Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States, which celebrates the blessing of the harvest and the produce of the year. It’s the holiday that kic starts the last round of festivities for the year and is celebrated with friends, family and . . . FOOD!
Taking place this Thursday November 26, many restaurants in Dubai are offering some amazing wining and dining opportunities you wouldn’t want to miss. Whether you celebrate the holiday and want to lock up your kitchen and head out, or don’t celebrate but are in the mood to spend the weekend drowning in some delicious roast turkey, then we’ve got exactly what you need.
Here are 5 offers for Thanksgiving in Dubai; take your pick:
1. The Ivy at Jumeirah Emirates Towers
This stylish English restaurant has a special Thanksgiving menu that customers can enjoy throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. The menu features classic festive dishes like traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and lots more.
Don’t want to dress up and get out? You can also get a takeaway hampers of roast turkey or beef for up to 10 people to enjoy at home.
How much: AED 350 per person
For reservations, call 04-319-8767.
2. The Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
The Palm Garden Restaurant and Terrace will have a special holiday spread for the occasion of Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday from 7pm to 10:30pm; and a brunch on Friday November 27 from 12:30 to 3:30pm, which will have elements of traditional dishes that will reminiscent of a home-cooked
Thanksgiving feast including corn bread, mac n cheese, roast turkey and caramel apple pie.
How much: Starts at AED 255 per person.
For reservations, call 04 315 3861.
3. The JW Marriot Dubai
The hotel gives its customers the opportunity to dine at four restaurants – The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon, Cucina and Hofbräuhaus — to indulge in a Thanksgiving celebration. There will be live carving stations that will cook turkey as per your request. There will also be a change in the dessert menu for the day – according to the chef – to incorporate a few sweet delights into the meal.
The décor of the restaurants will be changed to fit the theme of the holiday so that customers can enjoy themselves to the fullest. Incase you’re looking for an Italian twist on traditional dishes, we’d recommend Cucina! From 7pm to 11:30pm.
How much: Starting AED 250 per person.
For reservations, call (0) 4 607 7977.
4. The Black Lion
The US-inspired gastropub will be serving up a hearty 3-course evening brunch from 6pm to 10pm on Thursday. Diners will get a true taste of The States with starters such as Roast Squash Soup or Smoked Duck Pate; and delicious mains such as traditional roast turkey, grilled seabass, maple braised short rib beef or sweet potato & spinach bake.
Those with a sweet tooth can look forward to chocolate brownie with sour cherry Ice-cream, pumpkin pie, cranberry pavlov or pecan tart, served with cold and creamy bourbon ice-cream This might not be the best set-up for children but is a definite yes for a cozy romantic dinner with your special someone.
For more information, call 04-454-2638.
5. Original Wings & Rings
Head over to Original Wings and Rings if you want to enjoy an all- American Thanksgiving. The restaurant offers an open- buffet style of traditional dishes like mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey. The lively atmosphere makes it a definite favorite amongst large groups of family and friends. The restaurant also offers a special price for those under 12.
How much: AED 189 per person.
For more information, call 04-3596900.
If these restaurants don’t get your Thanksgiving on the roll, then we don’t know what will! Whether you want to spend Thanksgiving with a lot of hustle and bustle or are looking for a simple romantic evening, this list should give you plenty to choose from.
Here’s wishing you all a very joyous Thanksgiving – Happy eating!