Turkey (not the country) has long been a holiday centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Come last Thursday in November, American families gather together and feast in a dinner party that sits big fat roasted turkey filled with delicious stuffing and other holiday goodies. Somewhere far away from the American shore like Bangkok, Thanksgiving turkey is a once-a-year hit for avid foodies as restaurants across town come up with special menus to celebrate this festive event. Here are the venues in town where you can find Thanksgiving turkeys.
Where to eat Thanksgiving meal in Bangkok
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
B1,200 for a dinner buffet at Up & Above restaurant, featuring roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, roasted ham with Bourbon and honey glaze, pumpkin and pecan pies and delicious homemade ice-cream.
Ploenchit Road, 0 2687 9000.
JW Marriott Bangkok
B2,400 for a dinner buffet at Marriott Café with dishes like roasted turkey, lobsters and Australian lamb legs; B3,500 with free-flow wine.
Sukhumvit Soi 2, 0 2656 7700. BTS Nana
Plaza Athénée Bangkok
B1,900 for a dinner buffet at Rain Tree Café. Feast on the festive delicacies like smoked turkey salad, roasted butterball turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, New Hampshire pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake.
Ploenchit Road, 0 2650 8800. BTS Ploen Chit
Centara Grand at CentralWorld
B1,290 for a classic dinner buffet with roasted turkey at The World. Ratchadamri Road,
0 2100 1234. BTS Chit Lom
B1,289 for a dinner buffet at Espresso restaurant, B3,200 for a five-course dinner at Fireplace Grill & Bar created by chef Sebastian Reischer.
Ploenchit Road, 0 2656 0444. BTS Chit Lom
B1,800 for a lunch at Lord Jim’s and B2,350 for a dinner buffer at Riverside Terrace. Whole turkey and Thanksgiving ham with colorful condiments are also up for grab for at-home celebration (price by kilo).
Oriental Avenue, Charoenkrung Road, 0 2659 9000
Bourbon Street Boutique Hotel
B999 for a dinner buffet at Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar featuring deep fried Louisianan-style cajun turkey. Takeaway turkey from B2,300. Sukhumvit 63,
24-25 November, 0 2361 6801. BTS Ekkamai
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
B1,950 for a Americana-style buffet dinner at Orchid Café, featuring roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, Manuka honey-glazed Virginia ham and Maryland crab cake.
Sukhumvit Road, 0 2649 8355. BTS Asok, MRT Sukhumvit
B1,800 for a non-turkey Little Beast set menu that includes dishes like baked Reblochon cheese with salt beef and homemade brioche, roasted butternut and apple soup, bacon-wrapped capon rooster roulade and braised capon thigh in red wine.
Thonglor Soi 13, 0 2185 2670
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
B1,800 for a dinner buffet at Brasserie Europa.
Rama 1 Road, 0 2162 9000. BTS Siam