I’m not one for food hyperbole. But I get it. It’s easy to say “perfect”, “succulent”, “melt-in-your-mouth”, “divine”, “awe-inspiring”, “magnificent” or “fantabuloso” – a word I just invented. The language we use to describe the chemical happenings in our mouths is woefully inadequate, and I just can’t bring myself to get on the GIF train. Maybe describing good eating is like the joy of receiving a solicited Snapchat nude. I wouldn’t know. All I get are memes from colleagues making fun of me.

So I’m going to break tradition and offer a glorious review that I don’t think is hyperbole: THE FIASCO BRUNCH AT CARBONE IS THE BEST BRUNCH IN HONG KONG. 

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And, until proven wrong, I’ll stand by that.

Hong Kong brunches fall into buckets: the civilised brunch, the uncivilised booze-fest, the Duddell’s/China Club/Shangri-La refined dim sum, the Kowloon dim sum sh*tshow, the egg-heavy, white-people brunch, the brunch with a little bit of show.

The Fiasco at Carbone is the uncivilised booze-fest, with a story, dancing and far too much Italian-American goodness. It’s not cheap, but if you’re the type of person who spends $1,000 on a night out in LKF, it’s very affordable. And it’s 100% worth it. I’ll go back again. And again. And I’ll bring some friends.

The event is lots of food, a show, dancing, lights and you take part in it. That’s all I’m telling you. Seriously. I am writing a review of a brunch event in HK and I’m not giving any details about the food or the experience. Lazy? Yes. The right decision? Absolutely. Because you should not read any reviews about this at all. You should just go. Because it will be awesome. And if you pop in with no expectations, it’ll be all the better.

I’m going to show you some pictures. I hope to see you there. Love you all.

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9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2593 2593

Writer based in HK. Eats everything but celery.

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