Thanksgiving Day in Florence
Thursday November 27 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 is one of the most important holidays for North Americans.
In Florence, you will find several places that offer the ultimate American dining experience to get you in the mood for the holiday. The Hard Rock Cafe Firenze is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, with a special menu full of traditional American dishes - also prepared in a mini version for the little ones - to be enjoyed both there and at home with the delivery and take-away services.
Harry's Bar offers an ad hoc menu with cream of yellow soup and crispy bacon, roast stuffed turkey served with chestnuts and citrus cheesecake for 55 euro per person.
A convivial and tasteful experience inspired by American tradition at the Hotel Savoy's Irene restaurant. Dinner includes four courses of traditional specialities, prepared with local ingredients and enriched with an unmistakable Italian flair. Starting with a refined seasonal salad and moving on to ricotta and chestnut tortelli, you will arrive at the classic roast turkey stuffed, mashed sweet potatoes and topped with a delicious cranberry sauce. For dessert, apple crumble with cinnamon. €75 per person excluding drinks; €38 for children under 12, free for children under 3.
There is also a special menu at Osteria vegetariana, which offers a dinner that smells of stuffed turkey and pumpkin pie with ice cream. 25 euros per person.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for American cakes and a warm and cosy atmosphere head to Mama's Bakery and Melaleuca, you won't regret it!