Once a year in the USA tables are gathered with family & friends to celebrate Thanksgiving.
To help keep our American Zuri Girl’s traditions alive and make sure turkey will be on their dinner tables this 24th of November, we’ve kept our eyes out for tastes of the USA right here in Zurich…
Happy Thanksgiving gals!
Give Thanks for Professional Cooks
When: Available from 24 – 26 Nov, order with 24-hours notice
Where: Baur au Lac. Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich (map)
Zuri Girl Tip: If you prefer to eat out, but can’t resist the delicious tastes of Baur au Lac, dine in at their restaurant, Rive Gauche who is cooking up a 4-course Thanksgiving themed menu.
Cost: Takeaway starts at CHF 300 for 4 people
Additional Details: Call 044 220 50 60 / Website
Gold Coast to Go
Thanksgiving Meal: A golden crispy, juicy turkey or a goose with a delicate chestnut-apple stuffing and seasonal sides like red cabbage, chestnuts, pumpkin balls, & orange napkin dumplings..
When: Available from 1 November to 26 December, order with 24-hours notice
Where: Romantik Seehotel Sonne. Seestrasse 120, 8700 Kusnacht (map)
Zuri Girl Tip: Taxi service delivery & wine pairings are available as add-ons
Cost: Starts at CHF 37 / person
Additional Details: Call 044 914 18 18 / Website
Gather with other Americans
When: Thursday, 24 November | 11.30 – 14.00
Where: American Womens Clubhouse. Schontalstrasse 8, 8004 Zurich (map)
Zuri Girl Tip: The dessert is pot luck so expect a table of American style home made treats & sweets
Cost: CHF 40 members / CHF 45 non memebers
Additional Details: Website
4 Courses filled with 5 Star Deliciousness
When: Thursday, 26 November
Where: Park Hyatt. Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002 Zurich (map)
Zuri Girl Tip: They also offer a non-traditional 4-course Thanksgiving dinner service at the new pop-up hung-ER Restaurant.
Cost: Various options for 4-15 people
Additional Details: Turkey To Go Website
All You Can Eat Buffet
When: 24 November | 18.00 – 21.00
Where: Marriott Hotel. eCHo Restaurant. Neumuehlequai 42, 8006 Zurich (map)
Zuri Girl Tip: If you prefer to eat at home, check out their Turkey & trimmings to Go option starting at CHF 60 / person from 26 November – 26 December
Cost: CHF 89
Additional Details: Marriott Website| +41 44 360 7106
A Popular Spot – Reserve Fast!
Thanksgiving Meal: A 3-course traditional meal including a brined and roast Turkey – moist and flavorful, plus multiple side dishes, cornbread and a choice of dessert. You’re even allowed to take seconds!
When: 24 – 26 November | 17.00 – 22.00
Where: Fork & Bottle
Zuri Girl Tip: Special meal options for vegans, vegetarians and Gluten Free allergies
Cost: CHF 85 / adult and CHF 35 / child
You’re the Chef
Zuri Girl’s top Tips for an at-home Thanksgiving
1. Whole Turkeys can be pre-ordered at Globus and Jelmoli while frozen can often be found at larger Migros and the Oerlikon Market. Zuri Girl recommends ordering from the neighborhood butcher for a fresh, local turkey or the online organic shop farmy. Costs average at CHF 100 / turkey. Remember your oven size is likely quite smaller than an American oven so turkeys are a bit smaller to fit properly.
2. Cranberry, Stuffing & Bread Crumbs are often difficult to find in Zurich. Zuri Girl recommends the Sihl City COOP that has a large international section and “hard to find” products are often available. American Food Avenue, Junk Food.ch and American Market offer delivery of common American products.
3. Pumpkin & Butternut Squash: The Burkliplatz weekly market has an assortment of Autumn vegetables. There’s an overwhelming number of varieties so be sure to speak with the merchant prior to purchasing.
4. Start new traditions and incorporate a Swiss Ingredient. Enjoy Sprungli for dessert or Glühwein for Apero.