Esquire: Still one of the best?

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I have a confession to make. It had been eight hundred and ninety nine days since my last visit to Esquire.  The date was 6th May 2014. It might sound strange that I remember the last time I went to Esquire so vividly, and that…

Operetta: Italian? French? Japanese? or still finding its feet?

One of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong was two Michelin starred Wagyu Takumi, which until recently was helmed by renowned Japanese Chef Mitsuru Konishi. I’d heard that Chef Konishi was involved as culinary director of the newly opened Operetta in Pacific Place, but was completely surprised when I learned that Chef Konishi had made…

Otto: Italian fine diner you must try

Many questions were asked when at only a month into its operation, Italian Fine Diner Restaurant Otto picked up a coveted Chefs Hat.  More-so that the upstart interloper from the southern states also picked up the prestigious Restaurant of the Year (note, not new restaurant of the year). Who were these guys, and what right…

Fish School: A cool spot with amazing fish

It seems to be list season; the 2017 Hong Kong & Macau Michelin guide was just released, as was the Tatler Top 20.  Just two of the many restaurant guides and lists that are available in HK, they’re probably two of the main guides I use when looking for a lovely dining experience;  the other…

Ciao Chow: The best pizza in HK?

Apart from the quite generic Pizza Express, there’s a real shortage of great pizza places in Hong Kong.  Sure, I could name a couple of places that do alright pizza, but there’s not many places that could be classified as world class. That all changed when an interesting little place called Ciao Chow opened up…

Djapa – Nipo Brasilerio the most colourful of mixes

I love discovering a new place that instantly ingratiates itself on all levels.  It’s even better when that place is about ten steps from the front of your apartment entrance! The Avenue; AKA Lee Tung Avenue has to be one of the most popular destination spots in Hong Kong now, I can attest to this…