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New Year’s Nibbles
Ring in the new year at ifc, with options for party-hearty countdowns as well as a civilised day-after recovery

La Rambla by Catalunya

New Year's Eve

Guests at La Rambla by Catalunya will have a great vantage point to catch the fireworks at midnight on December 31st – to guarantee a good spot, book a table for its New Year’s Eve eight-course extravaganza, which will showcase the restaurant's prowess with modern Spanish cuisine in dishes such as handmade blue lobster ravioli with slow-cooked pork belly, an Iberico and tuna ramen and the Chocolate 2018, a dessert made from different textures of chocolate. All dinner guests will have access to the terrace with its various carnival-themed food stations, serving spherical olives and nitro ice cream sundaes. No time for a full meal? VIP high tables are available with bottle service for HK$15,000 serving 12-15, or with a simple HK$500 cover charge each person gets three hours of free-flow standard drinks – and unlimited fun.

New Year’s Day

The party continues the following morning with a HK$650 detox brunch – La Rambla’s all-you-can-eat spread has been upgraded for seafood lovers, and includes the likes of fresh oysters, Alaskan king crab legs and grilled lobster, as well as a salad and fresh juice bar to start the year off with a healthy kick. Don't worry if hair of the dog is more your style – champagne is still served, as are desserts.


Tea WG

New Year's Eve

This tea room is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet New Year's Eve dinner – continue the evening in a low-key manner, or switch to a more high-octane venue afterwards, the choice is yours. For its Night of Noel festive banquet, Tea WG patrons will kick off the night with a Singapore Breakfast Tea-infused sparkling white wine cocktail, before having dishes like needlefish carpaccio, carrot and ginger soup, braised abalone and seared venison loin, all cleverly incorporating a variety of Tea WG’s teas using various cooking methods. Christmas may be over, but all those dining on the menu will receive from Santa a Mon Amour Caviar Tin Tea and ginger bread gift set to take home. The set is priced at HK$1,688 for two.


Dear Lilly

New Year's Eve

There are two seatings for guests dining at Dear Lilly on New Year's Eve – head in early between 5.30pm and 8.30pm for the first round (HK$588), or be seated after 8.30pm if you plan to stay for countdown and fireworks (HK$688). All diners will be served a special four-course menu that includes a lobster bisque, foie gras on toast, choice of three mains (the Japanese Wagyu with shimeiji jus sounds like a winner to us) followed by a black forest cake. Terrace seating is also available, with the option to order from the snacks menu.


Shikigiku

New Year's Eve

Make the night a real fine-dining occasion by indulging in Shikigiku's amazing New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, which at HK$3,080 includes food prepared using a cornucopia of cooking methods for which the restaurant is known, including superlative tempura of prawn, fish and abalone, among others, and hearty lobster and Wagyu beef teppanyaki. From soup to sashimi to simmered dishes, this is one journey that won’t disappoint.

New Year's Day

The alternative is to soak in the new year with a sumptuous spread. Shikigiku's New Year's Day Lunch Menu offers seven courses for $980, which also includes tempura, teppanyaki and sashimi courses. We love the venue whether day or night, so there’s no wrong answer to which choice to pick – or, book a room at the upstairs Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and do both, without ever needing to head home.

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