DD and I went to a preview of ‘Thanksgiving Month’ last night, which will see three American-themed venues in Sydney CBD host Thanksgiving experiences throughout November.
Over the month, each venue will offer a range of food and drink options that put a spin on classic holiday favourites such as Thanksgiving banquets, local music ‘parade’ line-ups, and a range of American-inspired cocktails.
When I got the invitation I responded immediately to let them know I was peachy keen to come along with a plus one.
The night kick-started with a banquet at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, followed by cocktails at The Swinging Cat and dessert at Jolene’s.
Poor us …
The city was absolutely pumping last night. All three venues were packed with happy patrons and live music filled the air.
NOLA is such a special spot to enter – the fabulous decor feels like you’ve been transported to New Orleans and the vibe was enhanced by a jazz band. Our feast included mashed potato and gravy, corn, fried chicken, potato buns, roast turkey, Mac and cheese and other delights.
There was also a yummy cocktail with prosecco, peach and Jack Daniel’s.
A mini bus was waiting to transport us to the next venue to slurp cocktails. We shared a booth with a fellow blogger and Facebook friend called Maxabella and commiserated about the challenges of the teen years.
Then we wandered around the corner to Jolene’s, a lively Nashville inspired cocktail, whiskey and country music bar.
Here are some happy snaps … unfortunately none of us …
It was very amusing to send the youngest a pic of the pecan pie we were served at Jolene’s. Well, the youngest wasn’t so impressed, since she’s anaphylactic to pecans.
I decided not to kiss her goodnight when I got home, just to be on the safe side.
As you can imagine, DD had to sleep over after all that extravagance. He’s currently snoring beside me. I will need to wake him up soon – there are dogs to be walked, Nurofen to be popped and a big day’s work to be done.
Fortunately NOLA sent me home with a container of Thanksgiving leftovers for my lunch!
Have a great weekend and I will catch you on Monday.
Song of the day: Madonna “American Pie”