Thanksgiving is right around the corner so whether you’re alone or with family this year, it’s time to start planning. Here are some Thanksgiving dinner ideas that’ll leave you round-bellied and happy. We’ve got more than just turkey and cranberry sauce!
Pair dinner with your first bottle of organic wine
What could be better than finding out that vino can be good for you? It’s knowing healthy, organic wine can be found right here in Singapore! Our friendly, go-to wine expert, BACCO stocks incredible wines that you can indulge in, sans the morning-after headaches (read more on this here). With BACCO’s user-friendly website, healthy vino is just a click away. Take the stress out of last-minute shopping, plan ahead and get your favourite bottles delivered straight to your doorstep.
Approachable BACCO will even give you personalised recommendations if you tell them your tastes. For crowd-pleaser wines, especially if traditional roast is on the menu, go for an Italian red made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – BACCO recommends Montepirolo, Rosso Faye or Guado De’ Gemoli. Nothing says the holidays quite like wine does! We’re placing our orders now.
Feast on a buffet spread
Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Singapore)
If you’re alone this Thanksgiving, it’s time to make dinner plans with friends, for a feast like no other. Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore is no stranger (link to previous roundups on this restaurant) when it comes to splendid buffets with a view. Be treated to a hearty Thanksgiving Day dinner with classics like roast turkey with bread and walnut stuffing, maple truffle-glazed ham and mashed potatoes, alongside must-have condiments like cranberry sauce.
Along with the festive spread, the usual seafood and roast favourites are also available. Since it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without traditional spiced pumpkin pie, round it all up with a slice or two (or three – we won’t judge). Other desserts in the line include cakes, tartlets and authentic Italian gelato, which will leave your sweet tooth shouting for joy.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Another must-try buffet is Marriott Cafe’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet ($98++ per person, includes free-flow bubbly and drinks), where you’ll be treated to a grand feast like no other. You’ll love the wide range of offerings here- think over 70 holiday dishes, including turkey, cold cuts, fresh seafood soup and more. If you want something on the lighter end, we recommend going for Pool Grill’s Thanksgiving Dinner ($48++ per person), where you get to enjoy a three-course meal under the night sky, right next to the pool. Highlights on the menu include the Ginger Spiced Cured Salmon with Poached pear and Salmon roe, a classic recreated with a modern twist. We’ve opted for the more traditional: the Roasted Turkey Breast with Leg Roulade, Chestnuts, Braised Brussel Sprouts and Cranberry Sauce. Then round it all up with the Choco-Chestnut Tart with Rum Whipped Cream.
Available only for dinner on 24 November.
Throw a potluck party at home
With over 40 stores islandwide, Cold Storage is a go-to for many for its range of international brands and organic products. Throwing a BBQ party at home? This supermarket stocks party essentials like disposable utensils, BBQ tongs and napkins.
Need to feed a crowd? Not to worry, you’re most likely to find all you need for the new dish you’ve been dying to try. What’s more, home delivery is available for small fee of $7 (for orders above $60), so you can order your groceries online and save your energy for the actual cooking.
What’s Thanksgiving without a glorious spread of sweet treats? If you’re in charge of bringing a dessert item for the potluck, have your dish stand out from the others – make it a little less naughty and a little more heart-healthy.
Enter online supermarket Foodsterr, a superfood haven for health junkies and nutrition newbies alike. On their snazzy site you’ll find wholesome ingredients like flax seeds, dried fruits, nuts and whole wheat flour, which you can totally sneak into your brownies or bars. We’re eyeing the organic pure maple syrup (from Canada) for a maple pecan pie!
What’s better than indulging in a home-cooked feast with family or friends? It’s knowing that you’re supporting sustainable meat farming! Check out gluten-free grocer and organic butchery Ryan’s Grocery, where you’ll find must-have Thanksgiving staples like sustainably-raised Diestel organic whole turkey, organic Black Angus beef, organic dorper lamb and free-range Borrowdale pork roast. For fuss-free entertaining, this butchery also offers pre-prepped roast turkeys paired with mushroom or chestnut stuffing. Yum!
29 Binjai Park
For all last minute planners (us included), a full-on, made-from-scratch feast may not be ideal. So why not skip all the cooking and dishwashing, and take the easy way out? We’re talking Foodpanda, and it’s got much more than fast food. Food delivery services have come a long way; now you can take your pick from an array of cuisines, from Indian to Mexican to Korean. With delicious, restaurant-quality food showing up in minutes, your guests won’t have much to complain about!
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