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New Eats: Treasures of Normandy, a new fish bar and mango mania

April 2nd, 2019

Spring is in the air and Hong Kong chefs are taking note this month, as the promise of fairer weather turns the kitchen focus towards seafood-centric dishes and lighter flavour pairings. Whether it’s a spotlight on fresh ocean produce from France at the InterCon’s Rech, or sweet, ripe mangoes lifting the spice-heavy flavours at Indian restaurant Daarukhana — these healthy-leaning menus are guaranteed to put a spring in your step.

Deep diving at A.O.C.

Celebrating the arrival of spring, A.O.C Eat & Drink chef Stéphane Guillas is at work on a host of healthy new additions to the menu, anchored by a new “fish bar” which highlights fresh seafood flown in daily from Qwehli, a well-known sustainable fishmonger from Paris. Starting this month, the cosy wine bar (which also debuts a lighter and brighter look for spring) presents seven new small plates to choose from, each one inspired by ocean produce, from the crunchy prawn Caesar salad with shaved parmesan and anchovies, to grilled mackerel served on freshly baked focaccia. A scallop tartare benefits from the addition of tart mango and green apple, while a classic take on quenelle de brochet presents fresh French pike served with a creamy mousseline foam, accompanied by a luscious lobster sauce. For mains, dig into the Atlantic Dover sole with grenobloise sauce, or the buttery Atlantic sea bass served with watercress, olive oil mash and a lemongrass emulsion. As always, guests can savour their meal with affordable wine pairings sold at retail price courtesy of the restaurant’s retail arm, Winebeast.
A.O.C. Eat & Drink, 15 McGregor Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2479 6833


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