WOM weekender, 6 March: What to eat and drink in Hong Kong this weekend
06 Mar 2020
Hong Kong vs Sydney in a veg off at Ovolo Central
It’s the battle of the veggies as chef Matthew Kinney of Sydney-based Alibi Bar & Kitchen and Veda executive chef Hetty McKinnon go head-to-head over a four-course, plant-based menu (HK$500 per person) at Ovolo Central next week (11–14 March). Highlights include Alibi’s kimchi dumplings with red cabbage, and Veda’s signature cauliflower roasted aloo gobi. Plump for the wine pairing (add HK$250) because surely that counts as one of your five-a-day, right? Find out more and book your table here.
Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Rd, Central, +852 3755 3000; www.ovolohotels.com
Dim sum? It’s a big deal right now at Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen
Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen, known for refined takes on regional classics, has just introduced an unmissable dim sum deal. Head in for weekday lunch until 31 March to enjoy a selection of expertly prepared classics for just HK$38 each. With over 30 handmade dishes to choose from, including icons like har gao, siu mai topped with scallop, deep-fried taro puffs and more, there’s probably never been a better excuse to indulge.
Yat Tung Heen, B/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, +852 2710 1866; www.yattungheen.com
Enjoy a Lebanese wine feast at Maison Libanaise
Raise your glass as Soho Lebanese go-to Maison Libanaise’s Wine Feast (HK$518 plus 10 percent) returns on Wednesday (11 March). Sip on top-notch reds and whites from some of the most iconic wineries in the country – like Chateau Musar 2000 and Ixsir Altitudes Red 2016 – and pair them with dishes like lamb ouzzi, a braised lamb shank with spiced basmati rice pilaf, and halloumi salad with barley. There’s enough to share but you don’t have to, of course. Find out more and book your table here.
Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, Central, +852 2111 2284; www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk
Lyre’s debuts its buzz-free spirits collection in Hong Kong
Say goodbye to hangovers as Australian distillery Lyre’s debuts its range of delicious alcohol-free spirits and liquors in Hong Kong. The buzz-free distillation adds to a growing movement of non-alcoholic alternatives available around town, allowing for a night out without compromising your ability to make smart decisions (if you know, you know). There’s an impressive range of spirits to choose from, including Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit (HK$330), perfect for a sober G&T, as well as the signature Negroni set (HK$950 for 3 bottles) which includes Lyre's Dry London Spirit, Lyre's Italian Orange and Lyre's Apéritif Rosso to DIY a buzz-free option. Shop the full range here.
See and taste history at House 1881’s Cafe Parlour
In honour of the TST institution House 1881’s Hong Kong Story Walk exhibition in collaboration with insurance giant FWD, the heritage destination’s Café Parlour presents a Hong Kong-themed Nostalgia Afternoon Tea Set (HK$630 for 2 people, plus 10 percent). Tuck into a selection of quintessential Hong Kong pastries and savouries such as Chinese sausage with barbequed pork scallion roll, and red bean coconut verrine. While you’re there, take a trip down memory lane with the exhibition itself, featuring 21 exquisite micromodels depicting the city’s most valued heritage, traditions and history.
Café Parlour, House 1881, 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3988 0088; www.house1881.com
The Pizza Project launches all-new brunch and lunch menus
Because it’s always pizza o’clock, Pirata Group’s latest venture The Pizza Project has just introduced weekend brunch and weekday lunch. Power through the afternoon with the Pizza Project Lunch Set (HK$98 for 2 courses, HK$118 for 3 courses) available on weekdays from 12 to 3pm, with signature starters such as porchetta tonnata and a salumi selection, and options such as a classic margherita or ham calzone (plus HK$25) for mains. The 3-course weekend and public holiday brunch (HK$158 per person) is the perfect weekend carb fix, with starters like the house salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes and avocado and the creamy carbonara ‘za with pancetta and quail eggs.
The Pizza Project, 26 Peel Street, Central; @thepizzaproject.hk