Jun 28, 2007|
One of my favorite new places is Manta Ray seafood restaurant over in Discovery Bay. The guys who started it up are big-time seafood importers, so they have an upper hand when it comes to what’s fresh. Anyhoo, they’re starting a new brunch on weekends and public holidays from 11am-3pm. Freshly shucked oysters and champagne, free-range eggs and smoked salmon sound good? Or maybe homemade waffles with a stack of crispy back bacon and sliced bananas, or some classic eggs Benedict? Shop G08B, Block A, The Plaza, Discovery Bay, 2987-2190.
The one good thing about all this rain is that as long as there’s a thunderstorm warning, it’s happy hour at Hemmingway’s, and two-for-one on main dishes. Shop G09, Block A, The Plaza, Discovery Bay, 2987-8855.
I just found out that Iberico ham fresh from Spain is going to be paired with some awesome Spanish wines all July at Amber. The Iberian hogs are fed acorns and then matured for 36 months for optimum flavor. The wines are from Haciendas d’Espania and I got a sneak tipple over the weekend - this is a must-do at least once during July. 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 2132-0066.
Has it been a whole year already? It’s happy birthday for the Flying Pan and if you say the words you’ll get a free pancake side set with any meal. 9 Old Bailey St., Central, 2140 6333
I tried the new four-course set dinner at Cafe Deco. I actually had grilled New Zealand venison and something also a little unfamiliar to my palate, tandoori seabass. It was a bit of an unusual combination, but damn if it didn’t go down well. You also get a free cocktail to start things off. The whole thing isn't exactly cheap at $398, but when is the last time you had freshly grilled venison? 118 Peak Rd., The Peak, 2849-5111.
If you dig surf movies on the big screen check out the new “Surfrider Saturdays” at Ooh La La Beach Bar & Restaurant at Pui O Beach, Lantau, 2546-3543.
I was just stopping by Cafe O on Arbuthnot Road and saw that you get a second Heineken with a pizza if you buy a first.
Have I found the cheapest lobster buffet in town? For $238 at the Coffee Mill restaurant in the Marco Polo Gateway Hotel, you get a Jamaican-style stuffed lobster cup, Cuban lobster and other seafood from the island waters, with plenty more varieties of my favorite crustacean. Lower Lobby, Gateway Hotel Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2113-7926.
As a Canadian, let me tell you you’re in for a treat. You’ve got until the end of the month to try the famous Canadian beef at Lux Restaurant & Bar, where chef Wade Watson will whip up some of his favorite dishes. UG/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St., Lan Kwai Fong, 2868-9538.
I was worried I would have no fresh “Italian June” news for you, but then I got word that there's a Sicilian festival over at One Bar & Grill. They’ll have a special long lunch on over the weekends all month long. The best thing is the sausage, nice and spicy but not too heavy on the fat. 3/F, One Exchange Square, 2522-2246.