Hong Kong has one of the world’s most vibrant dining scenes. Our regular monthly updates on restaurant and food news aim to keep you up-to-date with what’s hot and what’s not. This month sees a new branch of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s empire opening in Hong Kong, a month of brunch deals and where in Hong Kong to find the world’s most expensive coffee.
Jamie’s Deli opens in Harbour City
Big food news with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver bringing his casual take-away and dine-in concept, Jamie’s Deli, to Hong Kong. The Harbour City eatery will be the fifth branch of Jamie’s Deli, after Bath (England), Oslo (Norway), Dusseldorf (Germany) and Nice (France). Jamie’s Deli is all about fun, casual dining and an easy takeaway experience. Grab something to go or relax in the cafe space, which opens on 16 October.
Shop 412, 4/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Brunch Weekend special deals
Some of the city’s hottest restaurants are taking part in the Brunch Weekend promotion, where guests can take advantage of a special buy one, get 50 percent off on the second diner’s brunch meal. Diners can choose from semi-buffet brunches, á la carte menus, or set menus with a fixed price, with options to add gourmet drinks or free-flow options. The brunch offer will be available by booking via brunchweekend.hk only. Public booking starts at 10am on 16 October. DiningCity VIP members can enjoy priority booking from 10am on 13 October. Participating restaurants include Fang Fang, Cafe Deco, La Paloma, Lily & Bloom, The Optimist, The Pawn, TokyoLima, and Pirata. The promotion runs on four consecutive weekends from 20 October to 12 November.
Tate Dining Room & Bar’s new menu
Tate Dining Room & Bar has a new home and a new menu for Autumn. Award-winning chef and owner Vicky Lau has launched an eight-course seasonal tasting menu, with each dish honouring an ingredient, memory or concept. As a new mother, Vicky has incorporated some classic, childhood comfort food and given it innovative twists. The eight-course tasting menu is HK$1,580 and available with a wine pairing prepared by renowned Master of Wine, Jeannie Cho Lee.
210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Antonio’s 10th anniversary
Big food news in Macau is award-winning Portuguese restaurant António is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Located in Macau’s Taipa Village, chef Antonio Coelho said a range of events were being held to mark the milestone. Since opening, António has established itself as a renowned venue for fine dining in Macau, and has been recommended by the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau for the past eight years.
Duddell’s Presents A Taste of the Masters III
Expect a feast for the eyes, as well as your palate, when visiting Duddell’s. Duddell’s is presenting A Taste of the Masters III on the fourth floor, featuring 14 ink on paper artworks from leading artists including Lin Fengmian, Qi Baishi, Shi Lu and Zhang Daqian. Co-curated by renowned art historian and curator Catherine Maudsley, the exhibition showcases the significant ways Chinese painting has evolved in the 20th century. It runs until 17 November.
World’s most expensive coffee comes to Hong Kong
It was big food news when 45.5kg lot of Panama Geisha sold for US$601 per pound at auction. The Coffee Academics in Hong Kong has received 7kg of the sought-after batch, which will serve about 300 cups of coffee. To try this exclusive coffee, The Coffee Academics is offering the city’s first ‘601 experience’ from 12 October. Registration is necessary for the chance to try this liquid gold.
For registration, visit the-coffeeacademics.com/601-ex
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