Top 5: Thanksgiving in the UAE
Where to eat during the American holiday
Honoured primarily in the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving is a one-day holiday where people give thanks for the blessing of the harvest, and of the preceding year.
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November – falling this year on the 27th – some of Dubai's most well-known eateries will be hosting special Thanksgiving menus, with Buro 24/7 Middle East exploring the best feasts in the city to dig into...
Caramel – DIFC
From November 18–22 in celebration of the American holiday, Caramel in Dubai's International Financial District (DIFC) will be serving up a 4-course set menu, which includes butternut squash soup, a choice of pumpkin risotto or sweet potato gnocchi to start, and a classic roast turkey main with all the trimmings of sausage stuffing, cranberry compote and turkey gravy. Rounding off the limited edition menu is a new dessert dish of creamy pumpkin cheesecake.
The Ivy – Emirates Towers Boulevard
British restaurant The Ivy will be offering a delicious three-course Thanksgiving menu for the last week of November, and will include roast turkey, American style mac 'n' cheese, roasted monkfish, sweet potato gnocchi and crunchy caramel apple and pumpkin pies. However, if you would like to throw your own celebration at home, the famed eatery is also offering a 'turkey takeaway kit' for eight people.
Clinton Street Baking Company – Burj Views
For a traditional feast, Clinton Street Baking Company – the New York style restaurant and bakery – will be dishing out the seasonal favourites, available to order for delivery. The menu includes pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and nut loafs which are ideal for dinner parties, and perfect to give to family and friends as gifts. With the Thanksgiving deliveries available from 4-6pm daily and will be able to be dropped off almost anywhere in Dubai.
The Grammercy – DIFC
Serving Thanksgiving meals from November 24 to December 1, DIFC's The Grammercy will have turkey, pumpkin pie and more. There's also a takeaway menu serving 6-8 people with a whole roast turkey, sausage and chestnut stuffing, cinnamon glazed sweet potato, brussels sprouts, sautéed carrots, chef's salad, cranberry sauce and gravy with homemade pumpkin pie and creme anglaise,
Baker & Spice – Various outlets across the UAE
Organic eatery Baker & Spice will be featuring a more unique made-to-order Thanksgiving menu this holiday season, with locally-reared roast chicken (for 4-6 people) and side dishes such as roast potatoes with cracked spice and lemon zest, roasted sweet potatoes with sticky Muscovado and cinnamon, okra with new season lemon and pistachio, pumpkin squash with chickpea, wilted cabbage succotash and green apple and barley stuffing with honey caramel pecans. And, for dessert, foodies can choose from pumpkin, pecan caramel or apple and blueberry pie, in a selection of sizes, with vanilla bean custard or espresso homemade ice cream.