Turkey Day, or Thanksgiving as it is more popularly known, is a national holiday in the United States and Canada which dates back to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, when the English pilgrims first feasted with local Native Americans after a particularly successful harvest.
Thanksgiving now, however, involves overeating, watching the Macy’s parade, a presidential turkey pardon and eating the turkeys the president overlooked in the pardon.
Celebrating Thanksgiving in Hong Kong is not quite the same as in the US or Canada but there are still plenty of places that serve an authentic meal.
Lily & Bloom’s, for example, is offering a Thanksgiving Family Feast set that serves five to six people and costs HK$2650 to eat in the restaurant or HK$2200 to take-away from 21 November till 4 December.
Organic Whole American Heritage Turkey will be served with Giblet Gravy and a Fresh Cranberry Sauce. Accompanying the turkey are sides of Sausage and Sage Stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Truffle Mashed Potato, Creamed Spinach and Maple Sweet Potato Mashed. To top off the meal is a homemade Pumpkin Pie.
For people with a smaller waistline or fewer friends, Lily & Bloom’s also offers a Thanksgiving three-course set dinner over the same period.
Thanksgiving is on 24 November this year.