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:
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
The iconic brand, Lai Yuen, is making a comeback with the grand opening of its first ever restaurant (a cha chaan teng, no less!) on 8 June. The Hong Kong style restaurant will be open to the public from Friday, 9 June onwards. With 2,280 square-feet, 73 guests can sit comfortably in the contemporary decor of the restaurant. Its retro menu has a modern twist including Chicken Drumsticks inspired by the chef’s own childhood memories and Hong Kong style curries paying tribute to the mascot brand’s amusement park, Dino the Dinosaur.
Lai Yuen Restaurant, Shop 12, Granville Building, 12 – 16 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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 neighborhood 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 salumi 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
Located in between Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay, this new Japanese restaurant serves tempura, teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi fresh from the counter. Matsunichi uses seasonal ingredients and presents them with contemporary twists. This large (10,600 square feet!) restaurant also houses a collection of sake, including more than 60 labels from producers such as Jyuyondai, Isojiman, and Kokuryu. Led by Executive Chef Masaki Nishioka, Matsunichi’s culinary team has been assembled with chefs from Japan; Chef Jiro Fukuda heads the tempura counter, and Chef Hirofumi Chiba leads the sushi station.
Matsunichi, Level 2, Goldin Financial Global Centre, 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.matsunichi.com.hk
Hong Kong’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, has just opened its doors in Causeway Bay. Known in Japan for being so popular its patrons waited in a 5-hour queue just to eat there (let’s hope we don’t have to endure those here in HK!), this delicious ramen place is quite a treat. Sassy tried and tasted, its broth is exceptionally tasty (with absolutely no MSG!), and because it’s brewed for nine hours, you can taste the flavour-packed deliciousness in each bowl. Treat yourself to the custom-brewed Shoyu Soba and Shio Soba (made with truffle).
Tsuta, Shop 2, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TsutaHongKong
Chef Kenji Sugihara is bringing the Japanese cuisine of robatayaki to the 852. Featuring fresh sushi, sashimi and specialty sake at the robata counter, we’re expecting a menu filled with grilled meats, seafood, veggies and Sake. Make a reservation at its three storey venue and choose where you want to dine – bar counter, private room or on the rooftop.
Akikan Robatayaki, 27/28F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/akikan.robatayaki.hongkong
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
The first-ever Korean makgeolli restaurant in Hong Kong has opened in HK! Featuring authentic Korean dishes paired with a variety of makgeolli (a slightly sweet alcoholic beverage native to Korea made from rice or wheat). With three different categories – original, flavoured and premium – the dishes on hand include Ji Pyung Fresh Makgeolli, ong Myung Sub Fresh Makgeolli, and Boksoondoga Makgeolli.
Ssal Bori Ssal, Shop B, Brilliant Court, 78 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ssalborissal
Hung Hom girls, go check out the new kid in town. MAN TAI 47 brings the fusion of Asia and Spain to your area, offering hearty dishes such as its Signature Paella ($118), a slowly cooked rice dish enhanced with fresh, seasonal seafood and rich Chinese sausage, or Pulpo a la Gallega ($188), a centuries-old, Spanish Galician dish with just four ingredients: octopus, olive oil, paprika and salt. And good news for the breakfast-all-day lovers: it has a set breakfast for $88 and set lunch from $53.
Man Tai, 47 Man Tai Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/mantai47
A newly opened resto in Causeway Bay, this Japanese Kitakata-style ramen place is perfect for those seeking a new type of lunch (or dinner!). A twist on the traditional Chinese noodle soup, Mensakaba BILL offers 100% pork bone soup that is golden and transparent (not thick like its Chinese cousin) with flat noodles that should appeal to the Japanese ramen lovers.
Mensakaba Bill, 3/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
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
On 1 July, Namo will be offering different pre-show dinner menus. Guests who want to watch the fireworks celebrating the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR’s establishment will be able to also feast on its four-course dinner ($388 for adults). Dinner will start with a trip platter composed of crabmeat and avocado salsa atop rice cracker, garlic prawn and chicken charm skewer. There will also be a vegetarian alternative ($328 for adults) featuring Thai Waldorf salad and baked tofu steak. For children under 12, there will be a kids set dinner ($148) of chicken satay, vegetable spring roll and shrimp cake. Namo has also created a special Fireworks Cocktail menu ($288 for adults) so that guests can sample Namo’s signature “Thaipas” of prawn fritters tossed in garlic, lemongrass and chili. Book your table now at 2739 1133 for a great view of the fireworks and authentic Thai delicacies.
Namo, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/namohongkong
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR Establishment Day at Spasso on 1 July with its mini a la carte menu. Diners can feast on fresh seafood and classic Italian pasta dishes. Expert chefs will be hand-tossing pizzas in the open-flamed Stonewood oven. There will be two seatings available at 5:45pm and 7:45pm. Guests will have a perfect view of the fireworks that will be going off at 8pm. Diners who make a booking before 25 June will get 30% off champagne by the bottle. Call 2730 8027 to make a reservation.
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.spassoristorante-bar.com.hk
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
Looking for a touch of Spain? From 27 to 29 June, two-star Michelin restaurant Rustico is offering a six-course menu. Known for its creative, fresh, and healthy touch, the menu was inspired by Catalan culture. The “Taste of Moments” dinner menu ($880) offers a neo-Catalan gastronomic experience, and brings an element of fine dining to the authentic tapas style restaurant.
Rustico, Shop G01, G/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.rustico.com.hk
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, 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 HK$350 per guest.
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
For one evening only on 4 July, Stone Nullah Tavern will be hosting an Independence Day Dinner ($299 per person and add $199 for free-flow booze). Executive chef Vinny Lauria will be cooking up classic dishes to celebrate America’s birthday, so expect juicy Southern fried chicken, cheeseburgers, BBQ glazed smoked ribs and grilled shrimps. Those who have the free-flow option will be enjoying Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and red and white wine.
Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.stonenullahtavern.com
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
The 20th anniversary of the HKSAR is on 1 July, and the InterContinental’s restaurants are curating special set dinners so that diners can enjoy them alongside the panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour. Fireworks are set to go off at 8pm, and you’ll get a perfect view right from your dinner table. For restaurant reservation bookings, call 2313 2323.
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en
Harbourside’s dinner buffet includes handmade sushi, fresh sashimi, lobster, mussels and prawns. There will also be a selection of Southeast Asian and international dishes by chef Thenesh Murugaya. Don’t miss out on its smoked Iberico pork cheek or pan-fried rougie foie gras. Dessert options include over 45 different international selections, a chocolate fountain, hot souffles and an ice cream station with Emack & Bolio’s cones. The first round of dinner is from 5:30pm to 8pm and the second round is from 8:30pm to 11pm ($1,288 for adults and $888 for children with unlimited wine, beer, juice, soft drinks).
Harbourside, Lower Level, Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/harbourside
Executive Chef Stephane Gortina has a five-course French seafood menu for the celebrations. With cookpot of quinoa, turbot and chocolates from Paris for dessert, dinner is at $1,588 per person, with a wine pairing option at $988.
Rech by Alain Ducasse, Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/rech-by-alain-ducasse
This three course meal is at $1,488 per adult and $1,288 per child (ages 3 to 6). Start dinner off at the Festive Salad Bar with its French duck foie gras terrine before moving onto the Alaskan King Crab Legs (12oz for two people). Main courses include US tenderloin steak, rib eye steak or Chilean sea bass – all of which come with black truffle potato gratin and summer baby vegetables. Finish your meal off right with a dessert buffet.
The Steak House Winebar + Grill, Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/the-steak-house
The eight-course set dinner menu ($1,488 per person) at NOBU is a feast fit for a king! The Omakase dinner menu includes uni and king crab monaka with Tamago sauce, a deluxe sushi assortment, dover sole filet with ginger-lime ponzu, lobster and noodle truffles and ricotta and white cocoa for dessert.
NOBU, Second Floor, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/nobu
Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai is preparing an eight-course Cantonese feast for the 20th anniversary of the handover. For $1,888 (for adults) and $1,488 (kids aged 3 to 11), the meal will include braised lobster with crispy taro, braised whole fresh abalone in oyster jus and wok-fried diced wagyu beef with cumin. For dessert, guests can try sweetened walnut with glutinous rice dumplings and bird’s nest.
Yan Toh Heen, Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/yan-toh-heen
For a minimum charge of $688 (inclusive of food and drinks), guests can choose anything from the a la carte menu. Try the Monkey 47 gin cocktails ($165 each) that was created exclusively for the Lobby Lounge by mixologist Arijit Bose. For $425 per person, the Monkey 47 gin cocktail package and canape package is also available. Available now until 31 August.
Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
On Thursday, 29 June, Mr and Mrs Fox will be hosting a “Wine vs Sake Dinner” so guests can determine which beverage, wine or sake complements the delectable dishes of the five-course dinner. Starting with Hamachi Ceviche and Japanese cold Soba noodles and ending with a cheese board (no better way to end a meal!), this feast includes five glasses of wine and five glasses of sake for $650 per person. Wine and sake lovers will have this unique opportunity to try both combinations with the fusion of Western and Japanese cuisine.
Mr and Mrs Fox, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.mrmrsfox.com
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
For the entire month of June, Eclipse Hospitality Group will be introducing ‘Mussel Madness’ to menus in its restaurants (Grand Central, McSorley’s, The Jockey and Cafe Siam). Half a kilo of different flavoured Australian mussels will be available from $138.
Eclipse Hospitality Group, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.cafesiam.com.hk/
Only two months old, LE PAN serves contemporary French fare in an elegant setting. Its official opening was in March, but its Chef Voon continuously comes up with new ideas. This month, he will be adding yet another concept- he will be launching a caviar menu for two weeks beginning on June 1.
LE PAN, Ground Level, Goldin Financial Global Centre, 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.lepan.com.hk
What’s this we hear about a free crêpe? On Monday evenings through June, you can get a complimentary dessert crêpe for every main course you buy of equal or higher value. Simply pick from the selection of delectable mains (everything from hearty, generous lobster salads to savory, gluten-free galettes are available), and get your sweet tooth fix for free. It’s no surprise that we’re huge fans of this spot. You won’t be able to resist the homemade salted butter caramel, trust us…
La Creperie, Available at the Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, and Sheung Wan location, www.lacreperie.com.cn
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, 21 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
Featuring eight of Hong Kong’s leading Spanish restaurants, including Ammo, Cassio, and Zafran, FeedMe Guru has carefully curated tasting menus that can be booked online on FeedMe Guru’s app and web platforms from the 5 to 25 June. Each restaurant specialises on region specific cuisine, ranging at prices from $294 to $640 including dishes such as Iberico Ham and Cheese Tortilla Leonor and Inaniwa Udon in Housemade Iberico Bellota Bone Broth.
Regal Airport Hotel
Head on over to the Regal Airport Hotel from 1 to the 30 June for a wine-pairing menu, served alongside a variety of cuisines. The Drunk Clams in the House menu at the China Coast Bar + Grill is inclusive of four kinds of pairings ($388).
Regal Airport Hotel, 9 Cheong Tat Road, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, 2286 6898
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
Celebrating the unique “Taste of JW” event, Chef Jayson Tang, Executive Chinese Chef of Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, will take guests on a gastronomic journey tracing back to his Hong Kong roots. Featuring sustainable seafood and locally sourced produce from Hong Kong, the Taste of JW menu at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong will run only until 30 June. Chef Tang will showcase a range of exquisite Chinese delicacies using his “from source to table” philosophy.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, www.pacificplace.com.hk/en/dine/Man-Ho
Because it was so popular, Urban Kitchen is bringing back its “Taste of Tradition – Macanese Cuisine” from last year. From now until 30 June, diners can enjoy more than 10 sets of traditional Macanese food served during lunch and dinner, including crowd favourites Portuguese Chicken and Tacho.
Urban Kitchen, 1/F, JW Marriott Hotel, Macau, www.galaxymacau.com/urban-kitchen
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/
Indulge yourself with a dinner buffet at Gateway Hotel featuring a vast array of fresh and scrumptious delights. Three on Canton will be serving up Alaskan king crab, Japanese hairy crab, soft shell crab… basically a crab fest! The chef incorporates a variety of healthy seasonal ingredients in his cooking, and we’re especially excited for the chilled Crab Meat Couscous Salad.
Three on Canton, Level 3, Gateway Hotel, Harbour City, 13 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo
Lunch and Brunch Specials
On Saturday, 1 July, join Stone Nullah Tavern (famous for its mac ‘n’ cheese and maple glazed BBQ ribs) for an all-day celebration. From 12pm to 5pm, the BBQ feast will feature American grilled classics ($299) with free-flow bubbles (add on for $199). There will be games and competitions for guests to participate in too, from apple bobbing to water gun fights. You must make a reservation beforehand so call 3182 0128 or email [email protected].
Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.stonenullahtavern.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
Olé has launched a 16-course brunch, available on Saturday’s and Public Holiday’s, to pay tribute to the most memorable items from the past 18 years (for just $380 per head!). We were treated to a delicious free-flow brunch (think cava and sangria!) that kept us full way past dinner. We were served an incredible array of dishes, including a tasty and traditional Spanish Omelette, Sautéed Chorizo with Garlic and Parsley, an incredibly delicious Grilled Spanish Octopus with Paprika and Aioli, mouth-watering Spanish Seafood Paella, Clams Andalusian Style (the broth was so good I almost drank it from the bowl!) Suckling Pig, and much, much more (trust me, you’ll be more than satisfied and will be dreaming about these dishes for days to come). My mouth is watering just writing about how good these all were! You’ll understand why, in this city where restaurants come and go, Olé is here to stay.
Olé Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.olespanishrestaurant.com.hk
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
It may not be at traditional brunch time, but Zuma’s new night brunch is sure to be just as popular as the day time affair! Meaning “midnight snack”, the new “Yashoku” brunch combines all that Zuma HK is known for, with exquisite flavours, top quality drinks and a magnetic atmosphere, it’s set to be the spot to kick off your Saturday night. From 8:30pm to 11pm every Saturday, the brunch will include dishes such as Fried Softshell Crab with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Tuna Tartare with Miso Wasabi and Lotus Crisps and Hokkaido Scallops with Ume Butter. Priced at $880 per person, indulge in Zuma’s finest fare, along with free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, sake, seasonal infused sochu and beer, or $650, for the drinks package only.
Zuma, Levels 5 & 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com
TokyoLima’s newest Omacasa Brunch ($398) promises to be a staple of your weekend circuit. The vibrant Nikkei joint is cheering the weekend crowd up with four courses of small plates, ranging from Nikkei-style soba salad with avocado and sesame, to its sought-after Ki-mo-chi Fried Chicken with a spicy soy tare sauce. Our favourite pick is definitely the Ceviche Clasico, seabass marinated in tiger’s milk with Peruvian choclo corn, and H&M, thinly sliced raw Hamachi and Maguro Tuna with a shoyu citrus. Add $180 per person for free flow booze to complete your feast, which includes Nagano Sake, Prosecco, Asahi beer, wine and the extra special Flower in the Rain brunch cocktail, prepared using lychee, Earl Grey syrup and rose lemonade.
TokyoLima, 18 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.tokyolima.com
Cocktails, Happy Hours and Drink Specials
Europe’s Carlsberg and New York’s Brooklyn Brewery are joining forces to create the perfect craft beer for our beloved Hong Kong. With a blend of local and North American flavours, this new beer celebrates the spirit of Yau, which in Cantonese means a gathering of like-minded individuals to create and innovate while having the time of their lives! Participate in this grand celebration at The Garage Bar on 27 June and choose from a wide variety of food truck specials with a fusion of western and traditional Chinese twist.
The Garage Bar, Level L, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, www.cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong/restaurants-and-bars/the-garage-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
Sai Ying Pun locals, you’ll be happy to hear your beloved Winston’s coffee shop has its liquor license back and is serving cocktails again! With a nod to its coffeehouse roots, its speciality is the espresso martini, but it has plenty of other spirits and beer on hand as well.
Winston’s, Fu Kwok Building, 213 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.winstonscoffee.com
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
Potato Head has launched a new drinks menu, created with sustainability and conscious drinking in mind, and we’re pretty excited to try one (or three…). So how does this work? They create drinks using all the elements of an ingredient to minimise waste. Eco-friendly cocktails? Sign us up! Those who get a bit peckish can also enjoy some nibbles, as it’s now serving bar snacks (woop!).
Kaum, at Potato Head, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.kaum.com
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
On 29 June, Saint Germain will be hosting a one night only sharing menu for $488 per person to bring the best of France’s Nice dishes to you. Guests can choose from menu items like Brissaouda, Tomato Farçi and Sea Bass Aioli. Chef Jerome has prepared dishes that will bring the best of Nice’s seafood culture to you. Pair your dinner with a special wine flight for $268 from the French resto’s resident sommelier.
Saint Germain, G/F, 1A Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, www.french-creations.com/saint-germain
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
Belgian wheat beer brand, Hoegaarden, will be hosting a pop up, “The Gaarden is Open,” on 23 to 25 June on Lee Tung Avenue in Wanchai. The pop up will be serving “beertails” featuring Hoegaarden beer, including the Freezesy Kiwi Cocktail and the Lemony Gaarden Cocktail ($75 per glass). Partnering up with nearby restaurants, guests will also be able to try snacks from Blue Brick Bistro, such as chicken wings with cream cheese. Korean food lovers can try the Korean snack platter at Bistro Seoul ($250 including two Hoegaarden beers). There will also be an arts and crafts DIY workshop where guests (upon spending over $200 at specified food and beverage outlets) can build their own terrarium made of stones to take home as a memento.
Hoegaarden Pop-up, Lee Tung Avenue, Wanchai, Hong Kong, thegaardenisopen.hk
From Saturday, 10 June to Sunday, 25 June, Coco Chanel will transform one of Sassy’s favourite coffee houses, The Coffee Academics, into its own chic Parisian pop up. Highlighting Chanel beauty – and giving attendees a sneak peek at its newly released Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur – this is one event fashionistas won’t want to miss! Make your reservations here and receive a complimentary drink and priority entry (we hear they’re already getting booked, so hurry!), as well as a mini makeover. Other options included getting a quick nail polish, trying out fragrances, and enjoying what we love most about being at The Coffee Academics: just chilling and checking out the scene.
The Coffee Academics Flagship Store, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com
For authentic Indian eats, head to Mrs Pound on Thursday, 22 June for Tandoori Bro’s one-night-only pop up. Featuring Jaipur IPA on tap, Bollywood Tunes, Butter Chicken Tacos, Masala Corn on the Cob and much more! Walk-ins will be welcome, but for tables of 6 or more, call 3426 3949 or email [email protected] to book.
Mrs. Pound, G/F Ming Fat House, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.mrspound.com
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
On 21 June, diners will get the chance for one night only to eat authentic northern Balinese food prepared by one of Asia’s most prolific chefs, Antoine Audran (head of Hong Kong restaurant Kaum). On Kaum’s first anniversary, there will be a five-course meal ($480 plus 10%) with dishes that highlight north Bali’s cuisine. There will be dishes served in honour of Chinese, Indonesian, Muslim and Hindu communities (all of which inhabit Bali’s north) and the evening aims to celebrate the diversity within that region. Guests can also try five tropical cocktails created specially by award-winning Bar Operations Manager, Tom Egerton. Make reservations online or call 2858 6066.
Kuam, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.kaum.com
For four days only, (Wednesday, 28 June to Saturday, 1 July), diners at Ozone will have an exclusive opportunity to sample a range of summer-themed dishes curated by Chef Hà. After winning Masterchef US in 2012, Chef Hà has become renowned for her take on Asian-influenced gourmet food, and for overcoming her loss of sight. The four-day pop up, will showcase dishes such as Seafood Ceviche, Korean Wagyu Beef Taco, and a surprise main course (served to guests who are blindfolded!) and is priced at $980 per person for a 5-course menu.
Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/ozone
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
On Thursday, 29 June, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar and grill at the InterContinental Hong Kong will be hosting a Wine Dinner with Penfolds, one of Australia’s oldest wineries. Featuring six wines paired with a five-course menu (priced at $1,800 per person), the meal will include dishes such as a Warm Seafood Salad and a Sacher Chocolate Cake with Crispy Praline Glaze and Roasted Hazelnuts, each paired will a Penfolds wine, showcasing the wineries diverse selection. For reservations, call 2313 2323 or e-mail [email protected]
THE STEAK HOUSE, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/the-steak-house
The Quinary and VEA Lounge will be inviting world-acclaimed bartender Simone Caporale for a guest shift on the 20th to 21st of June, including ingredients such as the Highland Park Single Malt Scotch and Snow Leopard Vodka to concoct new cocktails. In addition to this, the cocktail maestro will also be hosting a master class at Quinary for the bar industry only.
VEA Lounge, 29F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2711 0063, www.vea.hk
Quinary, 56-58 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong, 2851 3223, https://www.quinary.hk/