Thanksgiving Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, Copenhagen

Did you laugh out loud when you read the title of this post? Because I laughed out loud when I typed it.

Who knew that one day I’d be having a Thanksgiving Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, and then blogging about it? Actually, dinner in general. I haven’t eaten here since I was 11 years old at my class social and my first ever boyfriend was dared to give me a hug in truth or dare. It was turned out to be a lingering hug. Pretty saucy stuff.

Anyway, since I had nothing but great childhood memories, there was no reason I couldn’t make more, even if my taste buds have fully developed. The reason we chose it was because we were in Copenhagen, and where else does thanksgiving dinner? Exactly. I was longing for Boy and my Friendsgiving last year, but alas, we made do.

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Bridget’s Aunt, Uncle and Brother were in town, which made it as close to a family meal as we were going to get.

This is what we were geared up for…

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Hayden and I ordered a glass of bubbly right away. It’s the celebrating season, after all.

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We sat upstairs, and I felt the urge to take a picture of the lights hanging from the wall. I’m not exactly sure what I want to write about it, so maybe I’ll just leave it as that.

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Bridget’s family is from Boston, so it must have been so weird for them to have their Thanksgiving dinner in a restuanrat in Copenhagen. Thanksgiving is a BIG deal in America. My dorms are full of Americans, and a lot of them had put aside the whole day to drink. Any excuse, right?

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And we were the delights they got to spend the evening with. Lucky them.

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Gabby and I were facing one of the many TV screens in Hard Rock that played music videos. I didn’t really get it – one minute they were playing old school rock, but they also played 3 different Black Eyed Peas videos during our meal. Someone must really like The Black Eyed Peas.

The first part of the dinner was Pumpkin Soup. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was actually super creamy and delicious.

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We were wondering if it’d come out as individual portions already on plates or a family-style meal. It turned out to be a mix of both – a family platter but with portions indicated, such as the scoopfulls of mash and beans wrapped up in portions.

That’s right – Cheddar Mashed Potato. MMMMMMM. Also, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans and Stuffing.

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It was a good last-minute, eat-out Thanksgiving meal. We knew what we were paying for, and it was perfectly suited for the evening. It’d be unfair to compare it to our Friendsgiving last year, where Boy and I declared ourselves King and Queen of Friendsgiving. God, I’m just excited thinking about next year’s meal.

I’ve already decided that I’ll be making Pecan Pie, since the one in Hard Rock was actually bloody good. With a side of whipped cream? Om nom nom.

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Maybe I’ll do a whole tray of desserts next year. And after talking to Bridget’s Aunt about how she does her turkey, although you could potentially burn your house down, next year’s turkey WILL be deep-fried! Or I may just make a nut roast. Who knows what I’ll be eaing then…

2 Comments

  1. Caroline
    December 11, 2015 / 2:28 am

    Love your blog Bianca. What fun we had with you girls. We are so glad Bridget has all of you in her life. However, i never fried a turkey. I thinkk Jed and Russel may have been the ones to do it. I remember hiding. If u r ever in the Boston area make sure Bridget lets us know?

    • December 13, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks so much Caroline, I definitely will do! xx

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