Where To Eat: Duck & Waffle, Polish Pop-Up At Test Kitchen, Four-Hands Dinners At Haku And Whisk
As K11 Musea opens with an extended list of new restaurants from avocado toast haven Avobar to the new Five Guys Burger and Artisan Lounge, Hong Kong’s food scene continues to experience an influx of foreign giants of gastronomy making an appearance this season. Here are our picks for the dining hot spots to hit this fortnight.
Bangkok’s Le Du x Taipei’s Ephernite Four-Hands Dinner At Whisk
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Mira’s Whisk is commemorating its decade milestone with a four-hands dinner, where Bangkok’s chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn from Le Du and Vanessa Huang of Taipei’s Ephernite collaborate to create a bespoke four-hands dinner menu for two evenings. On September 20 and 21, guests can sample a total of eight dishes, four from each chef, inspired by the chefs’ career milestones for the past decade.
Aside from their own signature dishes, Tassanakajohn and Huang will co-create two dishes together in this crossover menu. The eight-course four-hands dinner menu is priced at HK$1,788 per person, with a wine pairing programme available at an additional HK$380 per person.
Whisk, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2315 5999
Duck & Waffle At IFC Mall
London’s Duck & Waffle soft opens its first international outpost earlier this week, showcasing its take on British cuisine with European and American influences. Aside from its signature eponymous dish, the establishment also offers classics such as spiced ox cheek doughnut, caramelised banana waffle and miso custard tart. The restaurant is currently accepting walk-ins only with reservations being taken from mid-September 2019.
Duck & Waffle Hong Kong, Shop 1081, 1/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2267 6338
Japan’s La Maison De La Nature Goh At Haku
Following a sold-out four-hands collaboration with Hertog Jan’s Gert de Mangeleer last month, Haku’s next crossover is with an establishment closer to Asia: Fukuoka’s La Maison De La Nature Goh. For one night on September 28, guests can experience a nine-course degustation menu featuring signature dishes from the Fukuoka restaurant, created by chef Takashi Fukuyama and those prepared by Haku’s Agustin Balbi. The four-hands menu is priced at HK$2,180 per person with a wine package option at HK$680 per person.
Haku, OTG 04B, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2115 9965
Aleksander Baron At Test Kitchen
From September 11 to 14, Polish chef and restaurateur Aleksander Baron is presenting his contemporary take on Polish cuisine at Sai Ying Pun's Test Kitchen. Having risen to fame in his native Warsaw, Baron is best known for incorporating Polish pickling and fermentation traditions into his cuisine presented in his restaurants such as Wspanialy Swiat, Solec44, and Zoni. With a handful of Polish cookbooks published, Baron is set to showcase his reimagined Polish classics with an eight-course dinner with dishes such as beetroot sour ceviche with apple, mustard seeds in apple vinegar and herbs; and goose Omasta with burnt onion and black trumpet mushrooms. The Aleksander Baron Polish feast is run in two seatings: 7:00 pm and 8:15 pm at Test Kitchen. The dinner event is priced at HK$1,080 per person. Reservations are available here.
Test Kitchen, Shop 3, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun