Come hungry, ‘cause we’ve got a whole bunch of fabulous feasts to celebrate Thanksgiving in Singapore!
Turkey, roast meats, pumpkin in every dish possible… yup, it’s time for Thanksgiving in Singapore. It may not be the most widely celebrated ‘holiday’, but come 28 November, we’ll be donning our loosest pants all the same for a spectacular feast. Think of it as a primer for Christmas! So what if it’s been a crazy year? There’s always something to be thankful for. Gather your family and friends – it’s time to gobble up the finest Thanksgiving treats.
Best Thanksgiving meals in Singapore
Beach Road Kitchen
It’s turkey day! Round up your fam and get ready for a spectacular feast. Highlights include Thanksgiving roasts, seafood on ice, Italian treats, charcoal-grilled meats and all kinds of sweets. Let’s just say, you’ll want to pace yourself. Dive into the seafood bounty with Alaskan king crab, poached Boston lobster and poached king prawns. Then, sink your teeth into meats such as roasted turkey and honey glazed ham. Psst: Keep a lookout for roving chefs-on-show dishes for special goodies. Expect caviar with blini, pan-seared foie gras and more. Oh, and if you’re feeling generous, splash out an extra $70 for free-flow champagne, wine, beer and juice.
Beach Road Kitchen, 6pm, from $108; JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, L1, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Brasserie Les Saveurs
How about a French-inspired Thanksgiving? Indulge in a lavish spread at Brasserie Les Saveurs where you can splurge on free-flow wines (or champagne!). The evening kicks off with French oysters and seafood on ice, charcuterie platters and pumpkin with bacon quiche. But don’t worry, your classic dishes will still be in the spotlight. You’ll be treated to plates of oven-roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing and herb-crusted rack of lamb. If you still have stomach space to spare, ready your fork for desserts like pecan nut pie, creme brulee cake and apple cranberry crumble.
Brasserie Les Saveurs, 6pm, from $198; The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Chow down on classic American cuisine with a three-course set over lunch or dinner for Thanksgiving in Singapore. The first dish sees a mix of beetroot, goat cheese and pecan tossed with greens and maple balsamic vinaigrette. Next up, the highlight. Oven-roasted turkey with butternut stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed corn, green beans amandine and cranberry sauce. No prizes for guessing the dessert – pumpkin pie! If you’d like to upgrade your meal, go for the wine pairing menu ($30).
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, $58; B1-07, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
23 to 26 November
Host a fuss-free Thanksgiving party with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s array of festive favourites! Treat your loved ones to a delicious feast, which you can get delivered to your door (drive-through collection is available too). From the Thanksgiving Takeaway Goodies menu, expect succulent roasts like traditional whole roast turkey with chestnuts and foie gras stuffing, slow-roasted short ribs with barbecue sauce or honey and clove glazed ham with cinnamon pineapple sauce. Savouries aside, set up your home dessert station with highlights such as maple walnut cheesecake, key lime tart, pumpkin pie and other sweet treats!
Alternatively, order Marriott Cafe’s three-course Thanksgiving set dinner that’s available for one night only on 26 November. You can look forward to classic holiday dishes and new creations paired with wine and beer. Get excited for the seafood platter with Boston lobster, pan-fried foie gras with chutney relish and brioche, and loads more. End with your choice of desserts including Madagascar creme brulee, spiced pumpkin cake with vanilla ice cream and more options to whet your appetite.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Marriott Cafe set dinner at $108; 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, call 6831 4708 to pre-order
Bread Street Kitchen
This year may have been a tough one, but there’s always something to be thankful for! Celebrate the occasion at Gordon Ramsay’s resto, which is whipping out a new three-course Thanksgiving menu in Singapore for both lunch and dinner. Start off with Dutch yellowtail ceviche or white corn tart before you move on to the traditional turkey offering. This time, turkey roulade is served with brussels sprouts, Jerusalem artichoke puree and cranberry jus. Other mains include pan-seared grouper and sweet potato gnocchi. But leave some space for desserts! Think apple tarte tatin or pecan and walnut tart served with chocolate and pumpkin ice cream.
Bread Street Kitchen, $79; L1-81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Steak and turkey, anyone? Take festive dining to an indulgent level at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. The joint brings together a traditional turkey dinner with its famous dry-aged beef for a meal of epic proportions. What’s on the all-day menu, you ask? You’ll savour Caesar salad and butternut squash soup with cornbread before moving on to boneless turkey breast and USDA prime petite filet mignon served alongside roasted veggies, baked sweet potato and stuffing. To end, tuck into bites of apple strudel with ice cream. But if you prefer to host a party at home, opt for the turkey takeaway and collect your bird between 26 and 29 November.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, $158; #02-01, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Ready for the meat sweats? Meatsmith will make it worth your while with its Thanksgiving offerings in Singapore. Lunch is a smaller affair, while dinner features a free-flow spread of goodies. As the star of the meal, turkey gets the two-day brining treatment before it’s hickory-smoked for four hours. Of course, it’s served with all the trimmings! That includes cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce.
Once you’ve worked your way through that, continue the feast with biscuits, cornbread and roasted brussels sprouts with pastrami and crispy shallots. For sweets, dig into spoonfuls of pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole with orange, cinnamon marshmallows and pecan.
Meatsmith, lunch at $38, dinner at $108, 12pm, 5.30pm or 8.30pm; 167-169 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068620
Db Bistro & Oyster Bar
Available through November
Do things the traditional way at celeb chef Daniel Boulud’s bistro, where you’ll find Thanksgiving treats all through November. The three-course line-up sees an appetiser of roasted pumpkin soup with duck confit, celery and pumpkin seeds. Or you can choose the kale and chicory salad instead. As for the headliner dish, the free-range bird is served in a combo of herb-roasted turkey breast and chipolata sausage stuffed leg. You’ll get all the usual suspects as well – cornbread, chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts, black pepper cranberry sauce and gravy.
For dessert, it’s all about the pie. Select your fave flavour from a choice of pumpkin pie with maple bourbon ice cream, apple pie with vanilla ice cream or pecan pie with cookie dough ice cream. Psst: If you’d like to host your own Thanksgiving feast at home, order a takeaway meal from 23 to 29 November!
Db Bistro & Oyster Bar, $68; B1-48, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Go ahead and get your feast on!