Festive fare for adventurous souls and traditionalists

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 December, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 December, 1999, 12:00am

Igor's restaurant with Addams Family-style decor is offering a non-traditional, ghoulish and twisted version of Christmas.

The programme begins with a ride on a castle-on-wheels from Tsim Sha Tsui to Western District. On arrival, Igor and other horrifying hosts guide guests through the haunted house to the dark dining hall.

Ghostly monks brusquely serve food and drinks. You can have your face painted to get in the mood. Full-face make-up costs $80, $50 for half-face.

Victims sit on benches at long tables. Dinner is served on long platters that slide up and down the table. A choice of nine appetisers, four main courses and nine desserts is on offer.

A live stage show is per formed throughout dinner. House band The Rolling Bones, dressed in skeleton suits, pro vide after-dinner entertainment and a chance for you to shake, rattle and roll.

The package, excluding drinks, costs $385 each until De cember 23, $650 on Christmas Eve and $450 on Christmas night.

Booking in advance is a must. For reservations, call 2813-4467.

For more regular festive dinner with a fairer price, fare, Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill offers a traditional American turkey dinner at $298 for adults and $180 for children from Decem ber 24 to 26. The restaurant's famous prime rib is an alterna tive to turkey. Santa Claus will be shuttling between the three Dan Ryan restaurants, giving out presents to children.

Planet Hollywood also of fers a turkey dinner. Its set four- course menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day comprises chestnut-stuffed turkey or ham as the main dish, and shrimp bisque with sherry cream and traditional Christmas pudding.

The meal costs $350 for adults and $200 for children un der 12. A dinner and dance package with live band and dis co costs $530 for adults and $300 for children.

Hotel Nikko Hong Kong has launched four sparkling cock tails served in two specially de signed cups to welcome the fes tive season. Two are non- alcoholic: Flying Colours and Mango Tango. Prices are $92 plus 10 per cent service charge.