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September 13 Ming Court's special menu till 30 September is 'Four Corners of China'. Highlights include chilled sliced foie gras in sake, prepared using Beijing techniques ($168) and braised wagyu in a distinctly Sichuan style ($288). Degustation menu of 7 courses is $680.
September 13 Frites new daily Happy Hour is 3-7pm, half price on all draught beers and house wine.
September 13 Spices celebrates Lantern festival with an Asian buffet featuring lots of seafood, curries, lamb chops and more $408/adult, $204/child (free lantern for children).
September 10 The Repulse Bay has a wine tasting evening on 17th September at The Marquee $398 includes wines from around the world, buffet and wine glass gift set
September 10 Don't miss Red Soho's Cosmopolitan Ladies Night. Thursdays 6-8pm ladies get free Cosmos, while men get happy hour prices till 9pm.
September 10 Till end September Rocksalt in Stanley has a Surf 'n' Turf promotion - a king prawn and ribeye with a glass of Alice White Shiraz or Chardonnay for $288.
September 5 The new Blue Smoke BBQ (3/F, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, 2816 9018) is offering daily buffet lunch 12-3pm from only $98
September 5 Staunton's has free wine tasting every Wednesday 7-8pm.
September 5 At the new l'Hotel Island Sound (55 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, 3968 8833), Bar LIS has 30% off till 12 September.
September 2 You could win an iPhone 4 at any Shakey's Pizza during September. Msut spend $250 to enter draw.
September 2 Saigon in Stanley's new 'oodles of noodles' menu (till end Oct), feautres Soft shell crab and asparagus with egg noodles ($118), pan seared scallops with caviar on vermicelli ($98), and Vietnamese rice noodle Cakes amongst others.
September 2 Grissini has a special porcini mushroom menu through September.
July 28 Duke's Deli is offering kids cooking parties for up to 8 kids on weekends and holidays. $288 covers 1 kid and 1 adult.
July 28 On 4 August, The Pawn's Roving Steakhouse night means champagne and canapes at 7pm and a 4 course meal with Porterhouse steak to follow for $888.
July 27 Through August, Duetto marks 63 years of Indian independence with a special menu including Chicken Tiranga ($78), Jash-ne-Kashmir ($108) and Kesari Laddu ($42) for dessert.
July 27Ben & Jerry's today celebrate the opening of their latest branch at 45-47 Cochrane St, Soho with free ice cream 5-7pm.
July 2 St George restaurant in Hullett House are hosting a five-course Spanish wine dinner on July 8. $688 per person call 3988 0220 for reservations.
July 2 Eight new seafood dishes celebrating the flavours of Italy and India have been added to the menu at Duetto.
July 2 The buffet at the Coffee Mill will be featuring Dungeness crab from 13 Jul–5 Aug. Adult $178, Child and Senior Citizen $118 (Mon-Fri), Adult $188 and $128 (weekends & public holidays)


This is a convenient little Italian coffee shop on Wellington Street. I’ve had pleasant sandwiches there once or twice at lunchtimes so I decided to give their set dinner a try.

The menu is not huge. There are maybe half a dozen starters to choose from and about three main courses. Depending on how hungry you are you can choose from 2-course at $298, 3-course at $328 and the 4-course at $368. Each includes a glass of house wine and coffee.

The reason there are so many starter options is that some of them are also on the a la carte snack menu. I decided to start with Duck breast carpaccio with mixed mushrooms and shaved parmesan cheese.

It was delivered with a small jungle of arugula on top. It was pleasant enough but I couldn’t help wondering if a little sun-dried tomato might have added an agreeable tanginess to the proceedings.

In the four course version the next course is a half portion of the daily pasta or risotto. Pasta I thought. On this particular day it was linguine vongole (linguine with clams). At first I was a little disappointed that there seemed to be so few clams even for a half portion but they were all hidden under the linguine.

The main course was a choice between rack of lamb and salmon fillet. I opted for the salmon which was presented with potatoes and salad.

There were six or seven types of cake or dessert to choose from. I had the Baileys chocolate mousse and finished with expresso long from the menu.

They also have a branch in Sheung Wan

UG, The Loop
33 Wellington Street
Tel 2523 2821

G/F Skyline Commercial Centre
71-77 Wing Lok Street
Tel 2850 6332

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