Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

Allow me to start this post with an apology for the posting tardiness...  hence, while everyone is brewing over the latest AFP corruption scandal and the aftermath of Reyes' suicide,  here I am recollecting my Christmas Eve dinner....

Similar to our past Christmases in Hong Kong, we again started the Christmas Eve merriment as we partake of the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner.   Christmas hotel buffets are so popular in Hong Kong that they often sell out, we had to book and pay for our table in advance - one-month advanced! 

The set-up is similar to the open-plan food theaters that line-up our local hotel buffet outlets.  
alaskan king crabs... yum!
The atmosphere is festive, with Santa going around handing out gifts for all the children.  All the tables are bedecked with all sorts of merrymaking equipment needed to ensure that a good time is had by all.
While a buffet dinner is always GRAND, I do not appreciate that the hotel buffets in Hong Kong are grouped into two sets – the first set goes in from 6pm – 8pm, followed by the second set at 8pm-10pm.  Dinner is practically timed with military precision, with a waiter going around to graciously inform you “there is only 30 minutes left.” Having shared that, a Hong Kong style buffet dinner is not recommend if you are dining with three kids - who need assistance in the following areas: getting food, going to the toilet, breaking a fight.  

As you can imagine, it was a choice of either taking heed to the instructions of the waiter who was breathing down on me to "finish in 30 minutes" or attending to the kids.  Clearly, the decision to finish the legs of those  Alaskan King crabs is the top priority! :)
The buffet is priced at HK$325 for the adults and HK$125 for the kids. 
Cafe One
1/F Parklane Hotel
310 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

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Mom-Friday said...

Agree! Crabs first! LOL! Mahal ang Alaskan king crabs! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but those are not King Crab Legs

they are Snow Crab Legs

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