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Celebrate Turkey Day With a Five-Course International Tasting Menu

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a five-course tasting menu of international dishes and festive cocktails! With travel being so limited this year, ditch the traditional Thanksgiving turkey and enjoy flavors and delicacies found across the globe from the comforts of home. Here's the complete menu:

Dessert at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Switzerland.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel

First Course - Spiny Lobster Ceviche

Quasar Expeditions is known for their luxury cruises around the Galapagos Islands on their yachts, the M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace (Princess Grace Kelly’s former yacht). A trip like no other, a Quasar cruise comes complete with active excursions like hiking and snorkeling, plush rooms and amenities and delicious Ecuadorian meals set to breathtaking panoramic backdrops. This holiday season, travelers can eat like they're on a true expedition with Quasar's recipe for Spiny Lobster Ceviche, a popular and refreshing dish served on every cruise:

Second Course - Pumpkin Soup Infused with Lemon Grass

Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Fregate Island in the Seychelles offers visitors total seclusion with only 17 villas sprinkled throughout the nature-rich island. In addition to enjoying the island’s tortoise sanctuary, beaches, and water activities, guests are able to dine anywhere on the island- including the island’s highest point. Fregate Island’s Pumpkin Soup Infused with Lemon Grass is a popular recipe amongst guests and a perfect way to stay warm this Thanksgiving. Fusing together the cozy flavors of fall and the freshest ingredients, this simple recipe can easily be made at home. Please find the recipe here.

Third Course - Potato Gnocchi

Working collectively with award-winning Cape Town-based chef Liam Tomlin, Singita has been taking safari dining boldly into the future. While the menus at each of Singita’s 15 lodges and camps change daily and evolve with the seasons, one of the guest favorites is Singita’s Potato Gnocchi, which can be found in their specialist safari cookbook – Singita: Our Food Journey. Comprising 274 glossy pages, complete with enticing photographs, the book brings together traditional and more contemporary African-inspired recipes from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Here is the link to a video of the recipe:

Fourth Course - Calamansi Chicken

Since it's inception in the 1980s, Pangkour Laut Resort, located on its own 300-acre private island off the west coast of Malaysia and comprised of a 2-million-year-old rainforest, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, has always had Uncle Lim (both the restaurant and the man) serving up personalized Hock Chew dishes and Nyonya cooking. His fan-favorite Calamansi Chicken is a perfect combination of spicy/sweet/sour sauce and tender chicken. Ingredients, directions and images can be found here:

Fifth Course - Dark Chocolate with Plum Jelly

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel, nestled in the Alpine region of Arosa, is known for serving up German and Swiss classics in the mountains. From a casual fondue at The Basement to a Michelin-starred meal at La Vetta, guests are in for culinary delights when they stay at the property. This summer, travelers can enjoy a sweet treat at the end of the day from their own homes with the hotel's recipe for Dark Chocolate with Plum Jelly:

Cocktails - Warm Spiced Rośe and White Pumpkin

Warm Spiced Rosé

Wayve Kolevsohn, Sommelier at Cape Town's Ellerman House, and Africa’s first female Master Sommelier shared her Warmed Spiced Rosé cocktail, one of her favorite cocktails for fall and a fantastic drink to pair with fruity desserts or to sip on during chilly evenings. At Ellerman House, the Brandy Lounge in the Wine Gallery is an excellent and fitting setting to enjoy the Warm Spiced Rosé. Here's how to make it at home: White Pumpkin Cocktail The Terrace at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg’s affluent suburb of Sandhurst provides a superb sundowner setting to enjoy views of the alluring gardens, the hotel’s focal point, the infinity pool, and beyond. The relaxed restaurant is one of the most ideal spots in the city to sip on a cocktail at leisure and unwind after a long day. The Saxon’s Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Ashwin Ryan shared his White Pumpkin cocktail, an excellent seasonal cocktail to enjoy on Thanksgiving:


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