Fresh Food, with new restaurants at the Pottinger Hotel, a host of soft-openings, and a major FoodCourt update.
Our schedule’s moved slightly and Fresh Food will now start appearing every Monday to start off your week – but you can be sure that nothing else has changed and we’ll still be delivering all the latest news to you. So that said, let’s kick off.
First up, something we were curious about a couple weeks ago on Twitter – the new Pottinger Hotel in Central has been fairly under the radar, but there were signs (literally) that three new restaurants would be opening soon at the venue.
And first to officially open this past week was Hollytan Grill (above), a Japanese export that blends the country’s techniques with French flavours, in a thoroughly old Hong Kong setting. There’s also The Envoy and Gradini coming soon, so keep checking back here for updates.
In other recent launches, a host of new places have soft-opened over the past week, including NOM, the new Italian restaurant from chef Fabrizio Napolitano on Elgin Street; Tallore, a new Belgium soup kitchen on Amoy Street in Wan Chai; and Sushi Ginza Onadera, a new high-end upstairs Japanese restaurant in Sheung Wan.
Following up from the Gordon Ramsay announcement a couple weeks back, it was officially announced that his restaurant will be called Bread Street Kitchen and Bar, and will open this September in collaboration with Dining Concepts at the Lan Kwai Fong Hotel.
In chef news, the Grand Hyatt will be celebrating its esteemed 25th anniversary later this year and to ring it in style, they’ve brought in famed local chef Pearl Kong Chen to design two special menus for One Harbour Road (81%). Each will include such classic Canto dishes as minced partridge, stir-fried garoupa and sweet pumpkin soup, and will be available from July 10 to 27.
And if you’re reading this before 4pm today and are desperate to meet famed chef Ferran Adria in person, he’ll be hosting a short hour-long talk at Kelly & Walsh in Pacific Place, Admiralty. Entry is $200, but that also gets you a $300 store gift voucher, so not a bad deal.
Finally, we think this is massive news: last week, we updated our database to almost 1800 restaurants and it’s now all but complete. FoodCourt gives you a curated selection of the finest critically approved restaurants in Hong Kong – check it out right here.