Where to go for Thanksgiving--or just good turkey ’n’ fixins
Leave the turkey-cooking to the pros and check out the Thanksgiving feast options in Manila.
Yes, we know, we’re not American, but whether there’s something you’re thankful for that merits a celebration or you’re just craving for some juicy turkey ’n’ fixin’s, SPOT.ph points the way to places where you can stuff yourself crazy this Thanksgiving.
22 Prime at the Discovery Suites
Address: Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 719-6808, 719-8888
Head to 22 Prime at the Discovery Suites on November 25, Thursday for their Thanksgiving Dinner set menu: Cinnamon-Infused Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Roasted U.S. Turkey, a sampler of desserts plus a Salad Bar.
Dinner is at P895+ per person.
Dusit Thani Manila
Address: Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 238-8888
Roast turkey will be included in Basix’s all-day buffet spread on November 25, Thursday with free-flowing drinks.
Lunch is at P1,250 nett and dinner is at P1,399 nett.
Hyatt Hotel Manila
Address: 1588 Pedro Gil Street corner M.H. del Pilar Street Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234
Market Café at the Hyatt Hotel Manila celebrates Thanksgiving with a feast with oven-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce or giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, and green bean and fried onion casserole. Pair the Thanksgiving favorites with desserts such as butternut pumpkin pie with cinnamon, apple, cranberry or pecan and caramel pie, bittersweet chocolate tart and pumpkin cheesecake with rum-raisin ice-cream.
The buffet is available for lunch (P1,490) and dinner (P1,650) from November 25 to 28. The buffet includes free-flowing soft drinks and local beer.
Lolo Dad’s Brasserie
Address: G/F 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City. Tel. No. 813-6750
Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s Brasserie has prepared a US Frozen Potatoes Thanksgiving Menu available from November 22 to November 27:
Chef Ariel's main entrees will include scallops, prawns, crabs, Chilean sea bass, lobster tails, and US Rib eye steak, complemented with US frozen mashed potato terrine and hash brown chips. Starters include Chef Ariel's white onion soup with dessert options including a dark chocolate and strawberry bar, vanilla and almond ice cream, and candied taters coin hash potatoes.
The set menu is at P2,500 per person.
Mandarin Oriental Manila
Address: Corner of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-8888
Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at Mandarin Oriental Manila’s The Tivoli with Chef Rene Ottlik’s 5-course set menu which includes Alaskan King Crab, pears chutney, candied tomato and long pepper cracker, turnip and lobster soup, and scallop, fennel, orange jam and chestnut farfalle. The highlight is a Roasted Turkey carving, with cranberry-cardamom stuffing, apple sauce, apple-Belgian endive ragout and baked sweet potatoes. End the meal with dessert: a caramelized pumpkin pie, topped with bourbon ice cream and pecan nuts.
Dinner at The Tivoli is at P2,480++ per person. Reservations are recommended.
Over at Paseo Uno, the buffet will have traditional duck galantine and turkey carving. The dessert station will also have traditional Thanksgiving treats: pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Paseo Uno’s Thanksgiving buffet is at P1,990 nett.
The Mandarin Deli also offers Roasted Turkey with stuffing and gravy (P960+ per kilo), pecan and pumpkin pies (P1,350). Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
Address: 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center Pasig City. Tel. No. 637-7888, 910-8888 ext. 8604
The set dinner menu at The Oakroom includes New England clam chowder and chopped house salad, roasted American turkey with sausage and sage stuffing, cranberry orange relish and bacon corn bread, and Washington apple pie
with cinnamon crème. Robert Mondavi wines from California will be paired with each course.
The dinner is at P900 per person or P1,450 with two glasses of Robert Mondavi wines (rates are subject to service charge and taxes).