Hong Kong, 13 December 2016 – Deck the halls and roast those chestnuts! Yes, it’s that time of year again and Park Island’s favourite beachside restaurant, Cafe Roma, can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you. In honour of the festivities, celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa proudly presents an exclusive Christmas and New Year’s Menu featuring a selection of luxurious holiday dishes. The 3-course dinner menus even include a glass of wine to help you fully relax into the festive spirit. Available on 24, 25 and 31 December only, reserve your table now to make sure Cafe Roma is part of your holiday tradition this year!
This year’s Christmas menu (served on 24 and 25 December only), starts with a holiday classic; the Roasted Chestnut Soup. Made with honey-roasted chestnuts and served with a drizzle of white truffle oil, this festive starter is rich, earthy and sumptuous – the perfect warming appetiser to kick-start your Christmas feast. Alternatively, the Smoked Salmon Tartare, served with avocado, tomato and bell pepper sauce, is a refreshing option that has proved to be an all-round crowd-pleaser in recent years. Guests can follow up their tasty starter with a choice of three mains; dine on a fresh Tarragon-Poached White Cod Fillet accompanied by a trout roe hollandaise sauce, or a juicy Grilled US Black Angus Sirloin Steak served with rosemary-seasoned potato gratin, red cabbage and cognac sauce. The steak dish also features Brussels sprouts as an homage to the traditional Christmas dinner; broken into leaves before roasting, Cafe Roma’s version of these leafy green vegetables are crunchy and refreshing – a far cry from the soggy and bitter ordeal of your childhood nightmares! For vegetarian diners the Artichoke & Zucchini Risotto, complete with cherry tomatoes, rocket and feta cheese, is both a lighter and healthier option, allowing you room to sneak an extra helping of Christmas chocolate later! Finally, guests will end their meal on a sweet treat high with the tangy yet creamy Mango Cheesecake. To accompany this glorious gourmet feast guests can choose to sip on a glass of Mapachi Chardonnay (Chile, 2015), a light white with ripe flavours of melon and tropical fruit, or Mapachi Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile, 2015), a fuller bodied red with notes of juicy berry infused with hints of delicate floral.
To ring in the New Year, Cafe Roma has an extravagant treat in store for guests. The New Year’s menu (served on 31 December only) begins with a choice of either the Porcini Mushroom Soup or the Smoked Italian Beef Carpaccio. The former makes use of less cream and more porcini to really infuse the soup with a nutty flavour that is only accentuated by the accompanying hazelnut ‘croutons’ and hazelnut oil. The Beef Carpaccio, on the other hand, boasts a buttery and tender texture with a light and delicate flavour – heaven on a plate! The foodie indulgence continues with a selection of three lavish mains. The Half Atlantic Lobster Tail & Grilled Hokkaido Scallops is a fresh and succulent seafood dish consisting of Hokkaido scallops paired with lobster cooked in cheese and breadcrumbs as a traditional Thermidor – this is undoubtedly the star of the show, guaranteed to ensure a memorable finale to 2016. Proving that a meat-free choice can be just as fancy and decadent, Cafe Roma is also offering a Truffle & Camembert Risotto option for any vegetarian guests. In addition, the Grilled US Black Angus Sirloin Steak will be available once again due to popular demand, this time paired with black truffle potatoes, French beans, roasted cherry tomatoes and three peppercorn sauce (featuring black, green and pink peppercorns), leaving the palate with tender and complex flavours. Complete your meal with a Crème Brûlée Tart – the perfect prequel to the night’s main countdown event. As the clock strikes twelve, welcome 2017 with a celebratory glass of Clair Diamant Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, NV) – a refreshing white blended with specially selected Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and other grape varieties to achieve a crisp, clean palate.
To indulge in Cafe Roma’s merry offerings this year make sure to reserve your table by calling (852) 3446 1226 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Each menu is HK$388 per person (including a glass of wine). Please note 10% service charge will be applied. Two dinner sittings per evening will be available: 6:30pm – 8:30pm; and 8:30pm – late.
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