WOM Weekender, 21 May: What to eat, drink and do this weekend
21 May 2020
Don’t let cancelled travelled plans ruin your weekend in the city. Here are exciting new menus and staycation ideas for a weekend in Home Kong.
Fortnum & Mason welcomes summer with scones
Available daily, luxury tea retailer Fortnum & Mason will be selling the finest confections fit for a royal. Made fresh three times a day, feel free to satisfy your sweet tooth any time. Available in plain or raisin, hurry on over and grab a box (HK$76 for 2 pieces, HK$142 for 4 pieces). There’s definitely room to share but you don’t have to. While you’re there, pair it with any of their selection of fine teas for your own relaxing afternoon tea sesh at home.
Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.fortnumandmason.com
Have all your Mandarin Oriental faves delivered at home
Putting even more meaning to the phrase staycation, you can now enjoy a 5-star dining experience at the comfort of your own home. Central mainstay Mandarin Oriental is expanding its delivery options to include signature Cantonese cuisine crafted by Man Wah executive Chinese chef Wing-Keung Wong and a range of delectable British delights by The Chinnery’s chef de cuisine Sharma Satpal. Options include Wok-fried Australian M9 Wagyu with Garlic and Black Pepper (HK$588), Fried Rice Vermicelli (HK$348), Chicken Tikka (HK$338), Bangers and Mash, (HK$318) and Shepherd’s Pie (HK$318). The cocktails-to-go (HK$598 for 500 ml plus 10 percent) created by award-winning mixologist Slamet Haradyi, boasts of a collection which includes, Barrel Aged Negroni with Widges Gin, M Old Fashioned with Mitcher’s Bourbon and Avenue of Stars with Bulleit Rye Whiskey. Place your orders here.
Little Bao’s back in Soho for long-weekend pop-ups
Something to look forward to every weekend: Little Bao Soho may have sadly announced its closure last summer but it’s making its big return back at its sister restaurant Happy Paradise. This summer, everyone’s favourite diner will be serving signature bao burgers and new original items every Thursday-Sunday at Happy Paradise. Look forward to a mix of old and new dishes such as the original pork belly bao (HK$78), sourdough egg waffles (HK$118) as well as off-menu plates such as “Chicken Caviar” and Drunken Clam Noodles. Book your table here.
Happy Paradise, 52-56 Staunton Street, Central, +852 6794 8414; www.happyparadise.hk
Staycate in style at L'hotel elan
Travelling might be off the table for the moment, but staycations have never been this exciting. L’hotel elan is offering packages that will be perfect for travellers and homebodies alike. For couples, the Couple Escape package at suite (from HK$999) or at the Blissful Zone (HK $660 or up) offers bed, breakfast and dinner. Families can also enjoy a weekend getaway at suite (Hk $999 or up) or at the Blissful Zone (prices start from HK $660) with free extra bed service and a dinner package.
L’hotel Elan, 38 Chong Ying Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 3968 8666; lhotelgroup.com
Roganic introduces 3 all-new tasting menus
New menus! If you’re eager to try something new, British chef Simon Rogan’s Michelin star restaurant Roganic has come up with not one, but three new tasting menus for summer. The urban farm-to-table concept is celebrating refreshing flavours with local produce like beetroot and snap peas all from Hong Kong’s very own organic farm in New Territories.
The three-course set lunch (HK$280 plus 10 per cent) includes highlights such as chicken liver parfait, mackerel and yuzu crumpet, Wah Kee farm pork and Scottish salmon. The new short (HK $680 plus 10 per cent) and long tasting menus (HK $980 plus 10 per cent) includes ragstone, pickled onion and shallot confit, chickpea wafer, roasted “Three Yellow Chicken”' skin and Hong Kong peas. Book a table here.
Roganics, Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 2817 8383 www.roganic.com.hk
Kinship turns 1
Family-friendly and WOM favourite Kinship is celebrating their 1st birthday with an all-new One Year Anniversary Menu (HK$548 plus 10 percent per person). Available from Thursday to Saturday, 4 to 6 June, this charming kitchen is pulling all the stops. Crafted by best buds executive chef Chris Grare and front-of-house manager Arron Rhodes, the limited-edition menu will feature classic crowd-pleasers, signature dishes and then some. Highlights include the creamy burnt onion risotto, braised beef wellington with fried brussels and the all-time fave Mr.Whippy ice cream with rhubarb, custard and New Territories honeycomb. Book your table here.
Kinship, 3/F, LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, Central, +852 2520 0899; www.kinshiphk.com
Last chance: With Motorino, make your pizza, and eat it too
Put your game face on because long-time go-to Motorino’s virtual pizza-making party returns on Saturday, 23 May at 12:30 pm. Roll up your sleeves and be guided by Chef Luca Marinella on how to sling the dough like a pro via Instagram live. Delivered on the morning of, you may choose from either kit - the classic Margherita ($208) or spicy Soppressata Piccante ($228) kit which both include pre-made dough, sauce and toppings. Find out more and place your orders here.