By Jade Chen & Hilary Wong
July 16, 2021
The food and drink events you should know about this week
It seems like a blissful week of new restaurant openings and summer remodels. From Japanese yakitori to modern Mediterranean gastronomy, this week’s new openings offer something for every adventurous gourmet. Read on to find out what’s in stock.
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Bentori is tucked away on Tit Hong Lane, a hidden alley next to the Center and Central Market. It was precisely this place, away from the hustle and bustle, but still easily accessible, that convinced founder Regan Yeung to open the Yakitori bar here. Yeung describes it as “almost like a treasure hunt” and sees it as a place where people can relax and meet after a busy day at work.
Bentori contemporary space is a unique design inspired by tigers, which is one of the most commonly seen motifs in traditional Japanese ukiyo-e Painting. Customers can enjoy freshly grilled chicken yakitori and classic Japanese dishes with a twist, all made with fresh ingredients from the local market. Highlights of the menu include shiso-leaf chicken legs, crab roe salad, and a guilty treat: foie gras rice.
Bentori, G / F, 10 Tit Hong Lane, Central, Hong Kong
The renowned Tiffin afternoon tea set has received a summer make-over, which is available until September 1st both for food and to take away. Head Pastry Chef Smita Grosse and Tiffin Chef Andre Grosse have used a variety of seasonal ingredients such as mango, peach, berries and pineapple to create a range of summer treats that will brave the sweltering heat.
In keeping with Tiffin’s namesake and legacy, the take-away version of the new summer afternoon tea has received a facelift, with three compartments carefully stacked to resemble the famous “Tiffin” boxes from the British Raj era. The box is decorated with Tiffin’s signature tableware pattern so that you can recreate an elegant tea time at home. The highlights of the sweet sides include yuzu pineapple cheesecake, peach and Madagascar vanilla trifle, and pistachio sprinkles. The Tiffin Club signature are hearty with provolone and cheddar cheese, mortadella and salami. End the afternoon tea experience at the dessert counter, which has live stations serving fresh sweet treats and special flavored ice cream.
Tiffin, Mezzanine, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbor Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Hong
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Restaurant, $$$, Western, Wan Chai
Located in the laid-back coastal district of Stanley, Pane e Latte will open this July. The all day coffee shop and Italian panifico (Bakery) is the latest Pirata Group project and offers a full day dining experience. There, customers can enjoy fresh baked goods and a wide range of sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, aperitivo and dinner. Chef Stephane Vieux announces that everything is made without additives or preservatives and “baked with the greatest portion of love”. The menu offers a large selection of Italian delicacies, from characteristic pizzas to bombolonis, focaccia sandwiches and cocktails.
Pane e Latte, G / F, Uc Court, 25 Stanley Market Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong
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Quiero Mas, the brand new Silver Oak Hospitality Group’s first restaurant concept, opened in the M88 Tower on Wellington Street in Central next to Lan Kwai Fong. Translated into Spanish “I want more”, the kitchen at Quiero Mas is headed by Alex Fargas from La Paloma, whose interpretation of the “Mod-Med” cuisine (modern Mediterranean) influences from Spain, southern France, Italy, Greece, and even after North africa. Dishes to look forward to include the lobster a la Louie, scallop escabeche, and whole grilled sea bass in a peppery cream and caper sauce.
Hernan Zanghellini from Zanghellini & Holt Associates was responsible for the interior design, who was inspired by touchpoints such as Barcelona tapas bars, Greek taverns, Neapolitan trattorias and the Cote d’Azure. Covering an area of 3,000 square meters, the venue includes a main dining room, a dedicated bar and a kitchen table to offer guests a variety of culinary experiences.
Quiero Más, 20 / F, M88, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
The lobby at The Peninsula Hong Kong has a special Belgian National Day menu that is only available on July 21st. At HK $ 588 per person, it offers classic Belgian dishes like such Moules fries (mussels braised in white wine, garlic and onions) and gentse waterzooi, a traditional chicken and vegetable soup. For dessert, a delicious Belgian waffle is served with salted caramel, cocoa crumble and dark chocolate ice cream. Find out more here online.
The Lobby, G / F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
To celebrate its second birthday, Central’s Kakure is offering guests a special half price offer on every other order of its many course meals, including teppanyaki, sushi omakase and the brand new summer dinner course. With the latter, guests can expect delicacies such as ayu Fresh fish cooked in Himono style, black abalone grilled in teppan and A5 Wagyu beef and eel rolls for a comprehensive taste of Japan’s seasonal hot weather specialties. Make your booking here online.
Kakure, M20-24, M / F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2522 9990