Staying in? These are the best options for Christmas catering in Hong Kong
18 Dec 2019
Christmas: the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most stressful one. Between the gift-giving, Christmas parties and the always difficult on-the-day logistics, the last thing anyone needs is to slave away in the kitchen. So leave the cooking to the professionals this year and have a perfect Christmas feast delivered straight to your door with our pick of the best Hong Kong catering for Christmas.
No Christmas dinner would be complete without the star of the table – turkey. Save yourself the hassle of roasting the perfect one and leave it to Southern-style grill experts Crft Pit. Fill the table (and bellies) with delights from the Christmas set (HK$2588 plus delivery fee of HK$200 for Hong Kong island, and HK$350 for Kowloon and the New Territories), which is perfect for six to eight people. Holiday highlights include smoked turkey (you can also add on HK$200 for carving), sliced honey ham (6kg), roasted brussels and cauliflower, roasted garlic mash, and maple sweet potato mash. Top it off with a choice of honey apple crumble or pumpkin pecan crumble. Be sure to call at least 72 hours in advance to order.
Bread & Beast
Here to get you sorted for a Christmas at home is artisanal sandwich deli Bread and Beast. Satisfy your cravings with the Jolly Beast (HK$3000, for 8 to 10 people) which includes starters like the signature za’atar ciabatta with red date tahini and black garlic pesto dip, and a whopping 12-pound slow-roasted and stuffed turkey with homemade cranberry sauce. Sides like classic stuffing and the innovative lap cheung mac and cheese are also in the mix, as well as a homemade apple pie to end the meal. Place your orders ASAP.
Deli fave Morty’s is whipping up the perfect Family Feast this Christmas (HK$2388 for 6 to 8 people, HK$3088 for 10 to 12 people). Highlights include Christmas icons such as turkey (7.5kg) with gravy, cranberry sauce and Morty’s signature homemade stuffing, sweet potato mash and your choice of dessert between apple and red berry crumble pie, Grand Arome chocolate tart, lemon tart or walnut tart. Call at least four days in advance to order.
Delicious Hong Kong
Since 2003, Delicious Hong Kong has been one of the city’s go-to caterers for everything from corporate lunches to summer junk trips. If you’re having a big Christmas, their premium Christmas menu (HK$300 per head, for a minimum of 25 people) is perfect for taking the hassle out of your day. Start with canapes such as seared tuna with mango papaya salsa and roasted beef with salsa verde, before moving on to a whopping 22-pound roasted, free-range turkey, which comes with a bountiful selection of sides, and finish off with an indulgent chocolate fudge cake. Call at least 4 days in advance or order online.
If you’re planning to ditch the turkey this year, French rotisserie experts La Rotisserie have you covered. The Barbarie Duck Package (HK$1386, good for 8 to 10 people) includes two Barbarie ducks (1.5 kg each) imported from France, truffle parmesan mashed potato, sauteed French beans with mushrooms, and a salted chocolate cake. For other non-turkey options, tuck into the classic Free-Range Chicken Package (HK$1228, good for 6 to 8 people) or perhaps the Guinea Fowl Package (HK$1446 good for 8 to 10 people) including the same sides and fixings.
If Santa has his elves, think of Invisible Kitchen as your own gourmet elves. Champions of Hong Kong’s sustainability movement who pride themselves on being Hong Kong’s greenest caterer, Invisible Kitchen only uses ethically sourced ingredients from local farms as well as reusable and compostable tableware and cutlery. For a holiday spread that’s good for you (and the planet) and that’s delivered straight to your door, the Classic Christmas Dinner Hamper (HK$2400, good for 8 to 12 people) includes a classic roast turkey with pork and cranberry stuffing, roasted parsnips and carrots, and spiced and braised red cabbage. Won’t be enough? Take it up a notch with the Deluxe Christmas Dinner Hamper (HK$3000, good for 8 to 12 people) which includes a choice of starter between arancini ball and Scotch egg, and either chocolate brownies (made with 72% cocoa) with orange and cranberry or a traditional mince pie for dessert.