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ph. Jed Owen
November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving Day in Florence

Thursday November 23 celebrates with typical american food tradition

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States every fourth Thursday in November and in Canada every second Monday in October. The first Thanksgiving Day is commonly traced back to 1621, when in the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Pilgrim Fathers gathered to thank the Lord for a good harvest. In 1863, in the midst of the War of Secession, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the celebration of Thanksgiving Day, which from then on became an annual holiday and gradually lost its Christian content. Today it represents one of the most important holidays for North Americans and is an opportunity to give thanks to friends and relatives for the great and small joys of the year that is coming to an end.

In Florence you will find several places that offer the ultimate American dining experience to get you into the festive mood. The Hard Rock Cafe Firenze is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, with a special menu based on turkey, traditional pumpkin pie and a cocktail prepared for the occasion: the Cranberry Mojito! The Tennessee Rose Blues Band will also play at 9pm.

Harry's Bar The Garden, restaurant of the Sina Villa Medici hotel, is offering its Thanksgiving Day special menu at 55 euro per person, including the ever-present stuffed turkey served with creamed chestnuts, carrots, onion and blueberry hall.

Sina Villa Medici Harry's Bar The Garden

On the occasion of Thanksgiving there will also be some special dishes on the menus of the Il Palagio restaurant and Atrium Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. Among those not to be missed are the turkey, mashed sweet potatoes and pumpkin, black cabbage and paprika blueberry sauce (46 euro), as well as the pumpkin and pecan pie (20 euro).

Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

A Florentine Thanksgiving classic is also the appointment at Ristorante Accademia, which celebrates both Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November for lunch and dinner, with a menu dedicated to the stars and stripes tradition.

Let's close with Melaleuca, which for the occasion offers a tasty menu with milk sandwiches and organic blueberry sauce, wholemeal cakes, sweet potato crumble and turkey, to be enjoyed at lunch, dinner or comfortably at home thanks to the take-away service.

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