Fresh Food, featuring a new Irish spot that isn't a pub, an all-day Italian dining restaurant, and a Greek chef coming to town.
UPDATE: We've just heard Il Moro has officially shut its doors. Sad to see it go, but we'll keep you updated on what's taking its spot!
The weather’s clearing up and that means it’s the perfect time for a change. Here at FoodCourt, we’re moving offices, relocating from the somewhat saturated Sheung Wan district, over to hip, not- completely-gentrified Tai Hang – we’re planning plenty of food exploration, so keep checking back for the latest in the area.
But with that, let’s get into a fairly slow Fresh Food week. First up, colour us surprised, because here’s Hong Kong’s first Irish spot that isn’t a pub! Kinsale is a new restaurant on the waterfront in Kennedy Town that serves family-style comfort food – think fisherman’s pie, crab cakes and plenty of healthy salads
It’s from the folks behind Solas and Rula Bula, two bars that don’t even serve food and hence aren’t listed in our database, so we’re not holding our breath just yet – but it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up.
Next, we’re a few weeks late with this one, but based on the lack of news about it, we’re guessing it’s still in its soft-opening phase. Taking over the Java Java’s former spot on Hollywood Road, is Perbacco, a new Italian all-day dining restaurant.
And speaking of Italian, one of our favourite restaurants Il Moro (60%) has seemingly closed down or is under renovation – we’re not completely sure, but if anyone knows, we’d love an update.
Finally in openings, after months of being unoccupied, the spot on the top corner of Lyndhurst Terrace has been taken over by Noodle House, an old-school that seemingly serves deliciously unhealthy bowls of classic Hong Kong carbs.
And in chef news, we wouldn’t normally report this, but we just got back from Greece and we’re amazed at the standard of the country’s cuisine, so this comes highly recommended. From September 12 to October 4, Harbourside (64%) at the InterContinental will be hosting chef Alexandros Economidis from its sister hotel in Athens.
He’ll be featuring a buffet menu that includes such Greek classics as tzatziki, beef skewers and (our favourite) stuffed peppers. The buffet starts at $738 per adult. That's all we've got this week, check back next time for more Hong Kong dining news.