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Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019

December 2nd 2019


by Aude Camus 
 
I may have mentioned it already (ok, I’ve mentioned it a hundred times) but, according to me, if the festive season must be one thing it’s yummy! I’ve been on a mission of scouting out the tastiest festive menus in town and happy to share my yummy finds with you guys.
 
by alphabetical order
 
 
 
Bedu
Something from the Middle-East 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Executive Chef Corey Riches is bringing starry night Bedouin feasts to holiday-spirited diners with its Festive Chef’s Menu designed for sharing and featuring treats such as Black garlic and Almond Labneh with flatbread o the Spice Roasted Pork Belly. 
 
On Christmas Day, the chef will be spicing things up offering an exclusive 5 dishes menu including traditional Middle Eastern Smoky Hummus, Garlic Labneh with Za’atar and Preserved Peach and Haloumi Salad, and choose from two main courses; Saffron and Thyme Whole Roasted  Spatchcock or ‘Zucchini Three Ways’. Guests have a choice of Christmas Spiced Dark Chocolate Pudding or light and fresh Raspberry Sorbet to finish off the meal.
 
 
Festive Chef’s Menu is available throughout November and December (with the exception of Christmas Day): HKD 390/ person 
Menu must be pre-ordered 48h in advance and a HKD 150 deposit is required
 
Christmas Day menu – Wednesday Dec 24 from 12 pm to 9 pm: HKD 520/person
 
REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF LAURA AND ALEX, FOUNDERS OF MERAKI GROUP (THE GROUP BEHIND BEDU)
 
 
 
Belon
Something French 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Awarded with its first Michelin Star last year, Belon offers French-rooted yet locally inspired cuisine and both Christmas Day lunch and Christmas Day dinner will be infused with a touch of French flair and featuring the whole roasted “Three Yellow” chicken with “petit pois à la Française” as the main course. 
 
Christmas Day lunch – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 588/person 
Christmas Day dinner – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 1,288/person 
 


Buenos Aires Polo Club
Something meaty 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
With its warm atmosphere and the welcoming comfort of its lounge, Buenos Aires Polo Club delivers some serious wintery vibes perfect for a festive meal. Christmas Eve dinner there is a family-style Argentinian affair starring pure Black Angus steaks from the pampas’ General Pico range, empanadas and some comforting sides such as Mascarpone and brown butter-bolstered mashed potatoes. Who’s in for a Festin de Navidad? 
 
Christmas Eve dinner – Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 678/person
 
 
 
Caprice
Something three Michelin stars  

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Boasting beautiful views of the Victoria harbor (making it the perfect place for watching the NYE fireworks) and serving the three Michelin star awarded cuisine from Chef Guillaume Galliot, Caprice is no less than one of our favorite restaurants in town and the ultimate place for those looking at toasting to the festive season in style and enjoying a true feast with some of the finest, and yummiest, ingredients: Pigeon breast from Racan, Venison from Loire Valley, Brittany Blue Lobster, Bresse Chicken, Oscietra Caviar … 
 
Christmas Eve dinner  – Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 3,988/person
Christmas Day lunch  – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 1,938/person
Christmas Day dinner  – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 2,980/person
New Year’s Eve dinner  – Tuesday Dec 31: HKD 5,398/person
 
REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF GUILLAUME GALLIOT, CHEF DE CUISINE AT CAPRICE
 
 
 
John Anthony
Something Cantonese with a modern twist 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
For the festive season, modern Cantonese grill John Anthony offers a 9-dish set dinner centered around the restaurant’s signature: the 42-Day Roasted Pecking Duck. A nice Canto twist to your traditional Christmas turkey. 
 
Festive menu available from Nov 29 until Dec 26 – dinner only: HKD 680/person
Min 4 people – must be pre-ordered 24h in advance 
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF JOHN ANTHONY
 
 
 
L’Envol
Something lavish 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Opened this year The St Regis Hong Kong, L’Envol offers sumptuous French cuisine in a beautiful setting. The Festive Menu is a perfect showcase of awarded Chef Olivier Elzer’s tasty cuisine and I’m already drooling over the Goose Foie Gras terrine served with Perigord black truffle toasted brioche. Other yummy highlights of the festive menu include Oysters, Hokkaido Sea urchin and Roasted French capon with Perigord black truffle. 
 
Wine experience (7 glasses): HKD 1,288/person
Christmas Eve dinner – Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 2,688/person
Christmas Day lunch – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 2,688/person
New Year’s Day lunch – Wednesday January 1: HKD 1,288/person
New Year’s Day dinner – Wednesday January 1: HKD 2,088/person

REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF CHEF OLIVIER ELZER
 
 
 
La Petite Maison
Something Mediterranean 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Christmas at La Petite Maison is infused with French flair and radiates with cool South of France vibes. In pure Mediterranean style, the Christmas menu has been designed to be shared between the guests and the 11 dishes (yes 11!) are served “à la minute”: Escargots with garlic butter, pan-roasted Foie Gras with warm brioche, Salmon carpaccio, Red Cabbage salad, Rigatoni in cream sauce with black truffle shavings, Whole Branzino fish, Whole Roast Black Leg Chicken with Foie Gras served with Sautéed Broccolini and creamy Potato gratin, thin crust Apple Tart and last but not least the Warm Chocolate Mousse. A food marathon! 
 
Menu crafted for eight people or more but can be adapted to smaller groups and couples on request in advance
Festive menu available from Dec 1st until Dec 31 – lunch and dinner: HKD 988/ person
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF LA PETITE MAISON
 
 
 
Le Bistro Winebeast
Something bistro 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Our fav bistro in town has put together a yummy French infused 5-course menu and it is seriously mouthwatering: Terrine of duck Foie Gras, Carpaccio of Hokkaido Scallop, Grilled Scampi with squid ink risotto, Angus Beef Striploin and Dessert Platter. 
 
Festive menu available from Nov 15 until Dec 31: HKD 698/ person, HKD 898 with wine pairing (5 glasses
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF LE BISTRO WINEBEAST
 
 
 
Mott 32
Something poultry 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
For the festive season this year, Mott 32 is serving a twist on a traditional turkey dinner. Guests can enjoy their turkey served three ways - free-range BBQ whole bronzed turkey served with pancakes (à la Peking Duck), shredded turkey with five shades salad, and minced turkey and water chestnut in lettuce cups. 
 
Festive menu available from Nov 25 until Dec 31 – dinner only: HKD 1,880 (for up to 6 people) 
On New Year's Day, at lunch time, Mott's 32 signature A La Carte menu will be offered along with an optional 2h free-flow (including Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut and a selection of red and white wine) priced at HKD 350 / person
48h advanced ordering required
 
 
 
Old Bailey
Something from Jiangnan

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
In pure Chinese way, Old Bailey is celebrating the Chinese Winter Solstice rather than Christmas with a menu featuring seasonal delights from the Jiangnan region: Marinated Eggs in fermented rice wine, marinated Black Fungus and Cucumber, Nanjing Salted Duck, marinated Bran Dough, Xiaolongbao and Hairy Crab Roe Xiaolongbao, Dragon’s Whiker Fish, Slow-braised Angus Beef, braised seasonal green Fish Soup, Hairy Crab Roe hand-pulled Noodles.
 
Chinese Winter Solstice menu available from Dec 20 until Dec 22: HKD 880/person, HKD 450 for wine pairing
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF OLD BAILEY
 
 
 
Roganic
Something season-driven 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
In pure Simon Rogan’s style, Roganic’s Christmas Menus are a showcase of seasonal products such as chestnut, truffle, salmon and caviar.
 
Christmas Eve lunch – Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 480/person
Christmas Eve dinner– Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 980/person
New Year’s Eve dinner – Tuesday January 31: HKD 1,480/person
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF ROGANIC
 
 
 
Rech by Alain Ducasse
Something from the sea 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Christmas at Michelin star Rech will be spend on the seashore of Brittany and guest will have a chance to feast to the freshest seafood: scallops, blue lobster, line-caught turbot …
 
Christmas Eve dinner  – Tuesday Dec 24: HKD 2,088/person, HKD 888 for wine pairing
Christmas Day lunch  – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 1,138/person
Christmas Day dinner  – Wednesday Dec 25: HKD 1,988/person, HKD 888 for wine pairing
 
REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF CHEF ALAIN DUCASSE
 
 
 
Sip Song
Something by the beach 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
If you are looking to celebrate in a casual way and feast on modern Thai food with sand between your toes, Sip Song 10-course set menu served family-style is just what you were looking for. 
 
Festive menu available from Nov 29 until Dec 26 – dinner only: HKD 330/person
Min 4 people booking 
 
REDISCOVER OUR REVIEW OF SIP SONG
 
 
 
Think Wine
Something boozy

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Newly opened coolest wine bar in Soho celebrates Christmas with wine (what else?) and special Christmas offers running through the entire month of December. A cheesy offer with the Black Truffle Month D’or Cheese (HKD 330 for half / HKD 660 for full portion), a refreshing offer with the French Oysters (HKD 210 for 6 oysters) and a boozy offer with 20% bottles on the go. 
 
Special offers run throughout the entire month of December.
 
REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF JEAN-BENOIT & ROMAIN, FOUNDERS OF THINK WINE 
 
 
 
Uma Nota
Something tropical 

Festive Dining Guide – Christmas 2019
Festivities at Uma Nota come in a vibrant Brazilian atmosphere and the festive menu features some of the chef’s favorite such as the Caldinho de Vongoles, a creamy dish of clams cooked in coconut milk spiced with turmeric, onion, tomato and coriander or the Salmon Kabayaki, a new Christmas special, served with roasted okra and mandioquinha mash made from the South American root vegetable.
 
Chef’s menu is available throughout the entire months of December: HKD 450/person 
Festive Brunch da Rua – on Dec 25 and Dec 26: from HKD 395/person 
 
REDISCOVER OUR INTERVIEW OF LAURA AND ALEX, FOUNDERS OF MERAKI GROUP (THE GROUP BEHIND UMA NOTA)










 



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