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07-12-2021

Christmas at The Pottinger Hong Kong Features Festive Italian Feasts and City-Centre Holiday Staycations

(Hong Kong, 7 December 2021) — A month-long festive celebration awaits at The Pottinger Hong Kong, with the luxury boutique hotel presenting a host of celebratory menus, lavish brunches and holiday staycations in the exciting heart of the city, all with distinctive “Buon Natale” Italian flair.

Italian Festive Feasting at Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano

Festive Afternoon Tea
Throughout December, a Festive Afternoon Tea is on offer at Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano, for an indulgent solo interlude amidst hectic Christmas shopping or a special holiday occasion to share with a friend. Our Christmas team have created a range of flavourful delicacies with festive flair in addition to classics such as Les Chouchous, Macaron and traditional British Scone. The tea set also features Mince Pie, filled with dried fruits and spices, and Festive Tiramisù made with panettone instead of traditional ladyfingers in keeping with the season. Enticing savouries include Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Jam, Foie Gras with Port Wine Jelly, Smoked Salmon with Capers Mayonnaise and a mini wrap filled with Cucumber, Sundried Tomato, Herbs and Cream Cheese.

The Festive Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3 to 5:30pm, until 31 December 2021. for HK$298 for one and HK$528 for two persons. Guests enjoy 10% savings when making their reservation online at https://bit.ly/gradini-res-xmas21-pr.

Christmas Five-Course Set Dinner
Couples can celebrate in style over an exquisite five-course menu presented only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The repast features a Lobster with Edamame Purée and Saffron Mayonnaise appetiser, followed by warming Butternut Squash Soup and Housemade Ravioli filled with crab meat and topped with caviar. For the festive main, guests can choose from a succulent Pan-Fried Dover Sole Fillet with Avocado Salsa; tender, flavourful Beef Wellington with Morel Jus; or vegetarian-friendly Truffle Mushroom Risotto. A delightful Festive Tiramisù concludes the celebration on a sweet note.

The Christmas Set Menu is offered nightly from 24 to 26 December, at either 6 to 8pm or 8:30 to 10:30pm seatings, for HK$888 per person.

New Year’s Eve Five-Course Set Dinner
Chef Cano has prepared a five-course gastronomic experience for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration, showcasing Italian culinary excellence and premium ingredients. The feast includes 36-month Iberico Bellota Ham with Fig, Red Prawn Carpaccio with Citrus Jelly and Gold Leaf, Truffle and Porcini Mushroom Ravioli with Parmesan Froth, Veal Tenderloin Saltimbocca with Polenta and Veal Jus, and more.

Offered only on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, diners can choose a 6 to 8pm or 8:30 to 10:30pm seatings, for HK$988 per person.

Christmas Brunch & New Year Brunch
Gradini serves up a Christmas and New Year brunch to be enjoyed with family and friends, featuring Italian specialities designed for hearty yule feasting and a delicious beginning to the new year. Both brunches start with a heaping appetiser platter for sharing, with highlights such as San Daniele Ham with Cantaloupe Melon, PanFried Foie Gras, Caviar with Pan-Fried Hokkaido Scallop, plus more. Christmas Brunch mains include a choice of classic Roasted Turkey and Stuffing with all the trimmings, Orzetto with Mushroom and Truffle, or supremely indulgent Baked Boston Lobster Thermidor (additional HK$100). For the New Year Brunch, main courses include Pan-Fried Halibut Fillet with Herbs Sauce, Grilled U.S. Sirloin with Barolo Wine Sauce, Black Truffle Mushroom Risotto, or a special Lobster Linguine (additional HK$100). The grand finale on both Christmas and New Year is a dessert of Festive Tiramisù with Chestnut Mousse Cannoli.

The Christmas Brunch is available 25 to 27 December, and New Year Brunch on 1 and 2 January, from 11:30am to 2:30pm, for HK$688 per person.

For reservations, please call 2308 3088 or place via https://bit.ly/gradini-res-xmas21-pr.

Traditional Italian Panettone
Italy’s most beloved Christmas taste tradition is now just a click away at The Pottinger’s e-shop. Imported direct from Milan and hand-wrapped in vintage wrapping paper with twine, the Classic Milanese Panettone (750g) is sweetly bursting with sultanas and candied orange peel, available with special 20% savings for HK$264 (originally priced at HK$330). The dense, satisfying Gourmet Dark Chocolate Panettone (750g) is made from premium African Grand Cru Vidamà chocolate and offered at a special price of HK$288 (originally priced at HK$360). Both are available for order at https://bit.ly/tphshop-xmascake.

Exclusive Holiday Staycation Packages

Christmas Celebration Package
Guests can immerse themselves in the luxury of the hotel’s elegantly appointed rooms for a splendid staycation in the heart of the city over Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The stage is set for Italian Christmas flavours with a Traditional Italian Panettone awaiting guests in-room, as well as a handcrafted Venchi chocolate gift set in suites, before they descend to savour the Gradini Five-Course Christmas Dinner for two persons.

The “Christmas Celebration” package is available to book until 24 December for stays between 24 and 26 December 2021. Rates start from HK$2,888 per night in a Corner Studio and from HK$3,588 in a Signature Suite.

A Merry Brunch Staycation
The “Merry Brunch Staycation” package is highlighted by Gradini’s lavish festive brunch with its elaborate spread of Italian delights. A complimentary Traditional Italian Panettone welcome gift commences the celebration, crowned by either a Christmas or New Year brunch at Gradini.

Reservations for the “Merry Brunch Staycation” are accepted until 31 December for stays between 24 and 26 December 2021 and 1 to 2 January 2022. Rates start from HK$2,588 per night for a Corner Studio and from HK$3,188 for a Signature Suite.

Ring in the New Year Package
Guests can celebrate the dawn of 2022 by relishing a stay in a chic, spacious Corner Studio or a Signature Suite featuring colonial-style architecture, elegant furnishings and floor-to-ceiling window views of bustling Central. A complimentary welcome bottle of house red wine kicks off the stay, followed by the FiveCourse New Year’s Eve Dinner for two at Gradini.

“Ring in the New Year” package reservations are now being accepted, with rates starting from HK$3,088 for a Corner Studio and from HK$3,688 for a Signature Suite, for a one-night stay on 31 December 2021.

Festive Holiday Staycation
For total festive flexibility, The Pottinger offers 30% savings on any three consecutive-night stay from now to 3 January 2022, perfect for marathon shopping expeditions and multiple celebrations with friends in Central, or a respite to recharge before or after the holiday hustle and bustle. Bookings must be made prior to 31 December 2021.

Festive dining reservations and package rates are based on availability and rates are subject to 10% service charge on the non-discounted rate. For more information or reservations, please visit https://bit.ly/tphxmas21.