1 August, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Lobster Mac And Cheese Pizza At FINI’s, Free Wine Pairing At Octavium And More

1 August, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop-ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop-Ups

New Restaurants

Find all the info you need on the latest restaurant openings this month here!

New Locations

Blend & Grind

With its Mid-Levels location open since 2017, coffee shop and smoothie bar Blend & Grind has now expanded to Wan Chai! Found on the quiet Sun Street, the café is perfect for early risers looking for a healthy fix, with an extensive menu of fresh and natural smoothies, along with a rage of coffees on offer. For its soft opening, Blend & Grind is also serving a short and sweet breakfast menu, which includes the likes of the B&G Breaky Board, featuring scrambled eggs, smashed avo, pesto and toast; Super Corn & Zucchini Fritters with poached eggs and Manuka-smoked bacon; and the Homemade Banana Stack, with banana wedges, cinnamon cream and a homemade dark chocolate sauce on a pancake stack! 

Blend & Grind, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/blendgrindhk

Special Menus and Offers

Octavium Te Mana Lamb

Octavium

Brought to us by the renowned chef behind 8½ three Michelin-star, Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Octavium serves up top-quality Italian fare. Holding one Michelin-star itself, standout dishes include the likes of Homemade Tagliolini with Black Truffle, and the tempting Apple and Caramel dessert, but we can’t wait to try the TE MANA LAMB Rack with corn polenta and friggitello bell pepper. The premium lamb from New Zealand is renowned for its incomparable tenderness, juiciness and flavour thanks to fine marbling never before seen in lamb, and promises a unique and more delicate taste and aroma. Be sure to make the most out of your experience at Octavium and enjoy a complimentary wine pairing with the TE MANA LAMB rack simply by using the code below!

Sassy Perk: Enjoy a complimentary wine pairing at Octavium with the TE MANA LAMB rack, available on the lunch and dinner menu! To redeem, use the code “TEMANA” when making a reservation. Valid until Thursday, 15 August, 2019.

Octavium, 8/F One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/OCTAVIUM

FINI’s

If you’re after an indulgent meal that combines our two favourite carbs (pizza and pasta!), make sure to try FINI’s new Lobster Mac and Cheese Pizza ($388). Playing homage to New Jersey’s beloved vodka rigatoni pizza slices, the decadent dish elevates its coveted classic Mac and Cheese with a serving of fresh lobster, and piles this on top of one of its famous 18-inch New York-style pizzas. Featuring plenty of fresh mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan, as well as al-dente macaroni and a plentiful serving of fresh Boston lobster, the irresistible new offering is available at FINI’s Wan Chai and FINI’s SoHo now.

FINI’s, 49 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong

FINI’s, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.finishk.com 

Osteria Marzia

Perfect for enjoying in the warmer weather, throughout August, Osteria Marzia will be serving a menu inspired by Italy’s plentiful summer harvest. Highlighting star produce such as tomatoes and zucchinis, Chef Lisette’s new menu celebrates the season with dishes such as Casarecce al Pomodoro ($248), with fresh pasta made with tomatoes, green tomatoes, Japanese clams, herbs, and pepperoncino; and Fiori di Zucca Fritti ($238), which are delicately fried delicate young zucchini flowers, filled with stracchino and anchovies. Grilled Bigeye Tuna ($418) is another must-try new dish, giving a taste of Tuscany with a garlic, basil and olive oil sauce, olives, pan-roasted yellow cherry tomatoes and grilled julienned Romano beans.

Osteria Marzia, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.osteriamarzia.com.hk 

Le Petit Saigon banh mi

Le Petit Saigon

Wan Chai favourite, Le Petit Saigon, is taking us on a trip around the world this summer with a lineup of unique banh mi offerings, created in partnership with some of Black Sheep’s most loved chefs. After the standout Taiwanese fried chicken bánh mì, by  Chef Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook, the next offering is set to be a Fuqi Feipian-inspired take by Chef Kelvin Ng (also of Ho Lee Fook). Taking inspirarion from the Sichuan dish, the banh mi will feature soy-braised short ribs, Hunan green chillies and “ma lat” caramelised onions, and will be available throughout the month of August.

Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.lepetitsaigon.com.hk

Old Bailey

Home to traditional Jiangnan cuisine, Tai Kwun’s Old Bailey celebrates the culinary tastes of the region with a range of new tasting menus. Featuring favourite dishes such as Mala Xiaolongbao and Red-braised Lion’s head, the nine-course Taste of Jiangnan is priced at $600 per person. For a more comprehensive taste of the cuisine, guests can also opt for the 10-course Exquisite Taste of Jiangnan (priced at $800 per person, plus $500 for wine pairing). Dishes will include the Longjing tea-smoked pigeon, along with the popular Hairy crab roe hand-pulled noodles. Veggies and vegans needn’t be left out either, with Old Bailey’s new 10-course Vegan experience. Priced at $500, the menu features vegetarian variations of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including vegan Xiaolongbao, Village-style sautéed Hangzhou green chilli with aubergine and Sauteed fresh soybean, bean curd knot and pickled cabbage.

Old Bailey, 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.oldbailey.hk

Old Bailey new menu

Black Sheep Restaurants

From Thursday, 1 until Saturday, 10 August, Black Sheep Restaurants is recruiting shepherds to help find its lost herd! So, if you’re out and about across the city this month, keep an eye out for the lost sheep for your chance to win a range of prizes. With 500 missing sheep to be found, there are guaranteed to be as many winners over the next 10 days, with prizes including a dinner for four at Carbone, tickets to The Fiasco, a bottle of wine or a round of drinks at Buenos Aires Rock Club, and more! Rewards are limited to one sheep per person, per day and must be redeemed before the end of August, so hurry up and get searching, (and follow @blacksheeprestaurants for clues on where the herd have roamed!).

Black Sheep Restaurants, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.blacksheeprestaurants.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Known for serving top-quality beef and steakhouse favourites, this August Morton’s The Steakhouse is sure to bring in the crowds with a range of promotions. On Tuesday, 13 August, Morton’s Bar will be serving up petite filet mignon sandwiches for just $8 – sure to be the perfect snack to enjoy with a drink to beat any mid-week blues. Lobster fans will also want to head to TST between Friday, 16 and Sunday, 18 August to make the most of “Lobster Weekend”, featuring a two-pound fresh Boston lobster for only $528. Perfect paired with creamed spinach and some parmesan and truffle matchstick fries.

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com

Porterhouse

If you’re on the hunt for more amazing deals this month, don’t miss Porterhouse’s new Porterhouse Mondays. Offering a premium selection of half-priced steak on Monday nights during dinner service, the promotion is sure to delight meat-lovers. Served straight from the restaurant’s wood-burning grill, the Australian “Mayura Station” ($1,688; $844 after discount), Italian-Scottish “HighQualityFood” ($1,688; $844 after discount), US, Colorado “Shepherd’s Pride” Lamb ($468; $234 after discount), and more are all included in the deal which is available until Monday, 26 August. 

Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Beef & Liberty brunch

Beef & Liberty

After a hearty (and boozy!) weekend brunch? Available exclusively at Beef & Liberty’s LKF location, the updated brunch set is priced at just $358 per person. Perfect for groups, the set brunch is on offer for tables of four or more and includes starters and salads to share, one main per person (including any burger or brunch dish, plus an additional $20 to make any beef burger Impossible), and a dessert for the table, not to mention two hours of free-flow Estrella draught beer, prosecco, house red & white wine, rosé wine, Aperol spritz, Bloody Marys and soft drinks! Taking place every weekend and public holiday from 11am to 6pm, it’s hard to resist.

Beef & Liberty, 3/F, California Tower 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong,, www.beef-liberty.com

CÉ LA VI

Switching up its brunch menu, CÉ LA VI’s weekend offering now kicks off with a range of Asian-inspired sharing plates. Ideal for enjoying at the rooftop hotspot with a group of friends, featured dishes include a chef’s selection of sushi rolls, freshly shucked oysters, salmon tartare, vadouvan tempura and more. The sharing plates are followed up by a selection of main dishes to choose from, including Red Curry Barramundi, Crispy Pork Belly and Black Cod, along with a special dessert of the day. Priced at $298 for food only, guests can also opt to enjoy free-flow Veuve Clicquot, Peroni Nastro Azzurro draught beer, cocktails and spirits for a total of $588.

CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, www.celavi.com

CE LA VI new brunch

Pop-Ups

The Pandosan

If case you haven’t heard, The Pandoan pop-up in Sai Ying Pun will be sticking around for another three months! Originally opened at the end of April for a three-month stint, the collaboration between JIA Group and Ivan Pun has earned rave reviews for its traditional Burmese fare. Due to its popularity, the restaurant will remain open until the end of October, giving diners more time to enjoy its range of botanical cocktails and authentic Burmese plates, not to mention the abundant weekend brunch offering.

The Pandosan, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Featured image courtesy of FINI’s via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Octavium, image 2 courtesy of Le Petit Saigon via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Old Bailey, image 4 courtesy of Beef & Liberty via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of CE LA VI via Instagram.

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