Table talk

Susan Jung

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 June, 2013, 10:19pm

The Harbour Restaurant at the Harbourview hotel in Wan Chai is serving lobster dishes on its dinner buffet until the end of the month. Each guest will receive a baked half lobster with cheese (pictured above), while the buffet selection includes lobster congee with bamboo pith and dried conpoy; steamed egg with lobster and bird's nest; and lobster bisque. The buffet is HK$378 plus 10 per cent Monday to Thursday (HK$348 for seniors 65 and above, and HK$288 for children aged three-11); and HK$408 plus 10 per cent from Friday to Sunday (HK$368 for seniors and HK$298 for children). Bookings: 28024284


Alain Soliveres, chef of the Michelin two-star Taillevent in Paris, will be guest chef at Restaurant Petrus at the Island Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty from July 2-6. His dishes, available as a two- , three- and four-course set lunch (HK$488 plus 10 per cent, HK$558 or HK$658) and four-, six- and eight-course set dinners (HK$1,180 plus 10 per cent, HK$1,480 or HK$1,680) include blue crab remoulade with dill and lemon cream (pictured above); steamed Brittany sea bass with leeks, caviar and champagne; and traditional Taillevent duck pie with Rouennaise sauce. Bookings: 28208590


Robert Comte, winemaker and owner of the premier cru La Truffière in Burgundy, France, will host a dinner on June 20 at Whisk restaurant at The Mira hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. The six-course dinner includes Mieral pigeon with cranberries, beetroot and wasabi paired with La Truffière Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2008; and black truffle dark chocolate with whisky and salty honey with the winery's Chassagne-Montrachet La Maltroye 2009. The dinner is HK$1,180 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 23155999


If you've ever wanted to learn how to preserve your own food, sign up for the workshop on June 23 at Plantation by teakha in Sheung Wan. Paola Sinisterra from the Kitchen Nomads blog will teach participants how to make preserves such as tea-infused jam, seasonal fruit jam and sweet and sour herbed cucumber pickles. The class is HK$450. Bookings: 34822660


Essence at the Novotel Citygate hotel in Tung Chung is featuring Italian cuisine on the dinner buffet until July 1. Dishes include saffron prawns with soft polenta; rocket salad with pear, walnuts and parmesan (right); oxtail and barley soup; grilled eggplant with peppers and zucchini; and cannoli with ricotta cream. The buffet is HK$218 plus 10 per cent (HK$168 for children) from Monday to Friday, and HK$228 plus 10 per cent (HK$178 for children) on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings: 36028808