With new restaurant concept launches and celebrations of stalwart success, here’s just some of what’s making news in Hong Kong dining.
10 Years of Olive
When it comes to Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants in Soho, Hong Kong’s Olive by Dining Concepts recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary – a real rarity in this town! The saucy Mediterranean cuisine stalwart celebrated with a face lift: the new interior looks fresh and inviting, and is complemented by a new menu. Featuring favourites such as Greek fried calamari, lamb moussaka, Olive’s mezze and duck bisteeya, the new dishes are available as part of a set lunch or three-course tasting menu.
Olive by Dining Concepts, 32 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, 2521 1608
New Mexican restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui
Some days there’s nothing better than a margarita and a couple of tacos. On those days, it’s worth trekking tothe Kowloon side to Knutsford Terrace in TST, and seeking out the new Caliente. As well as the usual Mexican specialties, Caliente serves up a range of dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Hong Kong, including like chicken flautas, fajitas and Mexican fried ice cream.
Caliente, 3/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2850 6826, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Passion for Pastry (and salads too) in SoHo
Bringing the best of French specialties to Hong Kong is pastry chef Gérard Dubois. He has just launched his third venue on Lyndhurst Terrace – Passion, an authentic French patisserie, confiserie and boulangerie. Open from 10.30am to 9pm, the store offers the option of dining in or taking out, with a menu of pastries, confectionery, sandwiches, hot dishes and – for those who are able to resist the temptation of the baked goods – a salad bar. Or you can just forget about the diet and try any of the 18 flavours of macarons made daily at the Passion Atelier.
Passion, Shop 1, Ground Floor, 1-7 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2812 6822