Two-Michelin starred Bo Innovation is back! Central’s H-Code welcomes a revamped Bo Innovation, where Chef Alvin Leung presents his gastronomic creativity across an all new 10-course experience. Titled ‘The Masterpieces’, the menu is inspired by renowned works of art, merging traditional Chinese flavours with European influences. Fish Magic is a dish inspired by Paul Klee’s painting which nods to Cantonese-style steamed fish – but with a nose-to-tail approach. Citrus marinated halibut, ankimo, bombay duck, pine nuts, bottarga, Sichuan peppers, and trout roe are served atop gold-plated fish bones, bringing a grand finish to the complex dish.
1/F H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central; boinnovation.com
Terroirs by LQV
Overlooking Lyndhurst Terrace is Terroirs by LQV, a wine bar and lounge that screams “Vive la France” with its lengthy French wine list and artisanal produce that reflects LQV’s roots as a specialist wine and French food retailer. The 2,200 square foot space is first and foremost a wine bar, with biodynamic, organic and natural wines featured throughout. A thoughtful selection of cheeses, charcuterie, and other such accoutrements are also on standby to offer the perfect pairing for each bottle of wine available.
3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; @terroirsbylqv
Epicureans rejoice! Huso is a caviar and champagne hotspot offering up the likes of oysters and lobster alongside an extensive caviar and wine list. Rare champagnes including the Maison Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Vintage 2012 will be available by the glass or bottle, while caviar experts can enlighten guests about these delightfully briny and elusive fish eggs that are generously sprinkled throughout the menu.
The Pottinger Hotel, 74 Queen’s Road Central; @husohongkong
The Silveri’s Tung Chung outpost presents The Enclave, a bistro-style diner serving unpretentious, elevated European fare. The venue is bright and spacious, while dishes are all at once comforting yet elevated. A yellowtail kingfish ceviche is light, zesty and fresh as a starter, while heartier mains and sides include the herb-crusted veal loin, steak and black truffle mac & cheese.
Lantau Island, 16 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung; thesilveri-hongkong.com
Pop-ups and Collaborations
Mandarin Grill & Bar x Sovereign Art Foundation
Mandarin Oriental is hosting the “Art of Hope” exhibition in partnership with non-profit organisation, The Sovereign Art Foundation. Accompanying this exhibition are two compelling dishes at Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar which reflect two of the captivating art pieces on display. The Zucchini Tagliatelle mirrors “Collapsing Evolving 2” by Singaporean artist Nandita Mukan, encapsulating the delicate tension between nature and mankind. The fresh and crunchy zoodles are topped with a generous dollop of parmesan cream and duck egg yolk for a rich, refreshing dish that tastes like spring. Available now until July 31.
1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central; sovereignartfoundation.com
Ta Vie x Maison Mumm RSRV Champagne
Chef Hideaki Sato of Ta Vie has teamed up with RSRV Champagne for a truly indulgent culinary experience. Given that RSRV has been Chef Hideaki’s favourite champagne since he visited Maison Mumm Cellars in France 15 years ago, the collaboration was a no-brainer. Standout dishes include the Hokkaido crab topped with sweet Japanese corn kernels in a heavenly cajun butter sauce, which is paired with the delicate RSRV Cuvée 4.5 offering sweet notes of stone fruits, vanilla and honey. A charcoal-grilled Bress pigeon is served with grilled Taiwan bamboo shoot (offering a slightly sweeter finish than its Japanese counterpart), and elevated with liver paste and shiitake duxelles, paired with Maison Mumm’s prized Cuvée Lalou 2008, which presents a measured balance between Pinot Noir & Chardonnay with nutty, pastry and yellow fruits aromas. Available 1-31 at HK$4,080 (+10% service charge) per person.
2/F, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central; tavie.com.hk
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant x Jabbok Tea Shop
Traditional Chinese restaurant Man Ho is collaborating with tea expert Professor Eliza Liu of Jabbok Tea Shop to offer tea tasting salons and exhibitions at the Man Ho Garden. Guests will be treated to a tea pairing menu, where creative dim sum like baked mandarin peel and red bean buns, baked morel mushroom pastry and more will be paired with unique, distinctive teas such as supreme long jing green tea, rou gui rock tea and pi lo chun green tea. An exhibition space will also showcase a selection of tea curated by famous artists alongside handpicked fine teas. Available at HK$450 per person (+ 10% service charge).
Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; Book here
The Shining Star Programme
Cookies for a cause? Say less. Cookie Smiles has joined forces with The Landmark Mandarin Oriental to offer internship programmes for Shine Skills Centre, a Vocational Training Council institute providing training programmes for people with disabilities. Students will embark on courses and gain skills and achievements including a certificate in fast food operation, bakery and café and catering services, and will be placed within Landmark where they will be paired up with a buddy for guidance and support.
Support the cause at cookiesmiles.com.hk
ĀN Soy by Vicky Lau
Following Vicky’s inspired “Ode to Tofu” menu at Tate Dining Room and the launch of soy-dedicated restaurant Mora, Ān was a natural next step. Chinese soy milk tradition is merged with Japanese soy milk-producing technology to create rich and textured soy products including extra thick soy milk, soy cream doughnut, soy milk flan parisien and chocolate chip cookies.
Available at an-soy.com
Eve, Functional Soda And Detoxer
Eve has debuted as Hong Kong’s first functional recovery drink. A natural, plant-based urban detoxer and mood booster, Eve is a refreshing soda with zero added sugar and an Asian-inspired flavour profile. The antioxidant-rich formula is bursting with herbs, fruits and vitamins including Japanese turmeric, while the tangy drink has notes of citrus, pear, plum and peppermint.
Available at drinkeve.com
CreditLead image: Castellana