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Where To Celebrate Thanksgiving In Manila

Let the experts handle the turkey so you can enjoy the Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is not a Filipino tradition, but there’s something irresistible about it. Perhaps it's the way it brings forth attractive images of roast turkey redolent with herb stuffing, with silver bowls of cranberry sauce and gravy, and an array of delectable vittles on the side. Something deep within us responds to the idea of a feast that celebrates homecoming and family —  things so dear to our Filipino hearts. Thanksgiving is all about hearth and home, and the simple gratitude of being able to share these with loved ones. 

If you want to celebrate this delightful tradition at home with family and friends, here’s a spectacular recipe for juicy, flavorful roast turkey shared by Metro Society Magazine’s editor-in-chief Raul Manzano, who is also the star of the show EIC On The Move on Metro Channels.

Of course, it’s hard work to cook turkey. If you neither have the time nor the inclination to spend hours in the kitchen, here's where you can get expertly prepared turkey and a complete Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings and none of the hassle.

Whether you choose to dine out or celebrate at home, we greet you Happy Thanksgiving! 


Escolta at The Peninsula Manila

It’s hard to beat The Pen when it comes to feasts and merrymaking. The traditional Thanksgiving menu at Escolta features classic roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry jus, brussels sprouts. Add to these, a spectacular roasted Australian beef striploin with red wine sauce and Dijon mustard, served with all the thoughtful service that you’ve come to expect and love from The Pen. Available for lunch and dinner on November 28. For reservations, call (632) 8887-2888 or click here.


NawwTy’s Kitchen 

If you want to entertain at home without slaving away in the kitchen, order from Nawwty’s Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Menu. You can mix and match from the menu: would you prefer a classic oven-roasted turkey with herb stuffing, or the apple and sausage roast peppered turkey? Both come with luscious sidings of whipped mashed potatoes, haricot vert and carrots, with rustic trimmings of sage and garlic, and old fashioned gravy. Also available on order is Caesar salad with Parmesan crisps, and pumpkin soup topped with slivers of pancetta. For dessert, there is sweet potato crumble, rum maple apple crumble, or flan. Order now.


Old Swiss Inn

This beloved restaurant makes it so hard to resist their traditional Thanksgiving buffet, with a luscious roast turkey that comes with all the fixins: buttered vegetables, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry compote and spaghetti al funghi. There’s cream of pumpkin soup and, for dessert, white chocolate bread pudding and apple strudel. If you don’t feel like going out, however, you can easily order the Thanksgiving Turkey-To-Go, a classic roast turkey with French green beans and sweet potato. Reserve now. 



Sumptuous is the word to describe the Thanksgiving feast at Maple, which comes complete with a 5 or 6-kg roast turkey generously rubbed with herbs and spices, and a hefty serving of sidings, rich gravy and cranberry sauce. This feast is available until November 30, but do order three days in advance. Order now.