Planning Christmas dinners in Hong Kong can actually be a pain when organising for a big group of people who never seem to RSVP. This is where we, at HKYY, come to your rescue. We bring to you five of our top picks to celebrate the biggest holiday in town:

Gaylord

Lamb Bhuna

Spice up your holidays with a scrumptious meal at Gaylord with a set dinner ($268 per person; available from the 24 Dec 2012–1 Jan 2013). With a menu that includes lamb samosa, turkey malai tikka and lamb bhuna paired with spoonfuls of aromatic saffron pullao or bites of garlic naan, you’re promised a memorable time at this time of the year. For dessert, nothing matches up to a bowl of flambéed gulab jamun and a piping hot cup of cinnamon tea.

Gaylord Indian Restaurant | 1/F Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Tel: 2376 1001

Café Roma

Grilled US Kurobuta Pork Chop

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Café Roma presents a 3-course menu inspired by the traditional Christmas roast with a wide range of hearty main courses for a variety of palates, vegetarian or not. The menu boasts a grilled vegetable platter, grilled black angus sirloin steak and grilled Kurobuta pork chop served with béarnaise sauce. Festive starters and desserts such as the smoked turkey salad and gingerbread crème brûlée are also dishes part of the extensive menu at this beachside restaurant. Enjoy this culinary delight on December 24-25 from 6pm onwards at the special price of HK$598 for two. Every course also includes vegetarian options for those with particular dietary requirements.

Café Roma | L1, Shop 7&8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island, Hong Kong (on Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach) | Tel: 3446 1226

ISOLA bar+grill

Being one of the most chic Italian restaurants in Hong Kong, ISOLA in IFC has prepared two very special menus for the Christmas season. For Christmas Eve, Executive Chef Andrea Magnano boasts a 4-course set menu. Priced at HK$908, the menu features a range of regional dishes devoured during the festive season. Using top range ingredients, everyone’s sure to be pleased.

ISOLA bar+grill | Shop 3071-75 & 4011, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central | Tel: 2383-8765

Jashan

Between 20th and 30th December, Jashan will be offering a Christmas set menu with Tandoori Salmon and Bombay Tawa Chicken for starters, a Mumbai style skewered grilled chicken supreme along with 2 main courses to choose from: vegetarian or meat-based.

Raan E-Jashan, a slow braised shank of kid lamb, flavoured with chef’s secret spices
Choices of meat are the the Hydrabadi Kali Mirch Ka Salan, Raan E-Jashan, and the Prawn Balchao.
For the veggie-lovers, the Bagare Baingan, which is baby aubergines cooked in nutty Indian gravy and the  Veg Jalfrazie, a tempered, tangy, crunchy vegetable are sure to tickle those taste buds.
All dishes are served with a choice of rice or naan between the Sofiani Pulao Rice and the Garlic and Olive Naan. Concluding the meal is the Assorted Dessert Platter – Strawberry, Rasmalai, Banana Fritter and Vanilla Ice Cream.  All for HK$298, including a 10% service charge.
Jashan | 1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central | Tel: (852) 3105 5300 / 3105 5311
SEVVA

SEVVA, the chic and sophisticated restaurant overlooking the gorgeous skyline is celebrating the festive season with a three-course set lunch priced at HK$520 served from December 3-25 crowned by a gastronomic Christmas Eve feast at HK$2,380 and New Year’s Eve banquet at HK$3,880 atop Prince’s Building in Central.

The Christmas lunch menu begins with a ‘duo appetiser’ platter of Crabmeat & Tobiko salad on crispy sushi and Iberian ham & persimmon. The main course includes Roast Turkey with pumpkin mash, caramelised onions & sweet peas or Bouillabaisse of Dover sole, King scallop, prawns & mussels. Mont Blanc Cup crème dessert closes the meal, with coffee or tea.

SEVVA, 25/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong | Tel:  (852) 2537 1388

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