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5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours

November 19th 2020

by Aude Camus
Because traveling isn’t really an option at the moment, I have rounded up the best restaurants for you to enjoy festive flavours from all around the world without leaving Hong Kong. Today’s round-up invites you to celebrate the festive season with a touch of Dolce Vita.

5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours
The newest Italian destination in town will be celebrating Christmas with a mouth-watering array of seasonal specials served alongside chef Andrea Zamboni’s signature dishes including the Ode to XLB, an homage to the xiao long bao served with French turbot tartare filling and turbot stock with a touch of citrus, bergamot, orange and lemon zest but also the Uovo all’Uovo, a white truffle dish presented with scrambled livornese hen’s egg, poached quail egg, ikura and Baeri caviar.
7-course Christmas dinner: December 24 and 25. HKD 1,688 per person
7-course New Year’s Eve dinner: December 31. HKD 1,488 per person
24/F, California Tower, 30-36 d’Aguilar Street – Central

5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours
Specialising in authentic cuisine from Piedmont, Castellana invites you to send Christmas in this beautiful region lying at the borders of France and Switzerland with festive menus highlighting the typical rich and full-bodied flavours of the region. Throughout the month of December, a 4-course and 7-course menu will await for you to dig in specialties such as the Risotto al Castelmagno, a Carnaroli rice risotto with Castelmagno cheese, or the Filetto di Cervo, a deer tenderloin celebrating the game season. And as the festive season coincides perfectly with the white truffle season, you will have the opportunity to enhance your festive menu with aromatic shaves of Alba truffles originated from the Piedmont region. On New Year’s Eve you will wave goodbye to 2020 with a 7-course feast with highlights such as the Carbonara “Au Koque” homemade tagliolini or the veal sweetbread with Balsamico spice.
4-course and 7-course Christmas menu: from December 7 until January 6 (only the 7-course menu will be available on December 24). HKD 1,280 per person for 4 courses – HKD 1,880 with wine pairing - and HKD 1,580 per person for 7 courses – HKD 2,280 with wine pairing.
7-course New Year’s Eve menu: December 31. HKD 1,580, HKD per person and HKD 2,280 with wine pairing.
10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road – Causeway Bay
DiVino Patio

5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours
A favourite among families, DiVino Patio is inviting you to a gourmet Natale. Memories of the festive season from the North to the South of the Italian peninsula have inspired chef Omar Agostini to cook festive dishes, available a-la-carte or in a 3-course menu such, as traditional homemade cappelletti in capon broth, Christmas pig trotter with stewed lentils and classic panettone with hot chocolate sauce.
Festive dishes and 3-course festive menu: on December 24, 25, 26 and 27. HKD 458 per person for the 3-course menu.
And if you have little ones eager to meet Santa Clauss, make sure and visit the restaurant on Saturday December 19, starting from 6 pm, for the Aperol Spritz Aperitivo Natale during which the usual abundance of complimentary bites will go festive with panettone and various Italian festive treats. Santa will be there, kicking off good cheer with gifts for everyone.
Shop 11, 1/F, BRIM 28, Causeway Bay centre, 28 Harbour Road – Wan Chai

5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours
Hong Kong’s much loved pasta bar is celebrating the festive season with, well, pastas! Available on December 25, 26 and January 1st, the festive brunch is a perfect combo of Italian appetisers such as the truffle bresaola rolls followed by pastalicious mains such as the signature truffle tagliolini or the season’s specials Christmas cannelloni and pumpkin and sweet potato gnocchi. On top of the festive brunch, the restaurants will also be adding a few festive specials to the menu such as Christmas ravioli.
Festive brunch: on December 25, 26 and January 1, from 11 am to 4 pm. HKD 248 per person (HKD 168 in Sha Tin outlet).
Festive specials: dinner on December 24 and 31, all day on December 25 and lunch in December 26 and January 1.
Central: G/F, 24-26 Aberdeen Street – Soho
Wan Chai: G/F, No. 16 St. Francis Yard
TST: 29-31 Chatham Rd South
Shatin: Shop 251, Phase One, New Town Plaza – New Territories
Lai Chi Kok: Shop G03, G/F, D2 Place TWO, 15 Cheung Shun Street

5 restaurants for a festive season infused with Italian flavours
Christmas at Pirata will be celebrated the authentic Italian way with generous dishes to share between families and friends such as the classic burrata and cold cuts but also lobster spaghetti and Christmas veal roast. The panettone and tiramisu will have you end the feast with a traditional sweet touch.
Festive brunch: on December 25, 26 and January 1, from 11 am to 4 pm. HKD 378 per person, HKD 98 for kids.
Christmas tasting dinner: on December 24 and 25, from 6 pm. HKD 590 per person from 6 to 8pm, HKD 690 from 8 pm, HKD 480 for a vegetarian menu, HKD 98 for kids.
NYE tasting dinner: on December 31, from 6 pm. HKD 680 per person from 6 to 8pm, HKD 880 from 8 pm, HKD 680 for a vegetarian menu, HKD 98 for kids.
29/30 F, 239 Hennessy Road – Wan Chai


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