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Bringing Bar Snacks Deluxe to HK

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In one of the more surprising moves of the year, chef Uwe Opocensky left his decade long role as executive chef at the Mandarin Oriental to join burger joint Beef & Liberty. The switch has been cheekily described as swapping fine dining for flipping burgers but chef Uwe very definitely won’t be asking you if you want fries with that (even sweet potato ones). Instead he has been busy refining the concept of bar snacks at Beef & Liberty’s recently opened California Tower outlet (itself a new departure for the group with an industrial design by Autoban).

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Best Hong Kong Hotels (and their restaurants) for National Day

If you’re in Hong Kong for October 1st make sure you have a room with a view – of Victoria Harbour for the National Day fireworks.

Kowloon side:

The Intercontinental

Fireworks Intercont

View of the fireworks in the harbour from the Intercontinental hotel

The Interconti is perched right on the harbour’s edge giving it some fantastic views from many of its guests rooms where you feel you’re right on the water and the rooftop Presidential Suite as well as the Lobby Lounge and Harbourside restaurant plus Alain Ducasse’s Spoon and Nobu if you can bag a window table.

All the restaurants have special menus planned for October 1st including a six course tasting menu at Alain Ducasse and an eight course omakase menu at Nobu.
http://www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

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When Hong Kong met Spain – El Celler de Can Roca comes to the Fragrant Harbour

Suckling pig with green papaya salad Thai grapefruit, apple, coriander, ...

Suckling Pig by El Celler de Can Roca for Amex at The Peninsula Hong Kong. Copyright David Loftus.

[UDPATE: In June 2019 El Celler de Can Roca joined the newly created Best of the Best list as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. This “hall of fame” celebrates previous winners of the no 1 slot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and are not eligible to be voted for on the list going going forward.]

High above Hong Kong inside Felix restaurant at the top of The Peninsula hotel Joan Roca the head chef and eldest of three brothers behind one of the world’s most famous restaurants, El Celler de Can Roca, is assembling two dishes.

The first, a sous vide fish, Joan explains is inspired by his home of Girona in Spain and can be found on the menu at the Rocas’ three Michelin starred establishment there which has twice been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant.

The second, crispy pork, is a new creation that’s an homage to Hong Kong his host city today. The demonstration, and the reason Joan is so far from home, is part of an exclusive dining experience the Rocas are holding at The Peninsula organised by American Express Invites for Centurion cardholders.

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Summer on a Plate

Marinated mackerel and grilled octopus, brown shrimps jelly, shizo paste and butter milk lime granita.

Pierre Gagniere is introducing his now customary lighter summer menu at Pierre at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong on July 14th.

The three course dinner menu will change every few weeks, starting off with dishes such as Marinated mackerel, grilled octopus, shizu paste and lime granita (above); Grilled John Dory; and Ice Cream Burrata, white balsamic vinegar, raspberry meringue with coulis honey olive oil basil (below).

Ice cream burrata, white balsamic vinegar, raspberry meringue, coulis honey olive oil basil 1

http://www.mandarinoriental.com

Exclusive new dishes from El Celler de Can Roca

A deconstruction of the ingredients used to create ‘Vinegar marinated prawn and katsuobushi with head juice, crispy prawn legs, seaweed velouté and phytoplàncton’, an Asian inspired dish created by the Roca Brothers for El Celler de Can Roca's exclusive dining experience on 3 and 4 June 2016, in partnership with American Express Invites® at Felix restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong - their first in the City. Copyright David Loftus.

A deconstruction of the ingredients used to create Vinegar marinated prawn and katsuobushi with head juice, crispy prawn legs, seaweed velouté and phytoplàncton. Copyright David Loftus.

This gorgeous piece of art, above, actually transforms into this equally lovely dish, below. When in hands of the Roca brothers of El Celler de Can Roca that is.

The three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca launched an exclusive dining experience in partnership with American Express Invites® at Felix restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong on 3 and 4 June 2016 - their first in the City - offering American Express Centurion Members access to one of the most sought after chef's tables in the world. Copyright David Loftus.

Copyright David Loftus.

Joan, Jordi and Josep Roca have created three unique Asian influenced dishes, based on signatures at their three Michelin starred restaurant, otherwise known as The World’s Best Restaurant, in Spain.

They will be served for the first time at the restaurant’s first ever dining experience in Hong Kong in partnership with America Express Invites, on the 3rd and 4th June.

The event, which includes a 14 course tasting menu, takes place at The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong’s Felix restaurant for American Express Centurion Members by invitation.

If your name’s not on the list, here’s a further taste:

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