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Host Your Best “Friendsgiving” Yet in the Action Kitchen at the Seaport Hotel

Want to host the ultimate “Friendsgiving” this year and be the envy of all of your friends? Why, yes – yes, I do.

The Seaport Hotel in Boston is offering the opportunity for you to bring two dozen of your closest pals to the state-of-the-art Action Kitchen, where you will learn to cook a prix fixe Thanksgiving meal alongside Executive Chef Richard Rayment, before sitting down to enjoy it in the recently renovated private dining room. I have been to several events in the “AK” and this kitchen will make you feel like you are on the set of a Food Network show.  I feel like there is a real probability Bobby Flay could feel right at home in the AK, just leaning against the counter making snide remarks about my turkey basting skills. There is even a row of TVs where you can watch all of the action while you prepare your part of the meal, making the AK a unique way to host a Friendsgiving meal, birthday, or event. My friends always discuss having a Friendsgiving but there are no oven racks, kitchen counters, or Ikea couches big enough to make it worthwhile and fun for everyone – and this is the PERFECT solution!

The Seaport Hotel wants to help turkey lovers host the “Friendsgiving” feast of their dreams this holiday season by offering the chance for guests to bring up to 23 friends to the Seaport Hotel’s state-of-the-art Action Kitchen, for a private, interactive and collaborative cooking experience led by Executive Chef Richard Rayment. Chef Rayment will guide the group through the process of bringing their prix fixe menu to life and afterwards, guests can sit down to enjoy their meal in the intimate dining room and reap the rewards of their handiwork with perfectly paired wines. The “Friendsgiving” menu features an assortment of artisan cheeses and fresh bread for guests to nibble on as they work, as well as classic turkey-day dishes including:

  • rolled roast turkey roulade with cornbread stuffing and pan gravy
  • fresh cranberry and orange relish
  • sweet potato and marshmallow casserole
  • creamy corn and baby spinach casserole
  • Guests can also finish off their meal by making, baking and decorating their own Thanksgiving sugar cookies.

“Friendsgiving” in Action Kitchen is offered from November 17-19 and November 24-26 and costs $90 per person with the option to add a beverage package for an additional $36 per guest. For more information or to reserve the space for your Friendsgiving Dinner, please visit

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