From new menus to fun workshops and even special deals, here’s all the food and drink gossip you need this week
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Bring the gang gang to Fang Fang
Looking to try innovative cultural cocktails with a dash of theatre? Fang Fang has unveiled their new cocktail menu inspired by the Chinese zodiac,featuring twelve new charming cocktails and a thirteenth which lets the bartender tell your fortune. Each drink perfectly captures the lore surrounding each animal and is moderately priced at $110 in Lan Kwai Fong.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 9083, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 8樓
Le 39V Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of the first anniversary of Le 39V in Hong Kong, Founder and Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Le 39V Paris, Chef Frédéric Vardon, will be in town until 6 October to present a special Four-Hands Dinner menu designed by him and his protégé Chef Nicolas Raynal, Executive Chef-de-Cuisine at Le 39V Hong Kong. The 7-course anniversary dinner is priced at $1,580 per person, reserve now and save yourself a seat!
Le 39V, Shop A, 101/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 尖沙咀柯士甸道西1號環球貿易廣場(ICC)101樓A舖
The Butchers Club limited-edition burger
In honor of the new Head Chef Don Neville, The Butcher’s Club is unveiling their limited-edition Singaporean Chilli Crab Burger for $120. If you haven’t heard about the hype around the soft shell crab then we’ll get you up to speed – it’s delicious! So much so it even made it on CNN Go’s top 50 delicious foods. The burger is available across all restaurants from 1 October
The Butchers Club, G/F, Westland Gardens, 12 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2388 9644, 鰂魚涌華蘭路12號惠安苑地下
Artisan de la Truffe opening
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. The ability to light up any dish with an unstoppable appetizing aroma is just one of the reasons as to why truffles are sought after and loved. We here at Artisan De La Truffe Hong Kong love our truffles matched with ice cream 😋 What do you like to add truffles on?🤔 松露其中一個令人如此喜愛與期待的原因，就是它能夠為不同風格的食物帶來讓人垂涎不止的香氣，使菜式更加錦上添花。 我們喜歡用松露配上雪糕享用😋 而你又喜歡在什麼菜式上加上松露呢?🤔 #artisandelatruffehk #truffle #restaurant #oceanterminal
If you enjoy the finer things in life, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hong Kong will soon welcome the arrival of Artisan de la Truffe. It’s set to open mid-October in Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Terminal extension. Spoilt by the waterfront views of both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island across the iconic Victoria Harbour, diners will experience the luxurious truffle at its very best from the talented team at Artisan de la Truffe.
Artisan de la Truffe, Shop OTE303, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2885 2030, 尖沙咀廣東道3-27號海港城海運大廈3樓OTE303號舖
ZUMA Hong Kong has a fresh new look
In celebration of over a decade in Hong Kong, and a continued commitment to the city, Zuma has spent the summer working with long-time design partner, Tokyo-based Noriyoshi Muramatsu, to redesign the restaurant to focus on nature, tradition and human warmth – key concepts to ZUMA Hong Kong. Diners will also be able to spot changes to the menu as new dishes and seasonal luxury ingredients have been added to give an additional bit of flair. Japanese wagyu tataki, truffle ponzu and Robata grilled king crab with lime butter return as well as live music and exquisite cocktails.
Read our full review of Zuma.
Zuma, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 3657 6388, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場