Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November and this year it falls on the 28th. Here is a list of places that have created special menus to help you celebrate it with friends and family
13 Pham Van Dat, D1
Black Cat is doing an all-you-can-eat family style dinner on November 28th and 29th. It will deviate from a normal buffet style arrangement where guests order what they want and how much they want from the menu and the kitchen will make it fresh for table. The family style is to provide fresher, hotter food with less waste. There will be a free flow of cranberry sangria, draft beer, and limeade. There will be special promotions on house California wines. This year, the Thanksgiving special will only be available dine-in only, no deliveries. Begins at 5pm until late. Prepaid reservations are recommended.
Cost: Adults – USD29, kids under 12 – USD12, kids under six – USD5, kids under two eat for free.
95 Dien Bien Phu, D3
Dine Viva is featuring a set menu for Thanksgiving with all your favorites, with a twist. Start off with a pumpkin and orange soup, followed by a starter of roasted beef tenderloin with braised mushroom and onion cream sauce. The main course is a ballotine of turkey roasted with potato and sage pudding, zucchini flower and cranberry sauce. Finish off the meal with a flourless chocolate and pumpkin jelly cake.
Cost: VND950,000 ++ per person including a complimentary cranberry cocktail per set menu. Call 8327 2018
Elbow Room and Skewers
52 Pasteur, D1 and 9 Thai Van Lung, D1 respectively
On November 28th and 29th starting from 6pm, an individual set menu will be available and includes clam chowder, garden salad, turkey with corn, mash potatoes, stuffing, gravy, bread, and cranberry sauce, along with a slice of pumpkin walnut pie to finish off the meal.
Cost: VND580,000 for the set or VND350,000 for an a la carte turkey plate, VND100,000 per slice of pumpkin pie, or VND100,000 per slice of key lime pie.
InterContinental Asiana Saigon
39 Le Duan, D1
Instead of slaving away in the kitchen, let their skillful culinary team lend you a hand in creating a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family with their popular and mouthwatering “turkey takeaway.” Their 7 to 9kg delicious whole turkey comes with traditional cranberry and gravy sauces. You also have a choice of the following – stuffing: pork and cornbread, or apple and cranberry; side dishes: roasted potatoes (2kgs) or mashed potatoes (2kgs) together with two kinds of vegetable.
Cost: Priced at VND3,900,000++. Call 3520 9999 or email email@example.com. All orders must be placed at least two days in advance.
Parkview, New World Saigon Hotel
76 Le Lai, D1
Indulge in a selection of seasonal favorites for Thanksgiving Dinner such as roast turkey with homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy or honey-glazed ham with sage and mustard sauce. Complemented by their popular seafood buffet.
Cost: VND1,100,000++ per person including free flow of sparkling wine, house wine, draft beer and soft drinks. Or celebrate in the comfort of your own home by ordering their turkey, ham or imported roast beef rib-eye dinner. Priced from VND2,478,000 including one bottle of red or white wine. Call 3822 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurant Nineteen, Caravelle Hotel
19-23 Lam Son Square, D1
Gourmet specialties and popular Thanksgiving treats, enhanced by a free flow of red, white and rose wines. The appetizer corner will have French cheeses, imported cold cuts, hand-rolled sushi and freshly baked bread and soft rolls, while a live seafood station will serve just-caught fish and shellfish fresh or cooked to your liking. A carving station offers unlimited helpings of stuffed US turkey together with sauces, and diners have their pick of a wide selection of international mains, roasted and barbecued meats, salads, soups, and desserts – including traditional pumpkin pie and the Caravelle’s signature cream caramel.
Cost: VND1,013,000++ per person. Call 3823 4999
Riverside Cafe, Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
8-15 Ton Duc Thang, D1
Renaissance has a buffet dinner prepared with all the trimmings – Turkey with giblet gravy along with your all time Thanksgiving favorites: pineapple-glazed ham with maraschino cherries, glazed sweet potatoes with curried onions, oyster soup, mashed potato, pumpkin pie and many more.
Cost: VND990,000++ per person including house wine, beer, sodas and holiday cocktails; kids under six eat for free. Call 3822 0033 or visit www.renaissance-saigon.com
Square One, Park Hyatt Saigon
2 Lam Son Square, D1
Enjoy a feast for the eyes and palate with a truffle pea soup, followed by roast turkey, homemade stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and more. Completing the meal is a pumpkin tart with maple ice cream and vanilla Chantilly cream. Available for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
Cost: VND950,000++ per person. Call 3520 2359
8 Dang Huu Pho, D2
Villa Royale is offering holiday themed cupcakes in the spirit of Thanksgiving. An assortment of flavors will be available from November 26 until December 1st (unless otherwise sold out) including: Pumpkin spice with a maple syrup cream cheese frosting; apple cinnamon with a caramel cream cheese frosting; vanilla butter pecan with vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkled with pecans; and classic carrot with a cream cheese frosting and topped with toasted coconut sprinkles.
Cost: VND60,000 per cupcake. Call 3744 4897 for advance purchase