Celebrate Thanksgiving with a duck rather than a turkey this year. GREEN T. HOUSE has a fantastic menu available, for both lunch and dinner on Thursday, November 27. The celebrations begin with their signature cocktails, followed by home-made mantou, fennel dumplings, and a red tomato soup or chestnut truffle cappuccino. For main course there will be jasmine tea roasted Beijing duck, wasabi prawns, miso roasted black cod, and roasted lamb, served alongside greens, and creamy doufu risotto. For dessert you have a choice of earl grey pumpkin pie, or chocolate fudge brownies. RMB 488 per person, minimum of four people, plus 15% service charge. To book you table contact 6434 2519, email@example.com
The Filling Station will be offering an all you can eat roast turkey dinner, on Thursday November 27. Accompanied by garlic mash, bacon mac, and cauliflower gratin, a selection of three different pies – pumpkin, apple or pecan, and a variety of sauces to complement the meal. They have selected the Spanish 2013 La Tribu-Valencia red wine to pair with the turkey meal. RMB 188 per person, RMB 100 kids. Two booking times are available, book a table for either 6pm or 8pm. To reserve a table, call 8470 3821.
Loft Eatalicious will be serving up a special Thanksgiving menu from 11am-10.30pm on November 27. The menu starts with appetizers, then a first course of home-made ravioli with chestnut and salami, followed by roasted turkey, with mash potato and green beans stew. To finish there’s apple pie with vanilla and blueberry. RMB 198 per person. The menu is available at all Beijing branches of Loft Eatalicious, including Pinnacle Plaza and Shine Hills Shopping Centre, and at TapasPlus.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport 360° restaurant. On November 30, from 11.30am-3pm you can feast on an array of delights including lobster, whole glazed turkey, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple pie, along with a wide range of wines and champagne. The kids can have fun in the play center, where they can enjoy special activities, such as archery and camping. Brunch with wines, beers, and soft drink RMB 338, add free flow Champagne RMB 398, RMB 169 kids aged 6-12 years, and kids under five are free. All prices are subject to 15% service charge. To book call 6458 8888.
If you’d rather stay home for Thanksgiving, Culinary Capers has joined with the Wine Republic to cater a full on feast for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Their signature Thanksgiving roast turkey dinner for 6 people allows you to choose from whole turkey dinners plus one bottle of wine for RMB 1,250 or whole turkey dinners plus wine package for RMB 1,400. If you’d like to cook the turkey yourself, a fresh whole turkey (12lbs) plus one bottle of wine can be ordered for RMB 600, with the wine package RMB 750. If you don’t need to feed six, they do a portioned turkey dinner with a 375ml bottle of wine for RMB 300. Free delivery for whole turkey dinner sets in Shunyi District. Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 25. To order 6431 7199 / 6432 3899, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to do-it-yourself, there are plenty of turkeys to be found in Shunyi. April Gourmet are taking orders for imported turkeys for RMB 49.5/kg. BHG Market Place sells frozen imported turkeys for RMB 60/kg, Jenny Lou’s and Jenny Wang’s sell frozen imported turkeys are RMB 55/kg, and you can also pick up some cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie filling. Schindler’s Meat Store sells frozen imported turkey for RMB 58/kg, and local Chinese turkey for RMB 45-48/kg. They also stock a range of hams both boned and bone-in.
The best pumpkin pie by far is served up at Le Baker at Cathay View Plaza. You can pick up a slice or get a whole pie for RMB 80-120, depending on size. The pastry is wonderfully crisp and the filling perfectly seasoned with all those delicious seasonal spices.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.