Watch Out For… Two places that aren’t open yet, but will soon be making a splash (and they’re both Southeast Asian! Woohoo!): I’m soooo looking forward to a new lunch spot around our office: Chachawan Isaan Thai and Bar (206 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan) by busy bee Yenn Wong (who’s also behind 208 Duecento Otto and Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships). The chef heading it up will be Adam Cliff, who’s worked for Nahm in Bangkok and London and also Bo.lan in Bangkok (a personal fave). Chef Cliff will be using both the grills and stoves to deliver tangy-savory goods from the Isaan of northeast Thailand. Green papaya salad, salt-crusted seabass, grilled tiger prawns and coconut curries will all be offer, mainly small-plate-style. Chom Chom by Peter Cuong Franklin (the Vietnamese noodle bar that used to be on Wellington, then Elgin) has closed and will undergo a concept change before popping up again on Peel Street in SoHo. Beer and Vietnamese street food will be the two key elements at this new space, which will be a collabo project with Black Sheep Restaurant group (who also own Boqueria and Motorino). I’m still trying to recover from the sugar rush induced by a whopping jar of icing and cake sent to our office courtesy of Sweet Soirees ( www.sweetsoireeshk.com ) , an event planning agency that provides everything from bespoke catering and bar services to custom-made cakes. The idea is, you tell the SS peeps what you’d like to see/eat, and they make everything magically happen—wrapped in ribbons and decked in lace no less. Next time you’re planning an all-out party or corporate event, be sure to check it out. Jean-Paul Hevin (13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2851-0633) turns five in Hong Kong, which means we get to indulge in special-edition chocolates and macarons. The brand’s released a “Voyage du Cacao” chocolate collection that features deliciously addictive pieces made from bitter chocolate ganache. JPH has gone to Brazil, Madagascar and the Carribbean islands to source the cocoa beans went into this limited edition. A 16-piece box retails for $380, available while stocks last. There’s also a five-piece “Best of Paris” macaron set for $150. Catalunya (G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Rd., Wan Chai, 2866-7900) is now offering Sunday brunch , complete with a charcuterie station, a baked goods section, a cheese bar, a raw bar and a salad station. I’m stuffed just writing this. Catalonian dishes such as chorizo omelets, roasted suckling pig and giant paellas will also be available, not to mention churros with hot chocolate for dessert. Brunch starts at noon and ends at 4pm, and costs $590 plus service per head. Talk of the Town Chef-slash-busy-entrepreneur Jason Black from Shore has a new cookbook out: it’s called “ Cow Pig Chicken ,” and pretty self-explanatory. If you’re a carnivore looking for 50 different ways to be creative with your meats, this might just be what you’re missing. (Sold for $328 at major bookstores.) Ironically, Jason has had to become vegetarian for a month after losing a side bet at the first annual Eat Your Words (look up my old column) two weeks ago. The amazingly talented pastry chef Gregoire Michaud and food blogger Ale Wilkinson took home the gold with their delightful goat’s yogurt ice cream dessert singlehandedly beating all four courses that came before it, including Jason and I’s rockin’ summer barbecue. (We came second, if that’s any consolation.) I wonder how he’s holding up! Thought I’d take this space to also give a shoutout to Chicha chef Arturo Melendez—another brave participant from Eat Your Words—who helped push his resto straight to the top of the world charts. Chicha was recently ranked one of the best five Peruvian restaurants in the WORLD by Peru’s national paper, El Comercio. The full list includes Lima in London, Taypa in Brazil, Picca in LA and Tanta in Barcelona. Email me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter: @adele_hklife.