FOOD & BOOZE NEWS

THE BIG EASY DOES THANKSGIVING
This iconic King’s Road American diner takes Thanksgiving (this Thursday) very seriously. There will be a live band from 8:30, by which time you’ll have tucked into your roasted breast of Norfolk turkey with giblet gravy, chestnut stuffing, green beans and candied sweet potatoes with toasted hazelnuts. Afterwards, it’ll be a choice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream or pecan pie with vanilla bean ice cream. 332-334 King's Road, SW3 5UR, tel: 020 7352 4071.

...AND SO DOES LE CAFE ANGLAIS
There may be nothing American about an English cafe with a French name, but for some reason, Le Cafe Anglais is jumping on board with Thanksgiving, with a continental twist, naturellement. Dinner includes hors d’oeuvres of chicken boudin, oysters rockefeller, pickled squash, radish and ricotta salad and shrimp cocktail, followed by the main event: roast turkey with apple and chestnut bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and, of course, pumpkin pie. Menu costs £39.50. 8 Porchester Gardens, W2 4DB. To reserve, call 020 7221 1415.

PLYMOUTH GIN MARTINI MASTERCLASS
As part of the Juniper Society's monthly gin club, Plymouth Gin will be hosting a masterclass – with one session to teach martini history, and one to teach you the secrets in action. 29 Nov, 6-9pm at Graphic Bar, Golden Square.

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BABBO TURNS ONE: NO BILL
To celebrate, the Italian restaurant is offering diners the chance to dine without a bill. The lucky customers on “Tavola Una” (Table One) will have a free dinner and drinks, to be revealed at the end of their meal. Offer until 27 Nov. 39 Albemarle Street, W1S 4JQ.