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25 May 2010  


Kila Coming Soon

Kila, a contemporary Irish pub is soon to open in the space once occupied by Mrs Jones. Kila is being opened by the Solas guys, who have teamed up with a couple of childhood friends from Ireland to deliver a contemporary Irish pub. The Irish ‘pub' is the epicenter of every town and village in Ireland and is where the community gathers to celebrate, grieve, enjoy music, watch sports, eat, drink and generally have a good time. Kila hopes to re-create this ambience in Hong Kong.

Kila also plans to bring in artists for the occasional Sunday session, not to mention a jukebox which promises to be loaded with all the current and classic favourites. The bar will also show all major sporting events and will launch showing all of the best games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

Kila is also keen to support local and international charities and will be starting with the world cup. Buy a minute in each game that you think will be the winning goal for only $20 and not only will you stand the chance to win a bar tab at Kila but all proceeds raised will be split between the Umbrella Foundation in Nepal and Po Leung Kuk Orphanage in Hong Kong.

Familiar with the phrase ‘Hair of the Dog'?Join the team on Sunday for their Sunday sessions where dog owners and their pets will be more than welcome. Kila will be offering all day happy hour for all those in need and it promises not to forget about your pet with water bowls and treats available to keep them happy.

Jing Teas

From 1 June Amber and MO Bar will introduce a new tea menu featuring the exclusive use of Jing teas. The decision to go with Jing resulted after extensive blind tastings. The premier teas are grown by experts and are often handpicked, and are used by 5-star hotels and Michelin restaurants around the globe. The teas can also by bought by consumers from its website. The menu features tasting notes and includes a choice of 16 teas including a special blend made for the Landmark Mandarin Oriental and famous teas such as Dragon Well,  a Vintage Cooked Puerh, and China's most celebrated yellow tea, Jun Shan Sliver Needle.

Miele Partners with DEHK

Home appliance manufacturer, Miele, is kicking off its 111th anniversary celebrations by forging a unique collaboration with Hong Kong's top chefs. Miele is partnering with Disciples Escoffier Hong Kong (DEHK), and will launch an exclusive Chef Photography Story Book later this year featuring the work
of eight of Hong Kong chefs (Philippe Duc (Spoon), Oyvind Naesheim (NOBU), Vincent Thierry(Caprice), Jaakko Sorsa (FINDS), David Izquierdo (UNO MAS), Fabrizio Napolitano (Goccia), Alvin Leung (BO Innovation) and Bistecca's Christopher Mark). All proceed of the book sale will go to Miele
and Escoffier Young Chefs training foundation for future education purpose.

Miele is also supporting DEHK in its 'Youth Hope Training Program' by providing facilities for training young chefs at Miele's upcoming state-of-the-art equipped culinary institute, which will be located
in Causeway Bay.

New Lunch Menu

busy suzie is trying to entice diners with its new lunch menus. Featuring prime Australian Wagyu beef tenderloin, the freshest seafood and delectably light vegetarian options, busy suzie's new robatayaki Set Lunch menus ($98-$250) offer diners "superior dishes at enticing prices and perfect for quick office lunches, business lunches or even a long and relaxing lunch with friends."

Choices include Sushi with Soba; Pork Cutlet Donburi; Eel "Kabayaki"; Beef or Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetarian Tempura Set all priced at $98 and served with salad, vegetable sakizuke, Japanese egg custard and fruit. For the more adventurous types, premium lunch sets include Seafood Robatayaki featuring 3 kinds of seafood ($250) and Deluxe Sushi and Sashimi Set featuring assorted sushi with three kinds of sashimi, somen noodles ($200).  All set lunches are served with grilled vegetables, salad, sakizuke, pickles, Japanese egg custard, rice, miso soup and fruit.

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