If you like celebrating the first trickle of the holiday season, that is Thanksgiving, by gorging on a grand feast with your family and friends, then these Thanksgiving menus at nine restaurants in India will surprise your palate with recipes of roast turkey, pork vindaloo, pumpkin soup, and a lot more!
As autumn begins to fade away with a crisper breeze and slowly dropping temperatures call for winters to take the stage, the world prepares to ring in the holiday season. Every fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA, a festive day that has also swept over the calendars of countries around the world.
Thanksgiving — the sound of which often makes us readily visualise grand but cosy feasts with family and friends is identified best with its traditional and unfailingly palatable dishes like roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, sweet potato casseroles, pumpkin soups, apple pies, and so much more. Gear up for your own celebratory meal too with our guide of nine restaurants in India rustling up Thanksgiving menus across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.
Slink & Bardot, Worli, Mumbai
A thanksgiving menu so elaborate that it is hard not to bookmark a few favourites for that truly fulfilling family dinner! At Slink & Bardot, expect a line-up laden with the classic roasted turkey accompanied with oh-so-diverse sides, desserts, a curated grazing table, and a special kids’ menu presented with jazz in the backdrop by Zian B and crew. On the grazing table, help yourself with unapologetic servings of Black Pepper Spiced Kumaoni Cheese, Asiago, Raclette along with fresh fruits, berry jams, crackers, and more. A host of sizzling, savoury dishes will bowl you over, too, from Cajun Roasted Chicken Thighs and Honey-glazed Ham Leg to Cornbread Stuffing with apricots, apples and rosemary, and Charred Brussel Sprouts to name a few.
Must-have: Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Pie with Marshmallow Fluff and their unique sangrias.
Where: Slink & Bardot, Thadani House, Worli, Mumbai
Loci & Toot, Khar, Mumbai
Take the Loci & Toot route and ring in Thanksgiving with a lip-smacking food fare that spells the perfect holiday indulgence. As part of the special menu, an à la carte spread will bring you close to dishes such as Shrimp Cocktail and Cheese Potato Roulade, Spaghetti and Meatball for both non-vegetarians and vegetarians, some luscious servings of Roast Chicken with jus and the perfected recipe of a vegetarian Shephard’s Pie. The pie affair continues to the dessert section with the restaurant’s apple pie version of the classic sweet treat.
Must-have: For the vegetarians, don’t forget to dig into the Shephard’s Pie at Loci & Toot.
Where: Loci & Toot, Khar, Mumbai
Bastian, Bandra & Worli, Mumbai
If you prefer liberal and hearty spreads, then Bastian’s Thanksgiving menus at its two outlets will fit right into your plans. At Bastian Bandra, the special platters will unveil traditional main courses including Turkey, Pork Ribs, Prawn Boil and Honey-glazed Ham, alongside some Turkey Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Roasted Pumpkin, Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Hawaiin Rolls, and more! A selection of desserts will wrap up your beautiful meal with Apple or Berry Pies, Three-layer Bastian Cake, and Pumpkin Pie.
Bastian does take Thanksgiving seriously — providing home deliveries of a whole turkey with stuffing and sides pre-ordered in time.
Must-have: Pork ribs, Roasted Pumpkin, Turkey Gravy and Berry Pie for an eclectic Thanksgiving meal.
Where: Bastian, Bandra and Worli
Poco Loco, Khar and Girgaum, Mumbai
The hot spot to gobble up an eclectic array of Spanish and Mexican delights, Poco Loco is dialling up the fun with its Thanksgiving menus at its two outposts that literally have it all. From salads, soups, and appetisers to mains, desserts, and those chemistry-perfect cocktails — the special spread will be a visual to behold with Roast Cranberry and Turkey Salad, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pulled Turkey Tacos, Mexican Corn Ribs, Turkey Meatballs, and a whole new jar full of creative cocktails like Vino Granada (made of homemade wine and whiskey pomegranate), Cereza (Aperol mezcal with homemade cherry brandy) and Grosel-Latini (cranberry, vodka and homemade gooseberry powder) to name a few.
Must-have: Begin with Cereza, the Aperol mezcal fused with homemade cherry brandy and plate up with equal or more shares of pulled Turkey Tacos and Turkey Meatballs.
Where: Poco Loco, Khar and South Mumbai
Dhansoo Cafe, New Delhi and Gurugram
Ringing the bells for a sweet and savoury Thanksgiving, chef Ashish Singh of Dhansoo Café is ready to surprise you on the table with a festive feast that spells delicious in every bite. Think recipes classic and modern such as Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Duck Cafreal, Grilled Polenta Cake, Pork Vindaloo, Ema Datshi, Pumpkin Pie, and more.
Must-have: For a lingering hit of all things high in flavour don’t miss the Pork Vindaloo.
Where: Dhansoo Cafe, Tagore Garden in New Delhi and Ambience Mall in Gurugram
Petite Pie Shop, New Delhi and Gurugram
The saccharine success of chef and entrepreneur Vanshika Bhatia’s first Petite Pie Shop in Gurugram has propelled yet another outlet in New Delhi. Arriving right in time for the holiday season, Petite Pie Shop’s Thanksgiving menus at the two outposts will unveil scrumptious delights such as Cranberry Crumble Pie, Pumpkin Spice Pie along with savoury options of Pumpkin Chorizo Pie, Roasted Turkey, and more.
Must-have: Whether or not you are a self-declared sweet tooth, let Petite Pie Shop’s Cranberry Crumble Pie surprise you.
Where: Petite Pie Shop, Block A, Defence Colony in New Delhi and Worldmark, Sector 65 in Gurugram
The Aviary, JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa
Introduce your palate to some quintessential American delicacies by dining at The Aviary for their Thanksgiving-themed menu. Begin by diving straight into the traditional picks first, such as Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Truffle Mashed Potato, and Pumpkin Pie — all curated by chefs in-house. Adding serenading tunes and a delight to the dinner of the festive hour will be a special performance by a two-piece band.
Must-have: Themed on the true-blue American Thanksgiving, The Aviary’s special curation of Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Truffle Mashed Potatoes must not be missed.
Where: The Aviary, JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa
The Hebbal Café, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal
There’s only versatility to be expected from The Hebbal Café, the multicuisine venue at Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal. Add an abundance of fun and flavour to your Thanksgiving evening by digging into a handcrafted menu of Roasted Turkey with Brussels sprout, Pork Belly, Shrimp Cocktail and Glazed Ham among others. Let the slowly-consuming aroma of the desserts like Cranberry Jello Salad, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Pie draw you into devouring them for a delightful finish to your dinner.
Must-have: The crisp and juicy Roasted Turkey and Glazed Ham that might just make you help yourself to double (or more) servings of each!
Where: The Hebbal Café, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal
Sheraton Grand Hotel Bangalore
Keeping true to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Sheraton Grand Hotel Bangalore at Brigade Gateway sparks the new seasonal change with a buffet menu that reads sumptuous recipes of Roast Turkey, Beer-braised Rabbit, Oven-baked Suckling Pig, and Pumpkin Pie, to name a few. Of course, the meal is not a meal until paired with some fine wine and sangrias. To bring the joyous family dinner to a sweet end, plate up options like Blueberry Pie, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, and more… This is a dessert menu that is hard to say no to!
Must-have: If your tastebuds have an inkling for diverse kinds of meats, then take note of the Beer-braised Rabbit and Oven-baked Suckling Pig.
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel Bangalore