Essence restaurant at Novotel Citygate in Tung Chung has tempura and ramen dishes on the dinner buffet until September 9. The buffet includes jigoku ramen with dried seaweed (pictured above); paitan ramen with Japanese-style barbecued pork and ajitsuke fungus; and assorted tempura (right) such as prawns, Japanese green chillies and anago. The buffet costs HK$218 plus 10 per cent (HK$168 for children) from Monday to Friday, and HK$228 (HK$178 for children) on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings: 3602 8808
The Made in HK Pop-Up Market by Green Queen will take place on August 24. The event at The Space in Sheung Wan features Hong Kong-based artisanal food and personal-care vendors, such as The 8th Estate Winery, Genie Concept (juice detox), Bread Elements and Eat Fresh (vegetable delivery service). The entry fee is HK$20. For details: greenqueen.com.hk.
Giovanni Oliva of the Garofoli winery in Marche, Italy, will host a dinner on August 29 at Messina Il Ristorante at the Harbourfront Landmark in Hung Hom. The five-course dinner, which is HK$880 plus 10 per cent, includes a main course of glazed Bresse pigeon breast with caramelised cherries, paired with the Casa Vinicola G Garofoli 2001, Grosso Agontano, Conero DOCG Riserva in a double magnum bottle. Bookings: 3746 2733
You should book now for some guest chef wine dinners taking place next month at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Central. Daniel Boulud of the Michelin three-star Daniel in New York will be at Amber restaurant on September 12 and 13. The seven-course dinner with wine pairing is HK$2,688 plus 10 per cent, and includes pork headcheese with horseradish and tarragon; and foie gras with port wine and pistachios. From September 16-18, Björn Frantzén, from the Michelin two-star Restaurant Frantzén, will have a pop-up restaurant at the Tian and Di function rooms, and will be making dishes such as scallop cooked in its own shell with truffle, creamed eggs and dashi; and veal sweetbreads roasted with toasted flour and served with burnt béchamel. The seven-course dinner with wine pairing is HK$2,688 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 2132 0066
Sabatini at The Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is featuring a menu of seafood and Tasmanian black truffle dishes. The selection includes homemade tagliolini with wild mushrooms, zucchini flowers and shaved black truffles (pictured top); and Brittany blue lobster fagottini with sautéed porcini, green asparagus and pistachio sauce. Bookings: 2733 2000