On Friday afternoon I went to the Marriott to collect my turkey, trimmings and apple pie which I had won in a competition on Instagram run by Qatar Living and the Marriott. Turkey To Go isn’t a concept that I am familiar with so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I ordered 3 days in advance and when I went to collect it was all boxed up ready to go – very simple and hassle free. The drive to my apartment was torture as it smelt delicious and I couldn’t wait to tuck in.
It was like Christmas day when we opened the box, a HUGE golden turkey, foil containers of various vegetables, two tubs of gravy, a portion of cranberry sauce, trays of stuffing, candied pecans plus an enormous deep filled apple pie. Everything was hot and ready to be served so we laid everything out on the table and got stuck in. I didn’t even bother to transfer anything into serving dishes!
What a feast. The turkey was moist, succulent and well seasoned and I was pleasantly surprised that the garlic infused sprouts, carrots with honey and roasted potatoes were so fresh and crunchy. The gravy was thick, rich and deep with flavour and the chestnut and bread stuffing disappeared in no time. There were 4 of us eating and I felt that the turkey and sides would comfortably feed about 8 people with plenty of extra turkey – we barely made a dent in it!
There was a concern that we wouldn’t be able to find room for apple pie but after an hour or so we couldn’t resist. We all agreed it was one of the best apple pies we’ve ever had, the pastry was thin and crisp and the apple with a hint of cinnamon was soft and not overly sweet.
As I won everything in the competition I can’t say how much it would cost to buy but what I can say is if someone wanted a Turkey To Go I would recommend the service provided by the Marriott. We had quite a lot of food left so the next day I boxed it up and gave it to the security and maintenance staff who work in my apartment block. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it as much as we did