Hong Kong menu specials: vintage champagne dinner, Korean and Japanese dinner buffet

The French Window and Alto 88 host wine dinners, while The Clipper Lounge brings regional favourites to the table

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 July, 2016, 5:47am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 July, 2016, 5:47am

Valentine Labarthe-Bourrie from Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck will host a vintage champagne dinner on July 22 at The French Window in Central. The six-course dinner is HK$788 plus 10 per cent and includes smoked Chilean sea bass with Ostra Regal oysters and grilled pineapple paired with the Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002; and sous-vide French duck breast with baby leek, Thai asparagus, artichoke purée and cranberry jus served with the Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage. Bookings: 2393 3812

The Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental in Central is featuring Korean and Japanese dishes on the dinner buffet until the end of August. Each diner will receive a 40-gram piece of Japanese A3 wagyu sirloin and a 40-gram piece of Korean beef rib-eye prepared to order, while the buffet selection includes yakitori, tempura, sushi, and double-boiled chicken and ginseng soup. The buffet is HK$588 plus 10 per cent (HK$398 for children) Monday to Thursday and HK$628 plus 10 per cent (HK$438 for children) Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. Bookings: 2825 4007

Alto 88 at the Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay will have an Italian wine dinner on July 9. The five-course meal is HK$1,300 plus 10 per cent and includes sweet melon gazpacho with Sicilian red prawns and foie gras paired with the Custodi delle Vigne dell’Etna Vinujancu IGT Sicilia 2012-2013; house-made pappardelle with duck ragout served with the Le Ragnaie VV Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008; and pigeon with Cantabrian anchovies, Italian spring onions and red chicory with the Il Marroneto Madonna delle Grazie Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007. Bookings: 2837 1799

Until the end of July, guests who spend HK$800 or more (excluding service charge) per person for dinner at The First Floor by Lifestyle Federation in Central can partake in a blend-your-own whisky experience. Guests can make a 50ml blend by choosing from five whiskies such as peaty, virgin oak and ex-bourbon cask. To book the restaurant call 2840 0032