Remember the coffee shop on the first floor of The Landmark? No? Never mind, no one else does either, which is why La Terrazza in the same space will feel like a totally new eating option carved from a space generally devoted to expensive designer fashion. The revamped restaurant, which opened on Monday, serves modern Continental cuisine with a New York twist. Signature dishes are salmon tartare, crisp fried tuna roll, crab meat au gratin with shoestring potatoes, lobster with sashimi seasoning, Spanish seafood paella, creme brulee and, for dessert, pannacotta tarte. The decor is hi-tech Japanese, with lots of stainless steel and acrylic. Tablecloths, uniforms and menus will change with the seasons, says manager Florent Rondez, who has had stints at the Mandarin Oriental, the New World, and, most recently, Gastro Primo. La Terrazza is open from 8am to 8.30pm. Epicure hour is from 6pm to closing. First drinks are $65 each and all subsequent ones are $25. A free snack buffet is laid on from 6pm. Reservations can be made on 2526-4200. Drinking daze Hong Kong is being flooded with new drinks. The latest on the shelves are the adults-only Shott's alcoholic seltzer available at Oliver's, and a range of Austrian-flavoured coffees in a can available at Seibu. Shott's Cranberry Charge and its Vanilla Heist, which come in old-style bottles, have a 5.3 per cent alcohol content, cost $11.20 and carry a clear warning: keep away from children. Although it doesn't carry a warning, children are unlikely to go for the rich and creamy flavours of the Zumtobel coffee range, which includes vanilla, XO and coconut. They are made in Shanghai to Austrian specifications and sell for $7.50 a can. Salami scare Warnings have been issued against eating raw salami. According to the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health, raw salami can contain a virulent form of E. Coli, the bacteria responsible for fatal cases of food poisoning in Japan this year and in the United States three years ago. The journal said the strain could survive the processes used to make Italian-style salami. Salami hasn't come under suspicion before because its dryness, acidity and spices were thought to be E. Coli-unfriendly. Ribbing ideas The Singapore-based company responsible for Tony Roma's expansion across Asia has set its sights on Australia and Europe. Mas Millennium, which brought the American chain to Hong Kong, will open nine restaurants in Europe, beginning with London, and in Sydney and Melbourne. Tony Roma's nine rib restaurants in Asia generate more than S$30 million (HK$162 million). Six more restaurants are planned, including one in China and another in Hong Kong, between 1997 and 1999. Safe in the can Next time you're looking for a safe place to hide your jewels, step up to the kitchen cupboard. Yet another purpose has been discovered for Campbell's tomato soup cans - a secure hiding place. 'Everyone has something to hide, so hide it in plain sight,' says the sales blurb for the latest line in devices to keep precious objects away from thieves. The can-safes are supposedly recommended by police. Unfortunately, they are only available in the US at the moment, where they sell for US$12.95 (about HK$100) each. Other soups in the security line are cream of broccoli.