Hong Kong Restaurant News: Mid-Autumn BBQ at Murray’s, new drinks from Duddell, and more.
Uma Nota launches new dishes and culinary experience “Umakase”
To prepare for the coming month, Brazilian Japanese restaurant Uma Nota is launching a brand new menu, as well as an exclusive “Umakase” dining experience. Available October 5 and 6, a five-course (HK350) and seven-course (HK450 $) dinner will be offered, featuring never-before-seen Japanese-inspired bites such as Pururuca (crispy pork skin), slow cooked duck leg, Uma Nota nigiri and more. Other new à la carte options include soft-shell crab (HK $ 95), mozzarella skewers ($ 75), and okra and yuba salad (HK $ 75).
Impossible Sausage launches in 13 new locations
Launched in Hong Kong earlier this month, Impossible Sausage will now be available at more than 10 restaurants across the city. While plant-based meat made its debut at Starbucks, it will now be served at places like Fini’s, Honbo, Posto Pubblico and more – with dishes like the Impossible Sausage Pizza (HK $ 269), the Honbossible sausage muffin (HK $ 68) and Salsiccia farfalle (HK $ 169). Hurry, the exclusive dishes will only be available from today until November 20.
Ecriture unveils the autumn-winter tasting menu
Ecriture, with two Michelin stars, opens the new season with an autumn-winter menu inspired by the best products from France and Japan. Library Of Flavors Dinner Tasting Menu (HK $ 1,788, plus HK $ 1,290 for wine pairings) promises to showcase exquisite Japanese seafood, modern French culinary techniques and quality artisan producers – with dishes including Hokkaido abalone, Basque sweetbread, Brittany langoustine and petits fours.
Tenku Ryugin to close temporarily before moving to the center
The Hong Kong site of Tenku Ryugin, Tokyo’s three Michelin stars, will close at the end of October, before it is relocated to Central. After nine years at its current ICC address, contemporary restaurant kaiseki will reopen in fall 2021 with a whole new look.
Chef Enrico Bartolini to open Fiamma at the Peak Galleria
Joining the popular Black Sheep restaurant, Rajasthan Rifles, Italian restaurant Fiamma will open at the Peak Galleria in October. Run by Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini, who already operates Spiga in Hong Kong, the restaurant will offer fresh and healthy comfort food in a relaxed setting. The menu is defined by Mediterranean seasonality which promises family-style Italian cuisine, with everything on offer, from fresh bread to fresh homemade pasta. More information and an official opening date coming soon.
Mid-autumn barbecue at Murray
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and welcome the chilly weather with The Murray’s Barbecue Under The Arches. Available from September 30 to October 3, the event will feature a feast of salad buffets, freshly prepared grilled vegetables, seafood and meats, and delicate desserts. Priced at HK $ 628 per person (plus HK $ 198 for unlimited house wine, beer, and soft drinks), the semi-alfresco setting also accommodates dogs, for an additional HK $ 58.
Chef John Nguyen’s favorites in Xuân
Opened last July in Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai, the modern Vietnamese restaurant Xuân, will launch a hearty nine-course dish of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Chef John Nguyen’s Com Gia Dinh Family Meal strives to recreate a typical dinner feast enjoyed by Vietnamese families at home, consisting of comforting staples such as nourishing broth, refreshing salad, fermented pickles homemade, locally sourced fish and delicately prepared shellfish alongside tender, juicy meat for extra protein in the form of pork, beef and chicken main courses. The family-style meal can also be complemented with other new menu items, including octopus ceviche (HK $ 138), Xuan soft shell crab (HK $ 148), Vietnamese grilled whole grouper (458 $ HK) and Prime Grilled Angus Beef Steak (HK $ 398).
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