Table talk

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

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Six mixologists, including Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2011, Manabu Ohtake, will be mixing drinks at the MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin in Central until Saturday. There is also a cocktail pairing dinner from tonight until Saturday, with five courses and six cocktails each night for a single table of 12 guests for HK$15,000 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 2132 0077

The Press Room in Central has a dinner on Monday featuring the wines of Provence. The five-course meal is HK$780 plus 10 per cent and includes grilled mullet fillet Provencale with the Chateau Roubine Inspire Rose Cotes de Provences 2008; and roast cod with raito sauce with the Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2005. Bookings: 2525 3444

Hugo Desnoyer, a butcher who supplies Michelin-star outlets in France, is bringing his meats to Petrus at the Island Shangri-La from June 21-23. Chef Frederic Chabbert will cook the meats for three course (HK$980 plus 10 per cent), five-course (HK$1,280) or seven-course (HK$1,480, or HK$2,180 with wine) dinner menus. Dishes include roast blue Brittany lobster with black pudding, beetroot and apple with coral sauce; and spoonable ox tail and ox belly with vegetables and herbs (below left). Bookings: 2820 8590

Robert Comte, of Domaine de La Truffiere, hosts two Burgundy wine dinners next week.

- The dinner on June 21 is at La Terrasse in Central. The five-course meal is HK$988 plus 10 per cent, and includes venison with morel sauce paired with Vosne-Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2009 and Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2009. Bookings: 2147 2225

- The dinner on June 23 at Culinart in Aberdeen costs HK$1,688 plus 10 per cent. Dishes include smoked olive oil-marinated scallops with black olive aioli with Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes-Dessus 2009 in magnum; and lamb with savoy cabbage and cider apples with Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Gruenchers 2009. Bookings: 2580 0919

Zeffirino Ristorante at the Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay is featuring Ligurian cuisine in a five-course set dinner until the end of the month. The dinner (HK$588 plus 10 per cent) includes mixed vegetable soup with Genovese pesto (above); and seafood salad with Liguria green sauce. Bookings: 2837 1799