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New colourful choices at Pret this Summer in Hong Kong

 

If you are like me and regularly go to Pret and hopefully see something new each day, that wish has now been granted again. This summer there will be a new selection of tasty food and drinks to choose from that I plan to try.

I have highlighted the ones that I want to try first, which includes some smoked salmon, prawns, pesto chicken, yuzu drink, finished by a Very Berry Croissant!

The new menu at Lobster Bar and Grill at Island Shangri-La is here

 

We have heard some rumours about a new menu and not it is finally here! All I can say is do not look at these photos if you are hungry....

The new menu has been curated by Executive Sous Chef, Cary Docherty and Head Chef, Kenny Chan. The dishes include Mushrooms on Toast (HKD 238) followed by main courses Lobster Thermidor (HKD 598), Beef Wellington - for two (HKD 998), Grilled Bone-In Rib of Pork (HKD 380).

For dessert there is the Tarte Tatin served with Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream (HKD 188) and French Beignet with Lemongrass Custard and Coriander Sugar (HKD 88).

 

I think for myself I have my eyes set on trying out the Beef Wellington for two. I have tried this dish in a number of locations around the city and it is one of my favourites. Time to make that booking, full details below.

Lobster Bar and Grill
Address    : Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road,
  Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours    : Lunch 12 noon to 2:30 pm (Mon – Fri); 12 noon to 3 pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
          Dinner 6:30 pm to 10 pm daily
Phone        : +852 2820 8560
Website

All prices are subject to 10% service charge.

 

Quick delivery service of store products now available with pandamart by foodpanda

 

Foodpanda Hong Kong has now launched pandamart. What is the difference with their current food delivery service? Well this is a quick commerce service where the company has its own urban warehouses that can provide delivery of certain items as fast as 15 mins, 24/7. Obviously this service has come about with the rising demand of ordering online in the city.

The platform boasts over 4,000 items including general groceries to household items, you can even get a nice beer or two! They currently have so promotions for this month to obviously attract new members and to offer something back to those that have already signed up.

BaseHall - The multi-concept food hall in Jardine House opens!

 

When we heard like many others that Grappa's Cellar was going to close, we were upset as the place had a lot of history and not only we had attended some great live music shows there, we also organised our own events there too.

Fast forward a few months we now get to see what BaseHall is all about. First impressions was that it felt a lot more spacious and well lit, with a ceiling that can change colour throughout the day and night. Music was playing, food was quickly being taken around the place and the long bar was busy with people that have recently left work. All the different food options are evenly spaced out in the lower part of BaseHall, with nice clear signage and what is available. Very quickly we dived into to try out the different menus and find out more about each of the different food and beverage concepts that are a key part to the launch.

The great thing about BaseHall is that there is such a wide variety of food and beverage choices there is always a reason to come back on a regular basis and the concept, food and drinks would never get old. Out of all the dishes that we tried on our first visit the Nasi Lemak stood out by Return of Lemak. I think this was because 1, it was very tasty and 2, we had not had Nasi Lemak in a long time!

 

Other food and beverage options that are on offer include: Honbo, Co Thanh, Treehouse, Cookie Dpt, Moyo Sik, BaseHall Bar, Westside Taqueria, Pub 1842 (by Young Master) and Roti Tori.

Tom Andrews, Senior Asset Manager at Hongkong Land Limited, explains how and why BaseHall is set to revolutionise Central's dining scene: "We took almost two years to choose our operators, searching across the city for the most exciting and upcoming talent. Our aim is to incubate new F&B concepts in Hong Kong by providing a unique platform for creative chefs to develop new offerings. We hope that BaseHall will become an exciting new dining destination for the Central office community as well as our LANDMARK customer base. The diverse mix of food and drinks as well as music and content will definitely create a fun space for our younger clientele.”

BaseHall opened this week, do go down and check it out and let us know what you think and what dish or beverage you enjoyed the most! For more information about BaseHall, visit the following links:

W: www.basehall.hk
IG: www.instagram.com/basehallhk
FB: www.facebook.com/basehallhk

 

Cheese Club, for lovers of cheese in Hong Kong has launched

I love cheese, so much that I even organised a cheese event for the public to attend.Finally there is now a Cheese Club in Hong Kong.

Once a month the Cheese Club organizes a collective order of premium cheese from farms in Europe at what they state is at a better price if you were to buy it in other outlets in Hong Kong.

80s themed all-you-can-eat dim sum menu at Duddell’s

Duddell’s has launched a new all-you-can-eat dim sum menu with an 80s theme!

Only HK$268+10%, each guest is entitled to an unlimited selection of 30 varieties of dim sum, street snacks and desserts.

Also you have the option of adding on a free-flow drinks package for HK$148 per person. This includes two hours of unlimited house wines, selected spirits, soft drinks and house beer.

[GIVEAWAY] Le Dessert is giving away ONE Mother’s Day Pavlova to you!

 

Mother Day cannot come soon enough! Getting headache of what shall you get for mum? I have a solution for you! 

Le Dessert is launched the unique Heart-Shaped Pavlova, perfect for Mother’s Day. This beautiful dessert is made up of perfectly balanced meringue, genuine unsugared Chantilly whipped cream, the freshest fruit and delicious homemade coulis. Make it personal with a custom chocolate tag, gifting the ultimate treat for Mother’s Day. 

And luckily to our Wcity readers, today Le Dessert is giving away ONE Mother’s Day Pavlova to you! Winner will be allowed to choose any size & any favor you want.

What you need to do to win the giveaway?

Simply  SIGN UP for Wcity newsletter on the bottom of the page. 


*The winner will announce on Wcity on 7 May 2020, Thursday at 5PM. And notify through email to the winner.*

Find out more about Mother’s Day Pavlova: 
The Mother’s Day Pavlova is a unique heart-shaped Pavlova made especially to celebrate your one and only mum.  Freshly made on the day of celebration the Pavlova features a unique meringue texture, unsugared Chantilly cream and fresh fruits.  It comes with a homemade coulis jar and a free custom chocolate tag!  Free delivery is available on orders over $500 throughout Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.    

The Mother’s Day Pavlova is available in 3 sizes and 2 flavours:

Sizes available:
2 to 3 people: $250 
4 to 6 people: $400 
7 to 9 people: $600 

Flavours available: 
Antoinette - Vanilla Chantilly cream, berries & mango, served with a raspberry coulis.
Louis - Chocolate Chantilly cream, mangos and passion fruit, served with a passion fruit coulis.

ABOUT LE DESSERT
Address:  Shop No. C01aa, 1/F., Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. 
You can order online via www.ledessert.com or by sending a WhatsApp to 51827069 (payment via PayMe or Bank Transfer).
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Cookie DPT launches their pop up location at The Upper House

After the great success of their cookies at their pop up at The Landmark, Cookie DPT has now relocated their pop up to The Upper House.

Expect a selection of their very popular cookies (we know how good they are as we have tried them). In addition to these tasty items they will also be offering coffee and other refreshments. Also more exciting exclusive flavour launches and collaborations!