Feast from yesteryear
Brasserie 1893's Christmas feast is a truly indulgent Christmas lunch and dinner, a leisurely three-hour meal with a specially prepared spread of cold and hot yuletide delights: oysters, smoked salmon, terrine of foie gras, roasted pumpkin or seafood soup, artichoke risotto, honey-glazed ham, buttery poached Boston lobster and slow-roasted beef fillet. Dessert options: fruit compote served with salted caramel ice cream and smothered in chocolate sauce, Grand Marnier soufflé and ginger spice and cheese log cake.
Dec 25; 888 yuan ($138) plus 15 percent service charge per person; Waldorf-Astoria Beijing, 5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng district, 010-8520-8989.
[Photo provided to China Daily]
Founded by a pair of Russian expat women who have been eating a raw vegan diet for the past four years, their Sweet Edition project focuses on desserts made with no processed sugar, salt, milk products, animal fats or flour. If this photo of their festive berry-topped tart for the holidays doesn't convince you, just try a bite.
400 yuan per kilogram; order through WeChat at Sweetedition.