Halloween doesn’t necessarily have to mean scares, wild parties, and untag-yourself-on-Facebook level of embarrassing costumes. If you prefer to eat your way through the holidays, many of Beijing’s dining establishments are putting on special Halloween-themed menus (expect lots of pumpkin).
Halloween buffet dinner at Kerry’s Kitchen, Oct 28-29
Kerry’s Kitchen is fully prepared to celebrate this Halloween with food, drinks, and prizes. Guests will find themselves in a spooky atmosphere with phantom ornaments while enjoying a first-class buffet. Diners can revel in the festive spirit while indulging in a feast of specially designed Halloween desserts. The little ones will have some face-painting fun and build up the excitement to go to Adventure Zone for two hours of thrilling Halloween playtime. RMB 338 per person.
Spook-tacular Halloween brunch at Feast, Oct 29
Dress up in your favorite spooky or silly costume and head over to Feast (food by EAST) for their special holiday full buffet. They have decked out the place with their spookiest Halloween decorations and prepared some ghoulishly good Halloween treats – from complimentary welcome drinks for mom and dad to whimsical treats and toys for the little ones. After brunch, continue the party downstairs at XIAN. RMB 428 per person.
Halloween brunch at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Oct 29
Venture out to the airport (a scary enough prospect) for Hilton Beijing Capital Airport’s Halloween-themed brunch. Enjoy global appetizers and entrees, followed by spooky Halloween desserts (don’t forget the free-flow champagne). Kids can head to the haunted house in the grand ballroom or join the hotel staff trick or treating. RMB 468 per person.
Pumpkin degustation menu at Opera Bombana, Oct 31
Celebrate Halloween in style at Opera Bombana, where they have put together a pumpkin-themed degustation menu, including dishes such as pumpkin soup with Japanese egg, pumpkin-stuffed pasta with ricotta and amaretti biscuits, and a seasonal pumpkin dessert. The menu is only available for lunch and dinner on Oct 31. RMB 688 per person.
Pumpkin-themed dishes at Tavola, Oct 28-31
Tavola Italian Restaurant is offering diners a special treat in the form of a series of limited-edition pumpkin dishes. No Italian menu is complete without pasta, so the chefs have created a special pasta dish with pumpkin, enoki mushrooms, and crunchy biscuit crumbs. If meat is more to your taste, try the fillet of beef with a lightly sweet pumpkin and marsala zabaglione. Dishes priced from RMB 288.
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