Stanley’s seaside Italian bakery and café Pane e Latte is transforming again for the whole of December into a dreamy, candy-inspired otherworld, fit for a festive experience dining on magical new bites and a chance to meet Santa Claus.

From Dec. 1–31, snack on tasty mains including the hearty and warming beef Wellington (HKD348) and spaghetti ai ricci (HKD238) with sea urchin cream.

If you’re feeling your sweet tooth this Christmas, enjoy a healthy forkful of the Pane e Latte Christmas log (HKD298 for 500g), available from Dec. 16–26. Or try the creamy, chocolatey, and coconutty Bomboloni Snowman (HKD58) and raspberry-meets-pistachio dessert Christmas Ornament (HKD48), available for the whole month.

Santa Claus and his cute assistant Santarina (maybe she’s Italian?) will be trailing every Pirata Group restaurant from Dec. 24–26 to meet and greet nice (but not naughty) children and adults, tracing from Pane e Latte to Pirata, Pici, Tempo Tempo, Chaiwala, and more. 

Pane e Latte, G/F, U-C Court, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, 2337 7221, book here

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