Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LOCA VORE Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa


LOCA VORE

BEEF CARPACCIO 
PEPPERED BEEF, CIABATTA CROUTONS, ROCKET, HORSERADISH MAYO

GRILLED PHUKET PRAWNS
SPICED AND GRILLED PRAWNS WITH LEMON, MASHED BROAD BEANS AND GARLIC RUBBED SOURDOUGH

SPICY SALMON TARTAR
FRESH SALMON, LEMONGRASS, CORIANDER, SESAME, LIME JUICE AND CRISPY RICE PUFFS

PHUKET PORK
GRILLED PORK LOIN WITH ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CARAMELISED APPLE, SUGAR SNAPS, DIJON MUSTARD SAUCE

AUSTRALIAN SIRLOIN STEAK
WITH STEAMED NEW POTATOES AND PEPPER SAUCE


Loca Vore is a great dinner spot for the family, serving up a mix of Medditernean cuisine and Thai classic dishes. The spacious and welcoming venue is ideal for dining with children. We recommend their Spicy Salmon Tartare with lemongrass, coriander, sesame, lime juice and crispy rice puffs, the juicy Australian Sirloin Steak with steamed new potatoes and pepper sauce, and the grilled pork loin with roasted butternut squash, caramelised apple, sugar snaps and Dijon mustard sauce. A great spot where you will find something for everyone if you are looking for a relaxed dinner or lunch. 





Loca Vore, 555, Moo 3, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 363 999


Sunday, January 25, 2015

LINGUINI FINI SoHo Hong Kong


LINGUINI FINI

 HOMEMADE SPICY SAUSAGE
PEPPERS & ONIONS, CHILI & OREGANO MUSTARD

 RADIATORE ALLA VODKA
SPICY 'NDUJA LACED CREAM SAUCE, FRESH MOZZARELLA, BASIL

 UNI MACHERONI CARBONARA
HOMEMADE LARDO, SEA URCHIN, BLACK PEPPER, ORGANIC EGG YOLK

NEW YORK STYLE 18" PIZZA
THE BRONX - FRESH MOZZARELLA, PORCHETTA, PEPPERONI, MEATBALL

GRILLED 1/2 CHICKEN
CHILI, LARDO & HONEY GLAZED, ORGANIC VEGETABLES & HERBS

SAUTEED GREENS
ANCHOVY, CHILI, CAPER & LEMON VINAIGRETTE

CARAMEL APPLE PIE
CINNABON ICE CREAM


We were very excited to hear our favourite nose to tail Italian spot, Linguini Fini, had reopened in an even more buzzing location. At the centre of Soho's escalators, Chef Vinny is back with his mouthwatering homemade Italian dishes playing upon classic recipes and adding his unique twist. We love that everything is freshly made on site and their variety of produce is sourced straight from local farms. We highly recommend starting with the delicious Homemade Spicy Sausage, packed full of flavour and served with peppers, onions, chili and oregano mustard. Other favourite dishes off the menu included the huge "The Bronx" New York Style 18" pizza with fresh mozzarella, porchetta, pepperoni and meatballs, their Radiatore Alla Vodka with spicy 'nduja laced cream sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil, the Uni Macheroni Carbonara with homemade lardo, sea urchin, black pepper and organic egg yolk, and the juicy and tender lardo and honey glazed grilled 1/2 chicken with chili, organic vegetables and herbs. A perfect meal for dining family style and pairing with wine and great company in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We can't wait to go back for more.





Linguini Fini, G/F, 49 Elgin Street, Central
2387 6338


IN ROOM DINING AT OUR PRIVATE POOL VILLA AT RENAISSANCE PHUKET RESORT & SPA




PRIVATE POOL VILLA

RENAISSANCE CLUB SANDWICH 
CHICKEN BREAST, BACON, HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE AND ROSEMARY GARLIC FRENCH FRIES

GRILLED BEEF BURGER
PRIME BEEF BURGER, GRILLED BACON, CHEDDAR CHEESE, LETTUCE, TOMATO AND FRENCH FRIES

PHAD THAI
STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH PORK

YAM NUEA YANG
TRADITIONAL SPICY THAI BEEF SALAD

GRILLED SEA BASS


We found it increasingly difficult to pry ourselves away from the luxurious and comfortable villa during our stay at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, therefore ended up indulging in many in room lunches and snacks. Feasting from their extensive menu in between dips in our private pool and sunbathing on the patio was one of the most enjoyable parts of our stay. We recommend the traditional Phad Thai, juicy Grilled Beef Burger with bacon and cheddar cheese, and their fresh Renaissance Club Sandwich with chicken breast, bacon, homemade mayonnaise and rosemary garlic french fries. Perfect vacation food for a relaxing afternoon.



Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, 555, Moo 3, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 363 999


Friday, January 23, 2015

BREAKFAST AT RENAISSANCE PHUKET RESORT & SPA




BREAKFAST AT LOCA VORE


FRESH JUICE AND SMOOTHIES


FRESH FRUIT 


SALAD BAR


EGG STATION


PANCAKE STATION


BLOODY MARY STATION

HONEYCOMB


Breakfast was always a treat at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. With plenty of accommodating staff and enough western and Thai options to keep us going back for more, we always left satisfied and energized for the day ahead. Make sure to check out their fresh bread and pastry stand as well as the made to order egg bar. We loved the Thai stir fries and fresh salads and fruits for a lighter, island style option and the bacon and sausages were perfect for bigger appetites. Their fresh juice bar was a great treat and if you were feeling a little hungover from the night before there was even a DIY Bloody Mary selection for a little late morning indulgence. The ideal hotel breakfast to get you started on the right foot.







Loca Vore, 555, Moo 3, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 363 999


Thursday, January 22, 2015

BISTRO DU VIN Kennedy Town Hong Kong




BISTRO DU VIN

 ESCARGOT ON BONE MARROW

 HOME SALTED BRANDADE, SOFT EGG, ESPELETTE HOLLANDAISE

 MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

 COQ AU VIN - BRAISED FARM CHICKEN IN RED WINE

 DUCK LET CONFIT, SALAD & WEDGES

 GRAND MARNIER SOUFFLE

 CHEESE BOARD

BOURGOGNE, LOUIS LATOUR - BURGUNDY


We love dining on casual French cuisine with great wine and intimate settings, and Bistro Du Vin offers just this in the heart of Kennedy Town. The ambient and authentic decor transported us from busy Hong Kong to a welcoming, quaint bistro in Paris. We loved the chalkboard specials and recommend the indulgent Escargot on Bone Marrow, the fragrant pot of Mussles in White Wine Sauce, the crispy Duck Leg Confit with salad and wedges, and their perfectly marinated, fall of the bone Coq Au Vin. Make sure to pair you meal with their affordable and delicious Louis Latour house wine and finish with a fluffy Grand Marnier Souffle. A perfect spot for an evening date or a casual lunch time break.




Bistro Du Vin, Shop D, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Western District
2824 3010


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CELEBRATE NAMO'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH JUICY BOSTON LOBSTERS, VINTAGE DOMS & CHEERFUL DONATIONS




THE DINING AREA

BOSTON LOBSTER IN DILL BUTTER SERVED WITH A SIDE OF SPICY "NHAM JIM" SAUCE AND A BOTTLE OF VINTAGE DOM PERIGNON
PRICED AT HK$1498 (HK$50 WILL BE DONATED TO FOODLINK FOUNDATION)

SIAM FISH MOUSSE CAKE

SHRIMP AND MANGO RICE PAPER ROLL

MARINATED AND GRILLED RARE BEEF SALAD


LAMB CHOPS IN ROSEMARY GARLIC WITH ROSEMARY PEPPER SAUCE

IBERICO PORK RIBS IN CORIANDER WITH ROSEMARY PEPPER SAUCE

COD STEAK IN LEMON BUTTER WITH VERY HOT CHILI SAUCE

CHILI CHOC ROCK
CHILI CHOCOLATE MUFFINS, ORANGE MARMALADE, HOT COCONUT SAUCE



One of our favourite Thai restaurants, Namo, is turning one year old and they are celebrating in style. From now until February 28th they are serving delicious Boston lobster in dill butter with a side of spicy "Nahm Jim" sauce and a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon for HK$1,498.  The ideal date night treat if you are looking to impress a loved one. Namo will donate HK$50 to Foodlink with every set ordered, giving you even more reason to indulge. Also guest who dine at Namo between now and February 28th can enter a short quiz for a chance to win a Dom Perignon Magnum (worth HK$3,000), dining vouchers and other prizes. As well as the mouthwatering lobster, we also tried a few other signature dishes during our dinner at Namo and recommend the tasty Siam Fish Mousse Cakes, the fall off the bone Iberico Pork Ribs in coriander with rosemary pepper sauce, and the melt in your mouth Cod Steak in lemon butter with chili sauce. Perfect if you are craving Thai cuisine with a modern twist and chic surroundings. 


http://www.mayfare.com.hk/namo

https://www.facebook.com/namohongkong

http://www.foodlinkfoundation.org/


Namo Avant Thai, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Moody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2739 1133