By: Rebecca Simpson
It’s time to get your gobble on! Great news: Hong Kong is not a city to disappoint when it comes to Thanksgiving. Here’s where to track down your turkey this November…
This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday 28 November, and though originally it’s a time when Americans and Canadians celebrate with their friends and loved ones, it has become increasingly popular with food lovers from other countries too. Living in such a diverse city as Hong Kong, we will either be joining in a celebration with our North American friends, or creating one ourselves. Of course, the F&B scene is in top form (as usual), providing us with plenty of options. Here are a few to whet the appetite!
Kinship is offering two special Thanksgiving experiences. On the evening of 28 November, it will serve its first ever Thanksgiving dinner menu (three courses) featuring American holiday classics (form HK$488 per guest). Then, on Sunday 1 December, four chefs and two mixologists from restaurants across Hong Kong will gather at Kinship to present a special ‘FRIENDSgiving’ feast. Get ready for an all-star cast, as Kinship has invited Hong Kong’s American chefs and mixologist friends Ferran Tadeo (La Rambla by Catalunya, Executive Chef), Lenny Nigro (Komune, Executive Chef), Steven Garza (Maximal Concepts), Simone McLean (JIA Group), Chanel Adams (formerly of PDT, Head Bartender) and John Nugent (Leading Nation, Group Beverage Director) for this very special event. The cost is from HK$488 for food only, and HK$298 for an added free-flow drinks package.
2-4 Shelley Street (3/F), Central | 2520 0899
This Italian American osteria in soho is hosting a special Thanksgiving menu. From HK$439, you can experience a sophisticated dinner of authentic dishes made with quality, locally-sourced and organic ingredients, in Posto Pubblico’s laid-back atmosphere. What’s on the menu? Start with the homemade burrata and a serving of Posto’s signature comforting veal meatballs. For a main you’ll be tucking into a garlic butter roasted turkey served with locally-grown vegetable sides. There’s also a two-hour free flow package (from HK$198) including Wild Turkey Old Fashioneds, house wines and Asahi beer.
28 Elgin Street, Central | 2577 7160
At FINI’s, you can enjoy a hearty dinner from HK$548, and, for an additional HK$50, devour a seafood platter including fresh oysters, crab legs, ceviche, Old Bay shrimp and a classic mignonette. Also on offer is a Pizzeria Insalata dressed with red wine vinaigrette and home-style crumbly cheddar biscuits. Diners can choose to have their bird ‘garlic butter roasted’ or ‘southern fried’ and served up with lush sides that include a pulled pork mac n’ cheese. Yum! For dessert, choose from a Skillet Cookie or heartwarming Apple Crumble. This venue also offers a two-hour free flow package priced from HK$198, which includes house wine, Asahi beer and house spirits with mixers.
Psst… FINI’s will also offer a take-away turkey dinner service for Thanksgiving in Hong Kong this year. Call them for details.
FINI’s Wan Chai: 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai | 3182 0128
FINI’s SoHo: 49 Elgin Street, Central | 2387 6338
If you have a hungry bunch of friends, try the lavish Argentinian feast at Buenos Aired Polo Club. This thanksgiving menu includes herb-roasted turkey with chorizo stuffing, mashed potatoes with mascarpone and brown butter. Dessert offers a creamy pumpkin pie served with vanilla gelato and dulce de leche. You’ll need a group of four or more to book a Thanksgiving Feast and it’s $488 per person.
7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central | 2321 8681
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at home this year, Ali Oli Bakery Café can help ease your baking load. The café’s Thanksgiving menu features pre-cooked and ready-to-roast turkeys with apple and walnut stuffing, a gravy and cranberry sauce, baked orange and honey-glazed ham, a selection of home-made paté, salmon en coûte, pumpkin and pecan pies, a make-your-own mulled wine kit and more. Orders are now open until 1 December. Any orders must be placed at least 5 days before delivery. A delivery charge of $250+ applies depending on location.
2552 8513 / 2792 2655 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vegans and flexitarians will be delighted to hear that The Cakery has launched a range of vegan-friendly pies that are perfect for Thanksgiving in Hong Kong. This year you can buy a guilt-free interpretation of Thanksgiving traditional festive desserts. This high-end bakery offers the city’s first ever range of organic, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan baked desserts. The Cakery will introduce two types of ready-made vegan pies to complement festive dinners and celebrations over the coming months. The Vegan Apple Pie (HK$338, 7-inches) is created using a combination of Granny Smith and Gala apples for a sweet, tart and fruity filling spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Or, try the Vegan Pumpkin Pie (HK$338, 7-inch), a much-loved seasonal treat that proves to be just as delicious without the use of dairy products.
Landmark Shop: Shop 303, The Landmark, Central
Lee Gardens 2: Shop 124, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay
See more great dining options in Hong Kong in our Wine & Dine section