Eclipse Management has just added an Italian restaurant to its international stable of food and beverage outlets. The group, which is behind Boca Tapas & Wine Bar, Cafe Siam, PJ Murphy's Irish Pub, Caramba and Coyote Bar and Grill, recently opened DaLuca Cucina Italiana on Cochrane Street in Central. DaLuca replaces the long-standing Italian restaurant, Tony's. DaLuca's menu features pasta and pizza, including papparadelle with veal ragout and orange gremolata, and squid ink tagliolini with prawns and lobster oil. The restaurant has a special set lunch menu featuring soup and daily pasta plus tea or coffee for $88 plus 10 per cent, or antipasto buffet with daily pasta for $108. The set lunch menu changes weekly. DaLuca Cucina Italiana is at 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central, tel: 2544 6346. The annual Trade Development Council's Food Expo takes place this year on August 16-20. If past expos are anything to go by, this one will be a bit of a zoo, with multi-generational families crowding the aisles - in some cases, sitting down on the floor to picnic on their purchases. The expo can be useful for stocking up on some unusual items, although much of what is for sale can be purchased more easily at any local supermarkets. The Food Expo is at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Entrance is $20; for inquiries phone 2584 4333. Cafe Deco recently started serving a buffet brunch (pictured right) on Sundays. Guests start with a glass of champagne or wine before heading to any or all of the six food stations. There's cooked and raw seafood, Italian pasta, tandoori and grilled foods stations, sushi and desserts. A magical clown will entertain the children. The buffet is $250 plus 10 per cent for adults and $125 for children. Tel: 2849 5111. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore is holding its fifth annual New World of Food and Wine Festival from August 21-26. Highlights of the festival include a dinner by David Burke of Park Avenue Cafe in New York, which will be paired with five Robert Mondavi wines, a Dom Perignon sushi lunch cooked by Motoo Takazawa of the Hanagatami Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka, and a pastry demonstration and afternoon tea events with renowned pastry chef Francois Payard from Payard Patisserie & Bistro, also in New York. Other interesting events include tastings of 10 vintages of Wolf Blass Black Label wines, seven vintages of Dominus Estate, and an after-dinner tasting of six Graham's Ports. For information call the hotel on (65) 434 5288, fax (65) 434 5014 or visit the Web site on www.nwfw2001.com .