From new menus to fun workshops and even special deals, here’s all the food and drink gossip you need this week
Have you tried one of the best latin restaurants in town at: Picada, immaculate Cantonese cuisine at Yan Toh Heen or maybe a delicious sweet treat at The Vege Lab? If you have but still need more food gossip, then here’s all the Hong Kong Foodporn you will need in your life. You’re welcome!
Hong Kong Foodporn: 20-27 August
Mojo Nomad Te Quiero Mucho
Competition between the best Mexican restaurants Hong Kong is heating up with the introduction of Mojo Nomad’s Te Quiero Mucho. The buzzing two-storey restaurant combines authenticity and innovation as Mexican food is delivered to the highest quality.Tuck into the classics, such as churros, tacos, guacamole and Te Quiero Muchos’ impressive selection of 36 artisanal tequila and mezcal. We can’t wait to grab a table on 24 August! See you there.
Mojo Nomad Te Quiero Mucho, G/F & 1/F, Ovolo, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3423 3290, 上環皇后大道中286號香港奧公館酒店地下及1樓
COCO celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with choco delights
COCO, the stylish café-patisserie of The Mira Hong Kong is turning its creative talents to mooncakes in preparation for Mid-Autumn Festival, but these aren’t what you think. Prepare to feast on the new range of delicate miniature mooncakes, carefully handcrafted and made from the finest chocolate to actually reference the moon.
Chef Jean-Marc Gaucher conjures up three mesmerising flavours. Galactic rouge sees dark chocolate combined with french cherry and raspberry; The land of the rising sun blends signature matcha and Ecuadorian white chocolate; and finally Republica del sol is a tropical mixture of passionfruit, mango and milk chocolate. Now these are the epitome of Hong Kong Foodporn!
Read more about where to buy mooncakes in Hong Kong here.
COCO, G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2315 5566, 尖沙咀彌敦道118-130號美麗華廣場The Mira Hong Kong地舖
If cocktail bars are your scene, then need to know all about Hong Kong’s newest and trendiest bar inside Tai Kwun. Dragonfly is a bohemian-style cocktail lounge inspired by artist Louis Tiffany (think art nouveau with a twist.)
The interior is nothing short of spectacular as over 500 dragonflies made from cast iron adorn the bar area and all around the space. The cocktail menu doesn’t disappoint either, it offers up a variety creative cocktails and intriguing signatures as you effortlessly sink into the unique environment around you. Also enjoy wines from the new and old world, as well as diverse selections of gin, whiskey and rum.
Dragonfly, Shop 10, G1 Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2777 2633, 中環荷李活道10號大館01座地下01-G03號鋪
Pontypalooza anniversary party
The Pontiac is once again hosting its mini festival “Pontypalooza”, as legendary mixologists come together to whip up the finest cocktails you’ve ever tasted. The festivities kick off Saturday 25 August, 5pm until 1am.
No matter what your poison, you’ll be sure to find the your new favourite cocktail as The Pontiac also unveil their newest cocktail menu, including the ever-popular Heisenberg to cool you off or the Drug Of Your Choice, a crisp refreshing alternative made up of tequila, cachaca, becherovka, grapefruit and peychaud. Choose from a huge selection of cocktails and start your Saturday off in fashion at The Pontiac.
Find out why The Pontiac is on our list of best bars in Hong Kong here.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 3855, 中環奧卑利街13號
Artemis & Apollo coming this Autumn
Hong Kong Foodporn has great news for all Mediterranean foodies out there. Artemis & Apollo will be opening this autumn, with a menu full of authentic flavours and classic dishes that are perfect for sharing. Excitement levels just keep getting higher for this Greek Taverna from Black Sheep Restaurants, and we can’t wait to try the Fava Mash, Taramasalata and Souvlaki. Hong Kong Foodporn will keep you updated on any new info!
Artemis & Apollo, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Le Bistro Winebeast is relocating
Sadly everyone’s favourite bistro is temporarily closed until early September. The much-loved bistro is expanding and is moving to street level in Wan Chai, so unfortunately wine lovers will have to put their desires on ice for now. Hong Kong Foodporn will keep you updated on the latest news.
Le Bistro Winebeast, G/F, 141 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2479 6833, 灣仔譚臣道141號地舖