How to Celebrate American Thanksgiving in the Cayman Islands
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving in the USA is a national holiday commemorating the feast that the Pilgrims held after the first harvest in the New World. It has since become a permanent fixture in the US holiday calendar and is known as the most epicurean day of the year.
With so many North Americans in Cayman, there are numerous ways to observe this special day of the year, despite being far away from home.
Here are some of our favourite options.
The Brasserie, 5-10 pm
The Brasserie will be serving a traditional three-course feast. Items on the menu will include an all-natural turkey roulade with garden sorrel tartar, spiced pumpkin soup with fermented Brasserie honey cream and apple & garden sorrel strudel with pecan crumble. Paired with homemade spicy apple cider.
$50 per person
Call 945 1815
Agua Restaurant and Lounge, 5.30-8.30 pm
Served family style, just like you would at home, the Agua team will bring the freshly prepared and fully loaded serving dishes, with turkey, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and other Thanksgiving treats to your table while you serve up as many portions as you would like, and enjoy the company of your family and friends.
$50 per person, add $35 for unlimited wines
Ritz Carlton, 5-11 pm
This traditional thanksgiving feast takes place in the Royal Ballroom and has all the iconic trimmings to celebrate the season. Indulge in a hearty meal elegantly served with Caribbean charm complemented by a children’s buffet with delectable favourites for the entire family to enjoy.
Adult $130 | Children 6-12 years $60 | Children 3-5 years $30
Kimpton Seafire, 6-9 pm
Visit the Beach Deck for the ultimate Thanksgiving feast, a collaboration of classic dishes and Caribbean favourites. Food stations will include local fresh-fish ceviches, slow-roasted organic farm turkeys and an array of local Bodden Town carved-to-order pumpkins. Then take a seat at the fire pit, sizzle a s’more by starlight and soak up the sounds of the live band.
Adult $78 | Children 6-12 yrs $35 | Children 3-5 yrs $20 CI
Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot, 6 am
Work off that extra helping of Thanksgiving Dinner and have fun raising funds to end senior hunger in the Cayman Islands. It’s the last timed run before the Cayman Islands Marathon. Meet by the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman (Safehaven).
CI$25 Adult (Age 18+)
CI$15 Junior (Age 11 to 17)
CI$10 Children (Age 4 to 10)
Race categories for the timed 5K & 10K: Male / Female / Junior / Adult / Senior (55+).
Register Online at www.caymanactive.com/registrations
Seven, The Ritz Carlton, 12-3 pm
Continue the Thanksgiving festivities with champagne brunch featuring delectable appetizers, pastries, desserts, breakfast classics and brunch favourites featuring Moët & Chandon champagne.
Adult with champagne $98 | Adult without champagne $78 | Children under 12 years $30