Cafe East | A Taste of Italy Dinner Buffer

Café East at New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel brings Italian delicacies to its dinner buffet table, featuring an array of the country’s specialities to pamper diners’ palates with full Italian flavours from now until 20 September 2019.

 

The Italian culinary journey begins with a variety of all-time favourite appetisers including such must-try items as Beef Carpaccio, Bruschetta with Smoked Ham and Olive Tapenade, “Vitello Tonnato” Veal with Creamy Tuna Sauce and Minestrone.

Under the spotlight is the fresh pasta prepared à la minute in Truffle Sauce, “Arrabiata” Tomato Sauce with Chili and Garlic, Carbonara Sauce, and Mushroom Sauce. Other chef-recommended hot dishes include Osso Buco Milanese-Style with Gremolata, Seafood “Fra Diavolo,” Steamed Mussels with Fennel and Tarragon, Tuscan Roast Spring Chicken, Ham and Mozzarella Arancini, Mushroom Risotto and more.

 

A line-up of Italian desserts is offered to assure diners of a perfect finale to the Italian culinary journey. Diners are spoiled with choices including Strawberry Panna Cotta, Zuppa Inglese, Sfogliatelle, Zabaione and many more.

Aside from the Italian selection, diners may savour a range of international fare, including unlimited servings of Seafood on Ice featuring Boston Lobsters, Snow Crab Legs, crabs, mussels, and prawns.  Also on offer is Teppanyaki Wagyu Beef, King Prawn, Lamb Chop, Salmon, Whole Roast Suckling Pig, the not-to-be-missed Peking Duck and Soufflé Pancakes made à la minute.

 

Available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., “A Taste of Italy” Dinner Buffet is priced at HKD598 for adults and HKD378 for children from Monday to Thursday, and HKD668 for adults and HKD438 for children from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays.  Diners can opt for an upgrade with an all-you-can-drink package at an additional HKD78 to HKD128 per person. All prices are subject to 10 percent service charge.  For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 2313 4222.

 

Popinjays Launches New Lunch Menu and Weekend Brunch

For an uplifting start to the lunch experience, Chef Didier Quennouelle has devised a series of enticing appetisers highlighting refreshing and seasonal ingredients. The elegantly arranged Burratina Cheese presents a burst of summer flavours with Philibon sweet melon, tomato salsa and balsamic dressing. Smoked Organic Salmonover a fine layer of crispy potato cake accompanied with lemon sour cream is a palatable option to delight all. Light in texture and rich in flavour, Miso Chilean Sea Bass from the main course selection is marinated in white miso, mirin and sake for 48 hours and delicately baked to retain its succulence. Not to be missed is the Daily Market Special, a perfect showcase of the boundless creativities of Chef Didier and the season’s best ingredients. A delicate range of desserts is available to wrap up the meal on a sweet note. Exotic Fruit Choux, a crunchy pastry puff filled with dulcey chocolate cream and passion fruit and mango sorbet in the pastry, offers an interesting contrast of taste and texture in every bite.

 

Available Tuesday to Friday from 12nn to 2:30pm, the delightful lunch menu is priced at HK$490 for two courses or HK$590 for three.

 

Launching this month, the Popinjays brunch is destined to be the go-to destination for gourmands. The bountiful brunch begins with Seafood Platter brimming with freshly shucked oysters, lobsters, king crabs and scallops. A brunch experience would not be complete without an egg dish; guests at Popinjays can opt for the signature 65-Degree Slow-Cooked Farm Egg or Creamy Scrambled Farm Egg. Following the Crab Bisque is a selection of main courses ranging from Wild Mushroom Risotto and Miso Chilean Sea Bass to Black Market Beef Tenderloin. Finishing the brunch experience on a sugary high, the desserts include an assortment of fine French pastries and Chocolate Pralines or – for an additional HKD 100 – Classic Crêpes Suzette.

 

Available on weekends from 11:30am to 2:30pm, the five-course brunch menu is priced at HK$988 per person and includes free-flow house champagne and wines.

 

For reservations and enquiries, please email reservations.themurray@niccolohotels.com or contact +852 3141 8888 or visit niccolohotels.com.

Supergiant at Mira Moon celebrates ITALIAN FIESTA this summer

Buon Viaggio! Take your taste buds on a voyage to Italy with a wide array of authentic Italian fare at Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar at Mira Moon this summer. Joining hands with Chef Francesco of Assaggio Trattoria Italiana, Chef Jeremy curated a brand-new menu serving refreshing European dining for discerning diners from sunrise to sunset starting from 1st July until 31st August. Native of Piedmont – a region in northern Italy which is famed for its exquisite white truffle and numerous gastronomic delights, Chef Francesco of Assaggio boasts a diverse and extensive culinary background with his formative years of training and working in Italy and Switzerland prior to moving to Dubai and worked as the specialty chef at a prestigious hotel, rocking the culinary stages across Europe and the Middle East. His menu features simple but authentic Italian food based on seasonal ingredients from Italy, presenting versatile fare flavors with picture perfect flair, bringing the spirit of authentic Northern Italian-style cuisine with a modern, creative touch to diners.

Immerse yourself in the brand-new a la carte menu imbued with contemporary and authentic Italian specialties that are curated with fresh and diverse ingredients. Savor the authentic Italian taste with the refreshing Caprese Salad as an appetizing antipasto or salute to the traditional Italian fare with Aged Parma Ham & Italian Melon which looks as good as its taste. Entice your palate with the myriad flavor of Assaggio Style Meatball. Topped with a flake of Parmigiano cheese, the handmade Wagyu meatball accented with the sauce extracted from fresh tomatoes and herbs. When it comes to pizza, the delicious combination of Prosciutto di Parma will leave you asking for more. Opt for a slice of Fiorentina if you crave for an exquisite taste of luxury. Loaded with black truffle’s unique flavor and tender egg, every bite is perfumed with a fantastic floury aroma. Spinosi Pasta & Crab Aop is another chef’s favorite. The egg-based pasta is particularly porous, allowing it to take up a generous amount of rich shrimp stock for even more flavor with every mouthful.

Buonissimo Afternoon Tidbits
Relax and savor every bite of the savory and confectionery tidbits during your afternoon tea moment. Among the highlights is the crispy Fried Calamari that spice up your senses by featuring Tartar sauce. And let the comforting pastries such as Tiramisu and Raisin Scone with Jam be the sweetest seductions for your magnificent afternoon tea setting.

From pasta to tapas Supergiant offer a delicious host of European dishes
Starting from July, Supergiant’s sought-after Surf or Turf Express Lunch and Weekend Brunch will also get even more tempting with a touch of Italy.
In additional to the new Italian dishes, diner shall not miss Supergiant’s signature Spanish tapas. Tantalizing delicacies include but not limited to the Suckling Pig, with crispy skin and the slow-cooked pork meat paired with zucchini and apple puree, the iconic tapas just to satisfy for all your cravings. Sea urchin and scallop are the so ever popular choices amongst food gourmet. When marrying the two, Hokkaido Scallop is a rich and graceful amuse for any occasion with the juicy scallop layered over sea urchin sauce and a bed of wakame seaweed. Wine, dine and indulge in a delicious host of European delicacies amidst the trendy seating at Supergiant for a night to remember. The new ITALIAN FIESTA menu is available daily starting from 1st July until 31st August. Enjoy 15% discount on Dinner A La Carte menu when you book 7 days in advance. For group booking more than 10 guests, you can get 10% discount on lunch menu or 15% discount on dinner A La Carte menu. Call directly at (852) 2643 8875 or email supergiant@miramoonhotel.com now to reserve your favorite seats.

Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar:
Address:
3/F, Mira Moon, 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Opening Hour:
Dinner A La Carte Menu – Daily 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Buonissimo Afternoon Tea – Daily, 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Surf or Turf Express Lunch – Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 3:00pm
Weekend Brunch – Saturday to Sunday, 11:30am to 3:00pm
Telephone:
(852) 2643 8875
Email
supergiant@miramoonhotel.com

new dining concept at Belmond Mount Nelson’s historic Lord Nelson Restaurant

TIMELESS CLASSICS

Executive Chef, Rudi Liebenberg says, “It is the return to simplicity that I love about our new dining concept. This elegant tableside action is perfectly fitting for the old-world charms of this great room. I hope guests will enjoy the food and atmosphere as much as our staff have enjoyed mastering this wonderful service tradition.”

Chef Rudi’s new menu is bold and brimming with classic choices, such as, Beef Wellington made from pasture-reared beef fillet from Spier’s Farmer Angus, covered with a braised short rib, prosciutto and mushroom duxelle, encased in light puff pastry and other popular dishes – Caesar salad, steak tartare, prawn cocktail and crème brulée.

 

Entrée of herb-crusted roast rack of Karoo lamb with cauliflower Mornay and main of crown roasted chicken served with chicken thigh tortellini and a trolley laden with unusual cheeses for dessert; all feature on the specials tableside menu.

 

HISTORIC DESIGNS

Belmond Mount Nelson’s General Manager, Xavier Lablaude, reminds us that the room dates back to the hotel’s inauguration in 1899, when it was the original dining hall, and where Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Marlene Dietrich would have once soaked up its atmosphere.

Xavier says, “More recently this is the room where in 1994, then-President Nelson Mandela welcomed international leaders for the first World Economic Forum to be held on African soil. You can feel this sense of history when you dine here and its fascinating to imagine the conversations what would have taken place within these walls.”

 

The elegant, wood-panelled room is adorned with glittering chandeliers, remarkable pressed ceilings depicting the history of the British Empire’s South African colonies and a minstrels’ gallery.

 

Lablaude adds: “It still has the wooden deckchairs once used by First Class passengers of the Union-Castle shipping lines.”

 

Adding a leafy allure to the décor are three stunning botanical tapestries of indigenous flowers created by artists of the Keiskamma Trust, from the rural village of Hamburg in the Eastern Cape.

 

MASTERFUL PERFORMANCES

The Lord Nelson Restaurant will be hosting a series of Classical Music Evenings with soprano and pianist Lisa Engelbrecht and mezzo soprano Lindsay Thomson from ‘The Opera Angels’, with a repertoire ranging from opera arias and classic European art songs to Broadway hits and contemporary favourites. The concerts take place on 8, 15, 22 and 29 June and on 27 July there will be a special performance with the Cape Opera Ensemble.

Amantaka New Nordic Journey with Michelin-Starred Chef Bo Bech

Amantaka’s upcoming collaboration with award-winning Executive Chef Bo Bech of the acclaimed restaurant Geist in Copenhagen. Chef Bo will join Amantaka’s Executive Chef Jovan Uksanovic to present diners with their interpretation on contemporary Nordic cuisine on 26th July 2019.

 

Chef Bo embarked on his culinary career under the wings of Frank Lantz in Copenhagen before training at Le Gavroche and Marco Pierre White’s The Restaurant in London. Upon returning to Denmark after stints at Lucas Carton and l’Arpège in Paris, Bo launched the celebrated Restaurant Paustian, which was recognised with a Michelin star, before setting up Geist in 2011.

 

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, Amantaka is a centrally-located resort that offers its guests the opportunity to be fully submersed in the culture and the freedom to the enchanting town at a leisurely pace. With sacred Mount Phousi as its backdrop, this tranquil resort rests on an historic garden estate with classic French Colonial buildings arranged around a spacious courtyard and swimming pool. White-walled and green-shuttered, with lofty ceilings with generous proportions, the period structures retain all the genteel tranquillity of their French Colonial past. During the highly anticipated pop-up at Amantaka, diners will be presented with an interpretation of modern Nordic dishes that highlight local Lao produce and ingredients.

 

Guests can explore the Mekong River on the Amantaka River Boat with an al fresco picnic lunch onboard, stroll past local elephant herds to the sight of the grand Tad Sae Waterfall, or embark on a Mountain Tour to Ban Long Lao Village through the beautiful panoramic mountainous countryside. Other immersive experiences include participating in a cooking class at an organic farm, watching traditional Ipok-puppetry, and practising yoga and meditation at the riverside garden.

 

su:m37˚ | COLLABORATION WITH ALIBI

su:m37˚ | COLLABORATION WITH ALIBI – WINE DINE BE SOCIAL | TROPICAL PICNIC ON THE BEACH AFTERNOON TEA

To celebrate summer as the fun and energetic season, The Korea natural fermentation brand su:m37° and Cordis, Hong Kong’s modern European restaurant and bar, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social is delighted to partner with su:m37º, a natural fermented skincare brand in Korea, to introduce the “Tropical picnic on the beach” Afternoon Tea from now until 30th September.

 

The first Korean fermentation skincare brand su:m37° ferments unblemished natural materials under controlled 37 ˚C temperatures throughout 365 days. Taking inspiration from its water-full radiant line, Chef de Cuisine James Oakley has prepared a series of refreshing savouries featuring the use of natural ingredients and sustainable seafood. Highlights include Hamachi, pine needle oil, bergamot, sea urchin sabayon, Mushroom and white truffle oil baguette, Chorizo and Manchego cheese toasties, Asparagus, Morrel and almond quiche and Salmon tartare, bronze fennel, cucumber, coriander espuma.

 

Guests can also anticipate colourful  summer-themed delicacies crafted by Pastry Chef Roy Ma, including Guava, calamansi mousse cake, Lemon, yuzu, hazelnut crunchy tart, Pina colada delight, Mango and passion fruit choux, Homemade scone with guava jam clotted cream.

 

Available from today until 30th September – daily from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, the afternoon tea is priced at HK$498 for two persons (up to 10 sets per day), including two glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne, cocktail or mocktail.

 

Each guest will receive a travel set of water-full radiant skincare, to carry out a light-weighted daily brightening skin care. It starts with replenishing moisture, thereby further improving the transparency and achieving a flawless brightening effect. Gift set includes Hydrating Glow Toner (20ml), Hydrating Glow Emulsion (20ml), Aura Ampoule Serum (8ml) and Hydrating Glow Cream (10ml), valued at HK$490.

 

Bookings may be made at +852 3552 3028 or via email to cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com. Alibi’s opening hours are from 10:00am to 1:00am from Monday to Thursday and 10:00am to 2:00am from Friday to Sunday and on public holiday eves.

 

All prices are in Hong Kong dollars and subject to a 10% service charge.

 

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Urban Kitchen’s USDA Prime Beef Collaboration Showcases The Essence of Culinary Heritage

Anyone that has enjoyed USDA Prime Graded Beef can tell you about its tenderness, buttery flavor and superior taste. It is a specialty, as less than two percent of all the beef produced in the United States is certified as prime. Guests can savor this juicy delight at Urban Kitchen during the month of July, when Executive Chef of JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Chef Marc Cibrowius, bringing in the recipes and culinary inspirations of special guest Chef Michael Rosenblum to present a variety of Western and Chinese-style dishes, featuring USDA prime beef, each with their own cultural stories.

While Chef Michael was born and raised in the United States, he discovered his passion for Chinese cuisine early on. When he was 15 years old, he began working a Chinese restaurant in Georgia, where he learned the language and culinary traditions of a Chinese kitchen. He graduated from Cornell University, but not before studying for a semester at Shanghai Teacher’s University, where he experienced the wide range of Chinese cuisine first hand. Chef Michael owned and operated several food and beverage outlets in the U.S. before returning to China, where he served as the Executive Chef at the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and was named one of the 100 most influential people in China by Food and Wine Magazine in 2016.

Chef Michael and Chef Marc make the perfect pair, as the German-born Chef Marc boasts his own international experience, having worked at well-known hotels in Hangzhou, Qingdao, Muscat, Jakarta and Bangkok. He recently joined JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau as the Executive Chef, bringing his philosophy of “world food” with him. Together, the two of them will offer a variety of dishes, each with its own heritage and cultural significance. Chef Marc’s highlighted dishes during the promotion include the mouthwatering Braised Beef Brisket with Herbed Crust on Creamy Fermented Cabbage, Vanilla Carrots, Short Rib au Jus and Grandma’s Potato Apple Mash, and the delectable Poached Beef Cheeks in Native Olive Oil with Pistou Vegetables and Crispy Garlic on Toasted Brioche.

Chef Michael has selected a total of seven dishes from his own recipes and Urban Kitchen will highlight three of these selections every night. Each dish has a rich cultural history, such as the Authentic Chile con Carne, a Tex-Mex staple that blends together the rich spices and flavors of the many nationalities that call the area home. Continuing with the Southern theme, the West Texas Brisket exemplifies the best of Southern cooking, as the meat is cooked over direct heat from mesquite wood, giving it a rich, smoky flavour. Chef Michael’s Sunday Pot Roast invokes fond memories of weekends spent with family, and the Hatch New Mexico Enchiladas offer a chance to try unique Red New Mexico Hatch Chiles, which are celebrated for their complex flavor, mild heat and subtle notes of cherry. In addition to the Prime Beef dishes, Chef Michael will offer a succulent Virginia Whole Hog Barbecue, Chisolm Barbacoa and Rio Grand Fajitas and the Hawaiian-inspired Big Island Pork Lau Lau.

The Butcher’s Table runs from July 11 to August 11 and can be enjoyed at Urban Kitchen for MOP 528* for adults and MOP 259* for children from Monday to Friday, and for MOP 598* for adults and MOP 298* for children on weekends. Reservations can be made at +853 8886 6888.

‘Succulent Sizzling Steak’ at Suan Bua, Centara Grand Hua Hin

Reconfirming a real treat for meat lovers this season, Suan Bua at Centara Grand Hua Hin brings back its ever-popular “Succulent Sizzling Steak”, a special selection of spicy and aromatic Thai-style steak, sizzling off the grill and ready to serve with a colourful touch to challenge your taste buds.

All June and July, Suan Bua at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin dare you to revisit the restaurant for its ever-popular “Succulent Sizzling Steak” promotion. This all-time favourite à la carte menu presents a selection of spicy and succulent Thai-style steak, sizzling off the grill at your preference. Each superb dish will be served alongside aromatic infused jasmine rice that will even bring an exotic flair and flavorful accent to the dish.

 

Highlight dishes from the menu include seared Tom Yum beef strip loin that boasts juicy tenderness with a perfect blend of exotic flavours from Thai Tom Yum seasoning, and Pork neck fillet steak that Suan Bua’s chef adds a hot twist with E-san seasoning, loaded with herbs and spices, to complement its silky soft texture. Another must-try from this menu is Crispy Chicken Steak that is full of flavours from aromatic marinade of turmeric and lemongrass. Further complimenting the dishes is Tricolor Jasmine rice served alongside your selected meat favourite.

Succulent Sizzling Steak” at Suan Bua

Available every day for lunch and dinner from 1 June to 31 July 2019 with prices starting from Baht 160++ per dish.

 

Find us at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

For more information or reservations, please call +66 (0) 3251 2021

2 Star Michelin Guest Chef Christophe Hay of La Maison Da Cote at WHISK

“A Love Letter to Loire” at WHISK by 2 MICHELIN Star Chef Christophe Hay, Owner of La Maison d’à Coté

Hong Kong: With a menu that reads like an intimate letter to his beloved home region – the bucolic Loire Valley – accomplished French Chef Christophe Hay will appear at the ingredient-driven

Western restaurant of The Mira Hong Kong, WHISK, on 2 nights in July, right on the heels of the French GourMay festival that was all about the idyllic “royal river”. Set on serving a taste of slow life to Hong Kong’s spoilt for choice and fast-living gourmands, the owner of a 2 star Michelin restaurant will present an 8-course degustation experience featuring favorite compositions from his signature menu offered at La Maison da Cote where he brings forth heritage ingredients in excellently cooked dishes that are worth va detour.

Humble, modest and fully engaged in interacting with his guests, Chef Christophe Hay takes it as a pointof pride to take orders from his Guests in person at his destination restaurant which feels more like a stylish, convivial living room merged with the immaculate kitchen, rather than any countryside dining establishment. La Maison da Cote, a part of a 12-room family-run boutique hotel just off the Chambord castle, features tastefully appointed interiors accentuated with contrasting azure tones referring to the
gently flowing river that has been providing abundance of flavors to royalty and countryside folk alike for centuries.

The menu by Chef Christophe pays tribute to the local produce as it is precisely woven with the riches of the riverbed of France’s longest river which meanders from the heart of the country towards the Atlantic and many claim it is an exceptional reflection of cultural heritage dotted with UNESCO

Rajasthan Rifles Black Sheep Restaurants’ Anglo-Indian Mess Hall

Black Sheep Restaurants is proud to announce the launch of Rajasthan Rifles, a celebration of Anglo-Indian cuisine and a concept designed to honour a fragile period in history.

 

In the 1920s the British Indian Army stationed in the subcontinent started accepting Officers of Indian heritage and the mess halls were where everyone came together to eat but also to socialise. While the relationship between the two nations was fraught, the cuisines came together in a surprisingly harmonious and lasting manner. In the same way that chutney has found itself into basically every cheese sandwich in Britain and curry has become one of their national foods, in South Asia club sandwiches, chicken chops, tea drunk with milk and a love for whisky and gin, have all taken root in much of the region.

Explains Black Sheep Restaurants’ co-founder Syed Asim Hussain: “Rajasthan Rifles is Black Sheep Restaurant’s salute to what we imagine their Officers’ mess hall was serving. The food is always simple but delicious and we keep that ethos at Rajasthan Rifles, simple food with great ingredients, executed well.”

 

This will be Black Sheep Restaurants’ first foray onto the Peak. Executive Chef Palash Mitra of the group’s Michelin-starred tandoor grillhouse, New Punjab Club, oversees the kitchen which will ultimately welcome guests daily from breakfast onwards.

 

Rajasthan Rifles is currently open from noon until 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The mess hall takes limited bookings at dinner time but also welcomes walk-in guests. Rajasthan Rifles Peak Society members will be able to make reservations at any meal period. For more information on membership please contact info@rajasthanrifles.com .