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Susan Jung

 

To celebrate the first Hong Kong edition of Art Basel from May 23-26, the Mandarin Oriental in Central is serving an art-inspired menu in the Mandarin Grill + Bar. The dishes are available from now until May 26 on a three-course set lunch (HK$708, plus 10 per cent) and five-course set dinner (HK$1,588, plus 10 per cent), and include the cryptic Hand (caviar, sour cream, melba); V.v.G. (foie gras, chicken, sunflower, top); Pop Art (Rhug Estate organic beef, pepper, truffle); and The Skull (chocolate, hundreds and thousands). Prices include a ticket to Art Basel (except on May 26, as the show ends that day). Bookings: 2825 4004

Marc Domenech of Vinyes Domenech in Spain, which specialises in wines made from garnacha peluda (also known as hairy garnacha), will host a dinner on May 22 at Mesa 15 in Central. The six-course dinner is HK$998 plus 10 per cent and includes slow-cooked egg with red onion cream and piquillo peppers with the hairy garnacha blend Vinyes Domenech Bancal del Bosc 2011; and sweet sherry-glazed Iberian pork belly with breadcrumbs and egg yolk paired with the winery's Teixar 2010, made entirely from hairy garnacha. Bookings: 2395 1293

Philippe Leveille of the Michelin two-star Miramonti L'altro in Italy, is returning to Hong Kong to work with his protégé, Antimo Maria Merone, chef de cuisine of L'altro in Central, to cook special dishes in a promotion that runs until May 23. The chefs will be serving foie gras torchon with sweet spice crust, spring vegetables and brioche; and bean curd mousse with chocolate soil and black sesame ice cream. The nine-course meal is HK$1,388, plus 10 per cent, or HK$2,888 with a wine pairing. Bookings: 2555 9100

Peter Holley of Mission Estate Winery in New Zealand will host a dinner on May 20 at the Harbour Grill in the Harbour Grand Hotel in Hung Hom. The six-course dinner is HK$728, plus 10 per cent, and includes a main course of chargrilled beef fillet medallion paired with Mission Estate Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011 and Mission Estate Jewelstone Merlot-Cabernet Franc 2010. Bookings: 2996 8433

One Harbour Road at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai is featuring abalone until the end of May. Dishes include stewed abalone with bean curd and chilli vegetables in clay bowl; and pan-fried Dalian abalone with spring onions and garlic. Bookings: 2584 7722

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