Fresh Food, featuring chicken-and-chips in Wan Chai, an M&S Cafe in Tai Koo, and the city's very first Diner en Blanc.
After the slew of major announcements last week, it’s little surprise that there’s been a dry spell in terms of news over the past seven days. But we’re here every week without fail and even though it’s a slow one, let’s get this Fresh Food on the road.
First up, the only major opening this week: popular Sheung Wan Italian restaurant Paul’s Kitchen (68%) has expanded with a fresh new fast food concept in Wan Chai. Hot Chick by Paul’s Kitchen soft-opened last week on the quickly burgeoning Swatow Street, and is tapping into the street food trend by serving an incredible pared down menu of just roast chicken and chips.
This one will excite the British folks: Marks & Spencer has expanded incredibly recently, especially with their M&S Food chain of stores. The obvious next step? An M&S Café of course, with one opening last week at CityPlaza in Tai Koo Shing. Expect all your favourite sandwiches and salads, alongside an impressive selection of upscale hot meals and pub favourites.
In reopenings, so-so teppanyaki restaurant Sanka (57%) vacated their Lyndhurst Terrace location a couple months back. They’ve finally found a new spot just down the road at 11 Stanley Street – no word on whether the quality’s increased though.
Finally, registration has now opened for Hong Kong’s first Diner en Blanc. For those that aren’t clued in, the French concept (above) sees hundreds or even thousands of eager diners all dressed in white descending on a public space that’s revealed at the very last minute for a feast of epic proportions. Obviously, there’s no word on where it’ll be set in Hong Kong, but you can be sure it’ll be an experience to remember. Check out details here.