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New nibbles: where to dine this month

By: Rebecca Simpson

Keeping up with new restaurants in Hong Kong, let alone new chefs and new menus, can be tricky. Our restaurant news round-up will keep you in the loop about the city’s ever-evolving dining scene. From the latest eatery to open its doors to celebrity chefs to Hong Kong brunches and bars, it’s all here!

Join a virtual pizza party!

Motorino is hosting the city’s first virtual pizza-making party and everyone is invited! How does it work? This fab pizzeria will deliver an ingredient kit to your door and then teach you to make a pizza masterpiece via Instagram Live. During the IG Live session, the Motorino team will answer all your questions and have you slinging pies in no time. Join Chef Luca Marinelli on Motorino’s Instagram Live at 12:30pm on Saturday 11 April. Get ready to chop your ingredients, shape your dough, then top and bake your pie.

Find out more and sign up here before Friday 10 April

Chef Luca Marinelli, Motorino’s pizza pro, will teach you all his culinary tricks

Kids eat free on Children’s Day!

Hold on, isn’t every day Children’s Day?! Saturday 4th April is officially Children’s Day – hurray! So, treat your kids (and your wallet) to a VIP family experience at Dining Concept venues across the city. Kids will be the special guests for family dinners on this day at all their Hong Kong restaurants. Choose a venue a book a table via diningconcepts.com

Home delivered meals

Stuck inside but craving a real home-cooked meal? Ali Oli Bakery is now delivering food with that home cooked vibe to your door.  On the menu are French Baguettes, Minestrone soup, Tofu & Vegetable Casserole, Indonesian Beef Rendang, Lamb Moussaka, Grilled Pepper & Mushroom with Pesto Pasta Sauce, Lamingtons and more. The packs include lunch and dinner for two days.

Email orders@alioli.com.hk for more information and menu details.

Diabetes-Friendly meal plan

Eatology has created a meal plan based on the traditional Mediterranean diet – The Diabetes-Friendly Mediterranean Diet. It’s not just for diabetics, Eatology tell us, a Mediterranean diet is linked to health benefits, including a lower risk of cancer, cognitive disease and cardiovascular disease as well as metabolic syndrome, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Sounds like a plan. Check it out at eatologyasia.com

Yum! This diabetic-friendly berry concoction can be delivered to your door.

New cocktails at Café Gray Bar

Spring has sprung at Café Gray Bar. Its mixologists have created a range of sweet and sour cocktails using fresh fruits and leafy herbs, starring the likes of bergamot, green plum, grapefruit, pineapple and hawthorn. Not drinking? No problem, just order a zero-proof Seedlip cocktail or one of their glam tea infusions. upperhouse.com

Hong Kong restaurant Cafe Grey best cocktail hong kong

Half price Dim Sum, yum!

If you’re looking for affordable dim sum this week, try Michelin-recommended Chinese restaurant YUÈ at City Garden Hotel. Until 30 April, this restaurant is offering half price on all lunch time dim sums, discounts on business lunch and classic dinner sets, as well as 25% off the la carte menu.

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Crispy fried prawns coated with pomelo sauce at YUÈ

Crabfest at Red Lobster

Red Lobster fans will be happy to hear the brand has launched its Crabfest menu in Hong Kong. The menu features five crab dishes from now until 22 April. Dishes include Crab Lover’s Dream (HK$298) which features wild-caught snow crab and king crab alongside creamy crab pasta, Pan Fried Crab Cake (HK$128/half, HK$238/full) and Crab Stuffed Salmon and Shrimp (HK$158). The limited-edition Crabfest Surf and Turf (HK$358) looks epics with its grilled ribeye steak and snow crab, with jumbo lump crab. facebook.com/redlobsterhk

New brunch options…

#1 ÉCRITURE

This 2 Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant has refreshed it’s weekend lunch menu with a more casual vibe from April. It’s now offering a 6-course lunch that stars French seasonal produce. There’s even an optional 3-glass wine-pairing. This new lunch is priced at HK$780 with wine pairing an additional HK$280. ecriture.hk

#2 The Pizza Project

The Pizza Project on Peel St has launched a new brunch menu. It’s offered on weekends and during public holidays from 12-4pm. This menu is priced at HK$158 per person and includes an Antipasti, Pizza Al Metro and a dessert. For the Pizza Al Metro (pizza served by the metre), guests will be able to choose three toppings from a list including the CarbonaraTrufflePesto and more. thepizzaproject.hk

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Brunch at The Pizza Project looks fun

#3 JALAN’s long lunch

If you love Malaysian street food, you’ll love JALAN’s new long lunch concept.  Join and embrace the truly lazy Sunday spirit. At this event, hawker-style meals are directly delivered to a communal table. This is a meal that’s all about sharing with friends – there’s even the option to ditch the chopsticks and get hands-on. This Long Lunch is affordable, too, at HK$295 per person, with free-flow seasonal spritz, prosecco, beer, red and white wine for an additional HK$200. jalan.com.hk
NOTE: this event won’t happen every Sunday, only the last Sunday of the month.

New happy hours…

#1 Duck & Waffle

Tucked just around the corner from Sephora in ifc is Duck & Waffle. Every Monday to Friday from 5-7pm this British favourite is now offering a happy hour. Grab a drink and three delicious bites for only HK$88. duckandwaffle.com.hk

#2 Cornerstone

Head to Shane Osborn’s second Hong Kong restaurant, Cornerstone, for happy hour this month. Cornerstone has been awarded a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau. Now, you can indulge in Cornerstone’s new happy hour offering -a Negroni or Peroni plus a cheese on toast with tomato relish and pickled Jalapeño for just HK$68. Available daily from 2.30pm-6.30pm. facebook.com/cornerstonerestauranthk

#3 Rubia

Bring your thirst to Rubia on Hollywood Rd in Central from 3-7pm for a 2-for-1 happy hour on selected drinks. If you’re having a good time and decide to stay for dinner between 6-7pm, you’ll get 50% off selected wine bottles. rubia.hk

#4 Emmer Pizzeria & Cafe

The team that brought us Beef & Liberty have opened EMMER PIZZERIA & CAFÉ on Level 4 of Pacific Place in Admiralty. Pizza lovers will delight at the rotating steel pizza oven. For a lighter touch they have a deli counter with freshly-made salads, paninis and pastries. Now is a great time to visit and enjoy some sunshine in the alfresco dining area. Best of all, they will have happy hour from 4-7pm with HK$38 draft beers, wines by the glass and house cocktails.  emmerpizza.com  

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Get the gang together for pizza and salads galore

Prime cuts of protein

If you love rustic Tuscan flavours and generous pours of Chianti, you need to try out Associazione Chianti on Ship Street in Wan Chai. While you’re there, meat lovers should peruse the restaurant’s new macelleria (butcher’s shop). Associazione Chianti is claiming the finest selection of USDA Super Prime cuts in the city – now available for takeaway. associazionechianti.com

You’ll find prime cuts of protein at Associazione Chianti

New delivery options

Staying in? Deliveroo have three new options for delivery on Hong Kong Island – Ask for Alonzo, BEDU and JALAN are now available for lunch and dinner delivery every day. Black Sheep Restaurants’ funky Chinese kitchen, Ho Lee Fook, will come to you but only until the end of March. This delivery option is exclusively via GO, the group’s homegrown delivery app. Order Ho Lee Fook online or download the GO App hereDeliveroo.hk

Get this prawn curry delivered to your door

Duddell’s all-day set menu

One Michelin starred Duddell’s has introduced a new all-day dim sum set menus, available exclusively at Duddell’s 4/F salon. These new options will be available on weekdays from 12pm onwards, and weekends from 3pm onwards. Enjoy a glass of sommelier-recommended house wine and some handcrafted bites for only HK$238+10% per person. Try Duddell’s signature 12-fold Shrimp Dumpling, Truffle Fried Pork Dumpling or Crispy Barbecued Pork Bun. Yum. duddells.co  

Hong Kong’s Michelin stars

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 has delivered its verdict and Hong Kong’s food scene has a lot to celebrate. For starters, we now has seven three-star establishments. If fine dining isn’t your vibe, or your budget, don’t stress. The Guide also awards street food and more wallet-friendly options. See our wrap-up of which Hong Kong restaurants received an accolade in this dedicated story: Hong Kong’s Michelin Stars.

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