SAUCE LOVES… THANKSGIVING
With Thanksgiving round the corner, we’ve turned to some of the best American and USA-loving restaurants to celebrate the party across the pond.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Juni, NYC
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Chef Shaun Hergatt has created an exquisite four-course menu that showcases the season’s finest offerings with characteristic emphasis on micro-seasonal ingredients and artistic plating. Dishes include Butternut squash, pearl barley and matsutake mushrooms, Chestnut stuffing, roast turkey and cranberry chutney and Pumpkin, honeycomb and yogurt. Sitting discreetly in the shadows of Empire State Building and skyscrapers of Midtown, Juni offers diners the culinary experience of a lifetime with a highly technical yet deeply personal fine dining experience. To book a table, please visit: www.juninyc.com
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dirty Bones
Dirty Bones’ restaurants in Soho and Kensington are celebrating Thanksgiving 2015 in style with their upcoming ‘DIRTY FEAST,’ which will feature a trio of limited edition ‘thank-FULL’ specials available from Thursday 26th right through to Sunday 29th November. A two course sharing menu will include a group platter of free range fried chicken, jalapeño corn bread muffins, creamy mac & cheese, collard greens, rosemary fries plus sage gravy for dipping. All this will be followed by chocolate ganache tart per diner with pumpkin pie gelato and pumpkin brittle (£22pp; min 2 guests to order). Guests will also be able to order the Pardoned Turkey Cocktail with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, double cream, vanilla and cardamom syrup, finished with a ‘turkey’s crown’ of green apple and a cinnamon stripe (£9.50). Menus will be available all day on the Thursday and Friday, and in the evenings only on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, to celebrate Black Friday on 27th November, Dirty Bones will be offering a mega deal with an off-the-menu, bespoke cocktail priced at just 1p! Limited to 100 drinks per restaurant site, the cocktail will be available between 4-5pm only on a first come first served basis. www.dirty-bones.com
On Thursday 26th November, Big Easy will be serving the ultimate Thanksgiving feast! Priced at £30 per person, sample dishes include: Butternut Squash Soup; ‘farm to table’ herb roasted turkey with southern slow cooked gravy, Grandma Emma’s Apple cranberry chutney, sweet potatoes mash, green bean casserole and coleslaw. A slightly less traditional offer is the Lobster feast which for an extra £10 includes a whole fresh lobster, whole lobster roll or whole lobster mac n cheese, served with fries and house salad! And to finish; Key lime pie or homemade pumpkin pie.
The Avenue Thanksgiving Sharing Platter
Modern American restaurant, Avenue, will be celebrating the most important event in the US Calendar with a Thanksgiving platter. Created by new Head Chef James Hulme, the platter is made for two to enjoy and includes American classics with an Avenue twist such as charred corn with red pepper and harissa, chilli and buttermilk fried turkey, glazed short ribs and mini mac and cheese. Priced at £25 for two and available in the restaurant and bar from 23rd-29th November, the Avenue Thanksgiving platter is something to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner at OXBO Bankside
On Thursday 26th November, the recently launched Hilton London Bankside hotel will be serving a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 3pm-10pm at its OXBO Bankside restaurant. Executive Chef Paul Bates has created a mouth-watering traditional menu including Roasted Norfolk turkey with cranberry or chestnut stuffing and a Pumpkin, honey and thyme tart. Alternatively, for something different, try the Smoked duck breast and lychee salsa or New haven and South coast fish casserole. The dessert menu offers a selection of tarts, trifles and pies, including all-time favourite warm apple tart with clotted cream, and polish it all off with a board of fine British cheese and homemade chutneys. Nestled in the heart of London’s Bankside, OXBO Bankside serves innovative British cuisine with a global twist using supplies from specialist producers and local traders at Borough Market. To reserve a table, visit the Bookatable website.