Forget salads, we still get hungry in hot weather and Hong Kong restaurants do not disappoint as they roll out exciting summer menus.
For the first time, Black Sheep Restaurants are rolling out the Black Series – a week-long celebration of dining across 18 eateries.
Signature menus and dishes will be offered at exceptional value, and the group’s walk-in restaurants will, for the first time, be taking bookings for parties of two to six, for this promotional week only.
Restaurants include SoHo’s Ho Lee Fook, Chom Chom and Fukuro, the group’s newest restaurant. BELON will showcase a dinner menu featuring its famous whole roasted chicken for HK$588 per person.
New Punjab Club offers lunch and dinner menus at HK$248 and HK$388, respectively. Burger Circus, Stazione Novella and Le Petit Saigon will be offering Black Series deals via the group’s delivery app Black Sheep Restaurants GO. Look out for more details on their website. Bookings start on July 23 and Black Series week is from August 6-12.
À la carte is the new tasting menu at Gough’s on Gough, as chef Arron Rhodes offers new modern British menu items. For starters beef tartare four ways comes with lovage cream, fried capers, pickled onion. Rhodes uses beef shoulder tenderloin, fillet, heart and puffet tendon in the tartare. Cornish blue lobster with coconut and mango curry with yogurt and salad is another new starter.
Rhodes features new sharing mains, which are available from Sunday to Thursday, and include whole roast Cornish hen with baked potatoes and seasonal vegetables (HK$688 for two), Belted Galloway rib-eye steak (HK$788 for two) – this Scottish meat is prized for its marbling, and comes with fries and vegetables. Usually seen on retro ’70s nights, beef Wellington is brought into the 21st century as Rhodes uses Hereford Breed beef from Australia (HK$858 for two) with chips and seasonal vegetables.
Save room for desserts, and we loved the summery Mediterranean orange featuring orange cream, blood orange jelly and sorbet, fresh segments of bitter orange meringue and candied peel (HK$108). He also has a chocolate M&M dessert with malted chocolate ganache, mint chocolate mousse, chocolate biscuit, almond brownie and peppermint. (HK$118).
Aqua and Armani Aqua offer a summer pairing menu with Veuve Clicquot entitled “Life tastes better in colour”. The menu has been inspired by the colours of Veuve Clicquot, from yellow to rose.
The three-course dinner menu (HK$1,628) has been crafted by ex-El Bulli chef Alberto Hernández for the two restaurants, and features a colour chart menu. The pairing includes a tribute to Yellow Label with Japanese oyster and scallop ceviche; a main course of Norwegian salmon with red Mazarra’s king prawn and Osetria caviar with Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old.
The menu finishes with the Cliquot palate of amarena cloud cheesecake with an assortment of pink rainbow sauces paired with Veuve Clicquot Rosé. The menu is available in July and August.
The Peninsula features refreshing summer seafood dishes at Felix and The Verandah. Felix offers a five-course set menu which highlights dishes such as Obsiblue prawn ceviche with avocado and tomato salsa, king crab leg with colourful cauliflower and tarragon vinaigrette or steamed Dover sole with variations of zucchini and white wine cream (HK$1,228, until July 31).
The all-day buffet at The Verandah features new seafood dishes until August 31 which include crabmeat and pomelo salad, smoked haddock chowder and slow-cooked Scottish salmon on bell pepper with avocado vinaigrette. The buffet starts from HK$498 for adults and HK$398 for children aged 3 to 11.