Delish News: Restaurant Openings, New Menus in Hong Kong this October 2023
September 29, 2023
Indulge your taste buds amidst the early autumn breeze with the city's newest restaurant openings this October. Treat yourself to a fusion of modern and traditional French delights at Bistro La Baie, taste the innovative teppanyaki creations at Teppanyaki Mihara Goten, and savour the authentic flavours of Vietnamese street food at Chôm Chôm. These new dining destinations are guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
Here are the hottest restaurant openings, pop-ups, and new menus in Hong Kong this October 2023!
New Restaurant Openings in Hong Kong October 2023
Bistro La Baie Opens for Modern and Traditional French Bites in Tseung Kwan O
Overlooking the radiant waters of Tseung Kwan O Promenade, Bistro La Baie has made its mark as the latest French culinary sensation, fusing together timeless classics and modern interpretations. Under the helm of Chef Devon Hou, the bistro-style eatery features familiar French choices, including Foie Gras Terrine, Angus Beef Tartare, Steak Frites, and “La Baie” Bouillabaisse.
Where: Bistro La Baie, Shop G02, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
Japanese dessert chain Gariguette Opens First International Chain in Causeway Bay
Japanese dessert haven Gariguette is serving Hong Kong with great renditions of a classic pastry dish. Originating from Tokyo's trendy Omotesando neighbourhood, Gariguette takes inspiration from the iconic French mille-feuille, creating the unique mille-pressé.
Breaking away from the traditional rectangular silhouette, Gariguette's mille-pressé boasts two round slices of airy pastry, nestling an array of salty and sweet fillings.
Where: Gariguette, Shop D, Fashion Walk, 42-48 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Chef Terufumi Mihara Unveils Innovative Teppanyaki at Teppanyaki Mihara Goten in Causeway Bay
Masterminded by celebrated chef, Terufumi Mihara, Teppanyaki Mihara Goten introduces a culinary realm where kappo cuisine's deep-rooted traditions merge seamlessly with the theatrical flair of teppanyaki. Uniting a culinary odyssey spanning Japan, Italy, the U.S., and Hong Kong, alongside "Wa Modern" philosophy, the menu combines old practices with contemporary nuances.
Seafood lovers shouldn't miss the Grilled King Crab Crepe or Broiled Ezo Abalone adorned with Hokkaido Sea Urchin. Beef enthusiasts are sure to be drawn to the exquisite A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Roll and A5 Kumamoto Wagyu Beef Tenderloin for sultry, savoury bites. Elevating the experience, their homemade sauces are inspired by French, Italian, and Chinese palettes, and distinctly mark Chef Mihara's innovative approach in the teppanyaki arena.
Where: Teppanyaki Mihara Goten, 3/F, CUBUS, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
New Immersive Dining and Music Venue Melody Opens in Sai Ying Pun
Melody, opening in Sai Ying Pun in mid-October, promises a symphony of culinary and auditory delights. This multifunctional destination comprises five distinct spaces: Kitchen, Dining Room, Music Room, Bar Lounge, and Garden Room. Here, guests can indulge in seasonally inspired European dishes by esteemed chef Jamie Draper, while being serenaded by a curated music program led by Johnny Hiller.
Draper's culinary approach celebrates minimalism, allowing seasonally curated, primary ingredients to shine. Central to his kitchen is the Josper oven, infusing dishes with a tantalising wood-fired taste. Melody offers an immersive experience of food, drink, and rhythm.
Where: Melody, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Chôm Chôm Reimagines Vietnam As It Returns to SoHo
Following an invigorating adventure across Vietnam, the team behind Chôm Chôm has returned, brimming with enthusiasm and armed with exciting new offerings. They are back with a selection of vibrant, flavour-forward cocktails that perfectly complement their signature fresh bia hoi-style beer, now available on tap.
Under the talented guidance of Head Chef Logan Hester, the menu has been expertly tailored to bring you a delightful array of Vietnamese street food-inspired dishes. Immerse yourself in the satisfaction of easy-to-enjoy bites that encapsulate the authentic flavours of the bustling streets of Vietnam.
Where: Chôm Chôm, 58 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Indulge in Shanghainese Sichuan-style dining experience at Azure 80
Azure 80 promises an extraordinary dining experience featuring a fusion of Shanghainese and Sichuan cuisine and majestic sea views that overlook the iconic Victoria Harbour. Located at Harbour City, this new dining space is a collaboration between celebrated master chef, Chan Kai Tak, and the executive chef of Taste Gourmet Group, Andy Lau. Their combined expertise has birthed a menu that showcases the best of Shanghainese and Sichuan flavours, creating a harmonious symphony of taste sensations.
Guests can choose from various seating options, whether it be the elegant cocktail bar, comfortable dining areas, or the lavish private dining room. For those seeking a unique outdoor experience, the outdoor terrace beckons with its minimalist and upscale design.
Where: Azure 80, Ocean Terminal L2 OTE 201, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Menu Refreshes and F&B Events in Hong Kong October 2023
The Peninsula Hong Kong Unveils ‘All Things British’ Afternoon Tea
Experience the taste of British culture at The Peninsula Hong Kong, as they celebrate the opening of The Peninsula London in beautiful fashion. From Sept. 12 to Nov. 23, The Lobby restaurant will be serving an exquisite afternoon tea featuring “All Things British” - complemented with a selection of premium teas and special beverage choices.
Executive Pastry Chef Florian Couteau and Chef de Cuisine of The Lobby Anton Ho have crafted a menu that showcases the essence of British cuisine priced at HK$898 for two. Enjoy the Coronation chicken sandwich, a delightful blend of tart and savoury, or the Classic cucumber sandwich – a timeless favourite. Indulge in the rich Black pudding croquettes with tomato mayonnaise and end your culinary journey with the Eton mess roulade, made with luscious strawberries.
Where: The Lobby at The Peninsula Hong Kong, G/F, The Peninsula, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
LucAle Unveils White Truffle Menu and Autumn A-la-Carte Specials
LucAle is unveiling its sumptuous White Truffle Menu this fall, alongside an Autumn refresher of their a-la-carte menu. Despite the challenges faced by the revered Alba funghi this year, the Michelin-acclaimed restaurant is offering four new dishes, each packed with at least five grams of the coveted Alba white truffle. Try the Beef Tartare for meaty flavours, Pumpkin Cream for softer notes, Raviolo Gigante con Ricotta to spell the truffle power, and the classic staple of White Truffle Tagliolini.
Where: LucAle, Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tong Chong Street Market Beer Festival 2023
Tong Chong Street Market (TCSM) is back with its highly anticipated Beer Festival from Oct. 12 to 14! This beer-tastic journey is made better with free-flow beer, mouthwatering dishes, and an exciting beer playground featuring larger-than-life beer pong, pickle ball, and tube table tennis.
TCSM has carefully curated a selection of exceptional brewers and vendors for the event. From Young Master brewery’s toothsome Lychee Wild Ale to Deadman Brewery’s creamy rich Oktoberfeast 2023, TCSM unites Hong Kong’s best breweries to showcase their latest inventions. Heroes Beer Co. collaborates with indie band Rain in Time for a double hazy IPA Kupzzy, Carbon Brews offers a hop-forward pale ale Bright Side, and N.I.P x Mezzanine Makers introduces an exclusive Jasmine Tea Gin & Tonic – along with many other eyebrow raising offerings.
To complement these industry-shaping bevvies, vendors like Enso, Wingman, Latin Bites, Medanlang, and Lobster Boss will be putting their best foot forward to bring forth an international culinary experience.
Where: Tong Chong Street Market, Taikoo Garden, Two Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Ovolo Southside Partners with N.I.P Gin for Rooftop Pop-up ‘Informal Affairs’
Step into a nostalgic world this month at Ovolo Southside’s rooftop gin pop-up bar, in partnership with N.I.P Gin and prepare to be transported to a bygone era of Hong Kong.
Experience “Informal Affairs,” Southside’s first rooftop gin pop-up, where dai pai dong-style setting sets the stage for a unique cocktail bar. Paying homage to a time when gin cocktails held a special place, this extraordinary venue invites you to indulge in classic Hong Kong bites while immersing yourself in the ambiance of a bygone era. Imagine movie stars and Cantopop singers mingling with exuberant expats and locals alike, whilst enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and the clinically endorsed cocktails of yesteryear.
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Spanish Week Hong Kong 2023
Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure at Spanish Week, a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture in Hong Kong orchestrated by The Beat Asia in close collaboration with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. From Oct. 9-22, immerse yourself in the flavours of Spain with authentic paellas, aromatic olive oils, and refreshing Sangrias from our list of participating restaurants, including Quiero Mas, FIGS Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar, The Bayside, La Paloma, Chueca, and MAJO. Experience the lively ambiance inspired by the streets of Madrid and Valencia, while embracing the renowned Spanish warmth and hospitality!
La Fiesta: A 3-Day Spanish Festival
Brought to life by La Paloma, La Fiesta will paint the town red with its upcoming Spanish Festival on Oct. 13-15! Explore the vibrant activity booths suitable for all ages, indulge in La Paloma's signature tapas, and savour the exquisite Iberico hams and selection of cheeses presented by Los Ibericos. La Fiesta is more than just a festival; it's an immersive experience that allows you to delve into the diverse and lively traditions of Spain. Mark your calendars!
Delish Happenings in October 2023 You May Have Missed
On top of celebrating with an extended weekend, Hong Kong is also ringing in National Day 2023 with fireworks by the city’s iconic harbour. See the city shine with vibrant sparks and bursts of colour; check out these restaurants for a wraparound view of the glorious National Day fireworks action in full!
While the heatwaves of Hong Kong show signs of slowing down, Wan Chai’s latest Mexican joint, El Taquero, dials up the heat with a delectable array of authentic street eats that have been lovingly spit-roasted and seasoned to piquant perfection.
Over on the Kowloon side, at Kai Tak’s Airside shopping mall, Japan’s matcha dessert house Nana’s Green Tea has made a touchdown with their first Hong Kong branch. Venture just a little further out to Elements mall above Kowloon station, and you will find Anju, a modern Korean eatery that adds a touch of Italian influence.
Whilst October spells debaucherous partying and feasting in the form of Oktoberfest and Halloween, the month also presents the chance to tuck into a meal that contributes to a good cause. The annual Pici Pasta Run returns, encouraging all to form teams with their friends and compete in a thrilling race, followed by a meal of fresh pasta à la Pici, with entrants’ proceeds going to support the mental health charity MindHK.
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