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Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer

July 9th 2020

July 14, 2020, edit: as Hong Kong new sweeping social-distancing rules to combat Covid-19, some of the below mentioned culinary experiences are very likely to be cancelled or postponed. Please make sure to check directly with the restaurants if you are interested in making a booking. 

by Aude Camus

A roundup of seasonal culinary experiences and dishes that have caught our attention and will be available throughout the next few weeks, in Hong Kong. 
Breakfast on the Beach at Limewood 

Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer
Nothing like a brekkie on the beach to kick off the day. Drawing inspiration from the epic beachside brekkie scene found in Bali, Limewood is opening its doors a few hours earlier on weekends and welcoming you to enjoy the brand-new exciting breakfast menu. Whether you are in the mood for something sweet such as the Croissant (HKD 60) with wild honey, peanut butter and coconut spread, pineapple and papaya jam or something savoury such as the, Hong Kong Madame approved, House made Waffle with house-cured salmon (HKD 140), sour cream, avocado and poached egg or even something healthy such as the Chia & Almond Milk Pudding (HKD 120), you’ll get to enjoy it together with the sound of the crashing waves. Feeling like spicing things-up (it’s the weekend after all)? On top of refreshing juices and Vietnamese coffee, you’ll find a selection of naughty “MORNING SIPS’ which includes the Reverse Latte (HKD 50) – coffee, dark rum, milk, sugar – or the Garibaldi (HKD 50) – Campari, orange, coffee. 
Breakfast on The Beach is served on Saturdays and Sundays, 9-11 am
Walks-in only  
Shop 103/104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road – Repulse Bay 
Premium U.S ingredient across 25 restaurants in town 

Short Rib Bao at Uma Nota
Short Rib Bao at Uma Nota
The second edition of Delicious USA, an annual U.S food and beverage festival, is kicking off this month and 25 restaurants across town have created exclusive dishes featuring premium U.S ingredients ranging from American Lobster to Dry Aged Ribeye Steak, Alaska Salmon, Scallops and much more
A great opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their culinary excellence and diversity and for customers to sample the best of U.S agricultural products. 
Delicious USA festival will run from July 16 to August 16, 2020
List of participating restaurants: Acquasala, Big Sur, The Butchers Club, Flying Pig Bistro, Fofo by el Willy, Franks, Gaylord Indian Restaurant, Gunpowder Indian Restobar, ICHU peru,Kelly’s Cape Bop, La Paloma, Lobster Shack, Mr Brown, Namo Avant Thai, NOSH, Popinjays (The Murray), Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Red Lobster, Shake Up!, Silencio, Te Quiero Mucho, Test Kitchen, The Peak Lookout, Treehouse, Uma Nota

Anglo-Indian Picnic from Rajasthan Riffles

As part of Black Sheep Restaurants Summer Festival, a lineup of culinary experiences bringing us everything we love about travel without having to leave the city, all summer long, Rajasthan Riffles (Black Sheep Restaurants’ Anglo-Indian venue on the Peak) will be serving picnic on the Peak every weekend. Collect your refreshment hamper atop the city and bask in the sun at the Victoria Peak Gardens with a curated selection of Anglo-Indian signatures, designed for two or more. 
More info on Black Sheep Restaurants Summer Festival
Anglo-Indian Picnic is available every weekend throughout July 
Rajasthan Riffles
G/F, The Peak Galleria

South African Braii with Chef Luke

Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer
Another highlight of the Black Sheep Restaurants Summer Festival is the Hike & Braii experience with Chef Luke. Kick it off with an iconic Hong Kong hike to get the blood flowing, with snacks and drinks provided in honour of mid-safari lookouts. End the day off with a signature South African braai at the beach, a casual afternoon of beers, boerie and good vibes all around.
HKD 328 / person 
On Saturday July 25
HONG KONG MADAME EXCLUSIVE: this culinary experience is sold out already, but we have two spots reserved exclusively for our readers. Those two spots will be attributed on a first come first served basis. Email guestrelations@blacksheeprestaurants.com  (with subject HK Madame) to claim those two spots before it’s too late! 
More info on Black Sheep Restaurants Summer Festival
Oysters at Osteria Marzia

Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer
Discover the secret to shucking oysters with Chef Luca Marinelli, while sipping on generous pours of hand-picked, southern Italian wines and Champagne for a charming coastal Italian afternoon experience. Explore the lesser-known wine regions of Sicily, Sardinia and Campania, their bottles harmoniously married to the rich coastal flavours represented in our Wan Chai oasis. From mignonettes of sparkling red wine to bright and zesty Amalfi lemons, embark on a sunny seaside journey with Osteria Marzia. 
HKD 388 / person 
On Saturday July 18 and Saturday August 22, 3-6 pm 
Osteria Marzia
The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road – Wan Chai 
Dim Sum at Duddell’s “80’s Dim Sum Nights” 

Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer
Duddell’s “80’s Dim Sum Nights” is an all-you-can-eat menu (HKD 268/person) paying homage to the golden decade of 1980’s Hong Kong and featuring long-forgotten traditional dim sum and Hong Kong street-food. Think Shrimp Dumpling with Bamboo shootsTeochen-style dumpling with peanutBaked BBQ pork bunSpareribs with X.O sauceJuicy Beef Dumpling and much more. 
80’s Dim Sum Nights is available every Monday to Thursday at Duddell’s 4/F salon
6.30 to 9.30 pm 
Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street – Central 
Xiaolong Bao at Dim Sum Library 

Summer bites: seasonal dishes and culinary experiences we will be enjoying this summer
To celebrate the opening of its second location, in Elements Mall, Dim Sum Library introduces four new members of the Xiaolong Bao family which will be available throughout summer in both Dim Sum Library locations alongside the original much-loved Dan Dan Xiaolong Bao. 
The Hot & Sour Xiaolong Bao pays homage to the origins of Sichuan cuisine and comes with a flavourful spicy and sour kick. The Bak Kut Xiaolong Bao is inspired by Aqua Restaurant Group’s founder David Yeo’s Singaporean heritage and presents a comforting medicinal soup made using cloves, star anise and cinnamon and infused with a pork filling. Kombu, an edible kelp seaweed, and bonito are the stars ingredient of the Kombu and Bonito Xialong Bao. Last but not least is the Beef Brisket Xialong Bao.
The four new flavours of Xiaolong Bao are available until September 20. Each limited-edition flavour will be served one week at a time;
29 June – 5 July: Kombu & Bonito
6 – 12 July: Beef Brisket 
13 – 19 July: Bak Kut The
20-26 July: Hot & Sour
27 July – 2 August: Kombu & Bonito
3-9 August: Beef Brisket
10 -16 August: Bak Kut Teh
17 – 23 August: Hot & Sour
24 – 30 August: Kombu & Bonito
31 August – 6 September: Beef Brisket
7 -13 September: Bak Kut Teh
14 – 20 September: Hot & Sour
Dim Sum Library
Pacific Place: Shop 124, Level 1, Pacific Place – Admiralty
Elements: Shop 1028B, Water, Elements, 1 Austin Road - TST


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