If there's one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving (or any Thanksgiving), it's got to be turkey.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (Thursday 28 November to be precise) and we’re serving up a feast of celebrations in Singapore for the occasion. There are buffets and set dinners filled to the brim with old favourites like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and the ultimate bird of the season – turkey or, for those opting for a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal, we’ve got all the stores that are guaranteed to get those tummies rumbling! There’s also our guide to the best butchers to get your turkeys ordered if you’re throwing your own Thanksgiving with friends or family. Happy gobbling!
Marriott Café’s Thanksgiving Buffet
Marriott Café’s laying out a special spread for the season, including its traditional oven delights like roast turkey with dried fruits and chestnut bread stuffing, maple-glazed leg ham and more. Pescatarian? Opt for its whole salt-crusted baked salmon instead. The restaurant also has a spread of charcuterie and cheese, vegetable sides, and an extensive variety of sauces and condiments that complement its meat offerings.
Don’t miss out on the seafood surplus of grilled mussels, lobster thermidor, grilled crayfish with herb butter and oyster florentine. Finish off the meal with an array of spicy desserts to celebrate the season, like pumpkin cheesecake, cinnamon streusel pie, and the classic honey roasted pecan pie.
When: 28 November, 6.30–10pm
Where: Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Cost: Free flow sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer & juices $138++; kids 5 to 12 yrs old $60++
The Knolls, Capella
Set in the gorgeous (and totally Instagrammable) Capella hotel on sunny Sentosa, the folks over at The Knolls have prepared a sumptuous feast with all of the traditional trimmings and none of the fluff. Indulge in its special roasted turkey, carved à la minute by the chef, and a hearty serving of homemade pumpkin pie made by the restaurant’s pastry chef at the end of your meal. Sounds too good to be true? Better get clickin’ and book your table in advance!
When: 28 November, 7pm onwards
Where: 1 The Knolls, Capella Hotel, Singapore 098297
Cost: $168++/$55++ (whole turkey or per serving), $45++/$9++ (whole pumpkin pie or per slice)
One-Ninety Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
You can’t go wrong with a Thanksgiving Semi-Buffet Dinner at the luxurious One-Ninety Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel. This year, it’s bringing out the big guns: don’t miss its signature oven-roasted organic turkey, paired wonderfully with chestnut stuffing and butter-glazed baby vegetables or roasted prime beef striploin with a sweet potato gratin. If you’re a seafood lover, go gaga over its steamed cod with baby clams and lemongrass cream or its extravagant seafood bar with Maine lobsters, king crab, fresh prawns and Avruga caviar. Sweet tooth? Get set for pumpkin pies, German stollen, orange spice crème caramel and lots more!
When: 28 November, 5–10.30pm
Where: One-Ninety Restaurant, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
Cost: Adults $148, kids (5–11 years old) $69
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Enjoy a night of exquisite and gourmet dining at the luxurious restaurant, Brasserie Les Saveurs! From its whole-roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, to its slow oven-baked Angus beef prime rib served with roasted vine tomatoes and red wine sauce, you’ll be stuffed to the brim. But don’t skip on its tasty desserts – like fig and cinnamon tart, maple and walnut frosted cake, and whisky and raisin pudding. Mmm!
When: 28 November, 7–10pm
Where: 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247911
Cost: $148++ per person
Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore
Best known for its fusion buffet, spend an unforgettable Thanksgiving at Edge in Pan Pacific Singapore. Feast on its cajun-flavoured roasted turkey, pineapple and honey glazed gammon ham, and its slow-roasted lamb shoulder with cumin, fennel seeds and citrus. Its dessert line-up includes the traditional granny smith pie, pumpkin roulade and warm apple blackberry cobbler.
When: 28 November, 6.30–10.30pm
Where: 7 Raffles Blvd, Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Cost: Adult $98, kids 6 to 12 years old $49
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Thanksgiving Takeaway Goodies
For a quiet Thanksgiving dinner at home with all the feast and none of the fuss, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has just the spread. Get all the basics with a little extra pizzazz to really impress the gang, such as its traditional roast turkey with chestnuts, foie gras stuffing served with cranberry and port wine sauce; honey and clove-glazed ham and with cinnamon pineapple sauce; and for dessert, cinnamon pecan tart, dark chocolate gateau, or the classic pumpkin pie, and so. Much. More. We’re drooling already! Be sure to pre-order in advance to make sure your feast arrives on time.
When: Pre-order ends 25 November, 5pm
Where: Hotel Forecourt Stall
Cost: Prices vary, check the order form
Grab your turkey from Ryan’s this holiday season with Organic U.S Turkey by Diestel, as well as Premium U.S Classic Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing and Ryan’s bone-in gammon or honey baked ham, which are both gluten-free. Ryan’s only chooses humanely raised meat-free of growth stimulants and hormones and has plenty of gluten-free and allergy-friendly options which makes it a win in our books!
Ryan’s Grocery, 29 Binjai Park, Singapore 589831; www.ryansgrocery.com
If there’s one place to get a pie from, it’s Windowsill Pies. Not only do they make pies completely from scratch, but they’re incredibly tasty, too. Finish off the perfect Thanksgiving roast with its seasonal boozy pumpkin bourbon pie, a pumpkin pie made fresh with butternut pumpkin squash, topped with a dollop of fresh bourbon cream. Alternatively, try the simple pecan pie with Shoo-Fly (molasses) filling, topped with toasted pecans. Other options include the signature Morello Cherry and S’mores, which will be sure to leave you wanting for more. Another slice, please!
Windowsill Pies, 7 Haji Ln, Singapore 189210; www.windowsillpies.sg
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so don’t skimp on quality! Order your produce from Sasha’s Fine Foods, the online grocer that has been making waves since it first opened in 2011. With a varied selection of carefully sourced groceries, you know you’re in good (and healthy!) hands.
Sasha’s Fine Foods; www.sashasfinefoods.com
Meat the Butcher
Meat the Butcher offers fresh, non-frozen meats for all you meat lovers out there. Order your turkey and have it flown in fresh from the source or get a package of marinated meats for a barbie or a roast.
Meat the Butcher, 615 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269716; www.meatthebutcher.com.sg
Since 2003, this Australian butchery doesn’t just stock the freshest gourmet meats, but also an assortment of condiments, Aussie pies, and sauces. Order ahead of time to get your turkey delivered straight from the USA, to your doorstep. How convenient! And, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on the Australian glazed leg ham (bone-in) for $78 only! Get more details here.
The Butcher, various locations; www.thebutcher.com.sg
After the feasting is over…
Get your wallets ready for the Black Friday Sales happening on 29 November to save loads on Christmas gifts. Take a break from shopping and head to the cinema with the kids to watch the much-awaited Disney movie, Frozen 2. Or settle into a nice cafe on Cyber Monday with a latte for you and a babyccino for the tot and pop open your laptop for a few minutes of online shopping. Happy Thanksgiving!
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