DJ & Dim Sum Night at Duddell's and a Chocolate Buffet
This week's new and noted restaurants.
Café at The Hyatt Regency
If you’ve gotten sick of your healthy eating new year’s diet, here are two words to set you back on the fat track: chocolate buffet. Café at The Hyatt Regency launches their annual choc-a-thon next month, with a sumptuous spread of chocolate specialties to accompany the dinner buffet. There’ll be a poached live lobster station and grilled meats to line your stomach before the sugar onslaught—or you can skip the mains and go straight for pastry chef Gary Lau’s fanciful creations instead, including chocolate and banana cream cheese pizza and chocolate pasta in white chocolate liqueur. Try as many desserts as you dare, but we’d recommend the Amedei No. 9 chocolate Armagnac cake which uses cocoa beans from nine different plantations, and the Lindt white chocolate Grand Marnier ganache cake for a boozy treat.
Wednesdays getting you down? Duddell’s has a humpday cure for you: Wednesdaze DJ & Dim Sum night combines free-flow drinks, dim sum platters and groovy tunes for a foolproof night on the town. Cozy up on one of the colorful armchairs in Duddell’s chic Salon and knock back unlimited wine, beer and cocktails for $350 per person, including martinis, pisco sours, the “Damn Good” daiquiri, the “Opium” with whisky and poppy seed milk, and the “Shanghai Gin Fizz” with Tanqueray Gin and jasmine. With all that liquor, you’ll need a good injection of carbs: The dim sum platters are available starting from $350-850 for four people, or take on the whole peking duck ($600), carved tableside with all the fixings. Rotating DJs will play into the night, so you can linger as long as you want—just make sure to set your alarm for Thursday morning.
We predicted last month that this would be the year of eating in, but that doesn’t mean we’re destined to gorge on pizzas and chicken wings alone. Secret Ingredient has expanded from a “ready-to-cook” service to a “ready-to-eat” option with Nosh (nosh.hk), delivering healthy and homemade meals to your doorstep in half an hour—a much healthier alternative to your local McDonald’s. Their healthy lifestyle concept is reflected in everything from eco-friendly packaging to the fresh ingredients used in each ready-to-eat meal ($80-$100, free delivery for orders over $400), which include Australian steak with roasted pumpkin and lentils, free-range chicken and quinoa salad, seared pacific tuna with sprouts, and Greek marinated chicken with yellow rice pilaf. Each meal includes a nutrition breakdown and different delivery options are available.