Linguini-Fini

9

It was sooo worth it trying Linguini Fini for lunch!

Since I’m vegetarian I ordered their Eggplant Parm….it was insanely good!

Eggplant and tomato, two of my most favorite food items in one delicious dish is perfect. 🍅🍆🧀 The baked eggplant had a crusty outside but a soft flavorful inside that was oozing with olive oil, tomato, and cheese! Yum! ✨😍🍽

The Appetizer dish called “White Gold Bars” we’re technically cheese sticks. However, it’s not the average 5% cheese and 95% breading. They used tasty cheese and was only slightly coated so that the cheese would actually be eaten. 🧀🧀🧀

The pizza was okay, wasn’t really into the shrimp and bell pepper mix. It kind of tasted like shrimp pasta but only in pizza form. Lol. 😂

All in all, it was a delight dining here especially eating my lunch meal at Linguini Fini. 👍🏻

Lonely Orphans Guide to Christmas Dinners in Hong Kong

So, its that time of year again. For most of you, you’ll get to have a nice relaxed Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner with the family either in Hong Kong or abroad, and hopefully its the one time of year (the other time being Chinese New Year), when you can finally put your diet on hold and stuff yourself silly. But for many of you, some of my friends included, Christmas just isn’t the same because A) your HK family doesn’t really celebrate it or B) you cant afford days off or the expensive plane fare back because you’re an expat in the city, which makes you a Christmas orphan one way or another. I know. I was an orphan many times in this city. In any rate, let me do some good with this blog and break down for you what’s out there in terms of Christmas deals/dinners in the city for orphans.

There are plenty of you guys out there, so make sure not to wait until last minute to plan and reserve a booking for your dinners from my favorite restaurants in HK from the past year! (Which 3 of them happen to be some kind of Italian… so apologies. I LOVE Italian food.)

+ MADAME SIXTY ATE / Eliza the Wooly Pig’s Christmas Lunch and Dinner

Christmas Eve and Christmas festive menu 4 course two choice menu $780 per person. All menus are subject to 10% service charge.

 

Madam Sixty Ate / 1st Floor Podium, J Residence on 60 Johnston Road in Wanchai Reservations please call +852 2527 2558 or info@madamsixtyate.com.hk

+ LINGUINI FINI / Free Flowin’ Prosecco for Christmas

For Christmas Eve, December 24th, Executive Chef Vinny Lauria of Linguini Fini adds a yuletide touch to the menu with the addition of three new dishes: Calamari Ripiene (HK$128) comprises Cotecchino sausage stuffed calamari, lentils, aioli “verde”; Rigatoni n’scaciata (HK$138) is baked rigatoni, breadcrumbs, anchovies and garlic; and Cazzoeula (HK$198), a stew of trotters, belly, sausage, tomato and cannellini beans.

For customers staying up to catch a glimpse of Santa flying over the city’s skyline, Linguini Fini offers a HK$88 Free Flowin’ package of unlimited glasses of Prosecco from 11PM onwards. Reservations are also available for parties of all sizes to guarantee your party place.

External image

For Christmas Day, December 25th, Linguini Fini serves a brunch that’s kind on the bank balance after a month of splashing out on Christmas shopping. With a menu of delicious brunch dishes, all priced under HK$100, with a Free Flowin’ option of unlimited glasses of Prosecco for an additional HK$88, wallets will be heaving a sigh of relief.

Linguini Fini / 1F, the L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central, HK / T: 2857 1333/ info@linguinifini.com

+ LILY & BLOOM / Music and Merryment Christmas Eve With a Special Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner

For Christmas Eve, December 24th get a Live DJ performance by DJ NAT KING SOUL from 11pm til late! LILY is serving an open bar & canapés from 7pm-3am. Pre-Sale*: $450/person (until today December 23rd), or at the door at $550/person. At BLOOM a special prix-fixe dinner menu at $880 + 10% person and reservations & deposit ARE required. A **wine pairing option available at $200 + 10%/person. After, Stay for open bar & canapés at Lily AND Bloom from 11pm onwards at $320 + 10% per person.

Brunch is available at BLOOM for Christmas Day, December 25th from 11am to 4pm. Celebrate over 3 courses for $780 Adult + 10% Service charge or $380 for Kids (3yrs-10yrs - Kids under 3yrs dine for free) all inclusive of gourmet Christmas appetizer buffet, main course, dessert, tea or coffee. Dinner is available too with a 4 course prix-fixe menu at $880 + 10% person. Reservations & Deposit ARE required with a **wine pairing option available at $200 + 10% person.


Lily and Bloom / 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
Reservations recommended (ie. difficult to grab toward week’s end.) / 2810 6166 / info@lily-bloom.com / http://www.lily-bloom.com / Lily and Bloom TWITTER

+ 208 DUECENTO OTTO / Grand Italian Christmas Feast

To help you celebrate with friends, family and colleagues, 208 has put together a 5-course sharing menu to ensure holiday feasting is easy, casual and fun. The menu is served family style in the cosy private dining room (seating up to 22) or the semi-private first floor terrace room (seating up to 14), for HK$800 + service per person for a minimum of 6 people. The menu is available from December 1 – 30th. One week advance booking is recommended (or try your luck booking today!)

A showcase of dishes includes; Salumi (Served with condimento di cucina), Antipasti, Pizza Choice, and a Primi selection to choose from like the Homemade saffron lobster ravioli, parsley puree, tomato lobster sugo, pickled winter herbs and castelmagno, bone-marrow, barolo and radicchio risotto and the Homemade gnocchi with Italian sausage ragout and Castelmagno, for example. You also get a Secondi which includes, an Oven roasted seabass fillet with confit of kumara potato wilted sautéed cavelo nero and prezzemolata, Free range pork porchetta stuffed with fennel, Salsicce on soft polenta and whole grain mustard and a rack of veal with rustic sweet potatoes rosti, celeriac puree and morel gravy.

208 Duecento Otto customers will find a plentiful list of wine and cocktails. Throughout the month of December, 208 will also be offering a signature cocktail, 208 Alexander, which incorporates ingredients of brandy, white Sambuca and crème de cacao. The rich and creamy drink is perfect for the festive season, with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg on top, the aura of Christmas spices will float through the air.

208 DUECENTO OTTO, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong / +(852) 2549 0208 / info@208.com.hk

Have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to all, whether you’re with family, friends, or fellow orphans alike!

JJ.

All comments moderated. To get more info on comment moderation for this personal blog project, please visit http://www.wanderlister.com/DISCLAIMER