The Jolie Angelina Revered Parisian tearoom Angelina has decided to replicate its European success with a branch at the IFC (Shop 3025-3026, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 3188-0842). Renovations had been going on for a while, but it has finally opened its grand doors. The first Angelina was located on the Rue de Rivoli, opened by an Austrian at the turn of the 20th century. It became a destination for high society—known for its “L’Africain” hot chocolate (so named because the cocoa beans came from Africa) and the Mont-Blanc chestnut cream dessert—before spreading across the country and eventually overseas. Now, Hongkongers will get to find out what it’s all about—although they’ll have to make do with a glossy mall setting instead of a majestic Parisian hall. More is More The restaurant formerly known as Congress is now Congress Plus (4/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, 2582-7250), offering two things you don’t usually associate with each other: buffets and sustainability. The seafood in the spread is responsibly caught—think snow crabs and scallops from New Zealand, abalone from Australia, and lobster from Maine. Veggies are low-carbon and organic too, so all you really have to feel guilty about is how much food you shovel into your body during the meal. Ho Ho Ho Castelo Concepts’ second Asian venture Missy Ho’s (G/F, Sincere Western House, 48 Forbes St., Kennedy Town, 2817-3808) is now in full operation. This pan-Asian not-quite-hole-in-the-wall infuses kitschy Hong Kong elements (birdcages, a giant picture of an Asian lady—albeit with an afro—into a generally industrial look. The menu covers sushi rolls, dumplings and wings, and a few hybrid-types such as cod tacos and wagyu sliders. Give the Gift of Food Got a friend who’s stuck in a food rut? Enlighten their tastebuds by signing them up for a Giftwell Foodie Gift Card ( www.giftwell.hk ), which will send them to a different restaurant or café—like Coffee Academics, pictured below. You can even decide which venues your giftee will visit by coordinating with the organizers at Giftwell. Gift cards come in three- to 12-month packages (from $500 per month), and the gift cards are automatically delivered every month—the gift that keeps on giving. Email me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter: @adelewong_hk.