful things in life. Käfer by The Binjiang One, set along the peaceful Huangpu Riverside, offers a wonderful setting to treat your loved ones to an exquisite culinary journey. The restaurant's Executive Chef Andreas Schmid has created a mouth-watering three-course Thanksgiving menu for November 23 and 24, with only the best seasonal ingredients. Their three-course Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner menu is priced at RMB318 per person.
This winter, Thought for Food invites you to give thanks to your loved ones with a natural and mindfully-crafted festive feast. Their turkey is bathed in broth and stuffed with sweet potato and herbs from their rooftop garden, then served with homemade cranberry sauce. The result is a juicy turkey that is full of flavor, best enjoyed with your complimentary glass of mulled wine. They add Chinese dates to the classic pumpkin pie recipe, so when topped with fresh, spiced cream, you’ll wish that this beautiful piece of pumpkin pie won’t melt away too quickly in your mouth! Craving something savory? Try their potato and leek pie. Finish your meal on a sweet note with baked apple and ginger crumble or single origin white chocolate ice cream. Octave is especially thoughtful to the needs of families. While parents are enjoying their meal, they can leave their children to play in the Fun Room where attentive staff will look after them.
If you're looking for a boozy, Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving meal, look no further. On November 23 from 6pm to 10pm, Zapata's is putting their own spin on a Thanksgiving feast with their special turkey taco buffet. Come for a fun-filled night, and give thanks to your appetite with free-flow Jim Bean and coke, Carlsberg, and all you can eat chicken wings.
Sweet Thanksgiving Treats
Not having pie on Thanksgiving is like not opening your presents on Christmas day. Our pick for some crusty, creamy deliciousness is Dutch Pies. They have made-to-order pies all year round, but offer holiday classics such as Grandma's Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie. And if you're entertaining high-brow guests with more 'sophisticated' palettes, we recommend the Pear and Fig or decadent Chocolate Bourbon. Pies are made to order at least one day in advance and delivered at your convenience.
See listing for Dutch Pies.
Satisfying practically all of Shanghai's cookie cravings, Strickly Cookies chewy and crispy goods are perfect for any time of the year; breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even better, they're unveiling a Thanksgiving special: a sweet potato marshmallow cookie. Judging by Strictly Cookies' records, we have no reason to believe that these will be anything but delicious. Available for the week of Thanksgiving in boxes of 12.
See listing for Strictly Cookies.
If you're that rare specimen of human who doesn't fancy pie, cupcakes are a great alternative. Thanks to cupcake company Babycakes, these American dessert staples are now available in Shanghai! Founder Jodi Peterson uses family recipes that make leeway for decadently frosted moist cakes. The red velvet ones are especially tasty, and she's rolling out a special pumpkin cupcake for the holidays. RMB25 each, available from beginning of November.
See listing for Babycakes.
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