Get Your Fill of Fall Comfort Food at Yew’s American Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 22

Artic Char with green peppercorn and potato hash, and balsamic marinated mushrooms. Photo credit: Yew

Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, but American Thanksgiving goes down this Thursday, Nov. 22. For Canadians in need of a second helping of turkey, or American expats short on time, swanky Yew Restaurant + Bar perched at treetop level in the downtown Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel has an enticing American Thanksgiving menu.

On Nov. 22, Yew restaurant will serve a fancy, 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner for $45 per head. As a new mom who’s been planning on baking a pumpkin cake for two weeks now, and still hasn’t gotten around to it, the menu is really appealing. My inner Martha Stewart is, as Yew suggests, taking a break this year.

The menu features enhanced classics like slow cooked turkey breast, stuffing, brussels sprouts, maple cranberries and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Turkey dinner seconds are only $10 more. And for those who aren’t into the bird, Yew is also serving arctic char with potato hash and balsamic mushrooms (pictured above). Perhaps the desserts (pumpkin pie with Nutella ice cream and salted caramel popcorn, for example) are the real draw.

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Get Your Fill of Fall Comfort Food at Yew’s American Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 22

Why Visit Vancouver? Say it in 125 characters and Win!

Day 65

Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and year as Cultural Capital of Canada will be celebrated throughout 2011. To help kick things off we’re launching a fun Twitter contest to help spread some of that Vancouver love around the Twitisphere.

We’re calling it the Why Visit Vancouver contest!

But hang on – this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Twitter contest where you simply have to re-Tweet to win. This time we’re going to make you work for it (just a little).

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Why Visit Vancouver? Say it in 125 characters and Win!