Hong Kong is easily one of the world’s best cities when it comes to wining and dining. There’s always so much happening when it comes to Hong Kong restaurants and bars that it can be hard to keep up! Our monthly update aims to keep you in the loop with new venues, new chefs, and the latest news. This month, we look at who made the cut in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018, as well as the latest openings, and an exciting chefs in residence program at Duddell’s.
MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018
An impressive 227 restaurants in Hong Kong and 65 in Macau have been listed in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018, representing a tripling of entries in the past decade. All the three-star restaurants maintained their status – Bo Innovation, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo-Bombana, Sushi Shikon, T’ang Court, in Hong Kong, as well as Robuchon au Dôme and The Eight in Macau. There are now 11 two-star eateries in Hong Kong and five in Macau. Eight restaurants were awarded one star – this included Arcane, Kaiseki Den by Saotome, Imperial Treasure, Ying Jee Club, Yee Tung Heen, The Ocean, Rech, and The Tate. There were also 82 Bib Gourmands awarded – 73 in Hong Kong and 9 in Macau.
Australian celebrity chef Dan Hong will be the first chef to take part in Duddell’s Chefs-in-Residence programme, which it is launching in early 2018 with a two-night appearance from Sydney-based Dan, of Ms. G’s and Mr. Wong. He will guest at Duddell’s on 16-17 January. The programme aims to showcase the diaspora of Chinese cooking, highlighting how Cantonese cuisine has traversed the globe and evolved in new cultures. Scheduled throughout the year to align with the seasons, there will be four parts to the series.
New Feather & Bone outlet
Popular butcher and delicatessen Feather & Bone has opened its fourth location in the hip Sai Ying Pun district. The stunning new venue has a 60-seat restaurant, and will be open from 7am to late, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will be offering their new signature FAB coffee and Sai Ying Pun-only lunch combo, which starts from HK$108. The Sai Ying Pun branch will also offer the gourmet shopping experience the outlet is known for. The butcher, deli and grocer offers a vibrant assortment of quality produce, artisanal pantry items, gourmet cheeses and the finest cuts of meat and charcuterie. The new store can be found at Shop 1, G/F Commercial Accommodation, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West. It joins outlets in Central, Clearwater Bay, and Happy Valley.
Pici to open in Central
Handmade pasta fans will be happy to hear that neighbourhood pasta bar Pici is opening a second outlet in Central on Tuesday, 19 December. The first outlet in St. Francis Yard has quickly built a loyal fanbase, leading to the expansion. Expect the restaurant’s popular favourites of tagliolini with shallots, white truffle paste and shaved truffle, orecchiette with Italian sausage and spicy n’duja, as well as dishes exclusive to the new location. These include hand-rolled garganelli pasta with duck ragu, and szechuan peppers and tagliatelle with mussels and saffron cream. Pici Central will be located at G/F, 24-26 Aberdeen Street in Central.
Beef & Liberty Brunch
Beef & Liberty has launched a new weekend brunch menu. Brunch is served all day on both Saturday and Sunday. Menu items include croissants, yoghurt with berries, bacon and egg rolls, and a Beef & Liberty English breakfast. Free-flow packages (HK$108 for one hour; HK$178 for two hours) are available until 3pm.
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