Kicking off with sake

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 10:44pm
UPDATED : Monday, 17 October, 2016, 2:51pm

Famed former Japanese international footballer Hidetoshi Nakata's new restaurant, KOKO, in Central, is offering fun evenings of sake tasting every two months. The first session took place earlier this month when seven special sakes were paired with six of KOKO's signature canapés, including beetroot pickles, fried okra and kisu tempura. Sake enthusiasts visited different tasting stations, where an expert was on hand to explain each pairing. Premium sakes sourced from elite breweries included Kuheiji, ZAKU, Shizukudori and Sake "N," which retails for HK$10,000 per bottle. Don't miss out on the next session. Tickets are HK$498 per head. For more information, call 2109 1777.

 

Spring is in the air

Embrace the warm weather with these special menus that promise to bring a spring back into your step. From now until April 30, lobsters are back on the table at Sing Yin Cantonese Dining at W Hong Kong, including crowd favourites such as sautéed green lobster with XO sauce. Prices range from HK$98 to HK$528. If you're a Rugby Sevens fan, head over to the Captain's Bar at the Mandarin Oriental from April 8 to 10 to enjoy classic dishes complemented by seasonal beer from Young Master Ales. Or head down south to Shoku at the Pulse to enjoy a lazy semi-buffet Sunday brunch served straight from their Binchotan grill. Brunch is HK$550; add HK$100 to enjoy free-flow wine, sake, prosecco or beer.

 

Win a dinner for two

We have another dinner for two to give away this issue, courtesy of Posto Pubblico. Go to facebook.com/goodeating.scmp, then like our Good Eating Facebook page and answer the question with the photo marked "Competition" by June 1. One winner will be announced in the June issue of Good Eating. Meanwhile, congratulations to Chinggy Yeung who has won a dinner for two at Zafran, courtesy of Aqua Group, for correctly identifying the photo as boquerones and anchovies.