A meal out in the open doesn’t mean you can’t go fancy. If you can’t be bothered to pack your own basket, just order one of these luxurious spreads and venture out to the beach or a harbourfront park for a relaxing day out. From a posh and classy ensemble to an aromatic spice-fuelled affair, these are the best picnic hampers to treat yourself to in Hong Kong.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Take it to the great outdoors with The Ritz-Carlton’s swanky new picnic on-the-go service. Order a picnic basket from the hotel and have it delivered and set up for you at West Kowloon Nursery Park (or any place of your choice at a premium). If that’s not enough, you can request to have a butler service to cater to your every whim. The picnic basket features an array of gourmet delicacies including a charcuterie selection, finger sandwiches and freshly made juices. For an even more luxurious experience, you can opt to top up your picnic with champagne, wine and caviar at additional costs. The Ritz-Carlton Picnic is available at $788 for two and $1,488 for four. Call 2263 2160 or email email@example.com to make your order.
Wondering how to spice up your lunch date while social distancing from the crowds? Grab a picnic basket from Rajasthan Rifles and take your loved ones up to Victoria Peak Garden for a weekend picnic. Every Thursday to Sunday, the Anglo-Indian eatery offers an all-in-one hamper that comes with blankets, enamel flatware and a flask. Featuring samosa chutneys, fruits and dessert, you can also enjoy the signature club sandwich with chicken tikka or paneer. Available at $448 for two, you can now book your hamper online. A $500 deposit for the basket will be collected and refunded upon return to the restaurant.
If you’re down for a lavish, Indian-inspired meal, Pondi has got you covered. Featuring fragrant herbs and delicate spices from the continent, the SuperSpice hamper is set to satisfy your cravings for a hearty three-course meal, takeaway-style. With $650, you’ll get to enjoy two starters, three salads, two curries, dessert and sweet treats. Choose from an array of house-special dry rub curries including barramundi fish cake, smoked quail masala and roasted lamb loin. Cutlery, tablecloth and even candles are all included in the basket, so all you have to bring is your appetite. For more information, call or WhatsApp 6556 4253, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your picnic at the park has just got fancier. Carrying cold cuts, salads, mains, desserts and drinks, this hamper is set to satisfy those who are munching their way through the afternoon. Start off with some savoury salami and fragrant focaccia then make your way through three salads and mains. For dessert, enjoy the signature 1963 Mandarin cheesecake, a selection of cheese and fresh fruits. Purchase your own basket from the Mandarin Oriental Shop.
Led by British chef Tom Burney, Invisible Kitchen has marked its place providing gourmet catering services at corporate conferences, dinner parties and weddings. While picnic baskets have long been one of its staples, this time the shop has rolled out five different hampers with vegetarian options and family-style menus available. Besides enjoying classy munchies like the all-British black pudding and scotch eggs out in the sun, you will also get to keep the elegant wicker basket. Starting at $395 per person, visit its website to order your next outdoor meal.
Care for a hip and stylish picnic? Named after the British peerage hierarchy, Brick Lane is offering three sets of hampers – Baron, Earl and Duke, designed to serve two, four and six people. The British kitchen has put together everything you need, from the basic sandwiches and scones to truffle fries and brownies. For veggie-lovers, the plant-based basket is in store for you. All baskets come with utensils and blanket and you can add extra bites to the set combos. Fill in the order form and email it to email@example.com three days ahead to place your order.