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To cool off this summer season, Kissho is proud to introduce a ‘Summer Noodle Promotion’ for the months of July & August.  Since Kissho is known for serving the very best authentic Japanese food, Chef and his team have created 7 exotic dishes using the best Japanese ingredients and innovative cooking method to make your mouth water !

There are various traditional ways to make noodle dishes in Japan. Many of them enjoy a very high popularity due to the fact that eating noodle is considered to be part of the culture for all Japanese. The 7 delicious dishes are as follow:

Cuttlefish ‘noodle’ sashimi  いかそんめ  $60.00

~千切鮮魷魚麵刺身

Pomelo-flavoured udon w Japanese tomato salad  柚子うんと卜マ卜サラダ  $60.00

~柚子烏冬日本番茄沙律

Fish-flavoured noodles in snapper soup するめ吸物    $50.00

~魚麵魚湯

Beancurd skin with noodles and duck Breast 鴨と湯葉蒸し  $60.00

~東寺麵鴨肉煮物

Three kinds of rice noodles in cold soup 三色そうめん  $60.00

~冷三色素麵(梅.柚子.意米)

Teppanyaki noodle pizza そんばお好みやき  $70.00

~鉄板炒麵好味燒

Grass jelly noodles in chilled black honey syrup  くすぎり黑糖 50.00

~萵苣麵黑蜜糖

上記のメニュ‐は単品または7品$530のコ-スとしても御利用頂けます

To compliment with these delicious noodle dishes, Kissho will also offer two kinds of premium sakes at a very reasonable price.  One is the cloudy sake - sweet and smooth and creamy in texture which makes a special charm and another one is the extra-light sake - delicious, sweet and easy to drink, both can get you in the summer spirit !!

Kissho is located at 1A, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Tel: 2836  6992; Fax: 2520 2938; Business Hours 12:00 noon – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 11:00pm.

(information provided by the venue)

Start a Culinary Revolution with Café de Paris on Bastille Day 

Celebrate a revolutionary French National Day at Café de Paris with our special dinner menu, available only on Friday, 14 July.

Start with Pan-fried foie gras on apricot chutney with brioche and herb salad, followed by Butter-poached scallop on pumpkin and sage parcel with watercress, and Minted green pea cappuccino and pancetta.  A selection of main courses to choose from includes Almond-crusted halibut on daubery puree with fava beans and truffles, or Canadian ‘Black Angus’ beef medallion on Lyonnaisse potatoes with asparagus fricassee and confit shallots sauce, and complete the festive experience with our Raspberry, white chocolate and pistachio dacquoise and coffee.

For vegetarians, we offer an alternative menu including dishes such as Asparagus salad with crispy onion and candied orange dressing, Potato tart with caramelized onion and beans, and truffle cream, and Thyme savarin with artichokes, bak choy and cumin glazed-carrots.

The Bastille Day menu is priced at $425 per person, or $595 with 3 selected wines and champagne, including Leon Beyer Pinot Gris 2004 and Gerard Bertrand Collection Syrah 2003.   A 10% service charge applies. To book, please call 2810 0771.

About Café de Paris: Situated at 23 Elgin St, Central, the restaurant brings a Parisian touch to the popular Soho dining district.  Echoing the ambience of Parisian street cafés, the eatery is lined with dark wood panelings, maroon coloured-walls and mirrors etched with decorative scrolls, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Embossed floral tiles on the ceiling give the environment an air of casual elegance. A nostalgic feel is enhanced by the black and white checkered floor tiling, old advertising posters and ornate brass racks perched high for holding old leather cases and berets. 

(information provided by the venue)

Wine Dinner with Chef Joan Ida at Wildfire Knutsford Terrace

American chef Joan Ida is no stranger to Hong Kong, having previously travelled across Asia and conducted gourmet cooking classes in the SAR.  A multiple award-winning chef with over 17 years of experience, Joan was once referred to as the “Mozart of Pastry” by Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Taste magazine. Although pastry is her forte, it is only part of her overall work as a top culinary chef.

Currently Executive Chef at Tria Restaurant in Minneapolis, which was voted Best New Restaurant by StPaul magazine, Joan returns to Hong Kong on Thursday, 20 July with her 6-course wine dinner at Wildfire Knutsford Terrace. The special dinner, featuring wines from Wine Culture including Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri AOC, Santorini 2004 and Vallformosa, Crianza 2003, includes:


Coconut-Lime Curry Prawn with Carrot, Jaggery and Vanilla Butter Sauce


Spicy Tuna Poke with Watermelon, Sesame and Basil


Salad of Crispy Sweetbread, Quail Egg and Truffled Hollandaise


Tamarind-Glazed Pork Sparerib with Seared Sea Scallop, Red Plum and Toasted Peanuts


Duck 3-ways: Wood-roasted Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom-Confit Rissoto

and Foie Gras with Cherries and Szechuan Peppers


Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

The dinner is complemented by canapés created by Chef Ida.
 
The Chef Joan Ida wine dinner is priced at $700 per person. Reserve your booking by calling 3690 1598.  A 10% service charge applies.
 

About Wildfire Knutsford: 2 Knutsford Terrace, Tsimshatsui   

The contemporary interiors mark a breakaway from Wildfire’s usual rustic look. Sculpted screens embellished with fiery flame-shaped motifs and shimmering murals finished in glowing reds and yellows lend a stylish touch to the restaurant. The tented courtyard at the back adds a serene garden atmosphere

(information provided by the venue)

Experience the vivid colours and summer tastes of Spain at La Bodega, situated in Central's busy D'Aguilar Street in Lan Kwai Fong.

La Bodega's new tapas menu reflects the vibrant charms of Spanish culinary culture, where a range of heavenly dishes are destined to be enjoyed on those fun party evenings with friends. Sway to the smooth grooves of DJ Rafa, watch the gathering crowds on the sidewalk and sample the passions of
Spanish cooking, soothing cocktails and wines from around the world.

Begin with Melon con jamon (Serrano ham and melon) and Gambas al ajillo con o sin chile (Garlic prawns with or without Chili), marvel at the exquisite layering of Tortilla Espanola (Spanish omelette with potatoes and onion) and savour the succulent Filete Argentino (Argentinean beef sirloin).

You can ignite your tastebuds with Albondigas con tomate (Lamb meatballs with spicy tomato sauce) and Croquetas de atun (Tuna croquettes), get acquainted with the simplicity of Patatas Bravas 'La Bodega' (Fried potatoes with paprika and garlic), Empanadas espinaca y queso (Pastry turnover with spinach and cheese) and Esparragos con manchego (Asparagus with garlic and manchego), and be delighted by the visual and tasty feast of Pepinos rebozados (Fried stuffed green finger peppers). For our regular customers, we still offer all the old favourites in the Tapas menu.

La Bodega's interior, decorated in a vibrant burgundy hue and Art Nouveau-inspired look, is both warm and inviting, the perfect place to feel the vibes of Spain.

La Bodega: Unit B, LG/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street,
Central, Hong Kong   Tel: 2813 6161

About Igor's Group
Igor's Group is a food and beverage management company with 17 outlets. Established in 1998, it is one of Hong Kong's fastest-growing western restaurant groups. Currently underway are four more projects which will be completed by the end of summer 2006.

(information provided by the venue)

 

Lotus, Hong Kong's popular new modern Asian restaurant is this summer’s hottest luncheon destination in Central. Drop-in with colleagues, impress business partners, or just chill out for the afternoon with friends.

Weekday lunch options at the casually stylish restaurant and bar are inspired by Australian chef Will Meyrick, renowned for his authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist.

The weekly changing two-course set lunch features delicious entrees such as Tom yum of seafood with flat leaf coriander and chili oil, Crispy salmon with green mango peanuts basil and nahm jim, and Grilled beef Indonesian satay with sambal manis, and main courses such as Barbecued duck loquat salad with pickled cucumber coriander and hoisin dressing, Phad thai with banana blossom garlic chives and peanuts, and Stir fried pumpkin with egg baby corn and okra.

For extra summer flavour, the set lunch includes a refreshing fresh fruit virgin cocktail, created by Lotus to complement the authentic Asian cuisine. Try the Startlingly Brilliant Frappe, Virgin Mekong, Muay Thai and Virgin Lotus.

The set menu is priced at $98 per person.

Lunch diners at Lotus also have the option of a la carte, with a selection of Louts’ most popular signature dishes on the menu.

Not to be missed are Smoke trout betel leaf with dried shrimp galangal and salmon roe ($25), Freshly shucked oyster with red nahm jim and deep fried shallot ($35), Tea smoked soy chicken with ginger endive Asian celery and chili black vinegar dressing ($55), Stir-fried squid with chili jam cashew nut snake beans and Thai basil ($70), and Fish simmered in lemongrass with chili dill and lemon basil ($70).

Desserts at Lotus are fresh Asian delights. From everyone’s favorite Black sticky rice with mango and coconut cream ($35), Sweet and sumptuous caramel custard with grilled sticky rice and banana ($35), to simply chilling-and-cooling Fresh tropical fruit ($35).

Hailing from Australia, Will Meyrick is a master of modern Asian cuisine. His culinary philosophy of bringing authentic, uncompromised South-East Asian street food to modern dining has been a success – as is proven in his position as sous chef of Sydney’s fashionable restaurant, Longrain, and head chef and co-owner of one of Sydney’s most famous contemporary Thai restaurants, Jimmy Liks.

Just opened in April 2006, Lotus brings quality modern Asian cuisine, a stylish yet casual atmosphere and an upbeat, easygoing vibe to Central. 

“Lotus isn’t a fine dining restaurant, it’s about great food that you don’t have to take too seriously," said Meyrick. "The fun and vibrant atmosphere is what is most important."

Lotus is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and nightly for drinks. Thursday through Saturday night, Lotus becomes a hip late night lounge that features top-shelf local and international DJs. For sensational events, Lotus can cater for up to 70 persons for dining and 200 for cocktails.

Lotus is operated by the Genesis Group, a young and modern F&B management company with plans to bring further innovative and stylish entertainment concepts to the region.

Address: 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

For reservations: (852) 2543 6290

For event enquiries: (852) 2541 2031

(information provided by the pr company)

New menu uses the freshest ingredients in town, cooked “a la minute” as you like them

DiVino has revamped its lunch menu by offering guests dishes that are  “cooked to order” using the freshest Italian and other European seasonal  ingredients. By introducing three fresh ingredients each week, Chef Michele Senigaglia says he wants to offer guests a limited choice of menu – using the highest quality food.

The menus will be developed using fresh meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables, and will be cooked in four different combinations, ensuring interesting textures, wonderful aromas, colourful presentations – and of course,  tastes that are full of flavour.

During lunch each day, Chef Michele will come out from the kitchen and explain to guests the various ingredients and also his application to the various dishes. He promises to also tailor-make special dishes for customers on request, using combinations of the ingredients “du jour”.

According to Senigaglia: “Cooking food that is in its prime season in a simple way is often overlooked these days, since thanks to refrigerated air transport,  most chefs can access any ingredients at any time of the year. My new menu approach offers recipes that are very simple – the best way to showcase perfect ingredients.”

The new menu will be served from July 10th onwards.

For reservations please call 2167-8883

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, named Hong Kong’s Favourite Wine Bar in HK Magazine, was also cited in the LUXE Guide to Hong Kong and Macau - the regional travel and style guide that showcases only the best of Asian lifestyle.  DiVino is open from noon to 3pm, 6pm till late from Monday to Friday, and from 6pm till late on Saturday.  Closed on Sunday.

(information provided by the pr company)

 

The Patio is a cool place to spend your evening after a long day.  Sit back and unwind on the terrace with your buddies and enjoy the world-famous Victoria Harbour postcard view.  Relax in the evening breeze, drink young coconut or Thai beer, and savor authentic Chinese and Thai delicacies such as Peking Duck and Pomelo Salad.  Dining at The Patio is definitely an unique experience in Hong Kong that you cannot miss.

Starting from June, gourmet Chinese dishes are available in the renowned Thai restaurant – The Patio.  Complimented by many of our guests, The Patio chefs have added more new Chinese dishes to the menu for your enjoyment.  Refreshing highlights include “Stewed Chicken with Strawberries and Ginger in Honey Sauce” and “Braised Asparagus with Fish Maw and Mock Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth”. 


The Patio Opening Hours:

Lunch:   12:00nn – 3:00pm
Dinner:   6:30pm – 11:00pm

Reservations: 3160 6882 or online at http://fnb.hpme.harbour-plaza.com

(information provided by the hotel)

On a balmy night this summer, head to The Boathouse in scenic Stanley for a perfect Seafood Tango!  From 3 July to 31 August, our summer seafood promotion offers a sumptuous set dinner for two, including Seafood Tower (encompassing Charcoal-grilled tuna and scallops skewers in Teriyaki sauce, Black mussels cooked in white wine garlic and cream and Seafood platter of fresh prawns, clams, smoked salmon rolls, dill-crayfish and langoustine with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges).

Follow-up with Bouillabaisse Seafood Soup, a traditional French seafood broth flavoured with Pernod, and choose from the three main courses including Pan-fried Barramundi with sautéed mussels, tomato chutney and basil cream sauce, Grilled king prawns with lemon mash potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, or Pan-fried peppered tuna with crispy asparagus and scallop potatoes. Alternatively, enjoy a Grilled lobster served with butter sauce (an additional charge applies). Conclude with The Boathouse Dessert platter and coffee.

The Summer Seafood Tango dinner set for two is priced at $448 (a 10% service charge applies).

The Boathouse: The 3-storey building overlooking Stanley Bay is one of seafront spot’s most popular dining landmarks. Steeped in a stylish East Coast flavour reminiscent of Martha’s Vineyard, the relaxed décor offers a comfortable and casual environment with images from America’s Cup and Vendee Globe Challenge as well as models of J-Class yachts displayed throughout the restaurant. The first-floor balcony and roof-top garden are perfect for alfresco dining and parties.  It is located at 86–88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong. Open daily 11am to midnight. Tel: 2813 4467

(information provided by the venue)

Head on over to Nomads this July for a twist in a Spicy Mexperience! 

Pick your ingredients and sauces from our glorious buffet to create your own burritos, or tuck into our Black Bean Soup, Frijolas (mixed bean) salad and Grilled chicken with tasty mole sauce, a chocolate-spiced dressing.

The buffet table is stocked up with a Mexican feast including Zesty cucumber and sour cream, Marinated green olives with jalapeno peppers, and Marinated squid salads as well as an alluring variety of dishes like Beef chili con carne and Stewed pork with spicy lentils to light up your appetite. Or try the refreshing Tapatio salsa and Tostadas loaded with guacamole, sour cream and chilies. To complement the spicy fare, there is chilled Horchata, an almond-flavoured rice drink, and Mexican bread pudding.

In addition to our Spicy Mexperience, Nomads’ Mongolian-style buffet where you can create your own main courses from a wide range of fresh meats, vegetables, sauces and spices continues to be available at the one all-inclusive price. You can also make your own pizzas by following your desired recipes on our signboards, pass the ingredients to our chef and he will cook it to perfection and bring it to your table piping-hot in minutes.

 

The Spicy Mexperience buffet is available from 7 to 29 July at $168 per person, plus 10% service charge.

Nomads: Set in a casual and comfortable atmosphere, the restaurant exudes a warm and refreshing ambience. Sheepskin seating, rawhide lampshades, and bows and arrows decorate the restaurant, with eye-catching canvas tents spotted throughout to complete the ethnic touch.   It is located at 55 Kimberley Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.   Tel: 2722 0733   Open daily 12 noon to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

(information provided by the venue)

Offering a new-wave version of Royal Thai Cuisine, Ayuthiaya launches a contemporary all-day dining menu this summer offering smaller, more modern dishes created for sharing.

Breaking the mould of familiar Thai fare, complemented with striking interiors, Ayuthaiya’s new menu incorporates adventurous ingredients and freshly-ground herbs and spices. 

Signature platters such as the Baby lobster sashimi with raw garlic, green chili and Nahm Jim (HK$78) maintain the elaborate presentation of Royal Thai Cuisine, in the form of a smaller, more casual dishes designed for sharing.

Already in high demand, Ayuthaiya’s flavoursome new Skewer Rolls (HK$48) are hand-rolled delicacies featuring such exotic combinations as Tuna and avocado rice paper roll with Thai herbs and beetroot reduction; Pickled vegetable roll in rice paper with fresh mint and Nahm Jim; and Soft shell crab spring roll with mushrooms, cabbage and sweet chili sauce.

"Every effort is made to ensure our pastes are freshly made," stated Aqua Restaurant Group Director, David Yeo.  "Fresh herbs and spices are ground using traditional mortar and pestle to enhance the release of essential oils -- adding a wonderful fibrous texture to sauces," he continued.

Regulars of Ayuthaiya will be pleased to hear that all time favourites including the snack-style dip platter, or Nam Prig Song Kuang including three varieties:  pounded gurami fish; pork and tomato chili; ground chicken and prawns (HK$68) continue to reign on the menu.

New desserts include a fantastic range of home-made ice creams and refreshing sorbets customised for Ayuthaiya. Specialty Thai-style scoops include sweet red sticky rice and coconut, while home-made sorbets highlight the floral flavours of lemongrass and kaffir lime and creamy coconut with subtle hints of pandan ($15 per scoop). 

Young coconuts brimming with sweet milk and soft flesh are a highlight of the drinks menu -- served with bua loy, Thai pearls, mango, banana or pineapple.  A cocktail and wine list is also available in addition to a choice of unique Thai teas.
 
Offering in-door patio seating, the all-day dining venue presents an innovative new option for sampling exceptional Thai cuisine at affordable prices while shopping and before, or after a movie. 
 

Matching the scrumptious cuisine, the focal point of Ayuthaiya is the restaurant’s colourfully backlit interior panelling. Using nouvelle screens, mirrors separate reflections of yellow, magenta and Ayuthiaya’s signature purple, offering a modern rendition of traditional Asian partitions. 

Ayuthaiya seats 70 on the patio dining platform and 70 inside the restaurant, which also includes a private dining room.

(information provided by the pr company)

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