August will be a big month for our foodie readers, with all-new menus to try from some of our favorite dining spots in the city — not to mention all the other openings and new happenings in the F&B scene. And this is why we decided to compile a list of all the new menus gourmands should try this month to make exploring good food easier for you, and us, too! Whether you are bringing your loved one for a candlelight dinner or organizing a get-together to treat your family and friends, look no further!
Chef Will Leung and his team at 1111 ONES work with local cartoonist Jerry Cho to launch a new summer menu (from HK$1,288 per person) to pay homage to the collective memories that construct the idea of Hong Kong via food. With each dish comes Cho’s retrospective illustration of a little piece of Hong Kong. Diners get to taste a variety of traditional dishes and ingredients that are so deep in local culture with the Chef’s unique interpretation and creative spin: for instance, Egg Waffle Rolls filled with curry cauliflower, garlic leek crème fraiche and milk tea custard, “Typhoon Shelter”-style soft shell lobster tempura and more.
With most of its seafood sourced from Sai Kung-based Shun King Fisherman as part of Rosewood’s “Partners in Provenance” programme, Asaya Kitchen is serving a seasonal 5-course tasting menu (from HK$1,288 per person) of sustainable Mediterranean cuisine at Glasshouse by the hotel’s infinity pool. A seafood lover’s heaven, the pescatarian-friendly menu includes Hokkaido Scallop, a Homemade Cavatelli with Mazzancolle tiger prawn, sea urchin foam and Sumac spices, as well as Patagonian Toothfish, served with a bed of carrot emulsion, passionfruit gel and Bronte pistachio.
Incorporating art into its offerings, A Lux, the newest Italian-French addition to Central, will launch Art-themed menus (from HK$1,480 per person) this summer featuring 8 works by contemporary artist Cang Yuan in collaboration with the Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery. Guests should be looking forward to the Oyster cream, smoked eel, and potato ratte. Inspired by Cang’s Morning Lake, the dish highlights oyster, a well-established in French cuisine, accompanied by the sweetness of smoked eel.
If you have a sweet tooth and find strawberry-flavored treats impossible to resist, you have to try Palm Court’s Strawberry Field tea set (from HK$698 for two) at The Langham. The team curates a menu that elegantly interprets the fragrance of the summer fruit through Strawberry Tart with Fresh Lemon Cheese Mousse, Pistachio and Strawberry Roll and Strawberry Summer Wine Jelly topped with fresh mango and strawberries, bringing you on a tasteful journey to the English strawberry field. Besides the savory ranges to satisfy your cravings for handmade pastries, guests will be served a glass of Strawberry mocktail for an immersive Strawberry experience.
And if you are looking for a little getaway after work, be Sam Fancy’s guest and try its seasonal menu at The Merchant on the fourth floor. With a new list of Chinese-inspired pan-Asia cocktails, the bar brings you to the States’ oldest Chinatown in San Francisco with Las Americas (HK$130), the Bacardi Legacy Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan winning cocktail that features the famous Sriracha hot sauce to spice up the savory complexity. Alongside the house’s signature and more creative cocktails, the new menu also offers finger foods like General Tso’s Chicken (HK$98) and Crab Rangoon (HK$64)!
1983 Hong Kong Cuisine (1983)
The contemporary Chinese concept Hong Kong Cuisine celebrates its 10th anniversary and its recent revamp with a new menu designed with Chef Silas Li. Infusing his training in French gastronomy and experience in China, the Chef puts a creative spin on the Hong Kong cuisine, presenting Braised Boneless Duck Web Stuffed in Chicken Wings, Steamed Star Garoupa with Shredded Abalone, as well as Layers of Steamed Egg White, Crab Meat with Hua-Diao Wine and Lily Flower Root Foam, served in Egg Shell, showcasing a marriage of Eastern and Western cuisines.
Feather & Bone
The number eight symbolizes good luck in Chinese culture. Celebrating the “Lucky Week”, Feather & Bone spreads good luck from August 8 to August 14 with exclusive offers every day in the week. We are just going to list out the offers in point form so you won’t miss out on any of them:
Monday: Rosé All-Day! 40% off the award-winning AIX Rosé for HK$88 in-store and online.
Tuesday: T-Bone Tuesday! 50% off Australian grass-fed T-bone steak for dine-in, in-store and online purchases.
Wednesday: Wellington Wednesday! Signature Beef Wellington at half price and 10 free Beef Wellington on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday: Cheesy Thursday! Buy-1-get-1-free discount on all cheeses from the counter, and 500g of cheese of your choice for free with any purchase of a minimum of 500g of cheese.
Friday: Boozy Friday! A bottle of Tar & Roses Prosecco for any purchase over HK$300 in-store and online.
Saturday: Sausage Party! Visit any Feather & Bone location and receive 2 x French-style Chipolatas with any purchase from the butcher’s counter.
Sunday: Ice Cream “Sundae”! XTC Gelato (125ml) at any Feather & Bone locations for HK$1.
Ask for Alonzo
The neighborhood-favorite Ask for Alonzo presents an exclusive 4-course menu (HK$298 per person) with a starter, pasta, a choice of main and a dessert. The menu satisfy your cravings for Octopus Terrine with Celery Salad & Ceviche Dressing and the Squid Ink Linguine, and finishes the meal with Vanilla Gelato with strawberry and lemon confit. And guests can get any Summer Spritz for just HK$8 with the tasting menu!