It’s worth mentioning that turkeys aside, Blue Butcher is the perfect setting to gather with friends or family during the holiday season. The downstairs bar will appeal to the after work drinks crowd or but also works well for a pre meal aperitivo. Beyond the bar is a long steep metal staircase (against which is local artist Marc Allante’s awesome wall of cleavers sculpture) giving off a feeling that you’re about to enter a funky ex-industrial warehouse. The high ceilings, dark interiors, large heavy dining tables and exposed light fittings are all reminiscent of New York in the Prohibition-era, or what we imagine prohibition dens of decadence would have looked like. The service, as with all of the other names in the Maximal family, is impeccable. The staff are well versed on dishes and ingredients (usually a low point in Hong Kong dining experiences) and are upbeat, attentive to patron needs’ without being sycophantish and lovely to chat to if you are so inclined.
Hunter Valley turkey menus will be available from November 27th through the whole of December. The birds must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance (slow cooking, remember?). A half turkey will serve 3-4 people whilst a whole one can feed 6-8!
Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Open daily for lunch from 12pm and dinner from 6.30pm- Sundays brunch starts at 12pm. For reservations, call +852 2613 9286.