7 festive menus to savour in Hong Kong this holiday season
November 19, 2021
By: Tracey Furniss
November 19, 2021
Whether turkey, duck or something completely different ignites your festive taste buds, chefs in Hong Kong have curated tasty menus for this Christmas season
Get into the festive spirit at Spanish favourite, La Rambla. Dine like a Catalan at brunch and dinner with traditional celebratory dishes like Pollastre Rostit (roast spring chicken with seasonal mushroom), Sarsuela De Rap (French monkfish, Boston lobster, clams and mussels stew), and Tronc De Nadal (traditional Catalan Christmas cake with chocolate). Christmas Day brunch is HK$780 per person. Christmas Dinner, HK$850 per person, is available on the 24th and 25th December.
Simon Rogan’s one-Michelin star Roganic serves his unique style of modern British cuisine. This Christmas Eve and Day, Roganic offers a three-course menu with added options. Dishes on the festive menu include roasted chestnut and celeriac soup with smoked eel and apple soda bread; pine cured salmon with caviar and whipped cod roe; 10-day aged local goose with all the trimmings of goose fat potato, poached baby carrot in orange and star anise, pickled red cabbage and roasted Brussel sprouts. Save room for dessert of 70 per cent chocolate fondant with kumquat and brandy custard, malted choux, whipped eggnog and mincemeat. HK$1088 per person, available for lunch and dinner.
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Enjoy a modern Australian festive menu at Hue Dining on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Take in the magnificent view of Victoria harbour this Christmas Eve and Day while enjoying a three-course lunch menu or a four-course dinner. Guests are greeted with a range of canapés, including shucked Coffin Bay oysters garnished with cucumber granite and champagne; starters of leek and potato soup served with poached Taiyouran egg and shaved truffle and prawn terrine with cucumber and chestnut follow. Choices of mains feature slow-cooked turkey breast served with cranberry ketchup, pickled cherries and vanilla roasted parsnips; Japanese Sawara fish fillet “escabeche,” topped with fennel salad and flamed clams; crispy pork belly served with rolled red cabbage, “kabu” Japanese turnip, and green apple purée on the side; or roasted Wagyu sirloin served with mustard greens, truffled mustard, bone marrow, slow-cooked ox tongue and Cévennes sweet onion. The menu ends with a banoffee cheesecake. Enjoy four courses for HK$880 per person, or three courses for HK$780 per person; add wine pairing for HK$450 per person.
For something Italian this Christmas, the menu at Aria will have you in gourmet heaven. With seven courses, highlights include foie gras terrine with red cabbage puree, pappardelle with braised venison and saffron, and mains of langoustine with cauliflower, caviar cream sauce and white truffle skin or braised oxtail with black truffle, chestnut and fingerling potatoes; the menu is priced at HK$1,488 per person.
Fumi is offering an eight-course set dinner for an extravagant Japanese feast this Christmas from the 24th to 31st December. Highlights include Chūtoro and Hokkaido sea urchin sashimi; seared scallop with sweet soy sauce; prawn hokkaiyaki; crispy crab cake cutlet; pan-fried A4 Miyazaki beef with garlic; and Miyazaki chicken thigh with egg rice bowl. The menu is HK$1,080 per person, and diners on Christmas Eve will receive an Evolcare skincare gift set worth HK$360.
Newly opened Bacchus offers innovative Asian-infused French cuisine. Their first Christmas menu looks exciting with dishes such as marbling duck foie gras and 70 per cent komele chocolate and hibiscus coulis, and Australian Wagyu beef Wellington with celery emulsion and truffle jus. The four-course menu on Christmas Eve is HK$988 per person. Ask too for the wine pairing.
If you are looking for Christmas dinner on the beach, Bathers on Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau, is the perfect spot. Menu highlights include smoked duck breast served with gherkins and peach dressing; braised mixed seafood with mussels, prawn and squid in garlic, white wine and a fine herb sauce; roast turkey, stuffing with ham, carrots, Brussel sprouts and turkey gravy; pan-fried seabass, served with chickpeas, courgette and kidney beans; O’Conner Striploin steak served with roasted potato and green salad; and squash rigatoni with butternut squash, almonds, rocket and parmesan. The three-course beachfront menu is available all day from the 24th to 26th December and is priced at HK$360 per person.
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