New & Noted: Trendy Thai Tapas in CWB, Quarry Bay Street Food Returns, the Island Shang gets a (Handsome) Guest Chef
The World Fare
The Island Shangri-La (Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2877-3838) will be hosting chef Mauro Colegreco from two-Michelin-starred and 11th World’s Best Restaurant Mirazur in Menton, off Cote d’Azur, next month. It’s part of the hotel chain’s worldwide food fair series, which takes place in different cities across the globe. The Shangri-La International Festival of Gastronomy will see chef Colegreco cooking up a storm from October 27-31. He’ll be offering lunch (four courses, $650) and dinner (six to eight courses, starting from $2,888), giving diners a taste of everything from jumbo prawn carpaccio to black garlic John Dory. Book in advance in you want to secure a spot for the special occasion. In the meantime, chef Ip Chi-cheung from Summer Palace will also offer a special six-course tasting menu for $1,388 just for the festival.
Why hello there
Thai food just got hotter with Siam 28 (28/F, Macau Yat Yuen Centre, 525 Hennessy Rd., Causeway Bay), a trendy establishment that serves tapas-style Thai dishes, a.k.a. “Thaipas.” Siam 28 will offer lesser-known fare such as sweet and sour eggs and roast duck salad, instead of your usual pad Thai and tom yum goong. But you’ll also be able to indulge in classics like stir-fried curry crab, grilled skewers, and mango sticky rice—so there are still safe bets if you’re not an adventurous foodie.
Food for Thought
The Sunday markets in Quarry Bay are back, and this time, it’s all—and only—about the food. Tong Chong Street Market will showcase local farm produce as well as up-and-coming hipster restaurant stalls and food suppliers every Sunday between October 4 to December 27. And you’ll be sampling exclusive goodies that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, by the likes of 3/3rds, Teakha, Grassroots Pantry, Pololi and a whole bunch more.