Diner’s Diary

Hong Kong’s ‘Demon Chef’ takes on superhero challenge

Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation teams up with San Francisco’s Chris Cosentino to present three Marvel Comics-themed dinners

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 October, 2015, 3:17pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 February, 2016, 11:56am

Captain America, Spider-man and the rest of the Marvel Comics gang take over a Hong Kong kitchen next week as top chefs cook up three nights of superhero-themed dinners.

Alvin Leung of three-Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant Bo Innovation and Chris Cosentino, of Cockscomb Restaurant in San Francisco, will present their “Heroes & Villains” pop-up dinner series at Leung’s restaurant in Wan Chai.

Marvel representatives were recently in Hong Kong and were keen to promote the comic book brand in an innovative way – through food. They approached Leung, nicknamed the “Demon Chef” and character himself, to prepare some fun dinners based on the superhero characters, and teamed him up with Cosentino.

The first night sees Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters season four, cook an eight-course Marvel-themed menu, followed by Leung, a Masterchef Canada judge, who will present his culinary take on the superhero theme.

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On the final night, the two will collaborate for the first time on a Marvel Comics-themed dinner, again of eight courses.

The cost for each meal is HK$2,400 per person, and an additional HK$400 for wine pairings. The dinners, to be held from November 2 to 4, start at 7pm and reservations can be made at 2850 8371 or [email protected]. When you make a reservation and mention “SCMP Diner’s Diary”, you can get the wine pairing free of charge.

Bo Innovation, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai