Are you going to spend Thanksgiving in Madrid? Thanksgiving is increasingly popular in Madrid. In this post you will find various ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Madrid. Whether you cook for friends and family or go to a themed restaurant, this post is for you!
Idea 1: Buy Thanksgiving dinner ingredients and cook at home
This is probably a cheap and wholesome option.You can buy most of your ingredients in physical and online American supermarkets. The first North American supermarket and reference in Spain is Taste of America.
It has 8 stores in Madrid at the following locations:
You will definitely find the main ingredients like turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and even pretty Thanksgiving themed serviettes. On top of that,they can deliver all these ingredients for free for a minimum order of €39.
Idea 2: Connect with local North American communities in Madrid
Join other Americans for Thanksgiving in Madrid. This option is great for solotravelers or if you are going to be alone on the day. You can share this family holiday in the company of members of American clubs and associations in Madrid. The first club, American Women’s Club of Madrid, organises a bring and share, Thanksgiving Dinner. If you don´t feel like cooking,then the American Club of Madrid, will welcome you at Hard Rock cafe.The menu starts at about €29 and if you can reserve your seating here.
Idea 3: Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner at a Restaurant
Starters Choice: Artichoke cream and Parmesan cheese or mixed leaf salad with apple
Main Meal: Fried turkey, spotted rice, cornbread, baked sweet potatoes, stewed cabbage and cranberry sauce
Dessert Choose: Apple pie or sweet potato pie and pecan nut
This menu includes two drinks and coffee or tea.
* Noon (special price € 33 / person)
>>>> Friday 23rd of November <<<<
* Night shift 21: 00h (€ 37 / person)
* Night shift 22: 30h (€ 37 / person)
You can call to book at 915326361 or check out the TripAdvisor reviews here.
Idea 4: Cornucopia Thanksgiving Menu
Starter Choices: New England clam chowder *
or* Green leaf salad with crunchy seaweed in sesame oil, julienne mango and blackberry vinaigrette *
Main meal: Traditional turkey, roasted with sage and white wine, stuffed with herb bread and accompanied by creamy potatoes with the sauce of the roast , compote of blueberries & pineapple and sautéed spinach with almonds and raisins.
Wines Selection: Lar de Paula Madurado Tempranillo 2015, D.O. Ca. Rioja, Heredad de Baroja Winery
or Orchidea Sauvignon Blanc 2015, D.O. Navarra, Bodega Inurrieta
Desserts:Pumpkin or Apple tarts
Dinner concluded by either coffee or tea
They request a deposit of 20 percent to formalize your reservation (contact them here)
The menu costs €47 (VAT included)
Idea 5: Thanksgiving at InterContinental Madrid
Celebrate Thanksgiving in style and glamour at this 5 star hotel in Madrid. The meal is organized as a buffet.What you can expect is an elaborate and stylish venue to enjoy this double centennial American custom. Hotel Chef Miguel de la Fuente will prepare a mouth-watering buffet with traditional recipes such as baked turkey, accompanied by a yummy sauce of blueberries in the most authentic American style. Your palates will also be tempted by typical side dishes vegetables, salads, mashed potatoes and desserts of pumpkin, carrot and pecan nuts to end the culinary feast. The perfect menu for those diners who opt for an impeccable harmony between the tradition and the culinary quality that this American menu brings.
Idea 6: James Joyce Irish restaurant
James Joyce is a popular and lively Irish restaurant and bar in Madrid.For Thanksgiving they serve 2 dinners in 2 time slots.The first Thanksgiving dinner meal will be from 18:00 to 20:30 while the second starts around 21:00 onwards. Their dinner is quite affordable at €25 for a 3 course meal. You can opt for a cocktail at an additional cost of €5. The 3 course Thanksgiving dinner is made of:
cream of pumpkin Soup with crispy sage
cod and salmon fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce
spinash,pomegranate and feta salad with walnuts and vinaigrette
roast turkey and pork with Sage Stuffing
roasted cauliflower and vegetable Tart
Accompanied by: buttered mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic buttered broccoli and greens,honey roasted parsnips and carrots, cornbread bites
chocolate fudge cake
James Joyce Irish restaurant will also be showing two NFL games: The Bears vs Lions at 18:30 and Cowboys vs Redskins at 22:30. See TripAdvisor reviews for James Joyce restaurant here. In order to reserve a table, you need make 10€ deposit per person as a holding fee for the booking, payable in person or via bank transfer. The deposit will be discounted from the final bill for the table. Contact James Joyce restaurant here to reserve or call 915 75 49 01.
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