It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Excited to celebrate Christmas but not sure if you prefer a traditional-style dinner or a festive-inspired fusion meal? We’ve compiled a list of Christmas menus presented by different global-themed restaurants, so if you’ve not yet planned your feasts, check out the suggestions below for your Yuletide banquets.
Aqua takes dining to new heights with its restaurant that is already world renowned for its altitude. Try their new seasonal king crab and porcini lasagne with chargrilled leeks as you admire the view. Or sample their stone-grilled Fassone Piemontese fillet steak with Jerusalem artichoke, fondant potato, morel mushroom and black truffle. The menu also features refined wine pairings that have been carefully selected for each dish.
Book the 3-course Christmas lunch at $258 (until 24 December) or 5-course Christmas dinner at $1,598 (23–26 December). You can opt for a regular wine pairing at $688 or $888 for a premium one.
Celebrate the season with a festive dinner menu that includes grilled lamb chops with teriyaki sauce and onion mustard or nasu dengaku – grilled aubergine with miso glaze, foie gras and sesame. The menu also features a selection of sushi and sashimi including yellowtail, deluxe scallop and fatty salmon. Complete your Yuletide meal with a traditional homemade panettone with white chocolate ganache and winter berry zabaglione for dessert.
Book the 5-course Christmas dinner at $698 (until 24 December) or $798 (24–26 December). You can opt for a regular wine pairing at $688 or $888 for a premium one. Additional wine pairing options can be made for $488.
Prefer a more whimsical Christmas meal? Zafran is happy to answer that call with a Spanish supper of pan-fried Hokkaido scallops with sweetcorn cream and Ibérico ham. Other Christmas offerings include Segovian-style suckling pig with red apple purée and paella with Spanish red prawns, mussels and octopus.
Book the 3-course Christmas lunch at $148 or 4-course Christmas dinner at $500. Festive meals are available until 31 December.
Or perhaps you fancy a tropical getaway for the holidays but are unable to do so? You can now savour an Indo-Chinese Christmas with Thai favourites such as tom yum goong, soft-shell crab roll and chicken satay, as well as oven-baked chicken with red curry and grilled squid with pineapple.
Book the 4-course Christmas dinner + drink at $388 until 30 December.
If you fancy a more festive Japanese celebration, relish Shiro’s offerings of Christmas bento boxes, which are also perfect for those who want to see their meals at a glance. Options include a tiger prawn and taraba king crab tempura with grilled beef tenderloin bento or a lobster and taraba sashimi bento.
Get the 6-dish ochiba bento box at $388 or the 5-dish lobster and taraba bento box at $588. The bento boxes are available until 31 December.
Go for a more rustic Christmas with nostalgic Italian picks such as tortellini in chicken broth and veal cheek in red wine polenta with grilled radicchio. Tivo also offers a round-up for your festive meal of an Italian dessert of panettone with homemade gelato.
Book the 3-course Christmas lunch at $128 or 4-course Christmas dinner at $288. Christmas meals are available until 30 December.
Feel right at home with a Lao Bei Fang lunch menu that features traditional Hutong dan dan noodles, osmanthus-flavoured kung po spicy cod and black truffle beef tenderloin. Their seven-course dinner also includes hand-shredded chicken marinated with Shaoxing wine sauce, seared Hokkaido scallops with sesame sauce and their signature crispy lamb ribs and kung po grouper fillet.
Book the Lao Bei Fang lunch at $238 (until 24 December) or dinner at $1,188 (23–26 December). Additional wine pairing options are available at $488.
Dim Sum Library (Chinese)
Savour this glam eatery’s newly crafted dumpling masterpieces including steamed wild mushroom and black truffle, sea bass and garlic and champagne lobster.
Dim Sum Library’s winter solstice dishes are available until 31 December.
CÉ LA VI (fusion)
What better way to celebrate Christmas than to dine in the sky and admire the Christmas lights below? CÉ LA VI offers oyster yellowtail sashimi, Angus beef tenderloin foie gras and a gorgeous mojito mousse. Christmas lunches and dinners are available at $288 and $888 respectively. Remember to try their new Christmas cocktail – the CÉ LA VI toddy – made with Baron Otard VSOP and hot buttered rum. This is a great way to warm up when you dine al fresco!
Le Pan (French)
Thinking of a Le Réveillon-style dinner? Le Pan offers French fine dining this Christmas with three different menus. Try their Nordic langoustine, Périgord winter truffle and red-wine-braised French deer with winter vegetables. Alternatively, you could also indulge in a luxurious New Year’s menu to usher in 2018 with Kamchatka crab and lobster ravioli as well as Alba white truffle and Bresse chicken tortellini.
To complete your seasonal experience, do also pop by our Fashion Walk x Foodie Holiday Market at Food Street at Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, happening every weekend until New Year’s Eve. Complete your gift shopping with metal straws, sushi cushions, beautiful Christmas decorations, unique wines and clothing and beauty supplies or take the chance to sample our mulled wine and cake. Check the link here for the full list of participating vendors.