A great beachside resort now has a license to grill. Ooh La La/Treasure Island beachside resort owner Adrienne Ng redesigned the menu with the new Chinese chef and a wee bit of outside help. It features the “Escape” menu to focus on a fantastic new outdoor grill they built. The menu is stacked with the best steaks, seafood, chicken and fresh veg and tapas to be found. Pui O Beach, Lantau, 2546-3543. Come on now, where’s the best curry in town? I’m heading off to test the bold claims of Jo Jo Indian Cuisine at 37-39 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, 2527-3776. Where do you reckon is the city's best? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Man, I’m loving all these crazy wine deals since the Finance Secretary pulled his finger out and cut that ridiculous tax. These cats called www.winenthingshk.com (2873-5733) have loads of discounted vino and will deliver free with orders over $800, otherwise it’s just $100 anywhere in Hong Kong Island or $20 a case for outlying islands. Is Easter finally catching on in this town? Times Square will display three eggs 11 feet high at something called The Planter, Times Square Open Piazza until Apr 9. The Hong Kong Brew House is changing its menu - not to worry, the signature items will remain - and adding even more imported beers and wines to what is already one of the best selections of brew in the city. Don't forget it also brews its own beer as well. Check it out at LG/F, LKF Tower, No. 33 Wyndham St. (entrance on D'Aguilar St.), Lan Kwai Fong, 2522-5559. Who doesn’t love a carnival and a dodgy ride on a mystery train? Spend a five-spot at IGOR’s outlets and you’ll get free tix to the Admiralty Tamar AIA Carnival Through Apr 22. Café de Paris (SoHo, Stanley, Discovery Bay), The Boathouse in Stanley and Wildfire (Stanley, Knutsford, D-Bay, SoHo, Mid-Levels) are all on tap. I was doing my regular food patrol in Lan Kwai Fong and found there are 20 new a la carte dishes on the menu at Va Bene Italian restaurant. Vegetarian additions include home made crepes stuffed with asparagus and smoked scamorza cheese, pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and rocket leaves and a risotto with chiodini mushrooms and taleggio cheese sauce. 17-19 Lan Kwai Fong, 2845-5577. You may have noticed a massive dressing around the entire California Tower housing Lux, California and basically all the rest of the Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment Group’s restaurants. The exterior is getting a total overhaul and it’s going to take about three months – but all the outlets are still open, the revamp will only be taking place on the exterior. White asparagus is roaring back on the menus of every good Italian restaurant right now as picking time is nigh in the northwest of Italy. The Mistral is serving a traditional menu from Venice where asparagus is paired with partner ingredients, from vinaigrette, cream, and eggs to cheese. Guinea fowl stuffed with white asparagus, ricotta cheese and Vermentino wine? Yum. B2, InterContinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2731-2870. Deep-fried pig entrails are perhaps not everyone’s idea of a culinary delight, but let’s remember that it’s been on the menu of Chinese, French, Spanish and other famous cuisines for centuries. Manager of Toh Lee restaurant, James Lee, tells me after they’re thoroughly cleaned, a mixture of vinegar and sugar is rubbed in and they’re left to cure overnight. If you’re feeling nostalgic for some of these old-skool flavors from the 1960s and 70s Hong Kong dining scene, swing over to 2/F, Hotel Nikko Hongkong, 72 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2313-4225.