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We all know that it can be a tricky task keeping up to date with the latest dining news, but we’re here to give you a helping hand with everything happening in Hong Kong. From all-new lunch sets to seasonal menus and Father’s Day specials, Keep reading to find out all about the newest menus & dining deals in the city.
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Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding COVID risk and restrictions is constantly evolving. If choosing to dine out, please exercise your own judgement as to whether it is safe to do so and comply with the latest social distancing regulations where applicable.
Brand New A La Carte Menu At The Optimist
With the arrival of its newly appointed Executive Chef Víctor Caballé Molina, Pirata Group’s The Optimist debuts a range of refreshing Northern Spanish dishes with a modern twist this summer. The all-new a la carte menu features a vibrant array of reinvented classic tapas such as the takoyaki-style Octopus Croquettes and Crispy Beef Tripe. Straight out of the restaurant’s asador comes charred delights such as the Secreto Iberico Pork and Grilled Lamb Chops served with a housemade carrot and coconut purée. Another exciting addition to the menu is the grilled Stingray flavoured with garlic, chilli, fermented beans and a housemade romesco sauce. Be sure to save room for the Signature Churro Bao, inspired by Chinese steamed buns and Chef Víctor’s stint in Singapore’s Chinatown.
sen-ryo Japanese Spiny Lobster Menu
Sushi stalwart sen-ryo presents a new core menu featuring the currently in-season Japanese spiny lobster. Enjoy the delicacy in sashimi form, boiled in a rich broth or grilled with a homemade garlic sauce. sen-ryo has also added two new dishes to its popular Shokunin Sushi series – the Seared Cuttlefish with Sea Urchin Soy Sauce and Sardine Sushi – alongside the newly launched Seared Wagyu Sushi Trio for those who prefer turf over surf. Be sure to end your meal with the new Duo Ice-Cream Mochi Roll made with black sesame and tofu ice cream.
When: Until Sunday, 26 June
New Seasonal Dishes At VEDA
This summer, VEDA debuts new vegetarian delights inspired by the flavours of India. Opt for the lunch set for a signature Dosa or Idli and two accompaniments, or keep it simple by ordering the new Bombay Sandwich, packed with Amul cheese, a spiced potato masala patty, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and house-made mint chutney. Available for dinner, the Black Dhal elevated with blue cheese kulcha pairs nicely with the Penang “Dry” Tofu curry dish. And for a sweet finish, the saffron syrup-soaked G’jam Cake is VEDA’s twist on a traditional gulab jamun cake.
“All You Can Meat” At The Astor
Look away vegans! The Astor’s great-value buffet gets carnivorous this summer. At $348 for lunch and $618 for dinner, the meat-centric buffet offers endless helpings of sundry meats from different cuisines. Think western classics like Roast USDA Strip Loin and Herb Marinated Lamb Rack, and Asian-inspired Sichuan Boiled Beef Rump, Pan-Fried Beef Dumplings, Peking Duck and a selection of Japanese Yakitori. Head to the cold counter for cold cuts, cheese and fresh seafood.
Surprise Father’s Day Dishes And Games At Musubi Hiro
Party it up this Father’s Day at Musubi Hiro where you can enjoy much-loved favourites and one-day-only surprise dishes dedicated to the heroes of the day. Dads who dine at the izakaya-inspired gastropub for brunch or dinner on Sunday, 19 June will receive a free Laiba Cocktail of their choice. Also to be enjoyed on the day will be beer chugging competitions and cocktail blind tastings, with exclusive gift sets from Laiba and a Musubi Hiro Guzzler Helmet up for grabs!
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New Summer Set Menu At Amalfitana
As the new Executive Chef at Amalfitana, Chef Waheeb Abrahams’ first order of business is a brand new set menu at Amalfitana Central featuring classics such as Drunken Diamond Clams, Salt Baked Sea Bream and Beer-Battered Black Cod. Pair a day at the beach with lunch at Amalfitana Repulse Bay and tuck into summer special pies such as the Estate (tomato sauce, Mozzarella, sliced tomato asparagus) and the Vegetarian Calzone (pesto sauce, spinach, red bell peppers, black olives, pine nuts).
Amalfitana (Central), Shop D & E, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2688 2001
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Sustainable Seafood At WHISK
In honour of World Oceans Day on Wednesday, 8 June, WHISK at The Mira Hong Kong will present a sustainable seafood edition of its five-course Taste of Craft lunch menu ($460 per person), featuring ASC-certified Obsiblue prawn from a lagoon off the coast New Caledonia and sustainable Pollock from French MSC-certified fisheries.
Typically a full house once doors open for dinner service at 6pm, we suggest booking early if you want to try out CENSU’s seasonal specials – and trust us, you do. Chef and owner Shun Sato and his team make the most of the season’s bounty to present new offerings such as the smokey torched Mackerel Sashimi topped with Parmesan cheese, and the sous vide Sawara plated with a refreshing fresh coriander miso and pomelo. Other highlights of the new menu items include the Beef Tartare with Arima Sansho dressing, Flathead Lobster Kataifi paired with a rich bisque, and the Three Yellow Chicken Paella. To finish, the tropical Coco Ice Cream, featuring a creamy coconut sorbet and pineapple granita, will transition you right into summer.
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