Thanksgiving is upon us. Though it may lack the live American football on TV, the political banter with Uncle Mike, and the cold turkey and cranberry sandwiches the day after, the holiday nevertheless offers many feasts to be thankful for in Bangkok. Here are a few.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok
Enjoy a five-course Thanksgiving meal at Trader Vic’s. Highlights include “Pumpkin Treat” amuse bouche, goose liver terrine, and roasted turkey served with cranberry chutney, gravy, and stuffing. Dessert is a winner, too: pumpkin pie with cinnamon parfait. It’s priced at B1599++ per person and runs from 6pm–10.30pm.
Banyan Tree Thanksgiving Celebration (26-29 November)
Gather your family for a weekend of celebration at Romsai. Among other dishes, on offer are roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and a selection of pies: apple, pumpkin, and pecan. Meals are priced B1500-1900++, depending on the time and day.
The quaint gallery-café on Soi Samsen welcomes one and all to A Feast of Thanks! The four-course meal, running until 10pm, includes stuffed and slow-roasted crispy goose, homemade cranberry sauce, roasted sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Vegan options are available, too. Tickets are only B450 (B650 with a welcome drink and a pumpkin pie martini for dessert).
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
Marriott Café serves up roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing, sweet honey-glazed ham with pineapple raisin sauce, and more. Enjoy the dinner buffet from November 26-28 and the Thanksgiving Sunday brunch on November 29 for B2400++ (B1100++ extra for free flow wine).
Head over to Thong Lo for Little Beast’s fourth annual Thanksgiving feast. Following a cider cocktail with mulled wine jelly, the main courses include such delectable fare as truffle mashed potatoes, roasted goose with citrus gravy, Jerusalem artichoke soup, and pumpkin pie panna cotta with maple cream. Tickets for the set menu are B2500, and dinner starts at 6.30pm.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotels & Towers
On November 26, swing by Feast for dishes like turkey with celery sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. The buffet lunch runs from noon until 2.30pm (B790++) and the buffet dinner from 6pm until 10pm (B1090++). Kids aged 3-12 eat for half the price and Starwood Preferred Guests get 15 per cent off food.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Up & Above is serving a special celebration buffet, featuring traditional roasted turkey and other popular Thanksgiving dishes and trimmings. The buffet lunch is priced at B1300++ per person and B2300++ with free-flow wines, local beers, and soft drinks.
The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
The American-inspired Thanksgiving feast at Señor Pico adds to roasted turkey with tamales, Mexican mole, roasted corn, and Mexican-style apple pie to complete a customary gathering of family and friends. It’s priced at B750 per person and includes a margarita. The Thanksgiving Cranberry Margarita costs B199 and there’s a special “Buy 2 Get 1” deal on American craft beer.