Time for thanksgiving
· 13 November 2010
It’s not celebrated with much aplomb on this side of the globe, but if you’d like to commemorate the harvest festival with turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, here are some places that dole out the Thanksgiving delights.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
Lawry’s rings in the season with a six-course Thanksgiving menu ($95) by executive chef Nick Lee that includes festive treats like turkey breast, pumpkin soup and pecan pie, Lobster and Atlantic Scallops and Mexican Shrimp Ceviche. The relocated restaurant at Mandarin Orchard—with its rich mahogany panelling and steel serving carts—is a throwback to an older America, making it the ideal venue to celebrate a time-honoured tradition. Available throughout the month.
333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery. Tel: 6836 3333
Pan Pacific Singapore
The five-star hotel is featuring two different evening specials that are perfect for big family gatherings—children between six and 12 years old are charged according to their age (a child aged 6 pays $6), and teens aged 13 to 17 enjoy 50 percent off buffet prices. A Traditional Dinner at Global Kitchen ($68) offers delights like Roasted Spring Chicken with Red Wine Thyme Sauce, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Warm Apple and Coconut Strudel, while a Thanksgiving Barbecue at Brunch ($48) includes turkey and gammon ham carving stations situated by the poolside, and complemented with apple pies and pumpkin tarts.
25 November. 6.30 to 10.30pm. 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square. Tel: 6826 8240
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Though Oscar’s offers the customary buffet ($48) with carved turkey and chestnut stuffing, pumpkin soup and pie, it is doing things a little differently this year. For one, the spreads are available for lunch (12 to 2.30pm) instead of dinner, and a noodle bar—with a variety of broths and toppings—will be introduced for an Asian twist. The Lobby Lounge offers an Executive Lunch ($32) on Thanksgiving Day with Honey Glazed Turkey or Salmon with Olive Tomato Salsa as mains. Dessert is a buffet of chocolate pecan pies, macadamia and chocolate brownies, and raisin and apple pies.
22 to 25 November. 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7481
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Whether you want to stay true to tradition and usher in the festival on a Thursday or postpone it till the weekend for a relaxing party, Town Restaurant offers both options: a buffet dinner ($58) on the 25 November, as well as a Sunday Champagne Brunch ($158). The former includes a spread of Australian Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, pineapple-glazed ham, and pumpkin roulade while free flow of Moët & Chandon bubbly is added to the celebratory mix of roasted turkey and Seafood Medley on the weekend.
25 and 28 November. 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6733 8388
Brewerkz Riverside Point
Kick back with a freshly-brewed Irish Red Ale or dark Australian lager, and tuck into a spread of Herbed Brussels Sprouts, maple roasted sweet potatoes and Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings—cranberry conserve, rye bread and roasted garlic stuffing—along the riverside on a Saturday night. $46.
27 November. 30 Merchant Road, #01-05 Riverside Point. Tel: 6438 7438