27 March – 2 April 2023 — Our new Dining News This Week series will feature all the latest ins & outs in the Food & Beverage Industry in Hong Kong. This week we’ve got all the juice from five Hong Kong restaurants making it to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 to Easter-inspired bites at delectable restaurants.
Under the deft hands of Chef Alvin Leung, Cafe Bau presents an intuitive dining experience with creative, local elements leading the culinary narrative. Cafe Bau is a hybrid concept born in Hong Kong and bred by Chef Alvin’s culinary solid influences worldwide. It re-imagines dining experiences in the city by using the highest amount of locally sourced ingredients, presenting a unique range of culinary innovations that carry the prowess of Chef Alvin’s usual boundary-pushing standards.
Cafe Bau | Shop 8, Podium 1/F, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai | Reservations here.
This April, CulinArt 1862 is pleased to announce the launch of their new weekend brunch starting at HKD498 per person. Guests can savor exquisite light bites and main dishes designed by Head Chef Stanley Wong, many of which are made with farm-to-table ingredients. The restaurant also offers a free-flow package of sparkling wine, wine, cocktails, and champagne, making it a great value for those seeking a leisurely and decadent weekend meal.
CulinArt 1862 | 1/F, Chinachem Leighton Plaza, 29 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay | Visit Website.
Created from the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of more than 300 leaders made up of culinary experts come together to decide the finest restaurants across Asia. This year’s list includes five restaurants from our beloved city: The Chairman (13th), Neighborhood (29th), Wing (37th), Mono (41st), and Caprice (49th).
Modern Australian restaurant Hue Dining makes the most of its exquisite panoramic views, creating the perfect setting for a lingering Easter afternoon tea menu. The special Easter afternoon tea is available this Easter long weekend, from Saturday to Monday, 8 to 10 April 2023, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. It is priced at HK$680 for two people and includes a tea set to share and a choice of tea or coffee.
1/F Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | Reservations here.
With Hong Kong’s nightlife on the comeback, La Paloma’s newest ‘El Bar’ offers a revitalized experience that evokes the lively atmosphere of Barcelona’s famed beachside, “Chiringuito”. With a new facelift, La Paloma’s revived bar, subtly sectioned away from the main dining room, promises an authentic Spanish-style drinking experience for all to enjoy.
1/F, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Five years after FRANCIS first captivated diners in Wan Chai with the vibrant tastes of Tel Aviv, FRANCIS west is set to do the same in Soho with the fragrant spices and smoky flavors of the Maghreb. The new eatery is now open and is the first of two Middle Eastern ventures being launched this year by restaurateur James Ward, chef Asher Goldstein, and sommelier Simone Sammuri. FRANCIS East is expected to open in late 2023 based on an all-day concept inspired by the Levant region, the area along the Eastern Mediterranean shores.
FRANCIS West | Felicity Building, 42 & 44 Peel Street, Central
The Easter long weekend is about to get a lot more scrumptious with contemporary Indian restaurant VEDA’s all-new, vibrant free-flowing CHA CHA CHA Brunch. Available every weekend and public holiday from 12 pm- 6 pm, the exclusively vegetarian menu does not disappoint with an unlimited snack-style (chaat) menu featuring Indian street food-inspired delicacies for all to enjoy.
VEDA | 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Michelin-recommended Ma La Tang mainstay, Chilli Fagara, embraces spring with spiced-up Spring Lamb Specials featuring prime Mongolian and New Zealand lamb, specially curated by Chef Chan – exclusively available for a limited time from now until 31 May.
Chili Fagara | 7 Old Bailey St., Central
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