Hong Kong’s best festive catering options

For anyone who’d like to celebrate the jolly season in the comfort of your home, we’ve got you covered!

La Rotisserie

We are roasting Grade A, Corn Fed Chicken coming from France in an authentic French made machine, paired with side dishes, quiches, desserts following French traditional recipes.

This year, La Rotisserie brings two typically French seasonal delights to Hong Kong: Guinea Fowl and Capon. Not sure which to go for? Guinea fowl is tender and rich in flavour, with a sweet, crisp skin when roasted, ideal in size for smaller parties of three to four people. Buttery and tender, Capon offers much more meat and can serve eight to 10. Both are imported directly from France and served with homemade Champagne sauce. $888 for the Capon (3.5kg), $288 for the Guinea Fowl (1.4kg).

If you’re feeling really lazy, the “Capon Feast” ($1,680) and ‘Guinea Fowl delight” ($1,380) feed eight to 10 people and include either one Capon or two Guinea Fowl served with homemade Champagne sauce, side dishes (truffle parmesan mashed potatoes, roast pumpkin and forest mushrooms, and sautéed French beans), and a whole chocolate cake topped with sea salt.

Advance booking of at least three days is required. Email catering@larotisserie.com.hk or visit larotisserie.com.hk/catering


Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

If you’re planning to host a festive feast at home, the Mandarin Oriental has everything you need. Roasted turkeys come in two sizes: large (10kg, $3,088) or small (7kg, $2,888), with all the trimmings—stuffing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, roast pumpkin and mashed potatoes. Alternatively, the honey glazed ham ($7kg, $3,088) is served with Madeira sauce, roast pumpkin and mashed potatoes.

Available for delivery December 1 to 31. Place your order before December 22 by calling 2825 4008 or emailing mohkg-cakeshop@mohg.com


Aberdeen Street Social

Pull off an impressive dinner party with minimal effort, with a little help from Chef Chris Whitmore and his team. What’s on the menu? Beef Wellington (juicy Aberdeen Angus

tenderloin encased in seared foie gras, mushroom duxelles, and buttery puff pastry) plus trimmings including roasted potatoes and carrots and shallots braised in port and red wine sauce. $350pp, minimum size serves two. All the prep work is done, just heat up and serve.

If you’re on the hunt for a decent mince pie, Aberdeen Street Social’s mini mince pies

are baked fresh daily using French butter, spices and raisins. Available to pre-order in packs of six ($88). You’ll also find a limited supply in the restaurant’s pastry kitchen from December 16–23.

G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2866 0300, aberdeenstreetsocial.hk


Oliver’s the Delicatessen

Oliver’s does a 16-strong range of chilled and frozen birds for your Christmas gathering purposes, from the US Maple Leaf Frozen Duck (approx $155) to the 10lb UK Chilled Turkey (approx $1,725). Should you dislike the hassle, Oliver’s can also do the hard work for you. Choose from quality party offerings such as Pork Belly Roulade with Beef Stuffing ($360/kg), French Cheese Platter ($750), or Mini Quiche platter ($228). Alternatively, cut even more fuss out of feasting by ordering complete meal sets such as the Ali Oli Christmas Turkey Dinner Set ($3,028).

Orders must be placed before December 24. Call 2810 7710 or email oliversdeli@dairy-farm.com.hk with ‘Fresh Order’ in the subject.


Invisible Kitchen

Invisible kitchen’s Christmas party menus focus on dishes that are great for sharing, such as turkey tikka pasta salad, arancini balls and pigs in blankets.

The sets range from the budget-friendly Essential Christmas party menu ($225 per head, min 15 people), featuring five buffet-spread options and one dessert, to the Premium Christmas Party menu ($500 per head, min. 20 people): a full selection of hot and cold items, with chinaware service platters and plates to elevate the party vibe. Party packages are available for delivery from now until January 1. Invisible kitchen also does gourmet roast turkey feasts. The Classic Christmas Dinner Hamper ($2,400, serves 8-12 people) features roasted sliced turkey breast plus all the trimmings.

For a more indulgent celebration, the deluxe version ($3,000, serves 8-12 people) includes an additional starter. Add $350 to receive a hot delivery, or upgrade to a free range British whole turkey for $1,000. Deliveries available until January 1, including Christmas day itself.

For orders and enquiries, phone 2711 5788 or 6227 5730. invisiblekitchen.com


CRFT PIT

One for the meat lovers. Artisan smokehouse and butcher CRFT PIT has created a Christmas set that will satisfy even the most voracious of carnivores. The menu boasts a whole hickory smoked spatchcock turkey, maple bourbon pork belly, and pulled pork and sausage stuffing among various sides. This $2,488 set feeds six to eight people, and more meat, extra sides and desserts are available as add ons. Delivery on Hong Kong Island will set you back between $150-$200, while fees for other territories are calculated case by case. Available from December 18-25.

For orders and enquiries, phone 2476 2800 or email info@crft-pit.com


Direct Wines

Let’s be honest—what would Christmas celebrations be without copious amounts of alcohol? Direct Wines is doing a special promotion for the festive period to cover all your fermented grape juice needs. Get twelve bottles of Gold French reds at $999 where the original retail price was $1,998, and get three additional bottles of French red for free. Alternatively, choose twelve bottles of Great Euro Estate reds for $1,499 (original retail price $2,778), and get three additional free bottles of Italian red. They’ll even chuck in a free corkscrew into the deal.

Order via directwines.com.hk/Southside2017 or call 8120 3826 and quote the promotional code ‘6449002’.

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