Dardonville (France): Bakery Attracting Constant Queues in Fontainebleau

In our diverse MBA class of 500 students at INSEAD, there is rarely a lack of disagreement. The one exception: French pastry will gift you a couple extra pounds on the waist. Having recently moved from Asia (Singapore and Hong Kong) to France, it definitely is a luxury to have access to delicious bread anywhere… Read More Dardonville (France): Bakery Attracting Constant Queues in Fontainebleau

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SPIGA: New Free Flow Champagne Italian Brunch

‘Brunch‘ has two very different meanings. The first comes with wooden tables, latte art and eggs. The other comes with champagne and… an abundance of all things edible. Unsurprisingly, the second is the version of brunch this new Italian restaurant in Central – SPIGA – is going for. Weekend Brunch Deal at SPIGA – HK$388 per person Weekend brunch at SPIGA… Read More SPIGA: New Free Flow Champagne Italian Brunch

Cafe Gray Deluxe: Best Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong

Cafe Gray Deluxe’s afternoon tea set had already made an impression on me the first time I tried it back in April, for their Diane von Furstenberg collaboration. The unforgettable scone maintained its place in my heart over the months. Then, after my mother had a few disappointing experiences at different hotels, and started complaining that… Read More Cafe Gray Deluxe: Best Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong

Mercato: New Italian Restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong

I have a bit of a connection with California Tower. I religiously go there to workout, while frequently visiting their wide array of restaurants, just because the location is so convenient.  But most of their restaurants are admittedly not really off-the-charts amazing. There are a handful of good ones. For example, I featured ciao chow as one of the… Read More Mercato: New Italian Restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong

DvF Afternoon Tea at Cafe Gray Deluxe: A Collaboration Not to Be Missed

Cafe Gray Deluxe has always been high on my list of favourite restaurants. The food is as delicious as its view over Hong Kong harbour is beautiful – and that combination is rare. Heading into the restaurant with high expectations, their latest Diane von Furstenberg (DvF) “Fortuna” Afternoon Tea set still managed to impress me all… Read More DvF Afternoon Tea at Cafe Gray Deluxe: A Collaboration Not to Be Missed

Waffling Beans: Amazing Coffee and Everything Waffles

I do love my all-American greasy big brunches at The Diner, but one weekend I felt like something different and headed over to Hong Kong island for a waffle-ful brunch at Waffling Beans. The photos of their seemingly perfect coffees (later verified to be accurate portrayals) on Openrice was an additional, potentially stronger, motivation that successfully… Read More Waffling Beans: Amazing Coffee and Everything Waffles

Elephant Grounds: Ice Cream Sandwich and K11 Pop-up

Elephant grounds may or may not be pioneers of the ice cream sandwich trend in Hong Kong, but they’ve definitely created a league of their own with their perfectly structured and beautifully decorated mini frozen creations. Each new flavour looks meticulously crafted, but its taste is always equally impressive. It’s no wonder they always sell… Read More Elephant Grounds: Ice Cream Sandwich and K11 Pop-up