Canadian Thanksgiving in the Caribbean

Where to get your turkey, and more

Turkey, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie are just a few of the classic dishes to be found on a Canadian Thanksgiving table.

There are quite a few transplanted Canucks in the Cayman Islands, hailing from Vancouver to Newfoundland.

Canadian Thanksgiving always falls on the second Monday of October, which makes it 11 Oct. in 2021. Although many from the Great White North may feel far from home at this time of the year, a number of local companies and venues are offering food and/or events to help them celebrate the day.

Here are a few examples.

Dining at Home
Delivery only
This personal chef service takes all the work out of preparing dinner by doing it for you. Place your order, then sit back and take all the credit!
For $49 per person, you get a whole turkey (serves 8+), roasted and stuffed turkey breast, turkey leg confit, sage gravy, creamy broccoli salad, roasted root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, mashed potato and pumpkin pecan pie. Free delivery for the West Bay, South Sound and Seven Mile areas. NOTE: Orders must be placed at least 24 hours before 11 Oct.
Call 517-2377 or email here.

Chicken! Chicken!
Don’t feel like cooking? Get take-out from Chicken! Chicken! for lunch or dinner at just $17.95 for wood-roasted turkey with homemade gravy, Aunt Dee’s stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and cornbread. Pumpkin or pecan pie with whipped cream should be just enough to make you feel as stuffed as that turkey.
Call 945-2290 for information or order through the Bento app for delivery.

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Craft F&B Co.
Craft always has something going on when it comes to recognising Canadian traditions — it held a heck of a bash for Canada Day in July, with butter tarts all around. This time, it promises turkey and poutine aplenty with, no doubt, all the well-known beers on the menu. Prizes for best dressed, so choose your costume wisely. Reserve your seat from early, if the Canada Day crowd was anything to go by.
Call 640-0004 for more information.

The Westin is showing the live recording of the Broadway musical ‘Come From Away’ on the giant beach screen as part of its Canadian celebration.

The Westin
If you can’t be in the white snow, substitute white sand for the day! Snag a complimentary lounger and spend your time relaxing in the sea or the swimming pool, while indulging in pitchers of Caybrew for $20 and all-day bloody Caesar cocktails at only $8 each. Happy hour brings further drink specials and then, at 6:30pm, see the live recording of the Broadway smash ‘Come From Away’ on the giant beach screen. This heartwarming musical tells the story of the Gander, Newfoundland residents taking grounded airline passengers into their homes after the 9/11 events.
The a la carte menu from noon-9pm includes peameal bacon sandwiches, maple-roasted turkey and all the fixings on fresh ciabatta bread, poutine (of course), and pumpkin pie with whipped cream and berries. Cabana rentals also available for an extra touch of luxury.
Call 945-3800 or email here to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.

The Brasserie
Book a table at The Brasserie where guests can enjoy a three-course feast for $55 per person. Roasted butternut squash, turkey roulade and caboose-smoked apple pie await your palate.
Call 945-1815 or email here to reserve.

Lloyd’s Smokehouse
Smoked turkey and all the trimmings are on the menu, including cranberry sauce and Brussels sprouts. It’ll taste like it’s been cooked in the great outdoors, thanks to the setup at this restaurant. With the added touch of split logs against the wall as you enter the premises, it’ll feel just like home.
Call 623-4346 or email here to reserve.

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