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Places to eat this Thanksgiving in Bangalore

Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer, good food and wine. And this time around gourmets in Bangalore can look forward to a feast as hotels in the city celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

Hotels in the city celebrate Thanksgiving Day Photograph: GoogleHotels in the city celebrate Thanksgiving Day Photograph: Google

Thanksgiving is celebrated world over
with equal fervor and euphoria. Thanksgiving, a festival traditionally celebrated to offer thanks for a good harvest, is now a holiday that expresses gratitude to God, to friends and to family. Although a festival usually associated with the US, today it has become a global culinary opportunity. Thanksgiving is an occasion for family and friends to sit down to a sumptuous feast! The traditional stuffed turkey adorns every dinner table during the feast. Pumpkin pie, Cranberry sauce, Corns are some of the dishes cooked everywhere to mark the day.  And this time around Bangalore’s restaurants are all set to make your Thanksgiving special with a traditional fare.

The Grill Room at  ITC Royal Gardenia
The Grill Room at the ITC Royal Gardenia, celebrates the feast of Thanksgiving on November 25 and 26 over a bespoke dinner put together by executive chef Madhu Krishnan. Guests can partake of the gourmet dinner with family, friends and loved ones. The cold buffet cart brings you a collection of cold appetisers from the world markets and the global pantry. The artistic display of the choicest cuts of meats, freshest seafood and a wide vegetarian repertoire beckons your senses. A piping hot selection of soups from the soup tureen presents a choice of winter squash and carrot puree flavoured with spiced pumpkin seed; and sage infused chestnut puree with duck mousseline quenelles is served with an assortment of artisan breads and herb butter. The hotel’s pastry chef brings traditional Thanksgiving desserts inspired by spiced fruits, heady spices and herbs, inviting you to indulge in warm pies, elegant puddings and delicious tarts. A cheese trolley is rolled in showcasing an assortment of artisanal cheese with homemade fruit compotes to refresh your palate.
When: 25 November 2010 to 26 November 2010
Where: ITC Royal Gardenia, Residency Road.  Tel: 080-22119898

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the special made to order Full Roast Turkey which is cooked to perfection and the novel Hongkong Fried Turkey Nest Dumplings. Turkey Spring Rolls are another attraction that you can savor in this special occassion. The head chef has an interesting assortment lined up with the traditional Roast Turkey; it is served on a bed of Japanese specialty Hibatchi Rice along with an array of sauces to choose from, like Teriyaki, Home style Turkey Sauce, Mongolian, Orange and Asian Duck Sauce. The side dish in a Thanksgiving meal is equally important as the Turkey and Shiro continues the tradition by offering Japanese Potato Salad, Mashed Potatoes with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Szechuan Green Beans to relish. And this is not it! End your exclusive Thanksgiving feast with the lip smacking Sweet Potato Pie which promises to linger on your taste buds long after your meal.
Price: Approximate price for two: Vegetarian: Rs. 3,500 with wine. Non Vegetarians: Rs. 4,500 with wine
When: November 25th, 2010 to November 28th, 2010
Where: UB City-Canberra Block, 2nd Floor, Vittal Mallya Road. Tel: 080-41738864

Mercure Homestead Residences
This Thanksgiving a grand feast awaits you with live sage roasted turkey, pumpkin and crab soup, smoked chicken salad, shredded beef salad, soft polenta with spinach and mushroom ragout, pumpkin pie, custard apple partait and more
Price: Rs. 999 + taxes
When: 23 November 2010 to 25 November 2010
Where:  12th Main, Koramangala, 12th main, 3rd block, Koramangala. Tel: 9611955466

City Bar
This year celebrate the joyous Thanksgiving festival at City Bar with their bountiful offer of Rs. 1000/- for “Table De Hote” which includes a selection of hearty salads, delicious main courses and delectable desserts complimented with Four Seasons Wine. You can also choose from the “A la Carte” which includes the bounteous “S3 Turkey Club” at Rs. 300/- or the scrumptious “Cottage Cheese Steak” at Rs. 280/-.
When: 25th November 2010
Where: Citybar, UB City,Vittal Mallya Road. Tel: 080-42773636

The Oberoi
Thanksgiving Celebration – Dinner at The Oberoi. Enjoy a traditional ‘Table de hote’ dinner created by Chef Jaydeep.  Chef Lin also presents traditional and contemporary pairings with the inclusion of the famed Peking Roast Duck with hand rolled pancakes.
Price: Rs 2500
When: 25 November, 2010
Where: 37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Road. Tel: 080-25585858

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