Authentic Peruvian cuisine
This month, Virgilio Martinez, the chef behind the award-winning restaurant Central in Lima, Peru, launched ICHU Peru in Hong Kong. Serving contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a relaxed, bistro-style setting, the focus is on showcasing authentic flavours while honouring Peruvian culinary traditions. “We want guests to feel as though they have been to Peru and experienced local comfort food. ICHU will celebrate Peru’s no-fuss dining culture with a menu that showcases traditional local ingredients and cooking techniques,” says Martinez. ICHU comprises a separate bar for casual dining, an intimate chef’s table for private gatherings and a spacious outdoor terrace with views overlooking Pottinger and Stanley Streets.
Address: 3/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central
Opening hours: 12 noon - 12 a.m. (Mon - Sun)
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A wild ride down the rabbit hole
Hong Kong Ballet opens its 2018/19 season with the Asian premiere of its Artistic Director Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland). The whimsical new production reimagines Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a fusion of dance, theatre, and puppetry, and will showcase traditional ballet merged with contemporary energy. The five performances at Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s Grand Theatre will be accompanied by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, while the four performances at Yuen Long Theatre’s Auditorium will be staged to recorded music. The Washington Ballet Principal Dancer Brooklyn Mack will make his special guest appearance during the performances on 17, 18 and 19 August at 7:30 p.m.
Dates: 17-19 August
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Times: (Fri) 7:30 p.m.; (Sat and Sun) 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dates: 24-26 August
Venue: Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Times: (Fri) 7:30 p.m.; (Sat) 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; (Sun) 2:30 p.m.
Hong Kong food expo returns
Entering its 29th year, the Food Expo will feature more than 1,500 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The Trade Hall will be dedicated to trade buyers looking to explore business opportunities with exhibitors on the first two days, and will open to public visitors with ticket admission on the last day. The Gourmet Zone and Public Hall will feature more than 70 exhibitors under the themes of Western Delicacy, Asian Cuisine, Sweet Delight as well as Green Palate. There will be a wide range of worldwide delicacies such as plant-based pork, truffle soy sauce, Japanese Wagyu beef, Spanish ibérico ham, specialty coffee, wine, cheese and new types of ice-cream.
Dates: 16-20 August
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Opening hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., 16-19 August; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 20 August