Here’s How Our Little Modern Family Is Celebrating Thanksgiving

I will always do my best to find positive in a negative situation. I try to always find the proverbial silver lining – and while not everyone is like me, I know that it personally helps me get through the harder days. And boy oh boy, there’s been a few of those in 2020.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I realized that this year has been pretty extraordinary – and so to celebrate and give thanks for what we have, Julio, Catherine, Canela & I are going to celebrate in an extraordinary way. Because we deserve it, and so do you.

I’ve done the big thanksgiving, cooking over a hot stove for dozens of family members. And don’t get me wrong, I love every minute of it. But this year I have come to accept that maybe it’s time to let someone else do it for me so that I can be present and enjoy every minute with the people I love most in my life.

This Thanksgiving, let the Fairmont Royal York culinary team do the cooking like we are. Guests can choose from our full Thanksgiving dinner to go OR Afternoon Tea to go.

Click the links below for all of the details:

Meal includes:

  • Ontario Free Range Turkey or Maple & Mustard Glazed Ham
  • Kabocha Squash & Apple Bisque
  • Brioche Popover Rolls
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • Rosemary Pan Gravy
  • House Cranberry Sauce
  • Herb Roasted Marble Potatoes
  • Honey Glazed Root Vegetables
  • Home Style Pumpkin Tart with Whipped Vanilla Bean Cream or Home Style Apple Pie with Whipped Molasses Cream
  • Reheating Instruction Sheet
  • Disposable Temperature Gauge

Additional Sides (serves 4), $10 each

  • Brioche Popover Rolls
  • Kabocha Squash & Apple Bisque
  • Rosemary Pan Gravy
  • House Cranberry Sauce
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • Herb Roasted Marble Potatoes
  • Honey Glazed Root Vegetables
  • Pumpkin Tarts (serves 6-8)
  • Apple Pie (serves 6-8)

Additional Turkey or Ham 

  • Small Turkey (serves 4): $70 
  • Large Turkey (serves 8): $90 
  • Small Ham (serves 4): $70 
  • Large Ham (serves 8): $90

Order By: 12 noon October 9
Pick-up Date: October 11, 2020
Pick-up Times: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Now, if like us, you can’t see your family and want to dine out, REIGN is taking reservations and is one of the best meal experiences I’ve had in 2020. That’s saying a lot for those of you who follow along with me on social media – and I mean it. Reservations can be made for Thanksgiving here after you grab a well deserved drink at Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails

For those of you opting for the takeaway option, you’ll be happy to know that *$5 from each order will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Canada. Again, Fairmont Royal York going above and beyond to make this memory the best one possible while also giving back.

This year, if you are feeling like you deserve to do something special, why not celebrate Thanksgiving like we are and take the hard part away. An extraordinary year calls for an extraordinary way of saying thank you to those people you love and are able to see.

Join in on the social media conversation with us by following @FairmontRoyalYork on Instagram, @FairmontRYH on Twitter and by ‘Following’ their Facebook Page. Share your favourite Thanksgiving 2020 memories along with your meal by using #RYHFestive 

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands I’m working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. I’d love to have you join on the adventures.

Photos: Daniel Reyes & All Social Media accounts listed above

Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Mobile Device of choice on the Rogers network.

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