Table talk

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 February, 2012, 12:00am


Cafe Allegro at the Regal Kowloon Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui features Swiss dishes on its dinner buffet until the end of the month (excluding February 14). Diners can taste air-dried beef (below), raclette, an extensive selection of Swiss cheeses, apfelk?chlein (deep-fried apple cookie) and Swiss walnut-toffee tart. The buffet is HK$388 plus 10 per cent (HK$278 for children) Monday to Thursday and HK$428 (HK$318 for children) Friday to Sunday. Bookings: 23138718

Rocksalt in Stanley is serving warming winter dishes until February 10. The a la carte selection includes braised veal ravioli with porcini sauce and parmesan; butternut pumpkin cream soup; slow-cooked beef brisket with black truffle potatoes and wild mushroom jus, and sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla cream. Bookings: 28990818

Tiffin at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai has added oyster and champagne stations to its line-up for the popular Sunday brunch buffet. Until February 26, guests can sample fin de claire oysters (right) and other items such as smoked salmon; beef tartare; fresh seafood; whole roasted foie gras; baked Boston lobster with champagne, cream and herbs; slow-roasted beef tenderloin, and cheese and crab souffle, before heading to the champagne station to make their own kir royale, mimosa and bellini cocktails. The buffet is HK$638 plus 10 per cent for adults or HK$738 with free-flowing Moet & Chandon rose champagne and juice (HK$319 for children). Bookings: 25847722

Homegrown Foods, the sustainable farm in the New Territories, is the place to go if you're interested in learning about seasonal vegetables and fruits. They've started a series of cooking classes which will be conducted at the private kitchen above Posto Pubblico in SoHo. The first class, taught by Slow Food advocate Peggy Chan, is on February 11, with another, on raw food, on February 25. There will be more classes in March, April and May. Each costs HK$538. Homegrown Foods will also hold farm visits one day a month until May; the first is on February 18 and costs HK$250 for adults and HK$100 for children up to the age of 10. To book a class or farm visit, phone 26712771.