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Bringing Bar Snacks Deluxe to HK


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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Puff the magic dessert

Powder case and puffs at the Mandarin Grill

At the end of a delectable dinner at the Mandarin Grill last week, just at the point where I thought I could eat no more, there was another treat to come. A silver, art deco style cosmetic case was placed in front of me and opened to reveal two set make up powders inside. Then the waiter offered me a large glass vanity vase full of “powder puffs”, encouraging me to take two. The powders were actually lemon and strawberry sherbets and the puffs to dip into them were made of spun sugar. Lovely and delicious – what more can a woman want? Men are given “cigars” and “ashtrays” made of chocolate both of which are also scrumptious, if not quite as beautiful.

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