French food house Fauchon has opened its first deli in the territory in partnership with La Rose Noire, which has the management contract for the prime spot in Exchange Square's The Forum. Fauchon in Hong Kong is supposedly indistinguishable from the company's boutiques elsewhere. The shelves are stocked with edible luxuries: raisin seed oil, black olives, an assortment of vinegars, honeys, preserves, mustards, juices and, of course, Fauchon's teas and coffees. The company, which is a stickler for detail, hosted a La Rose Noire team in Paris last month, where they were shown exactly how to do things the Fauchon way. As a going-away present, they were given comprehensive illustrated manuals. The menu includes old-fashioned fare: roast beef, tuna fish, boursin cheese and grilled eggplant sandwiches, onion soup, salads, cakes, pastries and quiche. Feeling bullish Things will get a bit bullish at the Military Club this week and next as Portuguese matadors take to the ring in Macau. Some of the bulls involved in the fights are headed for the menu, although Club Militar de Macau's general manager Miguel Neves de Carvalho says he isn't quite sure what he will do with the meat, which is quite tough. The most likely possibilities are stew or the Portuguese dish, minchi. The new chef, Luis Baena, who is working on a menu to be served from March 1, will be cooking up the bull. But old favourites - lobster rice ($900) and shredded pheasant with onion and mushroom sauce ($840) - will still be served for parties of at least six with the usual three days' notice. Call (853) 714-009. Coffee hour Espresso Americano in Central's Hutchison House has adopted the happy-hour tradition with two-for-one coffee deals between 3pm and 5pm. It also does free deliveries for five or more items from 10am-noon and from 3pm-5pm. Fax 2536-9142 or call 2536-9129. Hair food Head Quarters is the toast of the breakfast crowd who make their hair appointments between 9am and 11am. The chi-chi salon in the Entertainment Building lays on a free continental breakfast and newspaper for clients. Lunch, not free, of course, will be served as soon as the final details of an arrangement with restaurant Quo Quo downstairs are ironed out. Up in smoke Cigar dinners for women are the latest gimmick in the US. National steak house chain, Morton's of Chicago, is spending February courting cigar-toting women because, it claims, cigar smoking is no longer a men's only affair. The dinner in the New York restaurant was expected to draw 70 women, with at least 1,500 expected to take part in similar dinners at Morton's restaurants across the country. In Hong Kong, cigar smoking among women is on the upswing. The Cohiba Cigar Divan in the Mandarin reports increasing sales to women, both locals and hotel guests.