As temperatures begin to drop, it's only natural that we help ourselves to larger plates - if not to celebrate that all-American vacation around the corner, at least to chase the slump before we go. reach the peak of the holiday season. If you're looking for sheer decadence to brighten up your day, this week's roundup of new dishes will have it: Think Peking Duck, ablaze before your eyes; a whiskey pairing dinner; and not just one but two limited-time caviar menus designed for true connoisseurs.
Hutong Flaming Peking Duck
Who isn't a fan of Peking Duck - with its winning combination of crispy, oily skin and deeply flavorful meat? The staple of the Chinese imperial court now has a theatrical twist in Hutong at One Peking. Barbecue chef Martin Mak has judiciously added a Szechuan twist to the traditional recipe: marinate with northern Chinese ingredients and air dry for 36 hours for a perfectly crispy skin. It is then roasted for 40 minutes before being sprinkled with Chinese rosé wine and rum and set on fire - which gives an extra smoky flavor and intensifies the peppery aroma of Sichuan green peppers - not to mention an added dimension. of drama. The price of the duck is 818 HK $ whole and 418 HK $ for a half portion. Pair it with two new cocktails - Beijing's Treasure (HK $ 148), a duck-fat washed cocktail with Hennessy VSOP; or the Golden Orchard (HK $ 138), a lighter spritzer with apple cider, sherry wine, elderberry liqueur and topped with Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Hutong, 28 / F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342
Henry x Kinahan Irish Whiskey three course menu every Wednesday
When: Every Wednesday until the end of December 2020
What could be better to accompany a mind-blowing feast at Henry Steakhouse than a glass of healthy whiskey? In partnership with Kinahan's - a 241-year-old brand known as `` the pioneer of Irish whiskey '' - Henry offers a three-course dinner menu to accompany the distillery's Kasc Project Whiskey. These are intriguing liquids made in hybrid barrels, each constructed from a blend of five different types of wood to deliver rich and unusual flavors.
Priced at HK $ 1,100 per person, the menu includes a generous selection of Henry's favorites to share. Highlights such as the hand smoked steak tartare, bone-in USDA rib eye, grilled corn harissa as well as split desserts including chocolate fondant with pretzel milk ice cream. To accompany each dish, guests can also sip a Kinahan Sour Whiskey, Kinahan's Hybrid Cask and Original, both served pure, and Irish coffee to finish - the perfect pairing with decadent desserts.
Henri, 5 / F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732
Waves Pacific x Somm's Philosophy x Neighborhood a dinner with caviar and wine
When: 25 november
Gourmet distributor Waves Pacific has partnered with sommelier consultancy Somm's Philosophy and restaurant at David Lai's Neighborhood to deliver an overnight caviar and wine-only tasting dinner, highlighting five different types of N25 caviar. Caviar. All of the caviar in N25 comes from the cleanest and purest waters of Yunnan, where they raise older sturgeons who are then able to deliver stronger, healthier caviar eggs, which helps age the caviar longer without the need for preservatives. From the prized Kaluga X caviar, used by some of the world's most decorated chefs, to the Amur variety aged for an extended period of three to six months, customers will be able to sample the nuances of flavor with a range of undoubtedly exceptional wines. . The menu is priced at HK $ 1,500 per person before food and wine pairing. Reservations recommended.
district, 61 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2617 0891
Whisk x The Old Man: Omakase caviar with four hands
When: 3-4 December
Whisk is no stranger to guest chef collaborations, but this time chef Oliver Li is teaming up with Nikita Matveev of The Old Man for a sumptuous eight-course Kaviari caviar and extravagant cocktail (HK $ 1,588 per person ). Available for two nights only, the 'omakasedinner highlights some of the season's most prized ingredients, fresh from the Fukuoka jet, such as Sawara (Spanish mackerel) or fugu shirako (pufferfish milt) - all enriched with Kaviari caviars in the varieties Kristal, Oscietre Prestige and Sturgeon White. The food is paired with four unique drinks that perfectly sums up the cocktail magic that has consistently earned The Old Man its prestigious place among the Top 50 Bars in Asia and the World over the past two years.
Whip, 5 / F, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2315 5999
The best time to visit Italy are the months of May, June, and September. Compared to the peak summer months of July and August, these months offer more comfortable temperatures and there are fewer crowds ( except around Easter ). The country experiences four classic seasons per year, although there is a marked difference between the wetter, cooler North and the drier, warmer South. The rainiest months pretty much everywhere are usually October and November.
Fall ( September – November ) : temperatures cool down gradually, although September is usually still very pleasant. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Fall carries many of the same benefits as spring, but with slightly less predictable weather.
Winter : temperatures in the South remain mild in winter, while Northern Italy is normally wet and cold. Winter in the Italian Alps is fantastic though for skiing and snowboarding, but the ski resorts do get crowded so book early.
Travelers wishing to visit Italy can use a bus, train, plane, or boat to get there. Most tourists arrive by plane though, often landing in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the country’s busiest airport. This is the preferred point of entry in Italy when you want to visit Rome, or tour the entire country. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Rome.
Although Rome is the main getaway for most visitors to Italy, it’s often easier and cheaper to fly directly to/from one of the country’s other airports. It can also save you a lot of time to book a multi-city ticket, hereby arriving in one airport and leaving from another ( for example fly in Milan in the north and fly out Naples in the south ). The following airports are of interest for most tourist itineraries :
Milan Malpenza Airport ( north ) is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy ( and also the main getaway to the Italian Lakes ). Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Milan.
Venice Marco Polo airport ( north ) is the international airport of Venice. It offers flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, South Korea and the Middle East. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Venice.