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By Shimron Singh | June 3rd, 2023

Hong Kong’s dining scene is always buzzing with excitement, and this week is no exception. From a unique culinary crossover celebrating Latin America’s heritage to a refreshing summer feast of Cantonese delicacies, there’s something for every taste bud. Plus, a new app for exclusive dining rewards and a chic café’s brand-new summer menu are sure to please foodies across the city. Read on to discover the latest dining news this week and find your next culinary adventure in Hong Kong.

Dining News This Week: 29 May – 04 June 2023

Andō Hosts Chef Agustin Balbi and Guest Chef Manu Buffara for Latin American Culinary Crossover

Andō’s Chef Agustin Balbi and Latin America’s Best Female Chef 2022, Manu Buffara, will team up for a culinary crossover celebrating Latin America’s heritage. Manu Buffara is renowned for her innovative work redefining Brazilian cuisine, and her eponymous restaurant in Curitiba ranks no. 46 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022. The event takes place on June 10th and 11th, promising a fusion of flavors and a celebration of Latin American culture.

Indulge in Ming Court’s Seasonal “Summer Feast of Jade” Set Menu

Ming Court, Wanchai unveils a new 5-course “Summer Feast of Jade” menu, featuring classic Cantonese delicacies and refreshing summer dishes. Indulge in highlights such as the Braised Winter Melon Soup with Assorted Seafood and Yunnan Ham, and the Chilled Melon Pudding with Snow Swallow. The set menu is available for dinner until July 31st, at a limited-time offer of HK$838 per person (original price HK$1,188).

Pirata Group Announces The Launch of Pirata App

Pirata Group launches Pirata App, a new platform for guests to access info, reservations, rewards, and digital exclusives across its 27 restaurants. The app offers instant bookings, waitlists, and delightful loyalty rewards, including complimentary house drinks and dining vouchers. Guests who notch 15 visits can unlock a membership to The Circle, the Group’s exclusive VIP tier. Download the app now and receive an HKD100 voucher after your first dining experience. With Pirata App, the ultimate dining experience is just a tap away!

Pirata App is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store.

agnès b. CAFÉ Launches the Brand-New Summer Menu

agnès b. CAFÉ launches a new summer menu featuring fresh ingredients and superfoods, available at all five branches. The menu includes creative light meals such as Slow-Cook Pork with Sundried Tomatoes & Mozzarella Focaccia and Egg Waffle with Smoked Salmon & Avocado. For main courses, try Roasted Chicken Breast with Kale Salad, Pan-Fried Halibut with Ratatouille, Gnocchi with Smoked Salmon in Pommery Mustard Cream Sauce, or Linguine Vongole. Finish off with two new waffle desserts, or cool off with one of four new smoothies and teas.

Cordis, Hong Kong Celebrates Pride Month with
Rainbow themed Cocktails at The Garage Bar

Cordis, Hong Kong is showing its support for the LGBTQ+ community this June with a range of Pride-inspired offerings. Guests can enjoy rainbow-themed cocktails at The Garage Bar. Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador Jade Lau will also make a guest appearance at The Garage Bar. For those planning a wedding, Cordis is also offering exclusive privileges to Next Chapter LGBT couples who book a minimum of four tables for their wedding dinner banquet.

Experience the Fusion of Latin American, Japanese and French Flavors with ROSITA’s Exciting New A La Carte Menu and TacoMakase Mondays


Hong Kong’s ROSITA restaurant, co-created by chefs Agustin Balbi and Ricardo Chaneton, has unveiled a new a la carte menu. Dishes include Venezuelan Arepas, Argentinian Beef Tartare, and South American-Style Rice. Desserts include Torta de Chocolate, Grandma Flan, and Churros. Latin American cuisine is given a Japanese twist from Balbi and a French flair from Chaneton. The six-course tasting menu remains available, priced at HK$1,188+10%.

Fusion of Latin American and Korean Cuisine with Chefs Sun Kim and Ricardo Chaneton this Summer

MONO Unplugged is back with a bang as Chefs Ricardo Chaneton of MONO and Sun Kim of Meta join hands on June 16th and 17th for a bespoke multi-course tasting menu highlighting their respective Latin American and Korean backgrounds. The event is open to the public for lunch and dinner, priced at HK$1788 and HK$2888 per person respectively.

The Best of Nikkei Cuisine at ICHU with Executive Chef Andrés Rendón’s Exciting New Menu


ICHU, Central’s contemporary Nikkei restaurant, and bar, has unveiled a new a la carte menu created by Executive Chef Andrés Rendón. The menu features a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, including ceviches, tartare, grilled seafood, and meat dishes. Guests can also enjoy the newly renovated terrace bar, perfect for summer evenings. For those who prefer a curated experience, ICHU offers two tasting menus priced at HK$680 and HK$880 per person.

Featured Image by Valentin Kremer

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