Dorothy So and Winnie Yeung check up on our dear ol’ neighbor to see what’s cooking.
We all visit Macau for different reasons. Some go there to catch a concert, some for the food, and some just to stroll along the old neighborhoods on a lazy weekend. And of course, there are also the gamblers.
Chef Harlan Goldstein is closing his beloved restaurant Tuscany by H in Lan Kwai on October 15. Sad. But you are not seeing the last of Chef Harlan: in November he will open a new restaurant called Gold, which will take over the space vacated by FINDS, which is moving to The Luxe Manor as we speak.
This month, Osteria is doing a “Pasta Perfection” promotion with De Cecco pasta. Chef Michele Camolei has come up with some really delicious pasta dishes, including the rigatoni with Neapolitan ragu, tripoline with anchovies, cauliflower and bread croutons; and casarecce (a Sicilian twisted tube-shaped pasta) with Amatriciana sauc (a zesty pancetta and tomato sauce). All the dishes are $190 and are available until October 3.
Mezzanine Floor, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-1010.
The prestigious champagne house (Krug) has teamed up with the city’s top French restaurants for champagne-pairing menus, the first of which is here at The French Window. The menu, priced at $1,650 per person, starts with a glass (or more) of Krug Grande Cuvée, followed by six courses of deliciousness.
Available until October 10. Shop 3101, IFC Mall, Central, 2393-3812.
Happy Birthday, Aqua! September 10 marks the 10th anniversary of the very first Aqua restaurant on Hollywood Road—how fast time flies, the group has gone from one innovative restaurant to having 20 around the world, plus a boutique hotel (Hullett House) under their wings. To celebrate the special day, the group has launched a month-long celebration, from Sep 10 to Oct 10, where ten chefs from the Aqua Group have come up with ten dishes to celebrate the occasion.
Just opened is Zenku, a new Japanese restaurant at the Nexxus Building in Central. Opened by the Bang Bang Pan Pan couple, Christian and Judith Yang, Zenku reinvents Japanese cuisine, combining traditional ingredients and tastes in a creative way. Think margarita merguro sushi (tuna with a margarita foam), peach oyster katsu roll, boeuf bourguignon gyoza and miso ice-cream. Zenku is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with set and a la carte menus. Yet another Japanese place in Central, you may ask? Ah well, there’s never enough of them.
LOTUS has been launching quite a few attractive bargains ever since it’s moved house to SoHo. But one thing in particular caught our eyes—on Mondays, you can score a pad thai and a cosmopolitan for just $80 from 7pm. Awesome way to start the week, don’t you think?
5 Staunton St., Central, 2543-6290
Amazing meals don’t need to come with a hefty price tag. The new menu—well, the old menu to be exact, features many of the long-lost authentic Guangdong dishes once popular in Hong Kong 50 years ago. The Maxim’s chefs had to go to Guangzhou to learn how to make these dishes. Local chefs had long ago phased these dishes out because many of the ingredients are difficult to source these days, and it doesn’t help that the cooking methods are extremely complicated and time–consuming. Case in point: the partridge and egg white purée ($28/person).
15% off the new menu at all Maxim's Cantonese cuisine outlets for HSBC credit cardholders until September 30
The critically acclaimed festival is back with programs featuring local and international acts, with music genres ranging from Western blues to Cantonese opera. Don’t miss Li Yundi playing Chopin.
Oct 3-Nov 7, www.icm.gov.mo/fimm/24/en
Seriously, unless you’ve been living in a cave, need we say more?
Nov 18-21, www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo.