December is upon us, it's time to get festive! If you haven't taken out the tree already, we strongly advise so. Meanwhile, book in for these festive menus to truly get in the mood for the exciting season ahead.
Take a gastronomic tour across Italy with Divino Group in Hong Kong. The renowned restaurant group features three restaurants in the city – namely DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, DiVino Patio Ristorante Bar Pizzeria and Spasso Italian Bar-Restaurant-Terrace – each with its own unique scrumptious fare helmed by talented Italian chefs. Tuck into a three-course Christmas feast (HK$488 + 10% service charge) at DiVino Patio available from 24th to 27th December, with highlights like the Norwegian salmon and pig trotter. For Christmas Eve, Spasso will be offering an indulgent three-course festive meal (HKK$578 + 10% service charge) comprising winter warmers and halibut or boneless lamb rack for mains. Buon Appetito!
Price: from HKK$488 per person (+ 10% service charge)
DiVino Patio, Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Centre, No. 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2877 3552
Spasso, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2730 8027
Combining French and Japanese fare, Tirpse is a luxury restaurant perched within K11 MUSEA where gourmands can also take in the luscious views of the harbour. Originating in Tokyo and founded by Ohashi-san, this upscale spot takes you on a culinary journey where ambrosial dishes and irresistible confections inspire and tantalise with its seasonal tasting menus. This festive period, Tirpse celebrates colder temperatures with scrumptious dishes from the rich and fatty marinated salmon to the sole duglere to pay tribute to French flavours. There's a lunch and dinner set available from 24 December but be sure to book in advance to guarantee a sea-facing seat. To complete the experience, add on free-flowing Michel Arnould champagne or an expert wine pairing selected by Tirpse’s top-notch sommeliers.
Price: Festive Lunch Set (HK$988 + 10% service charge), Festive Dinner Set (HK$1,888)
TIRPSE, Unit #219, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2333 0031
Enjoy a meaty Christmas at Smoke & Barrel, Hong Kong's BBQ specialists. This year, the restaurant is offering a Christmas Day Menu to indulge in the restaurant's finest offerings. As festive feasts should be, dishes are shared, meaning you can try everything from the Potterspury Farm Bronze Turkey to the Louisiana Blackened “Crawfish”. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Price: HK$588 per person
Smoke & Barrel, 2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 2120
December's going to be all about turkey and stuffing for most of us, but at SKYE Rooftop & Bar, you can expect something a little different to spice up your palette. Head Chef of SKYE, Lee Adams specialises in contemporary French cuisine and his latest menu is a Chocolate Degustation Menu that will incorporate the indulgent ingredient in a creative set menu. Expect quirky ingredients like the cocoa egg gel and French chicken wings confit in cocoa butter, to name a few.
Price: from HK$1,180 per person (6 courses)
SKYE Roofbar & Dining, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2839 3327
On Christmas and Boxing Day, guests can head to Japanese izakaya joint The Aubrey to treat themselves to a sumptuous festive brunch filled with gourmet treats such as Short Rib Tonkatsu, Chicken Katsu Sando and Saba Mirin Boshi. If your mouth isn't watering already, it gets better – there's a two-hour free flow option of champagne with a choice between Roger Coulon’s Premier Cru Heri Hodi, priced at an additional HKD488 per person. PS, sake is also included with the free flow champagne.
Price: from HK$988 per person
The Aubrey, 25th Floor, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4001