Lockdown chow down

While many eateries relied on delivery platforms in the last wave of the pandemic, some are now choosing to offer their own service to ensure food quality.

Chef Simon Rogan’s one Michelin-starred Roganic and development kitchen Aulis in Causeway Bay have launched Simon Rogan at Home in Hong Kong. Orders via the booking platform www.simonroganathome.com can be placed with a day’s notice.

The debut set menu (HK$300) features three courses: pea soup with pike perch and pea salad; local three yellow chicken with sweetcorn and maitake mushroom; and caramelized white chocolate pudding.

Delivery is available within Hong Kong Island for a minimum of two people, with an additional charge of HK$100 or free delivery for orders over HK$750. Alternatively, guests can preorder and take away meals from the restaurant from 3.30 to 6pm daily.

Also on Hong Kong Island, three restaurants under Meraki Hospitality Group, Bedu, Uma Nota and Mamma Always Said, have come together to offer the Meraki at Home service, providing weekday lunch sets (HK$115) and daily dinner sets (from HK$200).

Bedu’s Middle Eastern lunch menu features five main options: spiced chicken and crispy fried market fish and vegetarian mains such as sweet potato falafel and heirloom tomato fattoush. The dinner menu includes three six-dish sets, mostly vegetarian and gluten-free, with 11 favorite dishes that can be added on.

Uma Nota has seven Japanese and Brazilian street fare options on its lunch menu, including the roasted tuna bento and grilled beef sirloin bento and the cheeseburger and crispy zucchini burger. The dinner menu features three four-course sets and 12 add ons, such as yakitori-style skewers, steak and dessert.

Mamma Always Said’s home-style comfort food includes 11 lunch sets, such as chicken pesto and cheese toasted sandwich and prawn, cheery tomato and chili linguine pasta. Three six-dish dinner sets have courses, such as the roast mushroom and artichoke cavatelli pasta and the roast chicken and pepper sirloin steak.

Multirestaurant ordering is available for orders over HK$350. And diners can enjoy a free bottle of prosecco, red wine, or white wine with the fifth dinner order. WhatsApp message your order via 6379 9748.

If you have a craving for tapas, Jia Group’s cozy neighborhood tapas bar 22 Ships has launched two new takeaway and delivery meal set options with the choice of a red or white Spanish wine add on, available via jiacatering.com/22-ships-customised-your-delivery.

The first is an a la carte option with items such as carabinero paella with salmorreta (HK$428), chorizo picante and fava bean paella with salmorreta (HK$538) and two sizes of burnt idiazabal Basque cheesecake (HK$98 and HK$588). The second option is 22 Ships En Tu Casa (from HK$1,998), which is designed as a family-style shared meal of tapas, grilled seafood, and succulent roast meats for up to 20 people.

Finding it hard to decide? Opt for Black Sheep Restaurants’ new Black Sheep Supper Cult (HK$1,400), a five day weeknight meal plan that takes the decision out of dinner.

Sign up via blacksheeprestaurants.com/events/black-sheep-supper-cult and pick either Naughty, for the calorie counting-averse, or Nice, which is a little lighter on the carbs, but still packs all the flavor. Delivery is available from Kennedy Town to Tai Hang and up to the Peak.

(This article was published at The Standard on July 31, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Lockdown chow down )

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