Bid farewell to 2021 and greet the new year with some great food and plenty of champagne at these celebrations
Ring in the New Year in style this December 31 at some of Hong Kong’s hottest parties and restaurants. This year, some of our city’s celebrations are taking on a 70s disco vibe, so dust off the bell-bottom trousers and platform shoes and get into the groove. Here are our not-to-miss picks.
LPM Restaurant and Bar
Indulge in some fabulous French Mediterranean fare this New Year’s Eve before the LPM Restaurant and Bar is transformed into the famed Studio 54 nightclub, complete with deejay spinning disco classics from 8 pm onwards. Celebratory dishes to enjoy include Kristal Caviar, scallop tartar paired with Granny Smith apple, gratinated oysters with a topping of Provencal-inspired butter that combines butter, roasted pepper and Herbs de Provence. Mains feature grilled Black Onyx sirloin steak marinated with garlic and rosemary and paired with mini girolle mushrooms and grilled pink sea bream seasoned with salt and pepper. Do not miss trying one or two of the special Jean Cocteau cocktails that celebrate this French 1920s writer and bon vivant, such as the Eugene, a combination of Hennessy VSOP, Mancino Rosso, Ferrand dry curacao with sandalwood for warmth and salted prunes for sweetness.
Join the end of year fun at one of Hong Kong’s newest venues The Sixteenth this New Year’s Eve as they throw a Disco Countdown Under the Stars party. The expansive garden terrace will be transformed into a boogie wonderland, so bring the big hair and flairs from 10 pm and strut your funky stuff into 2022. Guests who have dinner reservations from 8 pm at La Favorita, Honjokko and TMK Funk & Rolls have access to the countdown party for an extra HK$680 per person. There will be free-flowing drinks, mini-sandwiches, sweets, and champagne from 10 pm to midnight. Booking closes on December 28.
Vibes at the Mira Hong Kong know how to throw a party and if you love to boogie, don’t miss the Disco Delights Countdown Party. This laid back open-air lounge bar takes you back to the classic disco era with a mirrored disco ball, smoke effects and confetti gun and offers unlimited cocktails and champagne to toast 2022. To get you in the party mood, there will be unlimited festive cocktails include the Aurora specials such as Celestial Magenta fueled with Southern Comfort and homemade cinnamon syrup and Stormy Twilight with a dash of violet pea flower essence and garnished with candied gin. Pro dancers and two DJs will keep the party going all night. Get your tickets before December 28.
Ink Seafood Café & Bar
Party on the city’s harbourfront with the spectacular Victoria Harbour as a backdrop this New Year’s Eve. Ink Seafood Café & Bar is throwing an end of year party with party packages of a selection of snacks, free-flow house wines, prosecco and beer and DJ Just Bee keeping the music going well into the new year. Book early to claim your front row spot at Ink’s semi-covered alfresco space by the edge of Victoria Harbour. Get your tickets before December 21. Celebrations start at 9.30 pm.
For a lively end to the year, Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is throwing a New Year’s Countdown Party, with free-flow champagne, deejay performances and laser shows among the neon light decor to set the mood to welcome 2022. But before the revelry begins, Ozone is offering a glamorous buffet with a live raclette cheese station accompanied by condiments of crispy sourdough, roast potatoes, bacon bits and pearl onion, and many amazing desserts for those with a sweet tooth.