Harvard-educated American lawyer David Halperin is the co-founder of Altfield Interiors and Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong. Besides living in Hong Kong, I have apartments in Manila, Bangkok and New York that I cannot wait to visit again. In Manila I invariably eat at one of chef Colin MacKay’s four restaurants, all in Makati, but my favourite is Sala (LV Locsin Building, Podium Level, 6752 Ayala Ave., Makati, 1223 Metro Manila tel: +63 2 7750 1555 – temporarily closed due to Covid19). It’s the smallest and most intimate of his restaurants and falls into the category of fine dining. I invariably start with the twice-baked cheese souffle and end with the pavlova dessert, which reminds me of the signature dish of Michelle Garnaut at her M restaurants. The beef and lamb are always good and Colin has one of the most creative wine lists in Manila. In Bangkok I most often go to Eat Me (1/6 Soi Phiphat 2, Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok 10500, tel: +66 2238 0931), which has a beautiful interior set in a town house. It has a cosy bar on the ground floor for drinks pre-dinner. Started by Australian Darren Hausler more than 20 years ago, its menu is very creative. I normally start with white asparagus with caviar and Manchego cheese in saffron sauce and end with sticky date toffee pudding. The duck confit is always a good main. In New York, I like Majorelle (Lowell Hotel, 28 E 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065, tel: +1 212 935 2888). It’s a beautiful French restaurant started by a member of the family that owns La Grenouille, generally regarded as one of New York’s best classic French restaurants. Majorelle has stunning fresh flowers and an elegant interior well suited to entertaining friends. They have a tasteful small bar for drinks before dinner. I begin with littleneck clams with garlic, white wine and parsley, and I usually finish with oeufs à la neige (“eggs in snow”). I often have duck here, especially the duck breast with orange sauce. It’s great value for one of the city’s most elegant places. Here in Hong Kong I often go to Gaia (Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, tel: 2167 8200). It’s an old favourite. I also like Arcane (3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2728 0178) and more recently their sister restaurant Cornerstone (Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central). I like Chiu Chow food and Chiu Tang (2/F The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, tel: 2526 8798) is a regular option for its convenient location. On weekends I often go to 208 Duecento Otto (208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, tel: 2549 0208) and recently I had some fun meals at 11 Westside (1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town), a Mexican restaurant with great tacos . There’s no need to order a main course as the tacos are more than enough.