Weekend Brunch@

Éclat Lounge presents our newly created “Weekend Brunch” which will be the perfect Sunday lunch solution for you and your family. A Brunch Buffet which offers drinks, salads, hot Chinese and European dishes and your selection from 6 Hot Main Course. From Traditional English breakfast, Benedict Delights to Taiwan Beef Noodle, just dig in!

Price?Adult NT$788 / Child NT$340 per person, plus 10% service charge
Time?Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30-14.00
Reservation?(02)2754-8011

  • Weekend Brunch@ Éclat Lounge

    Price?Adult NT$788 / Child NT$340 per person, plus 10% service charge Time?Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30-14.00 Reservation?(02)2754-8011

New & Refreshed Friday Unwind at Zest Bar & Terrace Bangkok


FRIDAY UNWIND at Zest Bar & Terrace is now a weekly event. You can now join us for a refreshed and even more indulgent FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm.

 

Join us for a refreshed and even more indulgent FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm with free flow signature wines for Baht 990 net. You will also enjoy delectable a complimentary set of “Global Skewers” created by Executive Chef Joachim Kreisel such as French Camembert and walnut brioche crumb kebabs, delicious New York deli Ruben sandwich, tasty Australian dagwood-hot dog with smoked barbecue sauce, crispy Swedish fried fish ball brochettes with dill mustard hollandaise, and more.

 

Relax and recharge with live music from 6 pm onwards every Friday at Zest Bar and Terrace, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit.

 

Begin your weekend with style, relax at FRIDAY UNWIND every Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm. For more information, please call 02 207 8000 or email fb.bangkok@westin.com Visit us on www.westingrandesukhumvit.com  

Cupcakes for a Week-long Indulgence at Pastry Gems


Pastry Gems at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is delighted to unveil a tantalizing array of cupcakes for guests to share the joy of sweet indulgence with their families and friends commencing September 15.
 
“Our idea is to create a dazzling array of cupcakes for guest’s enjoyment seven days a week! These are home-made cupcakes with the use of premium and seasonal ingredients from around the world, such as Italian Lemon,” says Richard Long, hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef. “When guests taste our cupcakes, they will be able to feel our passion and dedication, our aim is to create lasting memories for our guests through our creation.”
 
Guests can look forward to enjoy a selection of mouth-watering cupcakes with special garnishes, including Raspberry Cupcake (HK$58); Chocolate Cupcake (HK$68); Green Tea Cupcake (HK$58); Bourbon Vanilla Cupcake (HK$58); Candied Chestnut Cupcake (HK$68); Espresso Cupcake (HK$58); and Lemon Cupcake (HK$58). All handcrafted by the hotel’s talented team of pastry chefs.
 
Conveniently located at the arrival lobby, Pastry Gems offers pastries and savory items for guests to dine in or take out and features a wide selection of coffee, tea, juice and much more.

Tempting cupcakes will be served from September 15, 2012 onwards between 8:00am and 8:00pm.
 
For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/hongkong.

All About Mushrooms at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong


Thanks to the wide variety, uniqueness in appearance, texture and aroma of every kind, mushrooms are common ingredients in different cuisines. This September and October, ALL ABOUT MUSHROOMS AT THE CHINESE RESTAURANT
 
(Hong Kong, September 2012) Thanks to the wide variety, uniqueness in appearance, texture and aroma of every kind, mushrooms are common ingredients in different cuisines. This September and October, The Chinese Restaurant’s Head Chef Kwai-kai Lo is delighted to showcase his delicious and healthy culinary creations with the seasonal mushrooms available.
 
To start, Chef Lo prepares the nourishing Double-boiled Conch Soup with Almond Mushroom, which takes four hours of double-boiling to produce. It is also a healthy choice – the myth of almond mushroom is to enhance the immune system to fight against diseases.
 
Apart from the soup, diners may pick their favourite from the series of mushroom delicacies available. One of the highlights is the nicely presented Fried Shrimp Mousse Rolls with Assorted Mushrooms. Pan-fried to perfection, the shrimp rolls are delightfully crispy outside, and exude a unique aroma of morels and porcini. On the other hand, Chef Lo uses egg white to match with the yellow mushroom, as a highlight of the Pan-fried Sea Shrimps with Yellow Mushrooms and Egg White to delight diners’ taste buds.
 
Moreover, why not have a taste of the Stir-fried Scallops with Black Truffle and Assorted Mushrooms? The sweetness of the Hokkaido scallops and the aroma of black truffle complement each other perfectly. If you are fish lovers, simply order the Steamed Live Sole with Cordycep Flowers and Shredded Pork for the freshness of the sole matched with the unique flavour of Cordycep flowers.
 
Last but not least, don’t miss out on the other mushroom specialties including Stir-fried Pork Fillet with Assorted Mushrooms and X.O. Chilli Sauce, Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Assorted Mushrooms, Braised Garoupa with Bamboo Pith in Clay Pot as well as Pan-fried Pork Dumplings with Mushrooms. 
   
The Chinese Restaurant combines a modern art deco design masterfully blended with the essence of a traditional 1920s tea house, serving authentic Cantonese dishes. There are two private rooms for 8 and 12 persons respectively.
 
Parking Offers
Guests will be entitled to a two-hour complimentary parking for patronage of lunch and three-hour for dinner respectively at The Chinese Restaurant.
Opening Hours
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner:
6:30pm to 10:30pm daily
Address: Level 3, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 3721 7788.
 
To start, Chef Lo prepares the nourishing Double-boiled Conch Soup with Almond Mushroom, which takes four hours of double-boiling to produce. It is also a healthy choice – the myth of almond mushroom is to enhance the immune system to fight against diseases.
 
Apart from the soup, diners may pick their favourite from the series of mushroom delicacies available. One of the highlights is the nicely presented Fried Shrimp Mousse Rolls with Assorted Mushrooms. Pan-fried to perfection, the shrimp rolls are delightfully crispy outside, and exude a unique aroma of morels and porcini. On the other hand, Chef Lo uses egg white to match with the yellow mushroom, as a highlight of the Pan-fried Sea Shrimps with Yellow Mushrooms and Egg White to delight diners’ taste buds.
 
Moreover, why not have a taste of the Stir-fried Scallops with Black Truffle and Assorted Mushrooms? The sweetness of the Hokkaido scallops and the aroma of black truffle complement each other perfectly. If you are fish lovers, simply order the Steamed Live Sole with Cordycep Flowers and Shredded Pork for the freshness of the sole matched with the unique flavour of Cordycep flowers.
 
Last but not least, don’t miss out on the other mushroom specialties including Stir-fried Pork Fillet with Assorted Mushrooms and X.O. Chilli Sauce, Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Assorted Mushrooms, Braised Garoupa with Bamboo Pith in Clay Pot as well as Pan-fried Pork Dumplings with Mushrooms. 
   
The Chinese Restaurant combines a modern art deco design masterfully blended with the essence of a traditional 1920s tea house, serving authentic Cantonese dishes. There are two private rooms for 8 and 12 persons respectively.
 
Parking Offers
Guests will be entitled to a two-hour complimentary parking for patronage of lunch and three-hour for dinner respectively at The Chinese Restaurant.
Opening Hours
Lunch:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner:
6:30pm to 10:30pm daily
Address: Level 3, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

For enquiries or reservations, please call +852 3721 7788.

Shang Palace Turns over a New Leaf


 

Following the recent refurbishment programme, the Michelin two-star Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong is turning over a new leaf and giving its cuisine a new dimension from 5 September 2012.  New facilities have been added to the expanded restaurant, including a brand new, dedicated wine cellar inside the restaurant as well as a 20-seat grand private dining room in addition to three other private dining rooms.  The rejuvenated décor, setting and chinaware offer guests the essence of a luxurious but relaxing and comfortable dining experience.

 


“Shang Palace has been part of the hotel since day one.  The restaurant is fortunate to have a loyal following who have kept returning for the past three decades and, therefore, we were sensitive to their needs in the upgrading plans.  The key word is ‘evolution’ as opposed to ‘revolution.’  We are not trying to change Shang Palace’s tradition but rather developing its classic, signature elements,” said Timothy Wright, general manager of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.


 


Interior designers from LRF Designers Limited were the creative minds behind the whole refurbishment project, managing to bring the owners’ visions into reality.  “We retain the same colour schemes as the former Shang Palace.  Hues such as red, gold, white and beige are still being widely used throughout the restaurant,” said Charles Robertson, managing director of the design firm.




“We expect the new 42-square-metre grand private dining room to become a popular private party and entertainment venue, day and night, not only for the regular guests but also for guests from the business sector as well,” said Mr Wright.  With over 550 French, Italian and New World wines and a dedicated sommelier, the wine cellar caters to a wide spectrum of palates.


 

Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung, under whose direction the restaurant earned two Michelin stars in the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide, Shang Palace showcases contemporary interpretations of the Cantonese classics.  The new à la carte menu includes over 50 new dishes and six new private dining menus prepared by a team of accomplished Chinese chefs under the guidance of Chef Mok.  A wide-ranging list of speciality teas has been carefully selected to complement the dining experience.

 


“All the improvements, added spaces and facilities are designed to keep Shang Palace at the forefront of the dining scene in the city.  We’re all very excited about the reopening and I’m sure this extensive renovation will help Shang Palace keep a dedicated clientele while attracting a new fan base.  We look forward to rendering the legendary Shang Palace excellence to our valued guests in the restaurant’s renewed elegance,” said Mr Wright.


 


The renovated Shang Palace can seat 146 guests and offers a range of dim sum, set lunch and à la carte menus for lunch from noon until 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and public holidays.  Offering a range of set dinner and à la carte menus to tempt the discerning palate, the restaurant opens daily for dinner from 6:30 to 11 p.m.


 

For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok – Sunday Lunch Celebration



3 Restaurants, 1 Indulgent Dining Experience & Kids Dine Free!




Experience the all new Sunday Lunch Celebration; an indulgent gourmet feast at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Every Sunday, chefs invite you on a culinary journey with one price for three gourmet buffets, international buffet, traditional Japanese buffet and dessert buffet! It’s the perfect way to keep Sunday special for family and friends.


The whole family can choose exquisite cuisine from three distinctive buffets. There’s an array of gourmet international dishes including healthy dishes that children will love, as well as ‘a la minute’ cuisine prepared at live cooking stations, and an extensive selection of Mediterranean cuisine such as fresh pasta dishes, wood-fired pizza, and crisp salads. Highlights include slow roast Australian beef, sliced Parma ham, Asian-style roast duck, mandarin pancakes, and oven-baked Atlantic salmon, fresh tiger prawns, and an Oyster Bar. Lovers of Swiss cuisine can also enjoy delicious raclette, luscious cheese fondue, and gourmet roesti.  Tempting desserts to give the children a treat on Sunday include heavenly Movenpick ice cream, luscious crème brûlée, and much more.

Lovers of healthy Japanese cuisine can enjoy a choice of sushi, sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki, while ensures the divine Sunday lunch ends on a high note with devilish desserts such as chocolate espumas in a cone, homemade truffles, and a chocolate fountain. Children can also enjoy all the fun of the Westin Kid’s Club with magician show, painting and a clown to keep them entertained.

 


The Sunday Lunch Celebration is just Baht 1,790 net per adult and Bath 895 net per child (3-12 years old). Keep your Sunday special. Call now to make a reservation.


kids dine free! For every adult dining, two children up to the age of 10 can dine free and additional children receive a 50% discount.


 

For more information, please call  02 207 8000 or email fb.bangkok@westin.com
Visit us on www.westingrandesukhumvit.com

Sofitel Macau brings a new upscale boutique French dining experience




CHEF YANNICK EHRSAM SHAKEs UP the CULINARY SCENE


with his INNOVATIVE touch AT Privé


 


Sofitel Macau brings a new upscale boutique French dining experience in town with the opening of Privé, one that promises to stand out from the crowd.


 


Located at level 6 of Sofitel Macau, Privé is a cozy restaurant offering the unparalleled high quality French flair with Chef Yannick Ehrsam’s scrupulously and creatively touch of culinary elegance.


 


Privé’s exceptional menus include a variety of seasonal à la carte dishes which are enhanced by a selection of tasting menus. Importing the freshest of ingredients directly from France, Chef Yannick focuses on flavors and balance while allowing the dishes’ natural components express themselves. To further enhance the French spirit of Privé, the near extinct art of table side preparation of select dishes will be presented as features, such as Caesar salad, Chateau Briand and an assortment of flambé desserts.


 


Aside from the inspired menu, Privé offers spectacular views of the old city and the historic sites of Macau. Designed by David Sung with Hands Hospitality of Hong Kong with the intention of creating an intimate space that allows for exceptional private dining. Privé is not your run of the mill restaurant; far from it, this restaurant was conceived to be a concept that is more of a “Chef Table” than a traditional style restaurant.


           


“I believe ‘a passion for food, a passion for life’ is essential for me to reveal the authenticity of my cuisine, making exceptional French dishes for the guests craving for unique gastronomic experience.” said Chef Yannick.


           


The restaurant will open 5 nights a week Wednesday through Sunday, and can be booked for small groups of up to 24 persons. 3 hours of complementary parking is offered to restaurant guests. For reservation, please call +853 8861 7240.


 


Experience the tasting menus designed by Chef Yannick, a 4-course “Traditions” at MOP588* per person and a 6-course “Emotions” at MOP888* per person.

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort – Lineup of F&B Promotions

With a new Executive Chef on board, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is stepping up its food and beverage offerings with a series of promotions at the resort's contemporary Thai and Asian restaurant, Amber and its beachside restaurant, Flames.
 
Providing guests at the luxury property on the idyllic island of Koh Samui an opportunity to explore the various culinary options available, newly appointed Executive Chef, Luke MacLeod brings to the table his ethos in providing honest, clean-tasting and wholesome dishes using fresh local produce which are well-balanced and full of taste.
 
Guests can opt for a set menu with wine pairing at Amber restaurant; a collaboration between Chef Luke and the resort's Food and Beverage Director, Stephane Duvacher.  The tailor-made 5 course set menu allows guests the unique opportunity to enjoy items which are not available on the menu, and the meal is paired with wines by the glass which enhance the various flavours and textures of each dish.
 
Alternatively, experience the depth and breadth of regional cuisine with World of Siam, also at Amber restaurant and explore flavours from the north of Thailand to the south.  Sample local favourites such as Samui fish soup with turmeric, fried minced meat and hot basil leaves, to the nation's famed Papaya salad with salted baby mud crabs, accompanied by a live Thai dance performance, a seamless presentation of both classical and contemporary styles.
 
Head down to the beach as dusk turns to night, for an exceptional alfresco dining experience, Beach on Fire at Flames.  Savour modern European cuisine with theatrical flair as the Chefs barbeque, flambé and grill fresh ingredients at the live cooking station which holds court at the casual dining restaurant.  If the flurries of cooking activities are not enough to mesmerise, a Live DJ and fire show is the perfect complement for a high-octane evening. 
 
Flames restaurant, most notable for its seafood barbeque, also presents World of Seafood which offers guests a chance to sample delicacies from the sea at the open-plan beachfront restaurant for a memorable alfresco dining experience.
 
Executive Chef, Luke MacLeod joins Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort from the renowned Michelin starred Chef, Pierre Gagnaire's eponymous Pierre Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong.
 
"I want our guests to have an experience which will create a lasting memory; good food shared with friends and loved ones at the stunning setting of our beautiful resort" says the chef.
 
At InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, he will oversee the food menu of Amber, Flames and Air Bar as well the banqueting menu for Weddings and events held at the resort.
 
–       Set Menu with Wine Pairing at Amber, every Thursday 7pm onwards, THB3,500++ per person
–       World of Seafood at Flames, every Tuesday 7pm onwards, THB 1,900++ per person
–       World of Siam at Amber, every Fridays 7pm onwards, THB 1,700++ per person
–       Beach on Fire at Flames, every Saturdays 7pm onwards, THB 2,500++ per person with soft drinks and juices          (Shows at 8:00 pm and 8:45 pm)

The Principal




The Principal is a sophisticated restaurant that is unique and cant be experience anywhere else in Hong Kong. With its simple interior-deco and ambience lighting, it is a very chill place to be especially on a Sunday brunch. 


The philosophy of this restaurant's incredible ingredient-driven cuisine draws on both tradition and innovation. Inspired by European market-style fare, The Principal offers a new perspective munching out on the traditional Sunday brunch lead by Chef Jonay Armas.


It takes you on a culinary journey of discovery with its 7 courses Sunday Brunch. Portion sizes are relatively small but what it lacks in size, it makes up for the best of taste.


This is the real deal. You will feel pampered and indulged. Your needs fulfilled, your taste buds tickled and your belly nourished. You’ve just got to experience “The Sunday Brunch at The Principal"!


Opening Hours:

LUNCH 12noon – 3pm

DINNER 6pm – 12am (Mon- Sat)

BRUNCH 12noon – 2:30pm (Last Booking) (Sun)

Location: 9 Star Street, Wanchai

Contact: (852) 2563 3444

Reviewed by Linggi

Masu Robataya & Sushi



Masu Robatayai & Sushi sits in a very busy area known as Central. Simple in design, with a touch of traditional Japanese features, the restaurant is warm and comforting with great service. "Masu" traditionally meant a wooden box which was used to measure certain amount of rice to feed a person for daily need in Japan. Nowadays, masu are very often commonly used to serve sake. Masu uses the freshest of local and regional ingredients to create this true taste of Japan for a perfect meal. 

Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. They were well versed with their menus and recommended the dishes that we tried, explaining in depth how the food were prepared and cooked. This element in the service level certainly makes Masu stand out from the others. The staff recommended for us to experience their Signature sushi roll that includes fresh avocado, asparagus and topped with Uni, Wayu and Ikura.  What a treat that was. Next up were the delicious robatayaki. From grilled sweet potato to meatballs and the big shrimp that also includes Japanese Wayu and seasoned to perfection.


Masu is very much focus on quality, detailed to attention, flawless service and of course amazing good, which makes this place special! We love it! 


Address: Masu Robatayaki & Sushi – UG/F, On Hing Building, No.1 On Hing Terrace,Central, Hong Kong


Telephone: +852 2537 7787


www.masu.hk


Reviewed by Linggi