Hong Kong seasonal menus are big on white asparagus

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 May, 2015, 10:53pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 May, 2015, 10:53pm

From May 26 to 30, FoFo by El Willy in Lan Kwai Fong is serving a 10-course wild seafood dinner for HK$788 plus 10 per cent. The menu includes cured salmon with beetroot and watermelon; stracciatella di burrata with mixed tomato and white tuna in escabeche (above); and warm lobster ceviche with aji amarillo, coriander and red onions. Bookings: 2900 2009

Hugo's at the Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui is serving seasonal white asparagus through May, in dishes such as steamed white asparagus with hollandaise sauce (below); and white asparagus carpaccio. Bookings: 3721 7733

Steamed white asparagus with hollandaise sauce at Hugo's

Also featuring white asparagus is Sabatini at the Royal Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. Until the end of May, dishes include white asparagus velouté with lobster and lobster reduction; and white asparagus with soft-boiled eggs, pancetta and sage on parmesan fondue. Bookings: 2733 2000

Gert de Mangeleer, chef and owner of the Michelin three-star Restaurant Hertog Jan in Belgium, will be guest chef at Amber restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental from June 8 to 10. The menu includes marinated langoustine with pickled beetroot, raspberry and vanilla; and stroganoff-style wagyu beef with marinated mushrooms and spicy peppers. The dinner is HK$2,888 plus 10 per cent (add HK$1,588 for a seven-glass wine pairing). Bookings: 2132 0066

Chefs from the Grand Hyatt Seoul will be cooking for lunch and dinner buffets at the Café at Grand Hyatt in Sha Tin until May 31. Dishes include ginseng chicken soup; and grilled pork belly with lettuce and sesame leaf. The lunch buffet is HK$328 plus 10 per cent (HK$164 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$408 (HK$204 for children) on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The dinner buffet is HK$508 plus 10 per cent (HK$254 for children) Monday to Thursday and HK$568 (HK$284 for children) Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. Bookings: 3723 1234

Stewed wagyu and onion at Sagano

Sagano at the New World Millennium in Tsim Sha Tsui has a Kumamoto A5 wagyu tasting dinner on May 27 for HK$1,200 plus 10 per cent. The menu includes wagyu carpaccio; stewed wagyu and onion (above); and lightly grilled wagyu sushi. Bookings: 2313 4215

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