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The gourmet’s guide: food and restaurant news

Hong Kong has a buzzing food scene and with one restaurant for every 300 people there’s always plenty happening when it comes to new menus, new openings and new chefs. Here’s some of the latest news to keep you up-to-date when it comes to wining and dining in the city, including details of a new night brunch!

ZUMA restaurant has a new "night brunch"
ZUMA has a new “night brunch”

Night brunch

ZUMA has long been one of Hong Kong’s hippest venues, renowned for its weekend brunches during the day and cool bar in the evenings. The team at Zuma have taken it up a notch with the new yashoku night brunch. The term yashoku means midnight snack in Japanese and the Saturday night affair is all about good food, crafted cocktails and tunes.

ZUMA

Landmark building, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

3657 6388zumarestaurant.com

restaurants: Bistecca's new chef Marc Benkoe
Bistecca’s new head chef Marc Benkoe

New chef

Hong Kong’s classic Italian Steakhouse, Bistecca, has a new head chef – Marc Benkoe – and a new menu. The resto, modelled on a traditional Italian butcher shop, draws on the rustic steakhouse traditions of Northern Italy. Chef Benkoe’s menu highlights include pan seared foie gras with figs, aged balsamic, port wine and brioche; burrata with heirloom tomatoes, oregano and basil pesto; and squid ink spaghetti with clams, mussels, octopus, crushed tomatoes and chilli.

Bistecca

2/F, Grand Progress Building 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

2525 1308 | diningconcepts.com

British food favourite, Sainsbury's, is now being stocked in Hong Kong
British food favourite, Sainsbury’s, is now being stocked in Hong Kong

Sainsbury’s in Hong Kong

More than 200 Sainsbury’s top quality products are now exclusively available at Market Place by Jasons, ThreeSixty, Jasons Food & Living, and selected Wellcome supermarkets stores in Hong Kong. All your favourite classics are here, such as British biscuits, coffee, jams, pure fruit juices, frozen vegetables, cereal and lots more.

Market Place by Jasons | marketplacebyjasons.com

Grom's frozen fruit bars are just in time for summer
Grom’s frozen fruit bars are just in time for summer

Sweet treats

Italian gelateria Grom has released healthy sweet treats just in time for summer. The new Italian frozen fruit bars – ghiaccioli – come in a variety of flavours, including strawberry, lemon and raspberry. GROM also serve sorbet, shakes and granita, as well as gelato in more than 20 flavours. Grom’s Gelato is free of flavouring, colours, preservatives and emulsifiers and use premium quality milk and cage-free eggs.

Grom

Shop No 1023, Level One, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View St, Central

2454 2777 | ifc.com.hk

The former Sushi Rozan has reopened as Sushi Masataka in Wan Chai
The former Sushi Rozan has reopened as Sushi Masataka in Wan Chai

Sushi Mastaka reopening

Wan Chai’s Japanese omakase concept Sushi Rozan has reopened as Sushi Masataka. The Cross Lane venue has adopted the Japanese practice of naming the restaurant after the chef, in this case executive chef Masataka “Masa” Fujisawa. With a 9-seat sushi counter, Sushi Masataka’s ambience is modelled on fine dining establishments in Japan with an emphasis on quality food and interaction between Chef Masa and diners. Its currently open for dinner service only, with two seatings from 6pm–8pm and 8.30pm–11pm. Reservations are necessary.

Sushi Masataka

Shop 2, G/F The Oakhill, 18 Wood Road, Wan Chai | 2574 1333

The Cakery's new store is located in LANDMARK's "wellness corner"
The Cakery’s new store is located in LANDMARK’s “wellness corner”

The Cakery’s new store

Healthy baked goods store The Cakery has opened its second store in the “wellness corner” at LANDMARK. The new store will offer The Cakery’s signature guilt-free cupcakes, which are natural and cater to the needs for gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free customers, along with a brand new range of homemade bread and jam. They will also offer a Wellness Lunch Set for the office crowd, which will consist of a gluten-free half-sandwich, a bite-size cupcake, a pack of homemade mixed dried fruits and nuts and a bottle of a home-brewed, healthy drink.

The Cakery at LANDMARK

Shop 301, LANDMARK, Central

6683 3833 | thecakery.com

Divino has launched a weekend recovery brunch
DiVino has launched a weekend recovery brunch

Weekend recovery brunch

Recognising the hectic Hong Kong lifestyle, DiVino has launched its Weekend Recovery Brunch. The new weekend brunch menu is packed full of all natural, organic, wholesome and nutritious super foods, building on the restaurant’s Italian menu foundation. Expect menu items such as 3 DHA ‘safe’ egg omelette with kale, spinach and zucchini served with a garden salad; oven-baked beetroot, cottage cheese and fresh watercress with 24-year balsamico and basil oil; and parfait of Greek fat-free yoghurt and granola with berries, passion fruit, chia seeds and bee pollen sprinkles.

DiVino – Wine Bar & Restaurant

73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

2167 8883 | divinogroup.com

Restaurant: Potato Head Hong Kong's Pisang Colada
Potato Head Hong Kong’s Pisang Colada

Conscious cocktails

The Indonesian principle of using all elements of an ingredient to maximise uses of a plant and minimise waste is being used to great effect at Potato Head Hong Kong in Sai Ying Pun with their new conscious cocktails. Award-winning bar operations manager Tom Egerton has created the new cocktails featuring Balinese flavours and reused ingredients. The method sees citrus fruits become juice for drinks; skins used for garnishes, spirit infusions and syrups and pulp used for tepache.

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