Eat beat

From: China Daily
Time: 2017-09-14

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Carnivore haven

Meat Mate, offering premium beef and lamb from Australia, opened over the weekend as a butcher shop with packaged foods and wines from around the world. Temptations from the shelves include a meat-matching array of sea salts and intriguing nibbles like gherkins in green-tea marinade. A grill chef is on duty for those who can't wait to get home to get their rib-eye or chops cooked. The check-out process was chaotic at the opening, but the quality meats at competitive prices make the short wait well worth it.

Meat Mate at Sanyuanqiao Fenghuang Cheng (behind the Galleria). 010-5625-5588.


Tastes of two cities

Raw Eatery and Wood Grill of Shanghai teams up with TRB-Bites in Beijing to tempt diners in each other's city. Chef Juan Campos and his team at the Shanghai restaurant come to the capital on Wednesday with flavors inspired by South American and Spain, infused with the smokiness imparted by the high-temperature, charcoal-fueled Josper oven. Bites' kitchen team heads the other way next week, serving up its take on modern international cuisine in Shanghai. The one-night-only dinnertime events in each city cost 588 yuan net per person ($87) for the five-course menu.

Wednesday at TRB-Bites, 95 Donghuamen Daijie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6401-6676.

Oct 26 at Raw, 2/F, 98 Yanping Lu, Jingan district, Shanghai. 021-5175-9818.

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Milan star

Guest chef Carlo Cracco, an icon of Milan's cooking scene, will take over the kitchen at Tosca for dinner Nov 3 and lunch and dinner Nov 4 and 5. Cracco is a lively judge on MasterChef Italia, as well as Hell's Kitchen Italia, and he will present dishes from his Michelin-starred Cracco-Peck restaurant, including prawns, salted pistachio and beetroot; marinated egg yolk, pappa al pomodoro and vegetables; amberjack with vanilla white, green and purple asparagus; and chocolate, lentils and peas. Prices range from HK$588 ($76) for a three-course lunch menu to HK$2,180 for a seven-course dinner menu.

Tosca in the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong; International Commerce Center, 1 Austin Road West,

Kowloon district. 852-226-2270.


Zodiac inspiration

HKK, Hakkasan's upscale sibling, has just launched a new eight-course tasting-menu series inspired by the 24 terms of the Chinese solar calendar. The solar terms are based on the sun's position in the zodiac and play an important role in Chinese culture and cuisine. The menu will be refreshed every two months to reflect seasonality and the relevant solar terms. The current menu focuses on the Bailu, meaning white dew, which indicates the beginning of cool autumn. It features spiny lobster and pumpkin soup and uses one of the most opulent ingredients in China, fish maw, containing a host of nutrients that are beneficial to the body and skin.

88 Worship Street, Broadgate Quarter, behind London Liverpool Street Station, +44 (0)20-3535-1888.

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