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Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant presents the Feast of Fresh Wild Mushrooms in mid of July this year, featuring a series of delicacy made with the most natural, pure and rare wild mushrooms from Yunan, one of the most unpolluted area in China.
 
Chef Chan Sui-kei, the Head Chef of the Celestial Court, has chosen a total of 24 different wild mushrooms for the promotion, including the most precious species like Matsutake, Truffles and Termite Mushroom; Sacordon Aspratus, Chanterelle, Wild Wood Ear, Fresh Bamboo Fungus which are rarely found and used fresh in Hong Kong; Morel Mushroom and Porcini which are not commonly used in Chinese gourmet.  For this promotion, Chef Chan has picked as many as 6 different Porcini for his creations, like, Green Porcini, Red, Porcini, Purple Porcini, etc.  “You cannot find the best harvest of wild mushrooms any time but from mid of July to mid of September, even when you are in Yunan.  This is why we decide to launch this promotion from mid of July for a month.” said Chef Chan.

Mushrooms have been widely known for their excellent nutritional value, especially those wildly grow in natural and unpolluted areas.  For example, Matsutake can help fight Diabetes and cancers; Porcini contain a great amount of minerals like Copper, Iron, Niacin and Riboflavin; Termite Mushrooms is very rich in amino acid and vitamins; Wild Wood Ear can act like blood thinners to prevent blood clots.  Besides, each mushroom has its distinctive taste. “I have spent a lot of time in understanding the taste and features of each mushroom in order to select the optimum cooking method and ingredients for each dish.  I believe only this can help enhancing the taste of each mushroom hence delivering the greatest enjoyment to our customers.” said Chef Chan.

Another fresh mushroom which we should not miss is the Fresh Bamboo Fungus, which can only be found in Celestial Court around Hong Kong.  “We are the first in Hong Kong to introduce Fresh Bamboo Fungus to diners.  The freshness and juiciness of it create an extremely mouth-watering savour to our customers”

The Feast of Fresh Wild Mushrooms will be launched from mid of July to mid of August at Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant.  More details about the promotion will be ready soon.


For reservations, please call 2369 1111 ext. 3991.

(information provided by the Sheraton Hotel)

3-course special of premium steak, seafood and dessert

A sizzling value-added 'Morton's Grilled Trio' set-menu of steak, seafood and sumptuous dessert is being served at Morton’s of Chicago this summer for just HK$675.00.

Hong Kong's premier steakhouse, at The Sheraton Hotel, renowned world over for the finest steaks and seafood and spectacular desserts will offer this sizzling summer set menu from June 8th to August 31st.

The 'Morton's Grilled Trio' features a melt-in-youth-mouth Centre Cut Filet of beef paired with two seafood dishes: two Colossal Grilled Shrimp and Sesame-Encrusted Tuna served with spicy soy ginger sauce. Sides include Grilled Asparagus and the choice of Caesar Salad or Morton's Salad as a starter. 

The grand finale is a choice from the restaurant's two most popular classic desserts -- Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake and Crème Brûlée.

The Morton’s dining experience offers the finest in food and wine from an award-winning premium wine list along with seamless, professional and friendly service in an ambience similar to an exclusive, private club.

And, if you arrive early for dinner, ‘MOrtini Night’ is very night, Monday through Friday, at Morton’s. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, martinis are just HK$55 served with complimentary Filet Mignon sandwiches. 

Morton’s of Chicago, The Steakhouse, is located on the 4th floor of the Sheraton Hotel on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.  Daily hours of operation for drinks and/or dinner are from 5:30pm to 11:00pm (Mon to Sat) and 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Sun).  All major credit cards are accepted.  For reservations, please call (852) 2732 2343.


(information provided by the pr company)

Beginning Thursday, June 8th, traditional Japanese Geisha pair with modern Japanese cocktails and cuisine at the hip Causeway Bay restaurant

Tapping into the growing popularity and intrigue created by the Japanese Geisha, WasabiSabi -- as well known for its innovative Japanese cuisine as it is for its interior design -- is set to offer a signature theme night, on Thursdays, featuring traditional Geisha as the novel attraction. 

High-energy additions, catering to late-night revellers, are DJ King’s latest cuts and – for one night only -- live dynamic Japanese drumming by renowned percussionist, Kumi Masunaga.

Based in Hong Kong, Kumi is widely known for her exceptional style and versatility urging her fans to get up and dance! Kumi was responsible for the launch of 'Drum Jam' in Hong Kong and has studied with some of the leading drum masters around the world.

Weekly, Geisha Nights will run from 10:30pm to 1:30am.  And, while Japanese geisha entertain, guests may enjoy a range of innovative new sake cocktails, including the ice-cool 'Fuji Yamamoto,' a blend of frozen sake and strawberries (HK$85.50).

Lucky draws throughout the evening will also allow guests the opportunity to a complimentary cocktail, or to win a bottle of sake!

Behind a glowing red glass façade, on the 13th floor of Times Square, WasabiSabi sets a new benchmark -- in style -- for Hong Kong's new generation of trendy Japanese restaurants. Divided by a strikingly lit catwalk-like colonnade, it conjures up images of trendy designer venues in New York or London. 

On one side, unique seating features C-shaped booths that swivel around late at night to face the plush red velvet “Lipstick Lounge” across the catwalk.

For private parties, two booths can be turned to face each other -- while the centre of the restaurant is dominated by two chic communal tables accommodating parties of 40 or more.

Behind the communal tables are more intimate tables for two, a 12-metre long sushi bar and private tatami dining room for groups of up to 16.

WasabiSabi's design concept -- by the Aqua Group -- may be far removed from its Japanese roots, but the high quality, creative menu remains respectful of tradition.

Appealing to both the palate and the eye, modern signature dishes include Taraba crab and uni tempura with crab roe miso dip; Home-made sesame tofu; Smoked eggplant wrapped in rib-eye fillet; and Carpaccio of sea bream with fresh wasabi red tea jelly and uni fried rice.

Traditional favourites such as shioyaki, robatayaki, sushi and sashimi are also incorporated, flown jet-fresh from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market. 

WasabiSabi is at Shop 1305, 13/F, Times Square, Causeway Bay.

Restaurant Hours: 12:00pm to 3:00pm / 6:00pm to midnight. Bar Hours: 6:00pm to midnight (Sunday-Wednesday), 6:00pm to 2:00am (Thurs, Fri, Sat and public holidays). Tel: (852) 2506 - 0009.

(information provided by the pr company)

Five New Options for Summer


Central’s popular Japanese sushi kaiten restaurant DOZO! is introducing new set-lunches that are a quick, tasty and affordable option for busy executives and workers - and perfect for Hong Kong’s hot summers.

Diners can choose from five different set-lunch options at the popular Japanese Kaiten sushi 'conveyor belt' restaurant in Lyndhurst Terrace over the next three months, starting from only HK$88.

Bento Set Lunches, presented in traditional Japanese lacquered boxes, are delicious all-in-one meals that include everything from starters to dessert.

New Bento Set’s include Chilled blanched summer vegetables with sesame dipping sauce and bean curd pockets with spring onion and dashi broth; Sukiyaki beef with gomi-yaki sauce and caramelized onions, plus garden salad with ponzu dressing; or a seafood option of Assorted prawn and vegetable tempura, and assorted sashimi. All Bento Set’s include Japanese rice, miso soup and fresh fruit and are only HK$88.

Chef Specials, a new concept introduced at DOZO!, offer a choice of either Assorted seafood chirashi or Pork cutlet rice bowl with bonito stock -- both with a side salad with ponzu dressing and miso soup. Chef Specials are priced at HK$108.

Diners can watch the chefs in action as they fillet whole jet fresh salmon and tuna and prepare fresh sushi and sashimi dishes. And, if this tempts the taste buds further, they can easily pick up these extra treats from the conveyor belt to compliment their set lunch.

A casual yet trendy setting for informal lunch meetings, a quick catch-up with mates or just to see and be seen, DOZO!’s set-lunch menus are specifically designed to offer a light and healthy alternative that is fantastic for Hong Kong’s hot summers. 

They are also complete meals that diners can comfortably order when either alone or with a group.

Meaning “help yourself” in Japanese, DOZO! is a modern, fun and economical restaurant concept adopted from a popular trend sweeping Japan where customers normally select from passing dishes along a 60 ft conveyor belt.

Over 100 hot and cold dishes are alternatively cooked to order in the open plan kitchen -- from daily jet-fresh deliveries of the highest quality ingredients from Japan, including the freshest sushi and sashimi available.

DOZO! opens daily from midday to midnight at 44 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

Tel: 2581 1338.

(information provided by the pr company)

Dim Sum literally means “touching your heart”.  It refers to the collection of savory dishes – stuffed rice rolls, filled buns, dumplings in soup, along with the very popular entrées.  Originally a Canton province custom, Dim Sum is always linked to the Chinese tradition of “Yum Cha” or drinking tea.

By numerous requests, authentic Dim Sum prepared by our renowned Hoi Yat Heen Dim Sum Chef Lau Chor Kwan are now available daily at The Middle Row Restaurant and Bar.

Chef Lau uses only porcelain steamers to cook and serve Dim Sum instead of bamboo steamers. He offers a wide selection of distinctive favorites including the crystal Steamed Shrimp Dumplings wrapped in a smooth and thin skin which is nearly translucent, the spicy but appetizing Pan-fried Chong Fan with XO Chili Sauce, and the delectable plump Conpoy, Fungus and Shark’s Fin Dumplings in Soup. 

What makes Hoi Yat Heen Dim Sum so distinctive? Credits should go to Dim Sum Chef Lau’s expertise, his homemade seasonings plus the porcelain steamers that he uses.

Make Dim Sum at The Middle Row Restaurant and Bar a lunch gathering with colleagues and friends or a weekend activity with your family.

Dim sum menu is available daily from 12:00noon - 3:00pm. Two-hour free parking available with the consumption over $400.

For reservations, please call 2734 3803 or visit us at http://fnb.klnh.harbour-plaza.com.

(information provided by the hotel)

Looking for the perfect way to spoil your Dad on Father’s Day? Check out Veda’s menu of indulgence!

• An extravagant Sunday brunch including a lavish spread of all-time Indian favorites - prepared and presented in the inimitable Veda style. Adults $198; Kids $98
• Free pouring bubbly to get the celebration going (included in the brunch price).
• For all Dads, a Father’s Day luxury gift pack including: 
o $250 cash coupons from ZIZ Skincare for men : Hong Kong’s premiere professional skincare choice exclusively for men
o FREE One-day pass for Fitness First : Hong Kong’s leading Health and Fitness club

You can also choose to make a truly memorable evening of it! Celebrate Father’s Day over dinner– and spoil Dad rotten with our one of a kind signature dishes from different regions of India – Tandoori Prawn (mace and cream cheese marinated king prawns, tandoor roasted & served with orange and red onion ceviche) $128; Sangri ke koftey (rajasthani beans & gramflour dumplings in a tempered yoghurt curry) $168; Tandoori lobster (bengali kasundi mustard marinated boston lobster with scallop biryani) $278; Mappla duck roast (curry leaf, peppercorns & coconut crusted duck breast with pumpkin sauce) $228

Please call 28685885 for reservations.

Brunch: Served from 12nn to 2.30pm
Dinner: Served from 7pm to 11pm


Veda - Hong Kong’s signature contemporary fine dining restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine.  Awarded “Best Restaurant 2003-04-05’-06”- Tatler Magazine and named “one of the 88 reasons to visit Hong Kong” by Discovery Magazine. Taking diners on an exciting culinary journey, Veda innovatively integrates the best of Indian regional recipes into a unique, surprisingly imaginative menu, bringing Indian cuisine into the 21stcentury.

Veda is located at 1F, 8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
For reservations, call 2868 5885 Fax: 2868-6717.
Veda opening hours:
Dinner: 7pm – 11.30pm   Lunch: 12pm - 3pm 

(information provided by the venue)

ImageIrish pubs the world over are known for their friendly and inviting atmosphere. They are instantly recognized as a comfortable and unpretentious place to enjoy good food and drink, meet friends and watch their favourite sporting events.

Eclipse Management is opening SoHo’s first and only pub, McSorley’s Ale House, based loosely on the appeal of the original McSorley’s Ale House in lower Manhattan, NYC.

Café O Arbuthnot Road launches a brand new Cocktail Happy Hour

Starting June 2nd, Café O Arbuthnot Road will host a Cocktail Happy Hour every Friday from 6- 8pm. The Café has enlisted the services of a bar tendering and cocktail expert to create a special cocktail menu. Classical cocktails will be served up with a contemporary, fresh “O” twist, and thirsty souls can enjoy 2 for the price of 1! The music, ambience and all details will be carefully coordinated to accentuate the Café’s chic, lounge-like feel.

The new Cocktail hour is intended for those looking to unwind at the end of the hectic work week - in a setting that is hip, stylish, relaxed, and most importantly - smoke free. At a stones throw from many stressed out office towers in Central, it offers guests the perfect way to ease into the weekend. And a chance to chill out over a glass of champagne or a fruity cocktail, before heading out to party – Hong Kong style!

Opening hours:
2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong   285 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Sun to Thu 7am-midnight; week-ends 24hours   Everyday 7am-11pm

(information provideed by the venue)

         

Already renowned for serving the very best Mojitos and hand-crafted rum drinks in town, Havana is taking its famous rum cocktails into the kitchen with the first ever ‘Kitchen Rhum-Bar’ promotion. Throughout the entire month of June, our chefs are quite literally cooking with all your favorite cocktail classics from Havana’s Rhum Bar.

Experience a whole new twist on classics with appetizers such as our “Mango Daiquiri Chicken Strips” – Rum-marinated chicken with a mango and pineapple Daiquiri salsa ($78), or the pina colada cleverly incorporated into our “Pina Colada Ceviche” – Fresh seafood marinated with lime juice and cilantro, served in a coconut shell with a pina colada mousse ($96). A slight variation on an all time favourite is the deliciously simple “Brie and Batida” - Deep fried brie cheese with a raspberry batida coulis ($56).

Our main course dishes are equally mouthwatering. The “Mojito Lamb Rack” - New Zealand lamb rack with a mojito mint sauce, served with garlic mash and rum-caramelized zucchini and eggplant ($178), and the “Cuba Libre Sirloin” – a hand-cut 10oz sirloin steak is marinated overnight in rum and coke with a dash of lime juice and served with jerk gravy, thick cut potato wedges and a warm vegetable salsa ($168). It might look traditional on the plate, but just one taste and you will soon realize the difference!

Slightly more unusual is the “Mai Tai Duck” - Oven roasted duck breast with orange rum sauce and toasted almonds, served with sautéed diced potatoes and French beans ($168) and the “Rum Runner Swordfish Brochettes” – succulent chunks of swordfish and sweet red peppers served on a skewer with blackberry and banana rum runner salsa and Caribbean rice ($158).

And to finish, what could be more perfect with your coffee than a “Lime Daiquiri Cheesecake” served with whipped coconut cream ($54).

Havana is located at 35 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong.

T :  2545 9966   F: 2545 9977                     

operation hours from 12noon to 2pm

(Information provided by the venue)

TLG noodle buffet
Weekday Lunchtimes, 5th June until 30th June

Throughout June, Thai Lemongrass has a special semi-buffet & noodle menu for just $118 (+10%) for a quick and reasonable work lunch. Choose from the fresh salads at the buffet counter including spicy green papaya, grilled beef with lime, and a yellow curry bean curd salad. Match that with a choice of 5 different noodles prepared in the kitchen, including beef & fish balls in vermicelli, roasted duck in flat rice noodles, and beef brisket stewed with Thai rice noodle in a thick soup. Finish off with traditional desserts back at the buffet, featuring coconut grass jelly, sticky rice with mango or simply fresh fruits.

3/F, California Tower
30-32 D’Aguilar Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2905 1688 

 

(Information provided by the Lan Kwai Fong Group)

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