05 November 2014

For Americans living in Cork, it must be a little odd to celebrate Thanksgiving thousands of miles from home - some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like roast turkey, yams and pumpkin pie are that bit harder to find, others don’t really understand what they are celebrating, and they don’t get a day off work like their family and friends State side.

So this year, to make them feel a little more at home, Cork International Hotel is extending a very special invite to Americans living and working in Cork to come and celebrate Thanksgiving with their fellow countrymen and women on Thursday, 27th November.

Invited guests will enjoy an evening of holiday cheer in the hotel’s newly refurbished Pacific dining room, with a sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet feast to include roast turkey, roast ham, and all the trimmings like corn on the cob, peas and carrots, yams, cranberry sauce, pecan pie, and of course, pumpkin pie! The Loungeman, Conor O’Shea will sing American classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and Tony Bennett, while guests make new friends, and spend quality time with old ones.

California native, Chef Michael Lamothe from Cork International Hotel said "For Americans, nothing compares with the rich tradition of gathering together on the last Thursday of November each year to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Americans living and working in Cork

This intimate evening is by special invitation only, however Cork International Hotel has a number of spaces up for grabs. Using the hashtag, #ThanksgivingCork, Americans in Cork are asked simply tell Cork International Hotel why they deserve a place at the Thanksgiving dinner table on the hotel’s Facebook (Cork International Hotel) and/ or Twitter (@No1CorkHotel) pages.

Aaron Mansworth, General Manager at Cork International Hotel said “We really want to get a feel for why people want to be part of the celebrations on November 27th. Perhaps they could share photos of themselves with their US passports at their favourite Cork location, or why not tell us why Thanksgiving means so much to them?”