With spacious, stylish interiors and a warm, homey vibe, Ta Pantry is an easy favourite for private dinner parties. The brainchild of chef Esther Sham, Ta Pantry started off as a tiny private kitchen housed within a Star Street apartment. It moved into a bigger space in North Point for a brief while before resettling in Wan Chai with an adjoining restaurant, Maison Es. The space is decked out like someone’s home, with a long dining table that seats up to 24 people, a 48-inch TV screen and a fully equipped open kitchen. There are several set menus to choose from, including Le Japonais ($750-$850 per person), L’Indochine ($750 per person) and Le Shanghaien ($750 per person) – many bring together Esther’s Asian heritage with her French culinary training. There are also more than 140 different wines on offer, meaning that your glass will never be empty. There’s a $10,000 minimum spend Monday to Thursday and $13,500 on weekends and public holidays.
Throwing a private dinner party is a great way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones over good food and drinks. It’s also a great way to avoid any rowdy crowds, especially during the holiday season. But if you don’t have the space to host the dinner party of your dreams at home, or if you lack the culinary prowess or the dedication to face the clean-up work afterwards, there are a lot of great restaurants in town that will happily take care of the heavy lifting for you. From a secret venue hidden inside a hotel kitchen to a Southside restaurant that serves wonderful homemade pastas and Italian fare, the places below are great choices for private dining functions that you and your guests are sure to remember.
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