Why not spend Thanksgiving in Italy here with us?

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Thanksgiving Day is soon upon us! Families and friends across the U.S. will gather to feast, relax and watch football or movies. It seems like a perfect time to invite you all to our Thanksgiving feast taking place here at L’Osteria di Giovanni.

For almost 88% of Americans, Turkey is the star of their Thanksgiving dinner that falls on the fourth Thursday in November. Here at L’Osteria di Giovanni we want everyone to feel welcome and we have prepared a delicious Thanksgiving menu for not only our American guests but also our Italian friends here in Firenze and of course anyone else who wants to join us!

On November 27th our menu will consist in a first course, a main course and you can pick your choice of dessert from four delicious ones!

We have given our menu a slight Italian touch by serving Prosecco and crostini as pre-dinner appetizers. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine, perfect to be accompanied by crostini which is an Italian appetizer consisting of a small slice or grilled or toasted bread with various toppings. For the first course we will serve you a Velouté of basil and peas served with iconic corn bread  and a delicious creamy Risotto with leeks and chestnuts!

We will keep the tradition of the main course being a tender roasted turkey with pear and chestnut bread stuffing served with cranberry sauce and gravy, sweet potato puree, glazed pearl onions and string beans. Studies have shown that Turkey’s meat, especially from its breast is very good for you as it is low in fat yet high in protein!

Our choice of desserts are a New York cheesecake with raspberry coulis, pecan pie, chocolate brownie and lemon cake all served with vanilla ice-cream. Why not try our pecan pie which is made with corn syrup and pecan nuts! It’s very sweet with caramelized maple with some cinnamon, its texture is like creamy custard and the pecans are soft. It is a delicious conclusion to our Thanksgiving meal served with vanilla ice-cream.

Since we also have many non-American guests here are some useful facts you might want to know about the famous American Thanksgiving meal!

  • Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees
  • Americans eat on average 46 million turkeys at Thanksgiving!
  • The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 15 pounds

Bookings are open, so if you are in Firenze for Thanksgiving and might be missing home, there’s  a little taste of America right in the centre of town. We hope that you can join us.

Just 45.00 euro per person, and 12.00 euro for kids under 12.

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