Amazake, LKF’s buzziest izakaya and bar, has been dishing up a lot of great food, stellar drinks and oodles of fun for a couple of months, and now in addition to its fun and funky bar food, it’s launched a selection of sizzling sticks for dinner. The skewer selection ranges from favorites like the chicken tsukune and black cod to the more adventurous, like mini-onion sticks, and grilled shrimp with eringi mushroom. G/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central.
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Fire Up the Barbie
Aussie-inspired bistro, The BellBrook, located in the heart of Hong Kong on Wyndham Street, has just launched The Great Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a great value lunch every Saturday and Sunday for just $228 per person, featuring classics such as a lamb T-bone, wagyu skirt steak and Sakura chicken, plus sides, salad and dessert. For an extra $128 you’ll also get free-flowing wine or beer.
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Michelin-star chef Harlan Goldstein is celebrating his 20thanniversary in Hong Kong with a three-course tasting menu of favourite dishes at his glittering Lan Kwai Fong restaurant, Gold. As more and more international celebrity chefs descend on the city, the outspoken New Yorker is also proud of his Hong Kong roots, declaring: “The difference between me and other celebrity chefs who come and go is that I’m always here. Hong Kong is my home.” Available from now until 31 October, the celebratory menu, priced at $580, showcases some of Gold’s most popular signature dishes.
2869 9986 | gold-dining.com
Go Local in SOHO
Hong Kong’s design lifestyle brand G.O.D. has collaborated with the folks from organic restaurant Locofama to present Sohofama, a Chinese kitchen serving local comfort food, at an all-new concept store in PMQ. Sohofama aims to serve up wholesome, chemical-free meals, incorporating locally grown organic ingredients that are beneficial to both diners and the community. Some of the ingredients are so local they’re grown right outside the venue in their own mini-farm! The menu will reflect both the old and the new, with childhood favorites such as 24-hour drunken prawns, as well as new and unique dishes that celebrate the multiculturalism of today’s Hong Kong, like yeung chow fried rice with organic Spanish chorizo.
We were recently treated to a sample of Chom Chom’s relaunched menu and the Vietnamese bia hoi and eatery didn’t disappoint. Must-try dishes include a light and tangy prawn salad – juicy prawns on a bed of peppery watercress and rocket, with coriander and lime. Ginger chicken – a warming dish of succulent chicken served with fragrant jasmine rice – is ideal for the cooler evenings ahead. As well a great selection of Vietnamese beers, the cocktails at Chom Chom are not to be missed. Try the Pho-jito, an Asian twist on the classic with tangy flavours of lime, basil, pepper, finished off with a lemongrass stirrer.
G/F, Block A, 58-60 Peel Street, Soho, Central | 2810 0850
Altaya Group has refreshed its brand of wine retail shops, unveiling the new moniker Wine Etc (branded as “wine etc”) in line with its shop openings in Central and Happy Valley. Formally known as Etc Wine Shops, Wine Etc will continue the legacy of catering to Hong Kong’s wine connoisseurs with unique region-themed stores stocking exclusive offerings from sought-after French wine districts, with a particular focus on Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Over 2,500 wine and champagne labels are held in the company’s climate-controlled retail locations.
For many people, October means one thing: Oktoberfest! Popular German bar and restaurant Berliner is bringing the spirit of the festival all the way to Hong Kong with a range of exclusive traditional delicacies and bottomless taps of beers, from now to the end of October. Beer aficionados will love the array of eclectic German litre Maß Beers, paired with traditional Oktoberfest fare such as spareribs, sauerkraut and dumplings. Berliner restaurants are located in Wanchai, Olympic, Kwai Fong and Discovery Bay.
Welcome Wine Pairings
Known around town for its unique pairing of nutrition and fine dining, NUR has introduced a new partnership, this time by serving a wine pairing with its menus. Among the labels you can sample as part of the pairing are a classic, crisp French wine, Anne Boisson Bourgogne-Aligoté 2011, and a deeply rich “Los Aromos” 2010 from Argentina. The Feast and Vegetarian menus are available with the wine pairing for $1,588.
3/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | 2871 9993