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Moscow Times
November 21, 2007
What to Do: Tomorrow's Turkey Day
James Marson, Staff Writer

It's that time of year again! Time to hunt out the biggest turkey, dig out grandma's pumpkin-pie recipe and gather family and friends around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday. Or, you can sit back, relax and let someone else do the hard work for you at one of the places offering special menus around Moscow -- but be warned that you might have to book your space in advance.

Hemingway's is offering a four-course dinner for 1,400 rubles from Thursday through Sunday. The meal starts with a pumpkin soup, made to a traditional southwestern recipe, followed by a Waldorf salad. The roast turkey comes with grilled green beans, baby carrots, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. The dinner is rounded off with pumpkin pie, served with a brandy butter sauce. A glass of red or white wine is included in the price of the meal. Special drinks offers are also promised, along with a kids' entertainer on Sunday.

The Apartment is also running a set meal on Thursday for 2,500 rubles per person, starting at 7 p.m. On the menu are all the classics such as roast turkey with gravy and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. A full program of entertainment is promised: cartoons for the kids and a retrospective of classic games for American-football fans. Guests are even to be offered the opportunity to choose the cut of turkey they want in the kitchen. Each guest also receives a cocktail on the house.

The Starlite Diner promises a homey Thanksgiving dinner at its three American-style diners. A traditional, three-course meal consisting of freshly baked turkey, Caesar salad and pumpkin pie, coffee, tea and sodas goes for 875 rubles at the Universitet branch and 975 rubles at Oktyabrskaya and Mayakovskaya; children under 12 pay 450 or 475 rubles. The dinner is to run from 2 p.m. "until the Turkey is gone."

Hemingway's, 13 Komsomolsky Prospekt, 246-5726, M.Frunzenskaya/Park Kultury.

The Apartment, 21 Savvinskaya Nab., 518-6060, M. Kievskaya.

Starlite Diner, 16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ul., 290-9638, M. Mayakovskaya; 6Prospekt Vernadskogo, 783-4037, M.Universitet; 9a Korovoi Val, 959-8919, M. Oktyabrskaya.