26 Nov 2021 By May Ng

Deck the halls at Candour this Christmas and New Years

The holiday gets a hip-hop makeover with bottomless brunches and The Candour Gala

The festive season calls for celebrations and Candour is ready to get you into the spirit with its themed extravaganzas. With its location between Peel Street and Elgin Street, the bar-lounge is the prime spot to mingle whether you’re dropping in for a few hip-hop-inspired cocktails or staying for a boozy brunch.

Kicking off on the 12th of the 12th is the #StraightOuttaCandour Brunch: Christmas Edition. To suit the season, a special four-hour free-flow will debut a festive menu of shared starters, a main of choice and dessert. Decked out in Christmas decor and swag, the Candour team invites guests to take part in festive outfits as its velvet teal curtain is pulled behind them, concealing the party from the outside world.

For starters, a Festive Salad is adorned with roasted brussels sprouts, figs, pecans and a balsamic reduction, wasabi crisps top a warm potato and leek Vichyssoise and Shrimp and Pumpkin Rangoon are a remake of the classic crab dumpling. Both meat-eaters and vegetarians have been catered to as Executive Chef Karisa Cheque has created decadent mains inspired by a classic roast; plates of garlic mashed sweet potato and sautéed asparagus will be accompanied by a Braised Lamb Shank with a mixed berry sauce or Honey Roasted Garlic Cauliflower.

Inspired by the Hong Kong classic, the Matcha French Toast is a theatrical and sweet finish to the meal as molten matcha sauce generously oozes from the fried bread when cut into. With a choice of a prosecco free-flow (HK$888) or a premium Moët & Chandon Champagne (HK$1,088) upgrade, friends will raise a glass of bubbles, house-pours, wines, juices and more.

Candour will be ready to welcome Santa as it opens for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving its signature cocktails and bar bites with standard operation hours. The party mood continues on the 26th with the Happy Holla Days Boxing Day Brunch (HK$358); a toned-down version of the Christmas brunch menu alongside Candour’s brunch beverage package of HK$398 or HK$498. The two events are available to book.

Just a few days later, Candour will be counting down to 2022 with The Candour Gala, complete with a red carpet to snap candids on before the year ends. From 6 to 9pm, a  3-course set menu (HK$498) and Candour’s signature cocktails will be available. Party goers are invited to stay for the champagne free-flow for the hours of 9pm to 2am, welcoming in the new year in true style. Early bird (HK$1,088) and late bird (HK$1,188) tickets will be available via a ticketing link.

Braised Lamb Shank