Looking for a Thanksgiving with a difference this year?
Why not try sitting down to turkey in a Michelin starred restaurant and elevating your celebratory feast to one of the finest in town.
Here's a selection of Michelin starred restaurants in New York, San Francisco and London where Thanksgiving will definitely go up a gear.
1) Jean Georges, NYC
Celebrate Thanksgiving at chef Jean‑Georges Vongerichten's flagship restaurant - the two Michelin starred Jean Georges at 1 Central Park.
A $188 four course prix fixe menu, for lunch and dinner, includes a selection of dishes from sophisticated starters like tuna tartar with creamy bonito emulsion, crispy tapioca and avocado and decadent main courses include steamed wild black seabass, butter poached lobster, caramelised beef tenderloin or free-range turkey with foie gras stuffing and a special Thanksgiving dessert tasting to finish.
John Fraser's Upper West Side restaurant with one star is offering a $150 menu with a creative twist on favourites like slow roasted turkey dark meat agnolotti, sweet potato, creamed winter greens, pecans with all the trimmings including brown bread dressing and cranberry and pomegranate and cranberry relish. There's also a dedicated vegetarian menu.
Daniel Boulud's 2 Michelin Star restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side has a 3 Course Prix Fixe at $195 per guest with a generous choice of appetizers and mains that'll appeal to all seated around your table.
With Alaskan Halibut Tarbais Beans, Mussels and Chorizo “Saffranade” Charcoal Broccoli Rabe, Mitsuba Cress and Colorado Lamb Chop White and Petit Rouge Sea Island Peas Yellow “Chicorée”, Minted Mustard on the menu you might just be tempted to overlook the turkey this year.
Charlie Palmer's flagship Manhattan restaurant serving his signature "progressive American fare is offering a $125 per person Thanksgiving menu near Times Square. With a generous selection of starters, mains and desserts it's sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Chef April Bloomfield and restaurateur Ken Friedman — the team behind The Spotted Pig in the West Village - have added the latest Michelin star to their crown with this popular British style gastropub set inside the Ace Hotel.
For a heartier Thanksgiving menu that's big on delicious and a reasonable $85 a head try turkey and all the trimmings finishing with pumpkin or pecan pie.
16 west 29th street new york, new york 10001Website
6) Michel Mina, San Francisco
Over on the West Coast try this stylsh one star, at the prolific chef and restaurateur Michael Mina’s flagship restaurant in the Financial District. The Chef's Thanksgiving Menu is $165 per person, add Alba white truffle to that and pay per gram.
For a traditional Thanksgiving with a British twist head over to the other side of the pond and try dining in the historic surroundings of this grand hotel in Westminster. From lobster to Dorset crab salad, cured organic salmon, deep-fried oyster and Traditional Thanksgiving turkey Caramelised pear and walnut cheesecake, celery sorbet Selection of British cheeses, this looks like a feast to remember.
The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JWWebsite
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