As we’ve mentioned before, Halloween is kind of a big deal in Hong Kong… Revelers throng in the streets of LKF, children are dressed in impossibly adorable outfits and people line up outside the buildings in Central to have their pictures taken with the most outlandishly-costumed.
While wandering the streets is very entertaining, it can get VERY busy and crowded, so it’s always a good idea to make a plan in advance of where you’re going to end up. We’ve got a couple of Sassy recommendations to make!
First up is RED (both the ifc and SoHo locations) which is putting on special “Fright Night” set dinners for the occasion, including such delicious-sounding items as the Slimeball (an oyster shooter) and the Spirit of Darkness (shown above) which is a dark chocolate mousse complete with white chocolate ghosts.
The four course dinner which includes half a bottle of house wine per person is HK$500 plus service, but if you book before the 30th October, you can take advantage of the dinner offer plus an open bar until 2am for HK$900 per ticket. To reserve your spot at this ghoulish feast, call 8199 8189.
Second is Stachetober, which is Halloween silliness at its best, and for a great cause. Since the end of September, some brave Hong Kong guys have binned their razors in order to grow the best moustache they possibly can. Friends, family and co-workers sponsor these admirable efforts by providing donations to Room To Read. On the 31st October at Box Thai, “Stacheteers” will meet for a face-off to determine the overall winner, and to have a super-fun party.
The party begins at 10.30pm, and entry is HK$150 which includes a welcome drink and a HK$50 donation to Room to Read. For the rest of the night cocktails will be HK$50. To reserve your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both events are sure to be great so it will be a tough decision!