Date night at home feeling stale? Check out Date by Tate — Tate Dining Room’s new home delivery service featuring stellar items from the recently launched Ode to Tofu menu, plus a few all-time favourites. Best yet? It’s completely zero-waste.

With most of us staying at home for dinner these days due to the current night-time dining restrictions in place, date night ideas may have gotten a tad repetitive. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or just looking to round off the week with a fantastic meal at home, one-Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room joins the roster of incredible gourmet delivery menus in town.

Vicky Lau’s Tate Dining Room has always prized sustainability at the core of its menu concepts, whether it’s in the local ingredient selection or deep diving into conscious consumption. Going above and beyond the bento box deliveries that have quickly become the norm at restaurants across the city due to the dining restrictions, Date by Tate proudly boasts itself as a zero-waste concept, where the handsome delivery boxes, cutlery and flatware are all plastic-free and returnable to the restaurant. Sold in limited quantities of 30 per day, Lau’s team will hand-deliver the bento box and pick up at a predetermined date — upon return, diners will also receive HK$150 to spend on your next order. Or, you can also opt to keep the set as a memento.

Featuring a seasonal six-course menu, the Date by Tate Gastronomy Gourmet Box is priced at HK$880 for one, with minimum order for two. Each set includes a bread basket and four starters: a Lobster Custard and Razor Clam; Cuttlefish Noodle with Dried Squid and Celtuce Salad; Pate of Chinese Sausage with veil of raspberry gel and Grain Toast; and Smoked Grey Mullet with potato mustard salad.

For mains, you can have a choice between Mayura Beef Tenderloin en Brioche with Grilled Green Asparagus, drizzled with Sichuan Beef Jus; or a Blue Lobster Thermidor with Shaoxing Wine and Stuffed Fruit Tomato.

Dishes are all designed to be eaten as is — no assembly or cooking required, but are all reheat-friendly in a low temperature oven or toaster oven.

Add-ons include Lau’s popular Four Onion Soup with Honeycomb Tofu from her Ode to Tofu Menu; bottled still or sparkling water, a tin of house-selected caviar, and fresh Australian winter truffle — available from 20 to 60 gram servings — and chef Lau’s ‘Ode to Cheese’ board, featuring 24-month aged comte paired with young kumquat jam. Tate’s celebration cakes are also on offer, perfect for birthdays or anniversaries.

Ending on a sweet note, you have a small cheese course of 48-month Comte cheese with Chinese Pickled Young Ginger, the Mango Passionfruit and Banana Mousse with White Chocolate and Lau’s signature mignardises — all delicately plated on a grassy slate. A range of Tate Dining Room’s signature bottled cocktails, wines and a dedicated wine pairing package is also available for diners to replicate the whole Tate experience — as much as they can — at home.

For more information, head to Tate Dining Room’s e-shop at Datebytate.com

Evelyn Lok
Managing Editor
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. At Lifestyle Asia she covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.