Fresh Food, featuring the return of Patrick Goubier, a new craft beer bar in Mong Kok, and Korean-styled pizza in Causeway.
We’re just a couple weeks into the new year, and already we’re facing our second food-related controversy. We don’t dare utter the contentious phrase in question, but FoodCourt would like to inform that we've now trademarked* the words ‘restaurant’, ‘dining’, ‘eating’ and ‘food’ – we’d appreciate it if all publications would avoid using them in the future. With that, let’s get into this week’s slightly slow Fresh Food.
First up, Chez Patrick abruptly closed down late last year, and was quickly replaced with the Parisian import Le Relais de l'Entrecôte (69%). But chef Patrick Goubier has bounced back, moving to his old Central stomping grounds. The rebranded restaurant is Le Table de Patrick on Cochrane Street, and you can expect a similar menu of classic French dishes in a homely environment.
Next up, a new craft beer spot has opened in Mong Kok of all places. The Ale Project (above) is on Hak Po Street, and serves an incredible selection of both local and international draft beers. There’s also a decent selection of American-styled food, including corn dogs, mac & cheese and nachos.
Over in Causeway Bay, Hysan Place has welcomed Pizza Maru into its food court, a new Korean spot that serves its namesake cheesy bread, alongside pasta and the country’s ever-popular fried chicken.
The Landark Mandarin is bringing back its popular pop-up series of chefs. This month welcomes Diego Munoz, the head chef at Peru’s famed Astrid y Gaston. Expect such South American favourites as dry lamb stew and lobster chupe. It’s priced at $2,688 per head, and runs from January 19 to 21.
Finally, this isn't really food news, but we're excited nonetheless. Dunkin Donuts has announced plans to enter the Hong Kong market in the future. But don't hold your breath just yet: the annoucement came alongside plans to open 1,400 new stores all across China by 2035 - so, maybe a while yet.
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