The Pawn: Mrs Beeton’s snow eggs with honeycomb and blackcurrant
There are some lovely seasonal dishes on the menu at Tom Aikens’ British bar and restaurant The Pawn, but the one that really takes our fancy is this heritage dish (above) that’s completely fitting of the iconic historic pawnshop building. And who is Mrs Beeton, you may ask? This English author’s Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management is a Victorian era classic.
62 Johnston Road, Wanchai, 2866 3444
Spring menu at Grassroots Pantry
Peggy Chan’s gorgeous plan-based eatery Grassroots Pantry has unveiled a series of springtime dishes that we’re jonesing for, in particular those that use innovative mock meat to up the protein profile. Highlights include tomato poke, which invokes the texture and flavour of maguro tuna, and Le Reuben, a vegan sarnie starring thinly sliced mushroom pastrami. There’s a also a plant cheeseboard calling out to us, featuring in-house-made cashew Swiss, macadamia goat’s cheese and tofu feta.
108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2873 3353
British Wine & Cheese Nights at Gough’s on Gough
Hot-to-trot British furniture designer Timothy Oulton’s flagship restaurant Gough’s on Gough also has a drool-worthy cheese plate on the menu, this time showcasing six British cheeses sourced from family-run farms in the UK, from Kirkham’s Lancashire, to Camembert-style Tunworth, to Colston Bassett Stilton, along with a selection of premium wines. British Wine & Cheese Nights run from Sunday–Wednesday, with three glasses of house wine priced at $168 and cheese tasting portions priced at $198 for three cheeses and $328 for all six.
5 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, 2473 9066
Veggie boxes by Magic Seasons Organics
Zero waste plus zero chemicals on our veggies is something of a modern-day dream in Hong Kong that has been turned to reality by Magic Season Organics. This veggie delivery box service grows organic, chemical-free vegetables and delivers them completely plastic free. They’re also a family-owned and -run farm that’s been operating for 15 years. Not only do they not use plastic or styrofoam in their supply chain, but they’ll also take their customers’ clean bottles off their hands to repurpose them into fabric for clothing. If caring for the environment, or caring about what goes into your body, ain’t your thing, they have a great delivery policy that’s completely customer focused. So cool. To order, click here.
New family-friendly brunch at Blue
We’ve talked about the veg, now how about some meat? Our favourite new brunch is the revamped offering at Blue: Butcher and Meat Specialist with their meaty mains of burgers, deep-fried foie gras, coal-roasted Canadian pork and pan-seared salmon, but they’ve not neglected vegetarians, offering cavatelli with wild mushrooms and parmesan gremolata. These go hand in hand with fresh salads, seafood, freshly shucked oysters, cheeses and charcuterie and a dessert station of pastries, cakes and live pancake making – all for $450 a head. Free-flow drinks are available for an extra $345, featuring Perrier-Jouët bubbly and a selection of wine, cocktails and beer. The vibe is super fun as well as kid friendly (under 11s eat free!), with live bands and a pancake-making station.
108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2613 9286
Livin’ la dolce vita at Tosca
When it comes to living the good life in Italy, cosmopolitan Milan is where is at. The Ritz-Carlton’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Tosca is now offering a Saturday La Dolce Vita wine lunch focusing on Lombardy, the region Milan calls home. Diners can tuck into Chef Pino Lavarra’s decadent five-course menu paired with Lombardian wines. Dishes include polenta and pork sausage ragout, saffron risotto tossed in a giant Parmesan wheel and veal Milanese. There’s also a dessert corner with cooking demos hosted by Pastry Chef Rafael Charquero. $828 for adults (including wines) and $298 for kids 12 and under.
102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, 2263 2270
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