From Osteria Marzia’s opening to The Coffee Academics’ exclusive offer of the world’s most expensive coffee – here are the latest updates from the local dining scene.
Osteria Marzia bring coastal Italian charm in Fleming Hotel relaunch
Just ahead of the group’s fifth anniversary, Black Sheep Restaurants has opened its 16th venue, Osteria Marzia at newly relaunched Fleming Hotel.
Head chef Luca Marinelli and team will prepare diverse recipes from the Italian seaside, highlighting regional specialties. Among the highlights are crudo raw plates and chef Marinelli’s famous pasta dishes. Worth looking out for is the Spaghetti Ricci which has an Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino base and is topped with Italian and Japanese sea urchin, and the Lombata Marzia, their only red meat offering of beef sirloin grilled with anchovy butter.
The nautical restaurant interior perfectly matches with The Fleming Hotel’s maritime heritage theme. All hotel guests will be served a complimentary continental breakfast at Osteria Marzia.
G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai. osteriamarzia.com.hk
Casa Lisboa launches brunch menu
Casa Lisboa has just launched a brand new eight-course brunch, available on weekends and public holidays. Boasting fresh ingredients imported from Portugal, the restaurant aims to reinvent original Portuguese dishes while still retaining traditional elements. Diners will enjoy six starters to share—including garlic octopus, gazpacho, and sapateira cold crab salad—followed by a choice of one main course per person. Options include Leita֘o à Bairrada suckling pig and Bacalhau à Bras (salted codfish, egg and potato). For dessert, we recommend the biscuit cake.
Brunch prices are $350 per head. Free-flow drinks can also be added on, starting at $88.
2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central. casalisboa.com.hk
Ayuthaiya’s launches Tuk Tuk menu
Ayuthaiya has put together a new menu taking inspiration from street food and gourmet dishes from different regions in Thailand. The chef in charge is Pairote Pimswat, whose dishes are all sized perfectly for sharing. Highlights include Po nung Ma Nao steamed sea bass, Kai Yang smoky chicken skewers, and Yum Nuer strip loin beef with a citrus fish sauce dressing.
Until the end of the month, each guest will receive a Tuk Tuk Dining Passport to collect stamps for each Tuk Tuk dish ordered; three stamps can then be redeemed for one free dish by posting a photo to the Ayuthaiya facebook page.
Tuk Tuk menu prices start at $118. 35 Hollywood Road, Central. ayuthaiya.com.hk
Share your love story to win a wedding banquet
Fine-dining restaurant The Ocean by Olivier Bellin is offering one lucky couple the chance to win a free wedding banquet. Contestants will need to ‘like’ Olivier Bellin on social media, and submit their love story along with at least five pre-wedding photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30.
The winning couple stands to enjoy a complimentary wedding banquet for up to 80 guests worth up to $200,000. This includes a cocktail party at Cabana, a five-course dinner and musical entertainment.
The Ocean by Olivier Bellin, 3/F, Lobby A, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay.
New a la carte menu at Lobster Pot
Lobster Pot has launched a new all-day menu, upgrading some of its most popular dishes such as Lobster Roll and Lobster Linguini. Signature dishes such as the Lobster Popcorn are still available, but diners can also enjoy new offerings like Lobster Risotto.
The restaurant has always focused on serving quality lobster in a casual takeaway environment, balancing the well-known creaminess of the crustacean with zingy ingredients like lime, coriander, garlic, chorizo and chili.
Opening hours run from 11am-10 or 11pm. 3 Ship Street, Wan Chai. lobsterpot.hk
Thanksgiving at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has curated a menu specifically for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, with warming classics such as Pumpkin Butternut Soup, Sous Vide Turkey, and Dry Aged Rib Eye. Finally just as important as mains, Wolfgang’s has also created a homemade pecan pie to finish off the meal.
The Thanksgiving menu is priced at $588, and is available for both lunch and dinner services from November 22-24.
1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central. wolfgangssteakhouse.hk
The Coffee Academïcs brings world’s most expensive coffee to Hong Kong
The Coffee Academïcs has received 7kg of the highly sought after batch of Panama Geisha – last month a 100-pound lot of the stuff fetched USD$601 per pound at auction. The Coffee Academïcs’ share is roughly the equivalent of 300 cups.
From now until March, the coffee house will host special brewing workshops and offer limited edition 601 Experience kits (two types, priced at $2,500 and $1,000). Four of the chain’s locations across Hong Kong are now serving hand-brewed Geisha.
Limited to only five cups per shop, each rare brew is priced at $400 and comes with a snack and photo certificate.
For details, visit the-coffeeacademics.com/601
The Butchers Club joins food truck game
Joining Hong Kong’s newly launched food truck pilot scheme, The Butchers Club has customised a state-of-the-art Fiat with street art designs and a matte black wrap named ‘The Butchers Truck’.
Hong Kongers can anticipate a new sliders menu, the Michelin-recognised Classic Burger, and the new signature Chargrilled Australian Black Angus Rib Fingers. The ribs can also be prepared as a Rib Finger Slider.