Thanksgiving dinners 2018: Here’s where to stuff your face with turkey and all the fixings this year

(From top-left clockwise) Thanksgiving turkeys and spreads from Posto Pubblico, Hunter & The Chase, Stone Nullah Tavern, and Jamie’s Italian. Photos supplied by Posto Pubblico/Hunter & The Chase, Stone Nullah Tavern, and Jamie’s Italian.

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away — and that means it’s already time to prep for the dinner ahead. In Hong Kong, though, that prep work pretty much gets abbreviated into two steps: One, find a restaurant that’s serving Thanksgiving dinner. Two: call the restaurant to book a table.

Unless, of course, you’re among the blessed few with an oven capacity that’s suited for more than just 2.5 slices of toast placed side-by-side. Good for you. We tip our glasses of haterade to you.

For the rest of us with under-equipped kitchens — the good news is, we’ve got options! Lots of them. Here’s a list of restaurants around town offering Thanksgiving menus this year, whether you’re going solo, as a couple, as a booze lover, or as a small group of friends or family.

Craftsteak

This American steakhouse is known for using open-fire cooking, and its kitchen will be applying that to Thanksgiving dinner, too. Craftsteak’s menu will be set up for family-style sharing — beginning with a house salad made up of champagne vinegar dressing with caramelized pecan, and cauliflower soup with saffron. The shared main includes either a stuffed turkey breast with apple and hazelnuts, or the craft marinated roast pork. Sides include carrot confit, green beans and sweet potatoes. For dessert, there’s a pecan pie with salted caramel ice cream, also to share.

Address: 29 Elgin Street, Soho, Central.
Reservations: +852 2523 9500 or craftsteak@diningconcepts.com
Dates: Thursday, November 22.
Price: HK$398 per person.

Photo: Porterhouse

Porterhouse

Steakhouse Porterhouse will be serving a Thanksgiving meal that can be ordered as a set dinner for individuals, or for a group of eight people. For the individual set dinners, you’ll get a roasted squash and ginger soup, and USDA prime beef tartare to start. There’s also a pumpkin pennette lisce pasta made with Italian sausage, baby spinach, and black pepper, and a turkey leg roll served with herb-mashed potato, sautéed baby vegetables, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, they will serve a pumpkin and pecan pie served with mascarpone and Cointreau foam.

There’s also a Thanksgiving sharing feast that includes a whole roasted organic turkey served with a pickled lemon and cranberry sauce, which comes with sides of Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon, mashed potato, roasted pumpkin with smoked paprika, French beans and shallot dressing, and garlic and chili-sautéed spinach. This set also comes with a grilled seafood platter, and a cherry tomato and burrata d’Andria, which is smoke-grilled red onion on toasted sourdough.

There’s also a Thanksgiving turkey takeaway set which includes a 6kg turkey and four of the aforementioned sides. The restaurant recommends booking any of these options at least five days in advance.

Address: 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong.
Reservations: +852 2522 6366 or info@porterhousehk.com.
Dates: Monday, November 19, to Sunday, November 25.
Price: HK$588 (set dinner menu) HK$888 (family-style thanksgiving sharing feast) HK$888 (traditional organic turkey) HK$1,088 (deluxe truffle turkey) HK$2,838 (thanksgiving turkey takeaway for eight people).
Free flow option: HK$208 (two-hour per person for either Nino Rustic prosecco, la Linda chardonnay or malbec, peroni, gin and tonic, or a Porterhouse Mary cocktail) HK$308 (two-hour per person for either Tattinger brut reserve champagne, la Linda chardonnay or malbec, Asahi, gin and tonic, aperol spritz, barred-aged negroni, or a Porterhouse Mary cocktail.

The Butcher’s Club

The Butcher’s Club are accepting pre-orders for takeout Thanksgiving and holiday turkeys, and you can choose to have your 7.3-8.2kg turkey to be cooked one of two ways; a USA-reared young turkey, and a sous-vide turkey which must be ordered two days in advance.

There will also be an eight-person dinner package that includes sides of smoked ham, maple and bacon Brussels sprouts, honey-glazed carrots, herbed baby carrots, apple and smoked bacon stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and 12 dinner rolls. There’s also a 600kg turkey and cranberry sausage for HK$160.

If you’d like to dine at home and are just looking for a turkey source — here’s where to get it. They’re accepting orders for Grade A USA-reared Young Turkeys (HK$725), which are 100% natural with no added ingredients, that customers can pick up and cook at home. Those who want a cooked bird to take home can opt for the Sous-Vide Turkey (HK$875), which must be ordered two days in advance.

Address: 82 Stanley Street, Central AND Shop 10, G/F, Rialto Building, 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai AND G34-35, G/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui AND G/F, Westland Gardens, 12 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay.
Reservations: +852 2347 0755 (Central) +852 2528 2083 (Wan Chai) +852 2897 7522 (Tsim Sha Tsui) +852 2388 9644 (Quarry Bay).
Dates: Limited quantity until they run out.
Price: HK$725 (USA-reared young turkeys) HK$875 (sous-vide turkey) HK$1,988 (eight-person dinner package).

Hunter & The Chase

This Thanksgiving menu from game meat-themed restaurant Hunter will also be offering a whole turkey — provided you can bring together at least four people. For starters, there’s a potted turkey confit made with turkey leg, shallots and pickles; a butternut salad made up of cranberries and maple vinaigrette; and a seasonal soup.

For the star of the show, there’s a ham steak made with roasted pineapple chutney and candied yams; and a whole turkey with boar stuffing and cranberry sauce. For dessert, there’s pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and lemon meringue pie with shortbread cookie. There’s also boozy drinks to share, which includes raspberry cobbler (HK$368 per jar) and barrel boulevardier (HK$458 per barrel).

Address: 3/F & 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
Reservations: +852 2915 1638 or info@hunterandthechase.com.
Dates: Thursday, November 22, to Sunday, November 25.
Price: HK$588 (minimum four people).

Photo: Hunter & The Chase

Bizou

This American brasserie will be serving a three-course Thanksgiving meal that includes Cajun-battered grilled king prawns or seared octopus to start, followed by grilled veal ribs with Bizou’s signature truffle polenta cake, or risotto with organic pumpkin and fresh scallops. Diners can also choose to add on an extra item from the restaurant’s “Turkey Carvery”. Dessert comes in the form of a white chocolate cake served with passion fruit, or classic New York Cheese Cake with pumpkin ice cream.

Address: Shop 132, L1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty.
Reservations: +852 2871 0775 or info@bizou.com.hk
Dates: Thursday, November 22.
Price: HK$448 per person.

Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian revamped their menu quite recently, and their new head chef will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast as either an individual set lunch or dinner, or as a feast for a whole group.

The three-course Thanksgiving set menus include a starter of tomato bruschetta made with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, basil, and ciabatta; followed by a main of roasted pumpkin panserotti stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin with a buttery sage sauce. The centerpiece of the meal, of course, will be turkey — here, roasted and served sliced with glazed carrots, potato gratin, stuffing, and gravy. Dessert is a pumpkin and pecan crumble served with ice cream.

The American-style family feast set for six to eight people includes eight dishes — like a fish in a bag, and an assortment of cold cuts which can be ordered with a set or a la carte — and a whole 6kg turkey marinated overnight with herbs and spices, and served with traditional homemade cranberry sauce and gravy. Those who want the whole-turkey option are advised to provide five days advanced notice.

Address: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II- Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay AND Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Reservations: +852 3958 2222 (CWB) +852 3758 3333 (TST)
Dates: Monday, November 12, to Sunday, November 25.
Price: HK$198 (set lunch per person) HK$228 (set dinner per person) HK$1,950 (group dine-in) HK$1,700 (group takeout).

BLT Steak

This American-style steakhouse is providing an array of items from their Thanksgiving Blackboard Menu, which includes parmesan French onion soup, turkey breast with sage and brioche stuffing, honey glaze baby carrots, and a spiced pumpkin pie to finish.

Address: Shop G62, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Reservations: +852 2730 3508 or info.bltsteak@diningconcepts.com
Dates: Thursday, November 22, to Sunday, November 25.
Price: N/A.

Photo: Posto Pubblico

Posto Pubblico

Posto Pubblico will be serving up an Italian-American take on the Thanksgiving meal. The meal will begin with a homemade caprese, and a serving of Posto’s renowned veal meatballs served with tomato sugo. The turkey will be roasted in garlic butter and served with sides of Brussels sprouts, stuffing, baby potatoes, sambuca-glazed carrots, and purple cabbage agrodolce. For dessert, diners will get a tiramisu with warm homemade chocolate cookies.

Address: G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central.
Reservations: +852 2577 7160 or info@postopubblico.com.
Dates: Wednesday, November 21, to Thursday, November 22.
Price: HK$439 (per person).
Free flow option: HK$249 (per person for two-hours from 6pm-11pm for Henriot Champagne, Wild Turkey Old Fashioned, house white or red wine, and Peroni beer).

Stone Nullah Tavern

This Thanksgiving set comes with servings of both garlic butter roasted turkey and a Southern-style fried turkey, accompanied with sides of apple and cheddar stuffing, butter roasted potatoes, charred Brussels sprouts, and pulled pork mac’ n cheese. There’s also an optional seafood platter for an additional HK$50 per person that includes raw oysters, crab legs, and shrimp served with mignonette sauce. To finish off the meal, there’s a skillet s’mores or apple crumble for dessert.

Boozehounds — there’s also an option to add on a two-hour free-flow package. The first package, priced at HK$198 per head plus 10% service charge, includes house wine, Pilsner Urquell, and house spirits with mixers. The pricer option includes craft beer, “premium wine”, and house spirits with mixers for HK$308 per person, plus 10% service charge.

Address: 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai.
Reservations: +852 3182 0128 or info@stonenullahtavern.com.
Dates: Monday, November 19, to Sunday, November 25.
Price: HK$548 (per person).
Free flow option: HK$198 (per person for house wine, Pilsner Urquell, and house spirits with mixers) HK$308 (craft beer, premium wine, and house spirits with mixers).

ALTO Bar and Grill

This contemporary bar and grill will be going traditional this Thanksgiving, with a three-course menu that begins with fondue with grilled baguette and roasted cauliflower salad with halloumi, candied walnuts, and pomegranate. The mains include the traditional roasted turkey with five sides, including maple syrup roasted pumpkin, buttered French beans, roasted mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato puree. To finish, there are Chef’s Selections of Autumn Sweets.

Address: 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.
Reservations: +852 2603 7181 or alto@diningconcepts.com
Dates: Thursday, November 22.
Price: HK$438 per person.

Photo: Employees Only

Employees Only

This New York-style speakeasy will be serving an a la carte menu that will be available until 3:30am. There’s a Thanksgiving plate comprising roasted turkey breast, pork sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, sautéed French green beans with gravy, and cranberry relish. For dessert, there’s a warm apple tart à la mode, and a Thanksgiving-themed cocktail — the “Johnny Gonzalez” — made with Johnny Drum bourbon, pumpkin purée shaken with fresh lemon juice, and allspice dram served on the rocks. Yum.

Address: 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central.
Reservations: reservations@employeesonlyhk.com.
Dates: Thursday, November 22.
Price: HK$280 (thanksgiving plate) HK$88 (apple tart) HK$130 (Johnny Gonzalez).

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