New and Noted: Fishsteria opens, Angelini gets a guest chef and Fook Lam Moon goes retail
A Fishtorical Moment
Chef Gianni Caprioli of Giando fame has taken over the space where ill-fated Italian resto Opera House used to be, converting it into a modern-looking seafood house with a bar at the bottom, dining room on top. Fishsteria (G-1/F, 111 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 2511-0006) takes up 6,000 square feet in total, and seats up to 160 guests. On the menu are oysters, octopus stews and seafood pastas; the mains are a selection of fish, from sea bass to John Dory.
The Houdini of Udine
Angelini (Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2733-8750) is bringing in a guest chef from Udine in northeastern Italy to serve patrons contemporary Italian lunch and dinner dishes from September 16-19. Chef Emanuele Scarello runs two-Michelin-starred Agli Amici back in his hometown, and has worked at star-studded establishments across Europe. He also knows his wine, being an accredited sommelier and all. Chef Scarello’s dishes will be available for both lunch and dinner, with prices ranging from $418 to $1,280 for three to six courses. The menu is quite seafood-heavy, with tiger prawns, razor clams and amberjack all on offer.
Fook Lam Moon is doing so well that it’s going retail, with a luxury goods shop right by its Wan Chai branch. Fook Lam Moon Fine Foods (Shop B, 35-45 Johnston Rd., Wan Chai, 2363-8810) is all about the Belgian chocolates, fine wines, single-origin coffee beans and XO sauces. Everything is displayed on delicate glass shelves, and the decor is predominantly auspicious yellow and gold. The shop is also stocking mooncakes for the mid-Autumn festival—and I have to say, the custard variety is out-of-this-world.
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