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By Shimron Singh | June 9th, 2023

Get your taste buds ready, because this week’s dining news is filled with exciting new culinary offerings that you won’t want to miss! From Italian hotspots to contemporary Thai restaurants, we’ve got you covered with the latest dining experiences happening around town. Plus, we’ve got the scoop on some exclusive Father’s Day cocktails and drag queen shows to celebrate Pride Month. And if you’re in the mood for a summer feast, don’t miss out on the delectable new additions at The Repulse Bay. Keep reading for all the juicy details!

Dining News This Week: 05 June – 11 June 2023

LucAle Rings in Summer with Delectable New Additions

LucAle, the Italian hotspot in Sai Ying Pun, has added some exciting summer dishes to its menu. The Romana Artichoke with Sea Bass Tartare (HK$298) is a must-try, featuring slow-cooked artichoke with fresh sea bass tartare and bell pepper cream. Another summery staple is the Spaghettino Salad (HK$338) with Sorrento lemon and premium Italian caviar. The Secondi section offers a showstopping Japanese Skate Wing (HK$898) and the land-based Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin (HK$345). And don’t forget to try the Tropical Egg (HK$88), a white chocolate shell with tangy passion fruit filling. Reservations are recommended.

Shady Acres Unveils New Summer Menu and Daily Happy Hour, Teams Up with Yaya’s Pasta Bar for Two-Day Takeover

Shady Acres, the popular Peel Street watering hole known for its fine wines and stiff drinks, has unveiled an exciting new menu just in time for summer. Executive Chef Andy Mast has curated a bistro-style menu that features simple, fresh ingredients and modern recipes with an elevated twist. Highlights include the Jumbo Popcorn Shrimp, Smoked Sardine Fillets & Boquerones Platter, and the Orecchiette pasta with pecorino. In addition, Shady Acres is hosting its first international kitchen takeover since 2020 by Shanghai’s Yaya’s, a neighborhood pasta bar on June 27th and 28th. Don’t miss the daily happy hour from 5-7 pm, featuring $50 drinks and $100 snacks. Reservations for Yaya’s takeover can be made via email.

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Top Local Chef and Thai Culinary Master Unite for Exquisite Thai Cuisine at Sawadee Chef’s First Anniversary Celebration

Get ready to indulge in a tantalizing Thai feast at Sawadee Chef! Celebrating its first anniversary, the contemporary Thai restaurant has teamed up with culinary masters Chef Uthai John and Chef Ming to create an innovative menu that combines Thai and Chinese flavors. Don’t miss the must-try Extra Rich Boat Noodle, made with fresh pig’s blood and simmered to perfection. And here’s the cherry on top: from now until 31 August, customers can enjoy this signature dish at a special price, including a complimentary cup of Thai-style milk tea during afternoon tea.

Moxie launches new dairy-free Afternoon Tea set in collaboration with Mother Pearl

Get ready for a dairy-free and indulgent afternoon tea set by Mother Pearl and Moxie! Available until the end of July, the set features three savory bites and four sweet pastries made with seasonal and sustainable ingredients, plus a choice of two special drinks from Mother Pearl. Chef de Cuisine Michael Smith has created an innovative menu that showcases how vegan flavors can perfectly complement Asian tea flavors. Don’t miss the Matcha Pavlova with boba and passionfruit or the Jackfruit Larb twist on the Thai classic!

World’s 50 Best Bars Winner, Andrea Gualdi, Creates Two Special Father’s Day Cocktails at VEDA and Te Quiero Mucho

This Father’s Day, Ovolo Hotels is treating Dads to two exclusive cocktails crafted by renowned mixologist Andrea Gualdi. The ‘Papa Ji’ at VEDA features premium Beefeater Gin blended with yellow curry syrup and chilled peppermint tea for a unique, savory tipple. Meanwhile, Te Quiero Mucho’s ‘Mezcalito Rosita’ is a playful spin on a classic Negroni, served with a shot of beer on the side. And for a full-on Mexican fiesta, Papi Chulo Fiesta promises unlimited tacos, margaritas, and a live DJ.

New Happy Hour Deal at Hugger Mugger

Get ready for a Happy Hour experience like no other at Hugger Mugger! Located in the heart of Central’s cultural district, the beloved British speakeasy has launched an all-new Happy Hour deal with unbeatable prices on exquisite drinks and cocktails. Choose from a selection of handpicked wines, refreshing beers, signature cocktails, and more, with prices starting at just HKD48. Don’t miss the tantalizing Green Mule or the floral Butter Me, Blossom! And with its hidden location behind a discreet red door, Hugger Mugger is the perfect spot for a clandestine rendezvous.

Chilli Fagara Rings in Summer with Exclusive Cold Delights and Tantalising Tipples


Chilli Fagara has launched a new selection of Cold Summer Specials for the season. Chef Chan’s masterful interpretation of Sichuan cuisine is on full display in the new menu, featuring cold appetizers, vegetarian dishes, and cocktails. For a Ma La fest of flavors, try the Shredded Cold Chicken with Spicy Peanuts or the Shredded Duck Cold Noodles. Vegetarians will love the Tangy Summer Citrus Salad and the Chilled Eggplant. Pair these dishes with refreshing cocktails like the Sichuan Spicy Mango Margarita or The Sichuanada.

Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill Celebrates Pride Month with Drag Queen Show & Quiz Night

Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill is celebrating Pride Month this June by hosting its first-ever Drag Queen Show & Quiz Night, called Draglicious Friday Night on June 30, 2023, in partnership with The DollHouse and Benefit Cosmetics. The event aims to promote love, diversity, and inclusivity, with a rainbow-themed night featuring a Pride Cocktail, a 3-course dinner, electrifying performances by The DollHouse Queens, and a fun and intense pride-themed quiz. Guests are encouraged to wear their most eye-catching rainbow costumes for a chance to win the Best Dress Award, with fabulous prizes up for grabs.

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Indulge in a Summer Feast at The Repulse Bay with New Culinary Offerings

The Repulse Bay is serving up some exciting new culinary offerings this summer. Spices are offering a “Summer Sunset Menu” outdoor dining experience featuring signature dishes like Thai Green Curry with Barramundi and Chicken Tikka, while The Verandah is unveiling its “Blooming Summer” afternoon tea set and Sunday Rosé Brunch. And on Wednesdays, head to Bamboo Bar for half-priced selected drinks and unlimited canapés.

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