Thanksgiving 2019: Dining Out And Delivery Options In Hong Kong
Thanksgiving is no longer celebrated only by Americans—after all, what better reason to gather a few friends and enjoy some roasted turkey and pecan pie? Make the most of the festive season with our top picks for a Thanksgiving dinner, whether you prefer to dine out or order in.
Dining out: Kinship
When: November 28 and December 1
It’s a full-out Thanksgiving affair at Kinship, presented family style by chef owners Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes. The restaurant’s first ever Thanksgiving three-course menu will feature classic delights such as chicken and potato potage, slow-cooked turkey breast with confit leg, parsnip and mulberry jus, pumpkin ricotta tortellini and apple pie crumble with cinnamon ice cream.
On December 1, chef Chris Grare will join hands with two guest chefs, including chef Ferran Tadeo from La Rambla by Catalunya and Chef Simone McLean from JIA Group to present a special “FRIENDSgiving” feast.
A celebration of international flavours, diners can expect Mexican family-style appetisers such as pork belly tostada, American classic turkey roulade, slow-cooked iberico lamb shoulder and peanut butter mousse, along with fall cocktails created by guests mixologists Chanel Adams and John Nugent.
Kinship, 3/F 2-4 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2520 0899, kinshiphk.com
When: November 28-30
Inspired by Southern-American and Italian-American flavours, Frank’s Thanksgiving feast this year will kick off with chef Darnell’s signature homemade burrata and pizzeria insalata, followed by the holiday classic—a juicy roasted turkey, served with turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.
Sides include honey glazed brussels sprouts, classic mac and cheese, buttermilk biscuits, garlic mashed potato and homemade fennel sausage stuffing—be sure to save room for the Oreo cookie pie and classic apple crumble.
Frank’s, G/F, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2320 0858, frankshk.com
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When: November 28
Book a Thanksgiving dinner at beachside restaurant Limewood, where you can enjoy turkey dishes accompanied by some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque views.
The feast begins with Limewood's signature cornbread and green salad, before the crowd pleaser, Limewood’s very own Hunter Valley Bronze free-range turkey, woos diners with its crispy skin and juicy meat, alongside Thansgiving trimmings worthy of a celebration.
Saving the best for last, the pecan pie with bourbon whipped cream will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Limewood, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Shop 103/104, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2898 3788, limewood.hk
When: November 28-30
Soho’s popular Italian American osteria returns with a sumptuous gourmet menu for Thanksgiving this year, kicking off the festive season with authentic holiday classics made with locally-sourced and organic ingredients.
Diners will be served Posto’s comforting veal meatballs and homemade burrata, before tucking into a garlic butter roasted turkey served with all the traditional trimmings. Round off your meal with a pumpkin pie square or homemade chocolate chip cookie and add a two-hour free flow package to extend the celebration.
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central, +852 2577 7160, postopubblico.com
Dining in: The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
When: November 21 to December 1 (pre-order to be placed before November 25)
Make your guests feel at home this Thanksgiving with The Mandarin Oriental's festive turkey hampers, which come in two two sizes, featuring a roasted turkey weighing 7kg or 10kg.
The roasted turkey is marinated using a secret seasoning for 24 hours and is served with traditional trimmings as well as cranberry sauce, giblet gravy and stuffing. An alternative option of glazed ham is available in place of turkey, served with sweet potato mash and Madeira sauce.
End the night of gratitude on a sweet note with a pumpkin pie and salted butter pecan pie, which can be ordered at an additional charge (but why wouldn’t you?).
When: November 22 to December 1 (pre-order to be made by 5pm, four days in advance)
Dining in on Thanksgiving is cosier than ever with AMMO’s homestyle festive packages, featuring a 4.5kg turkey set and a 3kg Australian prime rib set to be shared among six to eight people.
Each party set is accompanied with four class side dishes, including brussels sprouts, baked macaroni with truffle and four cheeses, maple brown butter sweet potato mash and bourbon pecan pie with Madagascar vanilla sauce.
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When: November 28-30
Serving up five to eight people, Fini’s takeaway Thanksgiving feast features a 6-8kg turkey plus apple and cheddar stuffing, butter roasted potatoes, charred brussel sprouts as well as a pulled pork mac and cheese.
There’s a menu for one, too, which includes a cheddar biscuit, a portion of garlic butter roasted turkey with bourbon gravy and cranberry marmalade and sides to accompany the main event. Our favourite part of the meal? The freshly-baked apple crumble which comes with each order.
When: November 1 to December 31
A guilt-free twist on traditional Thanksgiving pies, The Cakery’s sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan delights are sure to please vegans in town.
Go with the vegan apple pie made with Granny Smith and Gala apples and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg; or the vegan pumpkin pie, a much-loved seasonal treat which replaces heavy cream and butter with silken tofu to create the same texture of the original baked dessert—or both.
When: Throughout November
You can’t go wrong on Thanksgiving with Burger Circus’ pumpkin pie, which can order for pick-up or delivery—or eat in by the slice with whipped cream.
The Central burger joint is also serving up indulgent pumpkin pie milkshakes blended with house-churned ice cream and a slice of pumpkin pie throughout the month.
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