Thanksgiving in Doha 2015

Turkey dishes and Thanksgiving events in Doha 2015

Thanksgiving in Doha 2015

With the American holiday of Thanksgiving on November 26, followed closely by Christmas, it’s no wonder we’ve been hankering after a slice of turkey with a side of cranberry sauce (and pumpkin pie). But this often overlooked bird is not just delicious for two months of the year and so we went in search of some year-round turkey dishes that would get any poultry lover drooling.

Turkey meatballs @ jones the grocer

This is a delightful dish to tickle the tastebuds. It’s not just a sloppy few meatballs with Bolognese sauce strewn all over the place – it’s much more creative than that. The turkey is mixed with herbs, ricotta and onions to be texturally playful and rich in flavour. The meatballs are baked and glazed with cranberry sauce and then placed delicately on spaghetti, with a sweet and spicy cherry tomato drizzle to complement it all.
QR67. jones the grocer, Gate Mall, West Bay (4407 7175).

Turkey panini @ W Café

W Café picked up an award at our recent Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards 2015, and for good reason – with awesome cakes, drinks and main course selections, it’s a great spot to have a chat with mates or catch up on your emails. There’s also a delicious range of paninis, but none get our taste buds as tantalised as the turkey option. Accompanied by cheddar and a subtle cranberry mayonnaise sauce, the panini is packed with turkey goodness to give you the necessary fix to get you through the year.
QR70. W Café, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5000).

Pizza stagioni @ Lo Spaghetto

Another one of our award winners is Lo Spaghetto, as it has an excellent range of Italian selections. And one of the most popular pizzas on the menu is the pizza stagioni. Graciously accompanied by mushrooms and artichokes, the turkey ham is not too heavy and adds a real depth of flavour to the dish, making it a must-order. Large chunks of turkey ham make it a bit of a meat feast, too.
QR52. Lo Spaghetto, Al Sadd (4434 1601).

Thanksgiving events in Doha

Astor Grill
November 26
Find a three-course set menu which has been specially designed for Thanksgiving. It costs QR450 per person and pre-payment is required. The evening runs from 7.04pm to midnight.
The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

November 26
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a twist, as Choices is hosting a seafood themed buffet. Enjoy a spread of fresh seafood, salads, pastas and other made-to-order hot dishes, as well as a selection from the carving stations. Food and beverage packages start from QR280 and kids aged six to 11 eat for QR150.
Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

Il Teatro
November 26
Get together with friends and family at this Italian restaurant where chefs have prepared a Thanksgiving feast. It costs QR285 or QR395 inclusive of special drinks. It’s on from 7pm to 11pm.
Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8888).

November 26-28
On Thursday, tuck into a Thanksgiving dinner buffet featuring traditional classics, international starters, mains and desserts for QR220 per person, 6.30pm-10.30pm. On Friday, a themed brunch takes place from 12.30pm-4pm for QR330 or QR425 per person. Finish on Saturday with a festive lunch buffet from 12.30pm-4pm for QR220 per person.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5011).

The Grill
November 26
Executive chef Jean-Christoph presents a traditional Thanksgiving set menu so you can indulge with loved ones. Price is as per your selection.
Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1240).

The Ritz-Carlton Doha
November 26 and 27
Two of the hotel’s outlets have teamed together to offer Thanksgiving festivities. La Mer invites guests to order from the set menu from 7.30pm for QR420 or QR570. Meanwhile, Lagoon Restaurant is hosting a dinner buffet on the 26th (priced QR220) and a special themed brunch on the Friday (QR340).
The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

The Square
November 26
Try traditional holiday dishes including turkey and trimmings, corn bread and pumpkin pie. There are three buffet packages available for QR230, QR330 and QR360 per person from 6pm to 11pm.
InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

November 26
Ring in the weekend with this special Thanksgiving themed barbecue night. Enjoy the views as you indulge in traditional fare from 6.30pm to 11pm. Packages are QR320 and QR420 per person.
The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

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