Turkey time: Win a Thanksgiving dinner for six and a bottle of wine

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this is your chance to win a turkey dinner for six, and a bottle of wine, all of which will be delivered to your home next Thursday.

The bird and all the fixings come courtesy of Culinary Capers, which is handling the Thanksgiving dinner at Sequoia Café (see details below) on November 27. The Wine Republic is donating a bottle of Yering Station E.D. Pinot Noir 2006 to go along with the turkey (available at Sequoia for RMB148 per bottle for Thanksgiving).

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment and tell us one thing you are thankful for in Beijing. Yes, I know my contests tend to have sillier themes, but this has been a topsy-turvy year for China – from the Sichuan earthquake to the Beijing Olympics – so why not consider what we appreciate about living here?

The deadline for entries is Friday at 3 PM and I aim to do the draw the same afternoon.

This is the second-last of a barrage of contests I have had in the queue. And I’ll soon have a list of some of the Thanksgiving dinners being held around town. In the meantime, the Culinary Capers special for November 27 at Sequoia Cafe (Guanghua Lu) is available as take out (3-6 PM) or sit down (6-10 PM) for RMB138 per person. This is the menu they provided:

  • Wild greens with merlot poached pears, caramelized hazelnuts with maple apple cider dressing
  • Oven roasted turkey with gravy
  • Celery apple and onion stuffing
  • Spiced cranberry chutney
  • Chive and crème fraîche mashed potato
  • Roast winter vegetables with brown butter and nutmeg
  • Pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream

To RSVP, contact Narissa at 13911-264-200 by Friday, November 21.

32 thoughts on “Turkey time: Win a Thanksgiving dinner for six and a bottle of wine”

  1. @ wine_cyclist,

    Yikes, that reminds me, I should really find an ayi. Four years of cleaning my own floors and counting…

    I’m thankful for being able to sample more wines and meet more wine personalities from around the world than I ever would back home.

    Cheers, Boyce

  2. I’m thankful for the unparalleled group of people I have come to know living in Beijing.

    I’m thankful for the chance to live in a dynamic city where I can make my own, largely unencumbered by the expectations of others.

    I’m thankful that I live in a city that held an amazing Olympic Games, even if that feels like a very long time ago.

    I’m thankful to live in a place with a low cost of living, a crime rate so low that I can walk anywhere at anytime of night and never be afraid.

    I’m thankful to be somewhere where every day when I wake up, I don’t know exactly what will happen. It may be good, it may be bad, but it will be memorable regardless.

    I’m thankful for Beijing, which, despite all its supposed xenophobia, has welcomed me and allowed me to have a career and a life and so much more.

    And I don’t need no turkey to get me to say that.

  3. I’m thankful for the hutongs, where Beijingers are real Beijingers, and where real foreigners go to have real experiences and real (?) qingdaos while musing about just how amazingly real all this stuff is and wow holy crap we’re all drunk yay.

    Actually I’m grateful that after the honeymoon, settling-in, and disillusionment stages, I still love this place. And I remember when we cooked a turkey in the oven of the restaurant on Bei Da’s campus and then served it and instant potatoes on a bunch of dorm endtables put together in the hallway. Ahhh, Charlie Brown, this is Gan An Jie.

  4. I’m thankful for the little 24hr convenience stores in my complex that will deliver me a single pack of cigarettes at 4a.m. in subzero temperatures. Or a single egg or whatever random sundry item I want at any hour of the day…and theres not extra charge or tip!

  5. I’m thankful that the Olympics turned out amazing and now we can all go on with our lives without the distractions, annoyances, and hassles (except for subway security) that they caused.

  6. I’m actually thankful for all incredible south-asian friends i’ve made here and their oh-so-tasty Curry Chicken recipes.

  7. I came to Beijing for Olympic related business from May to Sept. I am thankful for the incredible adventure I experienced. The people, the culture, the history, the food….fell in love with the energy. Beijing you have a lot going for you….keep it up!

  8. There’s a vibrancy here that I never experienced to the same extent before arriving in China. That and a working public transportation system.

  9. I’m thankful for malaxiangguo.

    I know, it’s not from Beijing, but this city has fed my addiction by putting mala restaurants on every corner.

  10. I’m thankful for the general intransigence of Beijingers. This is what it costs. That is how it works. This is why it isn’t. That is who we are. This is where it’s at.

    And for everything else, it’s simply “meiyou” or “buzhidao”.

    Amen you stubborn bastards, and don’t ever let anyone intimidate, bully, cow, or otherwise bludgeon you into being any other way. Especially foreigners exactly like me.

  11. I am thankful for the incredible opportunities that Beijing provides. I would never be able to be doing what i am doing at my age back in the US.

  12. Very simply: I’m thankful for the fact that Beijing allows me to live a very comfortable life without every being called an alcoholic.

  13. I am thankful for the kind people who opened an American Apparel store in Beijing and made me enjoy shopping again.

    I am thankful for my bosses who are smart and reasonable and seem to like employing me.

    I am thankful for pumpkins, because they make yummy soup.

    I am thankful for coffee and Nyquil for getting me through my flu.

    I am thankful for being able to go home for Christmas this year.

  14. I’m thankful that I can have a slew of visitors to Beijing, that stay at my apartment.. and they can bring me heaps of Canadian products in return! :)

  15. I am thankful for the restaurant scene in Beijing, knowing that I can sample a huge variety of foods from loads of different countries.

    Where else can you sample Ethiopian, Russian, Thai, Uzbek,Indian and American e.t.c, affordably?

  16. I am thankful to Beijing to open the horizon for me. Its my first job outside India – my home country – and my first home away from India so Beijing will always be special to me – my door into the world…

  17. I’m thankful for the small things line walking around late at night feeling safer than most places in the world or being able to summon a private driver within 1/2 hour notice. The variety of options available from a culinary point of view as well as the mix of modern vagabonds that call beijing home (at least some of them)

  18. I’m thankful that Beijing’s culinary scene is becoming world class. I love the fact that I can get Ethiopian, Indian, Singaporian and Norwegian food any day of the week…the downside is that my wallet and scale seem to move in opposite direction.

  19. I am thankful for my amazing Christmas gift, a ticket home to show off my belly. Something to be even more thankful for, the opportunity to return to a city I love to birth my first child. It´s an excitingly dynamic place…Beijing.

  20. Aside from best friends & family, I’m thankful to have a great job in this time of turmoil. This has been a year of amazing career achievements that I cannot take for granted. I have so much to thank for in Beijing and China, in general, this is a great place to live!

  21. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work and live here in Beijing where I am able to come in close contact with my “roots” Being Chinese-American, I am grateful for growing up with a Western mindset and a great community back home which supports me in my personal and professional endeavors abroad. I now feel that my “inbetween ness” has evened out. Now, time for some delcious Turkey, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. Add a dash of red vinegar, some MA LA peppers, and a bowl of noodles!

  22. I’m thankful for the people that make life special: my family in North America with their unconditional love and support for their wayward son/brother/uncle who relocated a half a world away; and my family here: my wife, my daughter and even my mother-in-law that, despite her foibles and funny accent, cares for my daughter with all the love in the world every day while we’re at work.

    Oh and I’m thankful as well for the wise words of Beijing Boyce who with this blog has kept me up-to-date with all manner of things in Beijing, despite the fact that as a new parent I’ve basically become a social recluse.

  23. Thanks for the cheap food and cheap clothes!
    Thanks for the Chinese people that always wanted to help you!
    Thanks for the nice culture!

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