Hong Kong menu specials: a food fair, artichokes and guest chefs from New York and Italy

The return of Taste of Hong Kong, Marc Forgione at Lily & Bloom, Nino di Costanzo at Grissini, artichokes at Sabatini and healthy organic dishes at Mezzo are the culinary choices on offer

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 March, 2017, 5:18pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 March, 2017, 5:18pm

Mezzo at the Regal Kowloon hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is going green with a menu of healthy organic dishes that are available until the end of March. On the menu are dishes of organic wholewheat spaghetti with seafood tomato sauce; fresh garden green bean and pumpkin salad with goat cheese; spinach and okra soup with Greek yogurt; and organic penne with black truffle and organic egg cream sauce. Bookings: 2313 8778

Sabatini restaurant at The Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is serving a special menu of artichoke dishes until April 17. The selection includes grilled artichoke salad with scampi tail, octopus and Hokkaido scallop; giudia-style deep-fried artichoke with 24-month aged Parma ham; and cream of artichoke soup. Bookings: 2733 2000

Nino di Costanzo of Dani Maison on Ischia island in Italy is guest chef at Grissini at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai until March 11. The chef’s dishes are available on a six-course tasting menu (HK$1,180 plus 10 per cent) and include quail with scampi and chickpeas; tortelli with beef and provola cheese; and lamb and eggplant parmigiana with escarole pizza. Bookings: 2584 7722

“Iron Chef” Marc Forgione of Restaurant Marc Forgione in New York, will be cooking at Lily & Bloom in Lan Kwai Fong from March 22 to 25. The chef’s dishes are available on a five-course menu (HK$880 plus 10 per cent) and seven-course menu (HK$1,280 plus 10 per cent) and include barbecue baked oysters; chilli lobster with Texas toast; halibut en croute with hazelnuts and sauce proposal; and pastrami rib-eye with pommes boulangère. Bookings: 2810 6166

Don’t forget that it’s time for the Taste of Hong Kong, which will be on the Central Harbourfront from March 16 to 19. The annual event features chefs from overseas (including Kei Kobayashi from Michelin two-star Kei in Paris) and Nick Kim from Shuko in New York, as well as local chefs from restaurants such as Amber, Arcane, Cafe Gray Deluxe, Mercato, Tin Lung Heen, Zuma, Duddell’s and Yardbird, who are cooking up special dishes. To book, go to ticketflap.com