Three more sleeps till Christmas. With everything else set and ready in place for an extended weekend of festive fun — gifts wrapped; holiday cards sent; tree lit — the only thing left to do is decide on the great, big holiday feast.
While it looks like dining curfews are set to continue throughout this holiday season. Thankfully, Christmas is not entirely cancelled. Lay out your prettiest tableware, put your ugliest Christmas sweater and become the best holiday host by bringing restaurant-grade plates onto home dinner tables — with the help of these takeaway menus below of course.
For a year that had nothing normal or customary about it, festive dinners hopefully will bring an ounce of tradition one-Michelin-starred Roganic’s takeaway, ‘Simon Rogan At Home.’ Full of holiday classics made for you to simply heat up and plate, you can expect roasted turkey with all the trimmings, a warm, nutty chestnut soup and a twist on a British mince pudding. The three-course menu will no doubt instil some festive cheer around the table — prelude with the delectable truffle pudding (HK$140) to whet appetites: It’s a savoury take on the classic bread and butter pudding, made with flaky croissant layers and infused with truffle custard, before being topped off with homemade black garlic emulsion.
Order/Takeaway details: The ‘Simon Rogan At Home’ three-course takeaway menu (HK$380 per person) is available from now through 23 December. Orders and add-ons can be placed here with one day in advance.
Roganic, Shop 08, UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2817 8383
The sharing boxes from Zuma’s izakaya-inspired takeaway menu will hopefully sate those appetites for finger-licking small plates at buzzy Shibuya joints, for now at least. The restaurant’s takeaway options arrive in two formats: ready-to-feast takeaway tasting menu (HK$880) that features spicy crab soup and Japanese wagyu tataki as dishes not-to-be-missed; and a pre-assembled, ingredients-and-recipe pack for dishing up Zuma’s signature Chilean sea bass and miso-marinated chicken in kitchens at home. Holiday tipples are also not amiss, with a choice of four bar favourites, including easily crushable delights such as the ‘Rubabu,’ a rhubarb-infused sake with vodka and passionfruit; or ‘Endo Margarita’, shaken with tequila, sake, El Maguey mezcal and yuzu.
Order/ Takeaway details: The takeaway tasting menu package (HK$880 per person) is available for pickup and delivery at firstname.lastname@example.org from now through 1 January. Pick up and delivery hours are noon–9pm Monday to Friday, and 6–9pm on weekends.
Zuma, 5-6/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388
If a roasted centrepiece is all that is missing on holiday table-spreads, then La Rotisserie’s succulent morsels, all grilled French-country style on a turning pit for up to an hour, is your answer. For the holidays, the takeaway hotspot is firing up a range of roasted poultry from the classic turkey (HK598) to chicken (HK$548) and tender capon (HK$698), served with a selection of zesty condiments, including cranberry, orange and ginger sauces. Add on accompanying sides for heartier celebrations and dip your spoons into seasonal guilty pleasures like the truffle parmesan mashed potatoes (HK$288) or a rich chocolate cake (HK$348) to end.
La Rotisserie, various locations including: G/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9791 9045
Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar
The Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar’s extravagant all-American festive menu is a gastronomical journey that only adds to a holiday mood geared towards indulgence. Bringing a meaty feast to dinner tables at home, the ‘Festive Dining Catering Menu’ (HK$4,288 for four) is primed with a slew of hefty appetisers and mains that make it a menu worth celebrating with: a healthy pour of bubbly, fresh shrimp cocktail, sticky barbecue ribs, Australian wagyu bone-in ribeye and a creamy, rich, luscious cheesecake to round it all off.
Order/takeaway details: The ‘Festive Outside Catering Menu’ (HK$4,288 for four) is available for order at +852 3555 1900 and must be placed one day in advance. Enjoy 30 percent off the menu for self pick-up orders.
Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar, G/F, Club Wing, Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, +825 3555 1900