Lots of tasty choices this summer including a Brazilian themed buffet at Cafe Renaissance and bubble parties for your kids at Frites.
Brazilian Buffet @ Cafe Renaissance
In Hong Kong we can enjoy cuisines from around the world, there’s surprisingly few restaurants offering South American fare. In celebration of the Olympics, Café Renaissance in Wanchai is expanding it’s regular lunch and dinner buffet to feature a rotating selection of popular Brazilian dishes.
Curated by Brazilian Guest Chef Lucio Mauro the indigenous menu includes Arracacha soup with shredded chicken, black eyed peas beans salad, palm heart spaghetti with avocado salad, chicken conquetes and cheese balls salad.
The hot entree section includes prawns with cassava and coconut rice, a delicious Feijoada- which is a black bean stew with sausages and pork. Or try the Escondidinho (beef jerky and potato) that’s a popular dish from Northeast Brazil.
Barbecue in Brazil is known as Churrasco, Hong Kong law doesn’t allow charcoal cooking inside, so the beef, lamb and chicken Churrasco are cooked traditionally but using an electric grill instead.
Brazil has lots of tasty desserts including: Brigadeiro (a truffle ball with a rich chocolate flavour), beetroot chocolate cake, coconut pudding with prune sauce and minute tapioca with dulce de leite are served on weekends.
All Cafe Renaissance’s regular signature buffet dishes are still availalble including Australian oysters, steamed live Boston lobster, sashimi, sushi, grilled and roasted meats and over twenty desserts plus cheese and ice-cream
The Brazilian Lunch Buffet is served 12-2:30pm Monday to Friday ($308) and 11:30am-2:30pm on weekends ($338). The Brazilian Dinner Buffet 6:30-10pm daily: $568 from Monday to Thursday and $588 from Friday to Sunday. The price includes free flow of chilled fresh juices, soft drinks and in the evening a special Brazilian mocktails will be served at night.
Cafe Renaissance: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai. Tel: 2584 6871
Bubbles @ Frites
FRITES is hosting children’s Bubble Parties every Saturday and Sunday until the end of July to entertain youngsters while their parents relax and enjoy their lunch. The free bubble sessions lasting 30 minutes are at 2pm and 4pm while there are other children’s activities happening across lunchtime. For more details visit www.frites.hk