I woke up on Sunday and felt like something special after my birthday on Sat night so I threw on a blazer and checked out Spoon by Alain Ducasse’s new Sunday lunch. Three courses with a la carte classics and new dishes by chef Tjaco van Eiken, whose name I can never pronounce. Champagne to ease into things, wine with lunch, choice of five starters, mains and desserts. I took in the killer view of Hong Kong Island as I reflected on 35 years of loving food. $518, noon-2:30pm, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721-1211. Speaking of killer views, I called up a few chefs since Sunday is usually their day off and headed up to The Peak Lookout’s best terrace table for oysters. Turns out there’s a new Swiss chef de cuisine named Jean Daniel Schaller who’s introduced some ambitious new dishes. After a few rounds of delicious fresh Australian oysters we tried the “Game Hen Combo” stuffed with pinenuts, garlic, spinach, herbs and sauce, served with tikka naan bread, chicken fried rice and house veg. A monster, presented with a Middle Eastern flair in two layers, bird on top, veg on bottom. Damned good. 2849-1000. My old pal and the original wizard behind Archie B’s deli, chef Adam Levin has returned from a Shanghai stint to open not one but two great new places at Hollywood Road’s monolithic apartment building, Centre Stage. The first, which opens Oct 21, is a wine/cheese shop/deli called Classified and the larger cousin opening in two weeks is called The Press Room, which will be kind of a European brasserie with an open kitchen and awesomely high ceilings. 108 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2525-3444. The long-awaited renovation of one of our oldest haunts, Jimmy’s Kitchen, has been unveiled. It “looks so different yet the same.” The colonial feel is still there with the old photographs on dark-wood walls and muted lighting, but the furniture is new and there’s a cool new wine cellar and a spruced-up bar. The menu? No change. G/F South China Building, 1-2 Wyndham St., Central, 2526-5293. Love pizza? Naples is its birthplace, and it’s also famous for rich pasta sauces such as ragu, marinara and the fiery Puttanesca. Goccia’s Michelin-star chef, Francesco Brocca, teams up with sous-chef Fabrizio Napolitano (a Naples native) to whip up home-style classics with a lighter reinterpretation. From Oct 23, look for Neapolitan-style soft thick pizza with buffalo mozzarella and fresh seafood, stew of rock fish with tomato, capers, anchovies and oregano and a really cool frosty Amalfi lemon (it’s huge!) filled with lemon ice cream. 71 Wyndham St., Central, 2167-8181. If good tunes are part of your evening out check out US-based band Soto six nights a week at Bulldog’s Bar & Grill Kowloon (Shop G/5 &U/G 15, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., 2311-6993). Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and celebrations will be in full force at all your fave Indian restaurants this week. Veda has a gourmet four-course menu with both veg or non-veg options and a special guest musician laying down some old-school tracks. (1/F, 8 Arbuthnot Rd., Central, 2868-5885.) Bombay Dreams will be rocking on Oct 21 with Indian DJ Romi belting out the best of Bollywood tunes and a special menu for the big night. 75-77 Wyndham St., Central, 2971-0001. Check out the new twists to the menu at chef hangout Bizou (49 Elgin St., SoHo, 2147-0100). I’m heading off to try Chris Black’s Coca-Cola-braised pork carnitas quesadilla with salsa and sour cream for an appetizer, then the monster pepper-crusted rump steak with mustard and cognac sauce and a fully loaded double-baked potato. Or maybe the chili- and ginger-glazed salmon steak with sautéed greens.