Check out the latest specials HK has on offer this week
In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we at Sassy want to keep you notified of all the new lunch specials, menu items and drink deals in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
The Old Man
Set to open at the end of this month is The Old Man, a new bar influenced by the great American novelist, Ernest Hemingway. Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Old Man and The Sea, it will feature cocktails created by renowned mixologist Agung Prabowo.
The Old Man, Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, 2703 1899
The culinary culture of Izakaya has arrived in Harbour City. Tsukada Nojo will be bringing its farm-to-table cuisine (it operates its own free-range chicken farm!) and will feature its specialty, Bijin Nabe ($320), a “golden collagen chicken stock” that is made by cooking chicken bones for 8 hours. With a sweeping view of Victoria Harbour, the elegant restaurant is filled with a warm wooden interior. Special menu items include an Tsukada Afternoon Tea Set ($348 for two), Bijin Sweet Rice Paper Roll ($48), a Japanese Omelette ($58), Deep Fried Corn Tower ($68) and more.
Tsukada Nojo, Shop OTE 202, Level 2, Ocean Terminal, Harbor City, 3-27 Carton Road, Tsim Shan Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2467 0777
Making its way across to HK will be some of the best burgers and shakes around! The Shake Shack will be opening a whopping 14 locations around the island and Macau, and we can’t wait to try them out (a few times!).
Read more: Shake Shack Is Coming To Hong Kong
A new Thai place has opened up in Sai Ying Pun. Its name means “Walaiphan’s Kitchen” and it features homemade, MSG-free food prepared by Chef Walaiphan and her team. Guests will find traditional Thai dishes such as Pad Thai and Laap Moo, but other dishes will include, Chiang Mai style soup noodles, Stir-fried Squid with Salted Egg Yolk and the signature, Salt-crusted Grilled Barramundi served with noodles and herbs. It has weekday and weekender set-lunches, starting at $88 (no service charge!).
Krua Walaiphan, G/F, Ko Wang Court, 29 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
The husband and wife team behind Wooly Pig Hong Kong, Chris Woodyard and Bronwyn Cheung, has opened this beachfront resto on Lantau Island. Inspired by Australia’s waterfront restaurants, its seasonal menu is created by British Chef Toby Barrett. Signature cocktails include a rum-laced Lantau Slushie and several on-tap beers, as well as craft beers and boutique ciders. Nibbles are also available, including chilled seafood platters and charcuterie, but if you’re in the mood for a meal, mains range from Charred Pork Chop with crispy mustard potatoes; and Grilled Lobster with Bacon and Gremolata, as well as Australian Grass-fed Steaks.
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong
Recently opened on Wyndham Street is the new speakeasy, Twenties. Headed by Paulo Quejano, the bar will be serving up a variety of special cocktails made with seasonal ingredients. There are seven homemade fragrances that will be dropped into cocktails which are meant to enhance them without changing the personality of the drink.
Twenties, Shop A, G/F Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Twentieshk
Sitting high above the chaos on the 101st floor in the ICC building is the new Le 39V. Award winning Chef Frédéric Vardon opened the Hong Kong edition of his Michelin-starred restaurant, and is serving up a lunch and dinner menu with signature dishes meant to mirror a fine Parisian dining experience. Keep an eye out for Caviar Kristal Gold, Maison Kaviari, ‘Niçoise Style’ Red Mullet, John Dory from Brittany, Farmhouse Lamb (roasted rack and confit shoulder), Le 39V Soufflés and much more.
Le 39V, Shop A, 101 Floor, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Le39VHongKong
Set to open this month, this Egyptian food restaurant will be featuring Egyptian and Middle Eastern fare. It doesn’t have a website or Facebook page yet, but keep checking back here for more info!
AZIZA, Shop D, G/F, Shun Cheong Building, 28 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Set to open 20 July, this new TST resto will serve up Japanese-European dishes made from fresh ingredients brought in straight from Japan. Hideaki Matsuo, (who is the owner and grand chef of 3-Michelin starred Osaka restaurant Kashiwaya), inspired the concept of HAKU. Heading up the team is Executive Chef Agustin Balbi. The restaurant will have an open seating plan surrounding the kitchen so guests can watch as their meals are prepared.
HAKU, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/hakuhongkong/
The Epicurean Group has teamed up with France’s Yannick Alléno Group to bring a new French Bistro, Terroir Parisien, to Hong Kong next month, and we can’t wait for the 20 July opening! Showcasing traditional French food in the form of classic Parisian bistro recipes, the food on hand will be seasonal in nature, made from imported and local produce. French Chef Alléno will be whipping up dishes that are influenced by his Parisian roots; some things to keep your eye out for: Parisian Mushroom Stuffed with Snails, Lamb Stew & Spring Vegetables in a Casserole, ‘Nanterre’ Brioche French toast with Vanilla Ice-cream, and the signature Charcuterie Boards. The restaurant will have an open kitchen facing a large bar to create a lively vibe.
Terroir Parisien, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tipping Point Brewing Co has just opened FERA, an Italian restaurant and bar featuring minimal and rustic dishes with an Italian-British flair.
FERA, 1st floor, Harilela house, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2868 2892, www.facebook.com/ferahk
Set to open mid-July, Roastery Lab will be The Coffee Academïcs’ first “hole in the wall” café + micro-roastery concept. Following a strict “less is the new more” principle, Roastery Lab will have no seats inside, and a menu that simply reads “Black, White or Filter.” If it’s a decent cuppa that you’re after, this will be the place to head to.
Roastery Lab, Basement, 41 Staunton Street (Enter from Peel St), Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com
Hong Kong’s first grab-and-go ginger shot launches this month in Hong Kong! The pocket-sized elixirs claim to help you boost immunity, decrease inflammation and alkalinise the body, using sustainably sourced and 100% organic ingredients. Three flavours will be launched initially: Classic Ginger, Tumeric, and Charcoal.
Tizzy Shots, G/F, 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.tizzyshots.com
A new tea salon will open on Stanley Street in Central on 2 July. Tea enthusiasts looking to find premium loose-leaf teas, all-natural ingredients, and handcrafted floral teas will want to check out the plentiful blends on offer here. In time for our steamy HK summer, frosty iced teas will be on hand to take on the go or enjoy inside. Just choose a base, and decide if you’d like your tea over ice, with fresh fruit, boba, matcha, French rose, or a salted milk cap. Fresh teas are brewed every four hours, using whole tea leaves and double purified water.
Flamingo Bloom, G/F, Shop B, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/flamingobloomhk
Calling wine and cheese lovers! Opening in the heart of Soho, La Fromagerie is set to serve up delights directly from France, with a great range of wine and cheese from a variety of regions. Open for lunch and dinner, La Fromagerie will also offer wine and cheese tastings.
La Fromagerie, 16 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/LaFromagerieHK
It had its soft opening on Wednesday, 7 June, but this boutique style steakhouse is sure to get steak lovers very excited. With its flagship in NYC, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Hong Kong is headed by Wolfgang Zweiner, former head waiter of the acclaimed New York steakhouse, Peter Luger’s. Featuring its world-famous Porterhouse Steak, its menu will offer only USDA Prime Beef 28 days dry aged beef, and include surf and turf options to delight the most indulgent guest!
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Hong Kong, 1st Floor, No. 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Wolfgangshk
Picada, Hong Kong’s first pan-Latin restaurant, has finally opened its doors atop LKF29 at 29 Wyndham Street. Introducing Latin culture to Hong Kong, chef Abel Ortiz Alvarez (hailing from Peru!) will be creating fresh dishes of empanadas and arepas that are perfect for any event. The terrace also overlooks the nightlife below, so you can easily people watch as you catch up with friends.
Picada, 29 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.picada-hk.com
Tai Hang Bar & Grill has recently opened, introducing a new food and drinks menu. Its food menu includes a mixture of Asian favourites (Singapore noodles and Kung Pao fried rice) as well as some classic pasta, pizza and burger dishes. Its drinks feature a selection of milkshakes, mocktails and fruit juices. Call 2525 1439 to make reservations.
Tai Hang Bar & Grill, Intelligent Court, No. 38, Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/tai-hang-bar-and-grill
Evoking the mood of a classic NYC neighbourhood bar, Alvy’s strives to be cosy and welcoming. The bar and pizzeria features a selection of directly imported local beers from New York City area breweries and uses it’s own signature sourdough base. The menu features the “Ma-La-Di-Da,” a Sichuan take on the pepperoni pizza, and “a la Vodka,” an NYC staple, featuring a creamy and tangy vodka sauce with pecorino.
Alvy’s, G/F, 8 Holland Street, 2312 2996, Sai Wan, Kennedy Town, www.facebook.com/AlvysHK
A new resto is popping up in LKF Tower! Set to open in late June, Fang Fang will serve up contemporary Asian fare, with Executive Chef Kent Lee (formerly of Hakkasan), serving up dishes such as Roasted Duck with Caviar, Short Ribs and Chilean Seabass, along with Asian inspired cocktails.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/FangFangAsian
Ruggers, 28 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The quintessential New York deli has opened its second outlet, adjacent to Pacific Place 3 on Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai. This 950 square ft space, includes four screens dedicated to the best in sports, and an open façade for after work drinks. Head over for the Happy Hour, available Monday to Friday from 3pm to 8pm. The backyard is complete with picnic tables and nibbles, so it’s perfect for private parties.
Morty’s, 8-10 Wing Fung St, Hong Kong, www.mortys.hk
The Irish pub McSorley’s Ale House has moved from Elgin Street, to 46 Staunton Street. Offering a mix of Irish pub drinks and Indian specialities, the new venue will still feature live sports (on 10 televisions), and a vast whisky selection, including some exclusive to McSorley’s. A daily Happy Hour will be from 3pm to 8pm.
McSorley’s Ale House, 46 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.mcsorleys.com.hk
The Michelin-starred restaurant, serving haute cuisine from Kyoto, has relocated from Sheung Wan to Wan Chai. Showcasing the iconic 10-course menu at Kaiseki Den by Saotome (beginning at $2,080), inclusive of seasonal ingredients such as black and white truffle, caviar and French Challans Duck. Starting from 13 June, the restaurant will introduce three new variations of lunch sets (at $1,280, $1,680, or $2,080), with menus changing on a regular basis.
Kaiseki, Shop 3 – 4, The Oakhill, 28 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/kaisekidenbysaotome
From Thursday, 22 June, Mike’s Chicken Comida de Portugal will be taking up a new residence in the Mira Place in TST. Moving from Sai Kung, the popular restaurant will serve up dishes from Portuguese Colonies from around the world, such as Brazil, Mozambique, Angola and Macau.
Mike’s Chicken Comida de Portugal, Shop 167, L1, Mira Place Two, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mikeschickenportugal.com
The award winning Chinese restaurant chain specialising in traditional Beijing, Sichuan and Shanghai cuisine has just opened up in Kowloon Bay, Telford plaza. Its menu (unique to this location) includes Braised Vegetarian Chicken with Soy Sauce ($56), La Mian with Sliced Sea Bass and Pickled Mustard Green ($72), Curry Beef Soup with Vermicelli ($48) and the Soufflé Egg White Ball Stuffed with Red Bean and Banana dessert ($38). Brand new vegan dishes are also introduced, including the Szechuan Dan Dan La Mian with Peanut Sauce and Chilli Oil ($56).
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Telford Garden, Shop G53A, Telford Plaza I, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.hk.crystaljade.com
Lunchtime poke lovers will be delighted to hear Aloha, which closed its Quarry Bay doors, has moved to Central! Get a rice, salad, with fresh fish or protein bowls for lunch or a light dinner.
ALOHA, 51 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, helloaloha.co
Read more: Sassy’s Favourite Poké Bowls in Hong Kong
Special Menus and Offers
From 14 July to 31 August, pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon is launching its first-ever Asian-style Seafood Dinner Buffet, with dishes such as Baked Spicy Mussels, traditional Thai Grilled Fish Fillet in Banana Leaf and Stir-fried Prawn with Pepper in Singaporean Style. Priced at $458 per adult and $298 per child from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on weekdays (Monday to Thursday), and $518 per adult and 348 per child on Friday to Sunday. You can enjoy a 30% discount, simply by liking the pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon’s Facebook page, or by following its Instagram account.
pentahotel Hong Kong, Kowloon, 19 Luk Hop Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.pentahotels.com
From now until the beginning of September, sen-ryo will be featuring the Aomori Limited Seafood Menu. Featuring seafood, produce and sushi rice from Aomori, accompanied by some Aomori sake, some of the dishes on hand will include Osusume Aomori Daily Special ($288), Aomori Assorted Sashimi Platters ($98 each), Squid Sashimi ($88), Thin Cut Olive Flounder Sashimi ($118), Grilled Rockfish ($198), Grilled Aomori Scallop with Butter ($58) and much more!
sen-ryo, Shop 1086, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 2196 8209
From now until 31 August, 2017, Alto 88 will feature its “Sicily & Sardinia 4-course menu.” Starting with a Sicilian Yellowtail and Raspberry Tartar, the menu will offer a choice of main, (the chef fave is Black Baby Pig, paired with Pistachio Crust, Cylinder of Eggplant and Ragusano DOP Cheese), and finishing up with a sweet Crunchy Cocoa Roll, Eggnog Cream and Bronte Pistachio Mousse. The menu is $688 per person, $968 per person with wine pairing.
Alto 88, 1/F, Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 1799
Loosen those belts because Café Rivoli is serving up an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet this summer (adults $558, children $358 Monday to Thursday; adults $618, children $358 on Friday to Sunday, public holidays and evenings)! From now until 14 August, 2017, enjoy dishes such as Lobster, Truffle and Quinoa Vol-Au-Vent, sashimi such as Whole Hamachi, Salmon, Tuna, Herring, Octopus, and a Seafood Platter (Boston Lobster, Brown Crab, Mussel, Golden Whelk, Crab Leg and Prawn). There will be other speciality items including Abalone, Chicken Fillet and Shrimp Roe Noodles in Casserole, Steamed Egg Custard with Truffle and Scallop, Sauteed Whole Scallop in“Thai Style”Coconut, Sauteed Crab with Chili Paste in“Thai Style,” Poached Whelk in Spicy Wine Sauce, and Baked Tiger Prawn with E-fu Noodles in Urchin Cream Sauce, plus a bevy of desserts as well!
Café Rivoli, 1/F, Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 1772
Michelin-starred restaurant Seasons by Oliver E. is introducing it’s brand new Flavours of the Midsummer Night menu with fresh summer ingredients, fruits and vegetables served as a four-course ($888) or a six-course ($1,288) meal with wine-pairing options ($888). Delicacies include Joselito Iberico Ham “Gran Reserva”, Tomato Jelly and Goat Cheese Foam, French “Limousin” Lamb Saddle, Garden Seasonal Vegetables and Verbena Poached Peach, Black Currant Foam and Lychee Sorbet for dessert. Don’t forget to make a reservation as the menu will be only available from 1 July to 31 August and is expected to be very popular!
Seasons by Oliver E., Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2505 6228, www.seasonsbyolivier.com
A year has gone by since China Tang first opened it’s doors in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. To celebrate, China Tang’s Executive Chef, Li Cheung, visited four different cities in Guangdong Province, and has since reinvented and added 12 new dishes to the menu. For those of you who prefer to drink your calories, China Tang is launching an early happy hour, from Monday to Sunday (3pm to 6pm), there will be a buy-one-get-one for selected drinks (including mocktails). To top it off, those who are participating in happy hour will receive a free flow of 10 snacks including, deep-fried diced Wagyu Beef with Dried Chili and Crispy Diced Bean Curd with Salt Seasoning. Lastly it will be continuing its April initiative – Grand Dim Sum Treat – from 6pm to 10:30pm. During this time customers will be able to order unlimited dim sum for $328 per head.
China Tang, Shop 4101, Level 4, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2157 3148, chinatang.hk/tst_en
To celebrate Belgian National Day on 21 July, 2017, Hong Kong’s Belgian Beerhouse, FRITES, has come up with a weekend special that will treat your palate. For $295 per person, you can experience “Mussels A La Plancha” (a generous serving of mussels), a bowl of perfectly cooked frites and two bottles of Palm Amber Ale. This deal will last throughout the entire weekend, giving you three days to take advantage of this limited time offer!
FRITES Central, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, 2217 6671
FRITES Wan Chai, Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre, 28 Harbor Road, Wan Chai, 2877 2422
FRITES Causeway Bay, Shop 1, G/F, Park Haven, 38 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, 2142 5233
FRITES Quarry Bay, G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, 2250 5188
On 25 July and 26 July, 3/3rds is presenting its Neo Bistro pop-up dinner at its Michelin-star quality rustic cafe cum restaurant. With a six-course menu ($580), the gourmet-trained chefs will prepare dishes including Chicken Liver Parfait, Spelt Bread and Crispy Chicken Skin, Asparagus on Sourdough Toast, Crab Meat, Seaweed dressing and Cucumber ketchup, Sirloin Steak with onions or mushrooms and Honey Mousse, apricot parfait, Chamomile Cake and milk crumb. A complimentary tea or coffee is provided, but to keep things simple and casual, BYOB it is recommended.
3/3rds, 22d, Yally industrial building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 3462 2951 www.three-3rds.com
Pacific Place Italian resto Operetta has welcomed a new head chef to its team! Set to freshen up the restaurant’s Italian fare with fresh and seasonal a la carte options, along with new set-menus, Michelin-starred Chef Luca de Berardinis has introduced items such as chef’s special Tomato-less Pappardelle with Lamb Ragout, authentic Italian pizzas and calzones, and a delectable reinterpreted Tiramisu with coffee and limoncello jelly. The newly launched two and three course weekday lunch sets are priced from $178, and the new lunch and dinner a la carte options are priced individually, with all menus available to be paired with an enticing Italian wine selection.
Operetta, Shop 112, Pacific Place 1/F, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, www.operetta.hk
Join in Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao’s ‘Eat For Good (EFG)’ campaign this summer and remind yourself of the importance of a balanced diet with fresh, nutritious ingredients. Using less sugar, salt and oil, while guaranteeing great taste, the EFG campaign has a wide variety of vegetarian options with a balance of 50% grains, 30% vegetables and 20% proteins. Highlights include the Simmered Noodles with Diced Chicken ($66) Poached Rice with Seafood in Shark’s Cartilage Soup ($82), the Sweet and South Cucumber Skin Roll ($50) and the Seasonal Vegetables with Two Kinds of Eggs Simmered in Superior Stock ($72).
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Shop 2018 – 2020, Level Two, One IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2295 3811, hk.crystaljade.com
Summertime gets a bit cooler with Bungalow’s new C’est La Viche menu, featuring three different takes on ceviche, and a selection of three white and rosé wines. Highlights include Ooh La la! with fresh French halibut fillet tossed with fresh mango and passion fruit, Save Your Sole(s), including a New Zealand sole fillet and avocado wrapped in crispy spring roll wrappers, and the Nacho Normal Ceviche featuring Japanese scallops, orange slices and jalapeños on a bed of tortilla chips. A variety of wines to match the ceviche will also be made available. Best of all, enjoy a 50% discount off any wine from Monday to Saturday (12pm – 10pm)!
Bungalow, Shop 2, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2623 7868, bungalow.hk
Experience a new way of eating a traditional burger at the new Butcher’s club lunch-only diner located in The Secret Kitchen’s antique gallery. Enjoy a juicy burger while sitting amongst Louis Vuitton trunks, a vintage roulette table and traveling cases owned by the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Located on the 16th floor of the Wong Chuk Hang industrial building, its lunch menu includes the Michelin Guide-listed bacon cheeseburger ($100), Beyond Classic vegetarian burger ($120), Red Fire Rooster Wings ($88) and fresh salads.
The Butcher’s Club at Secret Kitchen, 16/F & Rooftop, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2884 0768, thebutchers.club/wong-chuk-hang
Celebrate the age-old Hong Kong tradition of afternoon tea at Kerry Hotel starting 3 July. With a luxurious lobby lounge and a spectacular view of the open harbour from Hung Hom bay, it will be serving savoury and sweet treats and a wide variety of refreshing drinks ($438 for two), in glass trays trimmed with fine lacquered wood starting at 3:15pm everyday. Using the theme of east-meets-west, the savoury bites will include the Foie Gras Terrine served with toast, citrus gel and dehydrated orange, and Pickled Crab Meat with mango chilli salsa, charcoal crisp and edible flower. The sweet treats with include lemon tart with Ribena espuma and crisp meringue and 66% Grand Cru Chocolate and Dulce de Leche hazelnut opera. An unlimited serving of drinks, including Yuan yang Tea, Traditional Chinese Tea selection, Iced lemon Tea and freshly brewed coffee will be made available.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5888, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry
From 1 July until 31 August, the new summer menu at Morton’s is out and it is all about surf and turf! On offer is the 34 oz USDA Prime Côte de Bœuf with 2-lb Lobster ($1,588). When you add a bottle of Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon – and who wouldn’t? – it’s just another $988. A-la-carte menu options are also available for the Côte de Bœuf ($998) and 2-lb Lobster ($688).
Morton’s The Steakhouse, Hong Kong, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2732 2343 www.mortons.com
After the chef’s recent visit to Japan, Zuma has geared up to offer an innovative new menu to Hong Kong diners. The dishes feature rare ingredients and fresh flavours, including Naruo Beef Tataki, served with seasonal Winter Tasmania Black Truffle ($180), as well as Teriyaki Foie Gras, with Sesame and Green Mango Tsukemono, ($190) and Grilled Spanish Red Prawn Tempura with Yuzu Koshu Powder, ($390).
Zuma, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.landmark.hk/dining/zuma-restaurant
Executive Chef Aaron Gillespie from 22 Ships loves to work his home country’s produce into the menu as much as possible. Now that Western Australian truffle is in season, he has chosen to showcase the Black Périgord in a scrumptious seven course menu ($598) with duck breast and truffle mayonnaise before finishing the meal off with truffle ice cream. Come sample his culinary skills with his new creations designed to highlight the full flavour of truffles. Call 2555 0722 to make your reservation.
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.22ships.hk
Have no fear if you’re not able to jet off for a summer holiday this year, as 208 is bringing Italy to us in Hong Kong, with ‘The Regional Series!’ Highlighting a different region each month, from Veneto in the North, to southern Sicily, the Italian restaurant will showcase a new four-course menu every Monday, with dishes such as creamy, slow-cooked polenta topped with a spicy Italian pork sausage sauce and freshly made pasta tossed with octopus (finished with gratings of bottarga). Priced at $398 per person, including paired wines, or $298 per person without wine, the full schedule and menus will be available on 208’s website at the beginning of each month.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.208.com.hk
Previously known as Mamasita’s Cantina, MEXUS is introducing its new menu featuring Mexican and American cuisine. The decor of MEXUS is unique in itself, with its open kitchen and hand-painted prints of iconic American figures (think Marilyn Monroe or Captain America!). The new resto has a funky vibe of mismatched chairs, Mexico-sourced tiled staircase and a Cuban-inspired bar. Its dishes are made for sharing and are vegetarian-friendly. To kickstart the new Mexican-American menu, MEXUS is offering multiple discounts for diners to enjoy. Upon presenting a receipt from LEE Lo Mei or MEXUS, diners can enjoy one complimentary lunch set at MEXUS for parties of two or more (Monday to Friday only). Guests who upload a dinner photo and “Like” the MEXUS Facebook page will enjoy a complimentary glass of MEXUS Martini. On weekends, there will also be a brunch offer where guests can enjoy a buy-four-get-one free discount.
MEXUS, 5-6/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.mexus.hk
Craving a good ol’ steak dinner? From 3 July to 31 August, Mirage Bar & Restaurant guests can now create their own pairings with American red wines. Serving 40 Day Dry Aged, Grass-Fed, Bone-in CAD AAA Ribeye with Fried Potatoes ($548), Whole Beef Short Rib with New Potatoes, Shallots and Sichuan Peppercorn Jus ($388), USDA Skirt Steak Tacos in Corn Tortillas with Salsa Verde ($58 each), USDA Rare Beef Salad ($128) with baby spinach, tomatoes, red onions, and coriander, Sliced Beef Brisket Sliders with Pickles and Horseradish ($128) and Artisanal Smoked Beef Sausages with Mashed Potatoes and Grain-Mustard Gravy ($138), the choices are plentiful! Diners can also pair their meals with Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey, Napa Valley, 2011, Petite Syrah, Stags Leap Winery, Napa Valley, 2013, Zinfandel, or Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve, Mendocino County, 2014 for $130 to $160 per glass and $580 to $980 per bottle. Dinner is served from 6pm to 10:30pm.
Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, renaissance-hotels.marriott.com/renaissance-hong-kong-harbour-view-hotel
From 1 July to 30 September, in honour of the American Football team the Warhawks, Lawry’s will introduce the Beef Bowl Combo for Four set dinner, a bone-in 24oz Beef Bowl Cut – its largest cut of roasted prime rib – for $2,480. Additionally, diners can choose from seafood platters, including the Super Bowl, with a whole lobster, oysters, scallops and shrimp that is perfect for sharing, or the Atlantic Lobster Tail at an additional $120 per tail. And for dessert, it has a flaming Baked Alaska served tableside. There will be four new cocktails to pair with the dishes. And get this, every Monday to Thursday in July, patrons will receive up to $600 cash vouchers to use at their next visit in Lawry’s (only applicable to those purchasing Beef Bowl Combo for Four): $1,000 or above is entitled to receive a $200 voucher; $2,000 or above is entitled to receive a $300 voucher; $4,000 or above is entitled to receive a $600 voucher.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.lawrys.com.hk
Hotel ICON’s Above and Beyond is launching a new Sake Pairing Dinner in partnership with Japanese breweries Sawahime and Maboroshi no Taki. Expect a medley of pan-Asian flavours, including Chilled Shrimp with Sake Jelly, Kung Pao Lobster and more contemporary Chinese dishes. On offer is Scallop and Celtuce with Black Truffle Sauce, Baked Crab Shell Stuffed with Parma Ham, and of course, the Tea-inspired Puddings.
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hotel-icon.com/dining/above-beyond
The Italian trattoria at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel introduces the Bene Food & Wine Mercato, an interactive wine and dinner experience for pizza and pasta lovers. Inspired by the colourful markets of Italy, this dining concept is all about taking guests on a journey to a different region each month in search of authentic flavours. Pop on a ferry and head across the water for a little taste of Bene!
Bene, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, www.benemacao.com
InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge is bringing us a stylish pairing of food and fashion (two of our favourite things) at the exclusive Shanghai Tang Tea Set. Available from Monday, 3 July to Sunday, 17 September, this promises to be an afternoon feast. Featuring everything from Sliced Lobster with Gingko Green Pea Purée on Rye Bread, to Taro and Mango Opera Cakes. Oh, and save space for the freshly baked scones (served with Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jam & Peach/Rose Jam). Sounds pretty perfect to us! Check out the full Afternoon Tea Menu. Prices are $608 for two people (Monday to Friday), and $628 for two people (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays).
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
Indulge in authentic Portuguese cuisine from 18 August to 23 August by renowned chef Andre Correia at Green, Hotel Icon. It will offer a variety of Portuguese tapas, pocha cocktails from Madeira and wines from the regions of Vinho Verde, Douro, Bairrada and Alentejo. The tapas selection includes Scrambled Eggs with Flour Sausage and Truffles, Portuguese Piri Piri Garlic Prawns, Seared Tuna with Azores Spice and Mango Spice, and Grandpa Bun chorizo with confit onion and Madeira Spice.
Green at Hotel Icon, G/F,17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hotel-icon.com
From 10 to 31 July, Alzina Spanish Asador will treat its guest to Basque Country with its menu of award-winning tapas, featuring fresh seafood. Executive Chef Juanjo Carrillo captures will create 12 dishes devoted to Basque cuisine.
Alzina Spanish Asador, 29-31 Chatham Rd S, Entrance at Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/AlzinaHK
Lebanese restaurant Mama Malouf has launched a new menu to celebrate the diversity of Lebanese cuisine. Its menu has almost doubled in size and it has introduced homemade dishes such as Hummus with Spiced Minced Lamb and Pine Nuts ($68). Diners can choose to try its new whole roasted baby snapper with Chermoula or the Lebanese Beef Kafta before finishing the meal off with its new Turkish delight fondue, which is crafted by Lebanese artisans.
Mama Malouf, 93 Catchick Street Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.mamamalouf.hk
This place is cheese heaven in Hong Kong! The new special menu features a delectable truffle mac and cheese (served piping hot, with bubbling mozzarella, Emmental, and cheddar), a slow-cooked Duck Breast Pizza, and a breath-taking fudge brownie. We suggest ordering all three! With quality as top priority, The Point only uses the finest “00 Flour” from Italy for its pizza dough, to get that unique crispy chewy texture. Pair it with the trusted Gin Cocktail, or opt for an extravagant milkshake and your meal is set for success.
The Point, Causeway Bay: G/F, 52 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay; and Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop 409, L4/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Shui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thepointhkg
The summer menu brings a host of fresh, light and healthy dishes. Enjoy the Poached King Crab Leg Served 2 Ways ($210) with whole pieces of crab leg garnished with fresh avocado slices and chipotle sauce. As a bonus, diners munching away at Cocotte on Monday lunch and dinner can also enjoy a 50% discount on wines and champagnes under $2,000. And as a summer treat, guests are gifted with 25% off their entire bill at NEO Cocktail Club, Cocotte’s sister establishment.
Cocotte, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.cocotte.hk
If you’re looking for a twist on classic Mexican, Brickhouse has changed its menu to include new options such as the Dos Mole Pollo, Mexican Scotch Egg, and a 24-hour Slow Cooked Beef Rib, which will be shredded at the table and served with fresh tortillas from the kitchen. If you’re a taco lover, it has ramped that menu up as well, adding five new taco combinations. Its mixologists will be serving creations made with jalapeños, fresh watermelons, juicy limes and even cigar smoke to pair with the food.
Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.brickhouse.com.hk
The Kinnet’s new low-carb and low-calorie menus will feature dishes such as Seared Halibut (our personal fave!), with white bean cauliflower cake and mizuna tomato salad, along with Green Vegetable Curry, with zucchini noodles, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant and vine tomato. The three-course menus are priced at $350 per guest. We had the opportunity to taste this delicious lunch for ourselves – it’s now available for dinner as well – and we can tell you the ingredients are fresh, flavourful and definitely filling for a low calorie or low carb meal.
The Kinnet, 3/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan , www.facebook.com/RestaurantbyTheKinnet
With seasonal dishes paying homage to traditional local flavours, and a contemporary twist to incorporate fresh flavours for the warmer months, Above & Beyond’s New Summer menu has us set for the season. We can’t wait to try the Wok-fried Prawns with Basil and Tossed Noodles with Poached Egg and Honey-glazed Barbecued Kagoshima Pork in Spicy Sauce!
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/aboveandbeyond.hotelicon
The Butchers Club Burger is introducing new lighter and more flavourful salads, along with three new bunless burger offers. The new salads are available at all four of the Butchers Club locations. Be the first ones to try the 160g signature beef patty salad ($140), the breaded chicken thigh salad ($120) or the crumbled New Zealand ling fish fillet salad ($120). Butchers Club has also opened up a new lunchtime outlet at The Secret Kitchen in Wong Chuk Hang. Available weekdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Call 2884 0768 to make reservations.
The Butchers Club, 16/F & Rooftop, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang (multiple other locations), www.thebutchers.club
Yoga, wholesome food and mocktails will all be found under the same roof for $390! On the first three Tuesdays of July (4, 11 and 18 July), join founder and teacher at Krishnan Yoga, Lindsay starting at 6:30pm for a relaxing sunset yoga session on the beach where you’ll learn to relieve stress using breath and mental focus. There’ll be coconut water courtesy of Vita Coco for you to replenish during your one-hour workout.
Head to Limewood after to enjoy a healthy mocktail and nutritious sharing meal where you can expect some of the beachside restaurant’s popular classics. Also, you’ll get to take home goodies thanks to Calvin Klein Performance, Escapade Sports and PUMA.
Limewood, G/F, Shops 103-104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.limewood.hk
From June onward, Anchor’s will be adding new dishes to its buffet options, with inspiration from Malaysia’s and Singapore’s fine hawker food. Guests will have the chance to try Bak Kut Teh, tangy and sweet Rojak salad, Singaporean chili crab and traditional Laksa soup. Dessert options include steamed pandan layered cake. Feast on seafood at Anchor’s (free-flow oysters, anyone?) at the buffet. Call 2945 1138 to make reservations. Monday through Thursday dinner and Sunday brunch: $335 for adults and $168 for children. Friday through Sunday dinner: $372 for adults and $186 for children.
Anchor’s Seafood & Beer House, 123 Castle Peak Rd, Yau Kom Tau, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, www.baybridgehongkong.com/facilities/anchor-seafood-beer-house
The two-Michelin-starred French restaurant The Tasting Room reopens in Macau’s City of Dreams. Named one of the 2017 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, it will now be helmed by Chef Fabrice Vulin. On offer will be vintage Blonde d’Aquitaine beef from sixth-generation Parisian master butcher Alexandre Polmard (it is available only in strictly limited quantities!), as well as white caviar by the world’s finest caviar Kaviari of Paris, exquisite Gillardeau oysters, and 48-month Comté cheese from class fromager Bernard Antony.
For an extra personal touch, Chef Fabrice will be showcasing his personal collection of more than 100 Michelin Guides including the very first edition from 1900.
The Tasting Room, Level 3, Crown Towers, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, (853) 8868 6681, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/dining/detail/tasting-room
Gaddi’s at the Peninsula will be presenting pressed lobster this summer throughout July and August (minimum two people!). Chef Xavier Boyer and his team have put together a menu that features three pressed lobster dishes. Choose between Boston or Brittany lobsters (both are delicious, we know). Reservations for the lobster menu must be made at least 24 hours in advance, so call 2696 6763 to book a table.
Gaddi’s, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong.peninsula.com/en/fine-dining/gaddis-french-restaurant
From June onwards (available for dinner only!), the Spring Moon Chef’s Table is available for either a six or eight course menu, ($2,888 or $3,888) accompanied with a tea or wine pairing by the Peninsula’s expert Tea Master and Sommelier. Start with a welcome drink of chilled Taiwanese Ding Dong Oolong tea and continue your meal with pan-fried scallop with honey pepper sauce, double-boiled supreme soup and stewed dried Middle Eastern abalone and goose web. Guests will get to take home a memento of their experience – a personalised napkin monogrammed with their initials. Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance by calling 2696 6760.
Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.peninsula.com/spring-moon-chinese-restaurant
As we approach summer, Morton’s Steakhouse is introducing a new seasonal menu with two new steak and fish dishes. Enjoy the American Wagyu Filet with Herbed Tallow Butter ($678) which is seven-ounce of Wagyu meat with detailed marbling, topped with a homemade buttery sauce of garlic, shallots, thyme and parsley. Meat lovers who appreciate the process of dry aging will want to try the Prime Dry Aged Bone-In Strip Steak ($798). Take in the views of the Victoria Harbour while sipping on one of its 200 international wine labels!
Morton’s Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com
Calling all vegetarians! Conveniently situated next to the Mid-Levels Escalator, Soho Spice draws inspiration from the hawker stalls of Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia into the restaurant’s Southeast Asian cuisine. The new vegetarian menu boasts of Crispy Portobello Bao Sliders, Silken Tofu with Garlic, and Grilled Sambal Aubergine Lasagna with Turmeric Rice. There will be plenty of desserts on hand as well. The set lunch menu ($98 per person) is available from 12 noon to 3pm and phone reservations can be made at 2526 2227.
Soho Spice, 47B Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/Soho-Spice
Starting from Friday, 9 June to Thursday, 31 August, InterContinental’s THE STEAK HOUSE winebar and grill will be serving up vintage beef all the way from France by acclaimed Artisan Butcher, Alexandre Polmard of Boucherie Polmard Paris. The collaboration features special cuts and maturation methods, while making sure there’s something for every budget. On offer is Beef Maki with Black Truffle and Oscietra Caviar ($480), but if you’re looking into savouring finer cuts, check out the Long-Bone Rib Eye 35oz ($3,380) and Vintage Beef – 2004 Beef Tenderloin 6oz ($2,750).
THE STEAK HOUSE winebar+grill, LG, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2313 2323, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/the-steak-house
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist is bringing to us some new meat-centric dishes this season. Specially sourced Australian Wagyu from the South Coast, Irish Grass Fed “John Stone” cattle and the signature Rubia Gallega 18 years old male Ox are aged in Blue’s ageing room lined with pink Himalayan salt bricks for a flavorsome kick. If you prefer something lighter, there is Sustainable Tuna Tartare with Ponzu Mayo and Crispy Tostadas, or the Roasted Scallops with Sea Urchin Butter.
Also, Butcher Jonny is now offering an ageing service, which means you can age your cut the way you want in the in-house ageing room and receive a weekly status update from Jonny himself!
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2613 9286, www.bluebutcher.com
Whisky lover? Get yourself to FINDS from now until Thursday, 31 August and sample the FINDS X Highland Park Whisky Pairing Dinner. The four-course meal is priced at $668 per person and includes dishes such as Lightly Smoked Veal Striploin 63℃, paired with Highland Park Dark Origins, along with the traditional dessert of Drottning Cake, accompanied by velvety-textured Highland Park 18 Years Old.
FINDS, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, finds.com.hk
Helping us get set for the new season, hot pot resto The Drunken Pot is offering up its new “Summer Happy Hour” menu. Featuring an array of appetisers and an exotic new “Best of the Four Nations” hot pot. For just $328 you can munch on appetisers such as Deep-fried Chicken Wings with Fermented Bean Curd before moving onto the new hot pot. Opt for free-flow Spanish red wine, white wine, beer and soft drinks for just $40 extra, or $60 for Japanese Sake! The new menu is available Monday to Thursday, from 6pm to 8:30pm and from 10:30pm to 1am, on Sundays between 10:30pm and 1am, and on Friday and Saturdays from 10:30pm to 2am, until 31 August 2017.
The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay, 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The Drunken Pot Tsim Sha Tsui, 2/F, No.8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thedrunkenpothk
Get your fill at KITCHEN this season with W Hong Kong’s summer buffet. Indulge in gourmet Popcorn Chicken and Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Dragon Rolls with avocado and cucumber before getting your fill of Beef Tacos with sesame soya cacao marinated hanger steak and other delights. Be sure to save room and take a chance on the Las Vegas dessert counter to see which flavour tart you get!
The lunch buffet is available Monday to Friday, between 12pm and 2:30pm and is priced at $318 and on Saturdays, between 12pm and 2:30pm, at $458. The dinner buffet is available Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 10pm, for $608 and on Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays, between 6pm and 10pm, for $678. Available from Thursday, 1 June, until Thursday, 31 August.
KITCHEN, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West,Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2299, www.w-hongkong.com/summer
Now this is news – Beef & Liberty’s newly launched wine deal guarantees a bottle mark-up of only +$180 from original wholesale prices. That means your favourite bottle of wine will only be $180 more than its normal price, and we think that’s something to toast to! Also, starting 16 May, order a Beef & Liberty’s signature vegetarian burger ($98) and $8 will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, which the burger joint has partnered with to raise awareness on environmental conservation. And now that summer is around the corner, get ready for the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich ($116), which has the Sassy seal of approval (it’s de-lish!) and is exclusively available from 16 May to 10 July.
Beef & Liberty Lan Kwai Fong, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Beef & Liberty Wan Chai, Star Street Precinct, 2/F, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Beef & Liberty Stanley, G04, G/f, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Want to go “The Whole Hog” this weekend? Get yourselves to Rhoda and check out its new Saturday feast! For just $248 per person, enjoy unlimited amounts of Middle White Pork (sourced from Huntsham Farm in the UK and cooked over #livefire!), along with a variety of sides, including charred creamed corn with harrisa, kimchi coleslaw, mom’s potato salad, long bean salad, and spiced potato wedges. Held on every third Saturday of the month, the first instalment of ‘The Whole Hog’ will be held on Saturday, 15 July, followed further feasts on by 19 August and 16 September. Expect long tables, no fuss settings, and a soundtrack of the best ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s rock, with the lunch kicking off at 12pm, and last orders at 3pm (or until the hog runs out!).
Rhoda, G/F, Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, rhoda.hk
Uma Nota opened up earlier this year and wowed us with its Brazilian-Japanese street food, so we were more than excited to hear of its newly launched Saturday brunch. The Brunch da Rua will be available every Saturday, from 12pm to 3:30pm until 26 August. So, get ready to cure those hangovers and feast on the a la carte menu of ceviche, Brazilian chicken wings, deep-fried pastéis and more! Not forgetting a Caipirinha or two to wash it all down…
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.uma-nota.com
Cordis’s “Summer in Hawaii” buffet is offering everything from Hawaiian Seafood Salad and fresh Poké to Seared Ahi Nori Roll with Mango Salsa. We love the sound of the Hawaiian Baked Lobster, the Pineapple and Cheese and the Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb carving station. Satisfy that sweet tooth with Rainbow Shaved Ice, a decadent Macadamia Soufflé, or a cheeky Pina Colada Cake.
Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong
Summer Vibes in Lan Kwai Fong
The LKF summer vibes campaign kicks off tomorrow, 7 July! Some of the most renowned dining spots on the block are showcasing amazing beer-infused summer menus. Take your pick from: Ayuthaiya, Beef and Liberty (LKF location), Café Siam, Cassio, CE LA VIE, Fofo by el Willy, Gaucho, Hard Rock Café, Jinjuu, Kyoto Joe, Lai Bun Fu, Porterhouse, Tivo, Tokio Joe, Westwood Carvery, Yuet Kwai Restaurant by Fovea and Zafran. And if you can’t quite pick between these 17 restaurants (we don’t blame you!), we’ve sampled a few of the menus, to make sure that you have a ‘pitcher’ perfect summer! Oh, and don’t forget the LKF Beer & Music Festival returns on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 July.
Sassy perk: Book any of the participating restaurants on FeedMe Guru using the discount code “SassyBeer” and you’ll even get $88 off your bill until Friday 8, September, 2017.
The executive pastry chef of The Mira Hong Kong is celebrating summer by introducing a delectable tropical tea set at COCO– a stylish cafe-patisserie. From 3 July to 25 July, guests can enjoy desserts made from Victoria pineapple, tropical passion fruit, kaffir lime and finger lime, hand-picked from the French Reunion island off the coast of Madagascar. These bite-sized desserts are made with vibrant fruit pulps, with fruits grown in the fertile volcanic soils of the UNESCO World Heritage Island. Enjoy its summer tea selection with a choice of blueberry, pomegranate tea and signature coffee which can also be enjoyed with a flute of bubbly!
The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 23681111, www.themirahotel.com
To welcome Chef Kwan Wai-Chung to the Greater China Club, the Italian restaurant Cadenza will be presenting a promotional menu and lunchbox specials featuring USA Prime Beef Carpaccio, topped with mushrooms, shallot and parsley coulis, Maine Lobster Bisque, with sweet corn and lobster ragout, as well as other vegetarian and vegan cuisines such as the Garden Grilled Root Vegetables with Quinoa and Capisum emulsion for prices starting from $50 for side dishes to $460 (member prices are lower). For reservations, call 2743 8055.
Greater China Club, Unit A, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Chung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.greaterchinaclub.com
The Sheraton Sunday brunch has undergone a makeover and launched The Vivacious Sunday Champagne Brunch. Head to the top floor and soak in the stunning view of the Victoria Harbour, while indulging in unlimited servings of fresh oysters and seafood, steaks and an extensive spread of appetisers, hot dishes and desserts. Top your brunch off with free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé, or the newly released Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs (we’ve tried it, and it’s delicious!), and you’ve got yourself one indulgent Sunday. Priced at $998, $1,298, or $1,498 (dependant on champagne choice), call 852 2369 1111 or email [email protected], to book.
Oyster & Wine Bar, 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2369 1111, www.sheratonhongkonghotel.com/oysterandwinebar
The Lebanese cuisine resto, Zahrabel Dining Club, has just launched a new lunchtime service (choose from vegetarian and vegan options!), which is available Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 2:30pm. Diners can choose from the Executive Set or from the Express Set. Try its Vegetarian Safiha (spinach enclosed in crispy oven roasted pita bread) or Shish Taouk (grilled chicken with Lebanese bread and garlic sauce) and finish off your meal with dessert of the day.
Zahrabel, 25/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Zahrabel.HongKong
The new brunch deal (starting at $280 with an additional $150 for free-flow) at Ciao Chow is now available on weekends and starts with an antipasti buffet, featuring parma ham cold cuts and different cheeses. Brunchers can choose between two made-to-order pizzas or classic Italian pasta dishes. Pizza options include the signature Margherita and the Quattro Formaggi. Pasta options include Italian Bolognese and the all-time classic, Lasagna. There will also be a carving selection of Wagyu beef, pork loin and Pollo alla Cacciatora, with side dishes of mashed potatoes. The dessert buffet will also have freshly made Tiramisu and Crema. Ciao Chow will be serving five summer cocktails, Prosecco, wine, champagne and 25 different beers straight from the tap. Kids under 10 years old can eat for free (one child per person).
Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.ciaochow.com.hk
Thinking one glass of bubbly with that Sunday brunch isn’t enough? You’ll love the Dom Pérignon Ultimate Brunch at Ozone, which features a complimentary flow of champagne! Guests will be able to savour creations prepared by culinary maestro, Chef Rafael Gil, while enjoying spectacular views of Hong Kong’s iconic harbour at the highest bar in the world. And what goes best with champers? Why, shucked Pacific oysters, of course, and guests will be welcomed with these upon arrival! There is a varied selection of appetizers at the buffet including cold cut platter, foie gras terrine and weekly soup choices, alongside an assortment of sushi, sashimi, cheeses and salads. There is a carving station, seafood station and grill station to satisfy any craving. The brunch experience will be capped off with an extensive dessert spread prepared by the hotel’s talented pastry team. Guests are invited to design their own creations of ice cream, freshly prepared pancakes, profiteroles and waffles with a range of delicious toppings of their choice. The brunch will be available every Sunday from 12om to 3pm, priced at $1,348 per adult (with free flow Dom Pérignon Champagne) or $2,198 per adult (with free flow of Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne).
Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/ozone
It’s summer, which means Scarlett will be featuring Free-Flow Oysters & French Sparkling every weekend brunch! Just $298 or $398 with sparkling.
Scarlett Cafe & Wine Bar, New Austin Commercial Centre, Austin Ave, TST, Kowloon, www.randblab.com
This new neighbourhood Italian bar is the perfect place to get your pasta fix! Check out Pici’s new three-course set lunch menu ($148) served Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2:30pm, which offers quality Italian Cold Cuts crafted by Chef Andrea, freshly tossed Radicchio Salad with goat cheese, and Burrata Cheese from Puglia (additional $28). You’ll also have a taste of Pici’s signatures, Pici Amatriciana with pork cheek and Pappardelle with Duck Ragu.
Pici, 16 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk
Cocktails, Happy Hours and Drink Specials
Make (and drink!) your own cocktails in a masterclass held by experienced mixologist Gagan Gurung at Fang Fang. With exotic herbs, spices and fruits and a deep knowledge of the traditional Chinese Five Elements Theory, Gagan, along with well known Singaporean bartender Vijay Mudalier, creates bold cocktails to suit your needs. The class will be held on 13 July from 3pm to 5pm, but guests are invited to enjoy Mudalier’s unique cocktails ($110) from 7pm to 10pm.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2983 9083, www.facebook.com/FangFangAsian
Upstairs at BELON has just started Rare Wine Nights – a special list of premium by-the-glass wines that have been curated by the group’s Master Sommelier. These have been selected from the bar’s separate cellar of hard-to-find bottles and will be offered at close to market prices. Each night will focus on a red, white or champagne of choice. Available on Wednesdays only.
BELON, 41 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2152 2872, belonsoho.com
Every Thursday is ladies’ night at Oola, so we’re being treated to an evening of “Cocktails and Nails.” The $88 martinis come with an express nail polish painting session (or a relaxing hand massage). As a bonus, we even get complimentary nibbles! Grab your crew and head over from 6pm to 9pm to catch a classic episode of Sex & the City, Friends, or Gossip Girl. All those saying “Thursday is the new Friday” clearly know where to get a good drink deal…
Oola, G/F, Centre Stage, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/oolaa
Beer and Fried Chicken Wings Happy Hour? Sounds good to us! Every day from 4pm to 7pm, Tiger Curry & Café’s Pennington Street shop is offering unlimited Suntory Draft Beer and fried chicken wings for only $90. Oh, and if you’re feeling daring, check out the special Ultimate Chicken Wings Challenge running from 3 July to 2 August. Conquer all four rounds of Tiger Curry’s timed challenge and eat for free! The level of spiciness will increase each round, from the lowest spice level to the ultimate burn-your-tongue heat.
Tiger Curry & Cafe, G/F, 14 Pennington St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TigerCurryHongKong
Calling all happy hour fans! The newest drinks deal in town is here, so get yourselves to the daily Izakaya Sessions at TokyoLima! Serving up a wide selection of sake, cocktails, wines, beers and spirits, starting at just $48, along with delectable Nikkei bar bites, from 5pm to 7pm everyday, how could you resist?
TokyoLima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, tokyolima.hk
From 10 to 12 July, Head Bartender Hidetsugu Ueno at Bar De Luxe will be creating special cocktails using seasonal produce. Guests can try the Kyoho Grape Cocktail ($178) which is made with a mix of fresh Kyoho grape, sake, cherry blossom liqueur, Kyoho grape liqueur and fresh lime juice. The classic Bellini ($218) is given a new twist with Japanese peach, peach juice and champagne. The drinks from this Japanese cocktail bar will pull ingredients from seasonal fruits such as strawberries or cherries.
Bar De Luxe, 29-30/F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, attire-house.com/bar
Inspired by one of our favourite kids books (and films!), The Jungle Book, The Envoy is bringing a new cocktail menu for the summer months, with drinks reflecting two distinct themes of flavors: “The Jungle” and “The Waterfall.” For darker and more intense flavours, taste a cocktail from “The Jungle,” and sample “Does It Burn” ($148), made with Michter’s bourbon, Mezcal, Aperol, Earl Grey & red apple syrup, Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Teapot bitters and bourbon barrel smoke. Or, enjoy the lighter side of summer with “The Waterfall.” The Picnic Spritz ($128), with cucumber redistilled gin, rosehip & hibiscus cordial, mint and Fever Tree soda water, has certainly caught our eye – amongst others on the new menu!
The Envoy, 3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/theenvoyhk
The sophisticated and chic, WOOBAR, at the W Hotel is bringing in some happy hour deals on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday to make sure that your week is never boring. From soulful beats to champagne and Iberico ham, Woobar is sure to cover all the needs your squad has. Vinyl Tuesdays at WOOBAR promise jazzy vinyl tunes every Tuesday from 6pm until 12am. DJ Brahms has previous experience producing for high-end brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Gucci. Listen to his set of evocative playlists and dance the Monday blues away. Wine-derlust Wednesdays has a seasonal wine and cheese buffet to get you through that midweek slump ($330 from 8pm to 10:30pm). Afro-beat Thursdays are all about dancing to those soulful tunes while you munch on some bar snacks and treat yourself to some well-deserved cocktails. From 6pm to 12am, Helen Ting will be putting on beats for the after work groove session. Deep Chill Sundays is when you can enjoy live performances with Olivia Dawn and free flow fries from 6pm to 12am. And, finally, WOOBAR introduces a brand new free-flow champagne package available everyday from 9pm to 11:30pm (except Wednesdays). It’s never a good idea to drink on an empty stomach, so thankfully, guests have the choice of choosing which champagne package to go with. There’s Veuve Clicquot ($380) and Ruinart Rose ($888) but the Dom Perignon Luminous comes with premium Joselito Iberico ham ($1,888).
WOOBAR, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.w-hongkong.com/woobar
VEA Restaurant and Lounge is celebrating the beginning of summer with refreshing cocktails created by renowned mixologist Antonio Lai and botanical poet Kirill Runkov. The restaurant bar will serve sweet, sour, strong and savoury concoctions, such as the Star Wars inspired ‘I am your Father’ cocktail served in a Darth Vader helmet glass, the Pea-Na Colada, the extraordinarily smooth and aromatic Creamy Negroni and a wide variety of creamy, earthy, fruity and roasted Martinis made by Kirill.
The Wellington, 29/F-30/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.vea.hk
Every Tuesday until 29 August, Sugar will transform its space into a Mediterranean island and serve eight special cocktails in jars to be shared by two people (think date night!). And if you love the cocktails so much you end up ordering four (um, who doesn’t?), you’ll get a complimentary Mediterranean pizza! If afternoon tea is more your bag, check out Sugar’s tea set, where you can munch on Layered Super Food Salad, Cherry Tomato Gazpacho, Pea and Mint Mousse. From 2:30pm to 6pm on Sundays.
Sugar, The 32/F of EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, www.sugar-hongkong.com
Time for Luxe Hour! Each Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 till 10:30pm, Bar De Luxe guests who order two cocktails will receive a complimentary Mini Iberico Grand Cru Huelva-Jabugo. Considering the refreshing cocktails offered, including the Mojito and Pina Colada, we think getting two won’t be a stretch for most of you!
Bar De Luxe, 29-30F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, attire-house.com/bar
To celebrate the official Hong Kong launch, KiKi Noodles is introducing an exciting collaboration with French Bistro, Atelier Vivanda, and gourmet cold press juicer, Water Juicery, founded by Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal. These 100% vegetarian sun-dried noodles are handmade – and meat, MSG and preservative free!
Atelier Vivanda, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, www.ateliervivanda.com.hk
Looking for a place to pick up fresh and seasonal produce in the city? From 25 July to 29 September (open Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm), Taikoo Place will launch the Tong Chong Street Market Pop-up Farmers’ Stall. Along with locally grown and fresh seasonal produce, renowned chefs will also be teaming up with Hong Kong farmers to create dishes that are homegrown, organic and delectable, which will be exclusively available at the farmer’s stall.
Tong Chong Street Market, G/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/tongchongstreetmarket
Krug Grande Cuvee x Mushroom
Looking to add a little bubbly to your meal? The Krug Grande Cuvée “From Forest to Fork” special is happening in some of our favourite restaurants this summer. Blended with over 120 wines for more than 10 years, it’s no surprise this champagne and mushroom combo compliment everything from sophisticated gourmet creations to quality raw ingredients. Check out the full menus available in restaurants throughout Hong Kong.
From 15 July until 5 August, Black Rock, a pop-up bar with a tree trunk as the table (complete with whiskey taps!), will be located inside Frank’s Library at Foxglove. Boasted as the “speakeasy within a speakeasy,” it has been dubbed “London’s Best Whisky Bar,” and will offer malt whiskies from The Singleton and 46 distilleries. In addition to the special spirits, whisky fans will still be able to find Johnnie Walker King George V, Lagavulin, Glenkinchie, and Cragganmore, as well as Brora and Port Ellen. It’s not all about the liquor, however, as Black Rock will also feature 10 key bar snacks collaborating with Masterchef Asia Winner Woo Wai Leong, Bo Innovation Alvin Leung, and Chef Kevin Lee from Foxglove. Booking is required, seats are limited (only three sittings each night) and a minimum of $500 per guest is expected. To book call ahead: 2116 8949 or via the Facebook page.
Black Rock, Foxglove, 2nd Floor, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, foxglovehk.com
Read more: Sassy’s Guide To Hong Kong’s Hidden Bars and Speakeasies
The world’s most travelled restaurant, One Star House Party, will be back in Hong Kong to create a five week restaurant, complete with an eight course tasting menu. There will be a course from each of the restaurants it has built so far. From China, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, India, Oman, Kenya and South Africa, the team (led by British chef James Sharman!) was on a mission to erect 20 restaurants in 20 different countries around the world. The team is excited to be bringing back the best culinary experiences it has learned to Hong Kong. Reservations for One Star House Party will be available from 19 June via its website at $1,000 per person.
One Star House Party, Shop 3 Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.onehstarhouseparty.com
For two months starting mid-June, Waves Pacific will be bringing the Australian Black Perigord Truffles to Hong Kong’s top restaurants, including Arcane, BELON, CIAK, Gia, Giando, Rhoda, Town and 22 ships. The series will be kicked off by BELON starting 13 June. Be sure to make table reservations directly with the restaurants!
Arcane, 3rd floor, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.arcane.hk
Belon, G/F, 41 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.belonsoho.com
CIAK, Shop 327-333, 3/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ciakconcept.com/en/
CIAK, Shop 265, 2/F Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, www.ciakconcept.com/en/
Gia, 1/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.giatrattoriaitaliana.com/
Giando, Shop 1, G/F, Tower 1, Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.giandorestaurant.com
Rhoda, G/F Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, www.rhoda.hk/
Town, 10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.townrestaurant.com
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.22ships.hk/home
For limited time only, LeBistrO will be taking over ON Dining’s lounge level to host its pop up traditional Parisian bistro. In vibrant fuschia, the space is created for guests to sit at the bar or at a table. The menu promises some delectable dishes, starting with grilled sardine Focaccia with fennel pesto and Sicilian tomato ($128). Mains include poached eggs with mashed potato, jambon de Paris and truffle sauce ($188) and classic French plates like Poulet Frites with walnut salad ($488). Finish the meal with cream-filled profiteroles ($88), the perfect ending to a bistro meal. Lunch will be available from June 20. Call 2174 8100 to make reservations.
Le BistrO, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
Cool down this July and August at Cafe of Hyatt Regency at the Icy Wonderland Ice Cream Collection! Guests will have a chance to try homemade ice cream, available on a rotational basis during the dinner buffets. Pastry Chef Gary Lau has curated Asian flavours to the collection with the Thai iced tea parfait with almond crunch and Vietnamese ice coffee parfait with lemon biscuit. Light summer desserts from Sicily, Italy, will also be available for guests to taste, such as the widely popular chilled summer fruit gazpacho. Of course, no meal is complete without an ice cream sandwich to satisfy those sweet tooths! The chocolate cookie and mint ice cream sandwich is tried-and-tested recipe that many ice cream lovers remain loyal to. There are also homemade flavours that adventurous guests can feast on such as the bean curd, egg and ginko sweet soup ice cream cup.
Hyatt Regency, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Specializing in organic vegan superfoods, Green Common is starting off the summer by introducing The Beyond Burger Delight. Sink your teeth into a juicy meat-like burger with candied apple puree, vegan smoky honey mustard sauce and freshly sliced tomato and cabbage. Alternatively, go for their Classic Hong Kong Sizzling Plate and choose between two vegetarian steaks; the Garden Pork Patty or the Chicken Scallopini with homemade pepper sauce or tomato onion sauce. Also, they will be serving their two new cold-pressed Common Good Juices; the Novak Ace with watermelon, pineapple and cranberry and Andy Anti-age with grapefruit, cranberry, orange and apple.
Nan Fung Place, Shop 1, 1/F, 173 Des Voeux Road C, Central, Hong Kong, www.greencommon.com
Indulge in the newly introduced ginger-infused feast prepared by head chef Kwai-kai Lo at The Chinese Restaurant. Starters include a variety of delicious dishes including the steamed mud crab with ginger juice and sweetened homemade Chinese rice wine, and fried roasted goose roll with vinegar ginger and preserved egg. Its double boiled fish soup with fish mar, ginger juice and milk, steamed garoupa fillet with ginger and milk is said to revitalize the skin and maintain youthful appearance. Other chef-recommended specials include steamed baby chicken in spicy ginger sauce and fried rice with minced wagyu beef and turmeric.
Hyatt Regency, Level 3,18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, hongkongtsimshatsui.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home
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