Hong Kong menu specials: sake tasting, veggie specials and guest chefs from Italy, Spain and France

Guest cooking from four European chefs with seven Michelin stars between them, autumnal Hiyaoroshi sake tasting, and a meat-free feast at Grassroots Pantry in collaboration with beach restaurant Mavericks

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 September, 2016, 12:15pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 October, 2016, 5:24pm

Andrea Aprea, executive chef of the Michelin one-star Restaurant Vun at the Park Hyatt Milan, will be guest chef at Grissini at the Grand Hyatt from October 6 to 8. The six-course dinner is HK$1,180 plus 10 per cent and includes cuttlefish diavola with potato, horseradish and sour cabbage; carnaroli rice with langoustines, lemon, capers and rosemary; and tortelli with cacio (cheese), pepper and caramelised onion. Bookings: 2584 7722

Jaume Puigdengolas Rey of Skina restaurant in Spain will be guest chef at Cadenza at Great China Club in Lai Chi Kok from October 3 to 16. The seven-course tasting menu (HK$580 for members, or HK$650 plus 10 per cent for non-members) includes dishes of Spanish white prawn fritters; house-made foie gras terrine with marinated apple; and Skina-style pineapple and coconut “snow”. Bookings: 2743 8055

Sake Bar Ginn in Lan Kwai Fong is holding a tasting of seasonal Hiyaoroshi autumn sakes on October 1. The event is HK$500 plus 10 per cent and includes a buffet-style dinner plus a selection of sakes such as Nabeshima Harvest Moon; Harushika Junmai Ginjo; and Tsukasa Botan Honjozo. Bookings: [email protected]

Peggy Chan, chef of vegetarian restaurant Grassroots Pantry in Sheung Wan, is collaborating with Neil Tomes of Mavericks in Pui O, Lantau, on a one-night-only dinner on October 17 (not October 10 as we reported initially). The two chefs will make vegetarian dishes for a dinner that includes the full English (smoked aubergine bacon and mushroom sausage with Spanish beans and tomatoes); and lemon posset indulgence (lemon curd, coconut whip, vegan shortbread). The event is HK$780 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 2873 3353

You should book now for the Shangri-La hotel group’s Festival of Gastronomy events taking place from October 25 to November 1. Eleven hotels in the chain are hosting events; the Island Shangri-La in Admiralty will have Frederic Anton of the Michelin three-star Le Pre Catelan in Paris cooking at Restaurant Petrus; while Stefano Baiocco of the Michelin two-star Villa Feltrinelli in Italy will be at Angelini at the Kowloon Shangri-La. For a list of hotels and guest chefs, go to ShangriLaLovesFood.com