Celebrate Your Way at Swire Restaurants
Swire Restaurants is embracing the holiday spirit at its family of acclaimed restaurants, offering a wide range of set menus and specials in four diverse locations.
Whether it’s a sophisticated soiree at the elegant The Continental, classic French fare at Plat du Jour, a casual gathering with friends and loved ones at Mr & Mrs Fox, or convenient ready-made meals and deli items from Public Deli to share on-the-go or at home, Swire Restaurants have you covered for heartwarming celebrations of any size or setting.
Let The Continental whisk you away to Europe this December with Chef Consultant Rowley Leigh’s refined classics. From 1st to 31st December, the elegant all-day dining establishment will serve a special Table d’Hote set lunch every weekday excluding the 25th, a Winter Tasting Menu every evening and a Christmas Tasting Menu available on Christmas day for both lunch and dinner.
The Table d’Hote set lunch offers three choices for each course. Starter choices comprise the Celeriac and Fennel Soup with Sage Fritters, Gravadlax and Cucumber Salad on Rye Toast, or Duck and Foie Gras Terrine with Onion Marmalade on Brioche Toast. Choices of mains include a hearty Roast Squash with Green Lentils, Smoked Mozzarella and Thyme, the Cod with Shrimp and Mace, Dill Carrots and Champ, or for a truly traditional holiday dish, Ballotine of Turkey with Chestnuts and Cranberry Sauce. Diners may also round out the meal with dessert, choosing between the Lemon Tart, Stilton with Walnut Bread, or Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Butter.
For the Winter Tasting Menu, Chef Rowley turns up the festive spirit with his favourite holiday classics. Starting with a light Endive, Quince and Mozzarella Salad, diners then choose between a luxurious Radicchio Tardivo with Valpolicella, Taleggio Cream and Almonds, or the Dover Sole Fillets with Clams, Potatoes and Seaweed Butter. Next, dig into aromatic Roast Leeks, Fine Herb Risotto and Black Truffles, or the Roast Goose Leg with Spiced Red Cabbage and Apple Sauce. For dessert, Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding is followed by the quintessential Christmas cheese – Stilton, served with Walnut Bread made fresh in the kitchen. The Christmas Tasting Menu in addition offers the Roast Ballotine of Turkey with Chestnuts, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts as an option for main course.
The December Table d’Hote is priced at $325 for two courses or $365 for three courses. The five-course Winter Tasting Menu and Christmas Tasting Menu are priced at $625, or $1,125 with wine pairings for each course. Prices are subject to 10% service charge.
Mr & Mrs Fox
Newly-opened Mr & Mrs Fox in Quarry Bay will serve festive set lunch and dinner menus for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, each with vegetarian options and dishes that showcase Executive Chef Joey Sergentakis’ renowned culinary creativity.
The delectable 5-course Christmas dinner, available on 24th and 25th December, and 3-course set lunch served on Christmas day will feature Black Truffle Tuna Tartare, Potato & Leek Soup “En Croute”, Slow Cooked Halibut, Baby Spinach & Goat Cheese Agnolotti, and Cranberry Glazed Turkey Roulade for those craving a holiday classic. Desserts like the Chocolate-Chestnut Yule Log Cake with orange marmalade, Peppermint Candy Cane Pavlova and Festive Cheese Board are all sure to summon nostalgic holiday memories. The Christmas day 3-course lunch is priced at $385, while the 5-course dinner is priced at $685 per person and served as sharing portions for two.
Come New Year’s Eve, indulge in a 4-course dinner menu with Normandy Oysters 3-Ways, Sweet Corn & Lobster Tortellini, and a choice of Slow-Roasted Veal Tenderloin & Black Truffles or Pomegranate Glazed Wagyu Beef Short Ribs & Seared Sirloin for the main course, while vegetarians may opt for Sweet Corn Tortellini with a choice of Seared Porcini Mushrooms with Braised Grits or Leek & Black Truffle Risotto. Dessert will get you in a celebratory mood with a choice of Rosé Champagne Parfait or Chocolate & Praline Paris Brest. Both menus are priced at $685.
For seafood fans, Mr & Mrs Fox will continue to serve its selection of fresh oysters through Christmas and New Year’s Eve, along with a special festive version of its signature shellfish platter, brimming with Normandy oysters, Bouchot mussels, lobster claws, king prawns, spider crab legs, marrons, and scallop ceviche with Oscietra caviar. The Festive Shellfish Platter is available in small, medium and large sizes, priced at $375, $725 and $1,195 respectively. All prices are subject to 10% service charge.
Plat du Jour
Toast the season over a classic French feast at Plat du Jour, which will offer delectable set lunch and dinner menus on Christmas day. Both menus offer a choice of Calvados Salmon Gravalax or Charcuterie platter for the starter, and French Guinea Fowl or Slow-Cooked Duck Breast for the main course. Those with a sweet tooth may round out their meal with Profiteroles with Cointreau cream and warm chocolate sauce, while cheese lovers may opt for the Assiette aux Fromages platter. The dinner menu adds decadence with an additional half a dozen Fine de Claire No. 4 oysters to start, and choice of Pan-Fried Scallops for the main course.
The Plat du Jour 3-course Christmas Lunch is priced at $385, while the 4-course Christmas dinner is priced at $550 with the option to enjoy a bottle of selected wine at an additional $400. All prices are subject to 10% service charge.
Public Deli, the self-service takeaway on the 37th level of One Island East, will be ready for the festive season with a wide range of seasonal deli items, ready-to-serve meals and merchandise, available from 1st to 24th December.
The Deli counter will offer wholesome holiday treats including traditional mince pies, yoghurt with cranberry compote and granola, winter leaf salad with turkey, cranberries, clementine and honey yoghurt dressing, smoked turkey, celeriac and apple rémoulade salad, or dig into a hearty holiday baguette filled with poached turkey, sausage, sage and onion stuffing, baby spinach and cranberry.
For a balanced meal on-the-go, pick up a “Boned and Rolled” Turkey Leg with Lemon, Pine Nut and Parmesan Stuffing and Kohlrabi Salad from the Rotisserie, or the Baked Conchiglioni with Fennel Sausage, Sage, Chestnuts and Squash from Colibri Italian take-away.
You can also stock up on holiday essentials such as mini Italian panettone, amaretti cookies, stollen, gingerbread and mulled wine sachets, to bring the festive cheer home.