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New Eats: A James Suckling wine brunch; where to watch the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIII is coming up, and we all know that game day is just as much about indulging in excessive food and drink as it is about rooting for your favourite team. Check out where to watch on the big screen this year with the city’s best food and drink deals, then pad out the rest of your week with a new, Asian-inspired happy hour and spicy Punjabi fare from a newly Michelin-annointed tandoori house.


Afternoon vino and Asian delights

If you haven’t yet popped over to James Suckling Wine Central to try the enviable list of wines curated by the international wine critic (all rated 90 points and above), now’s a good time as the restaurant has just launched an extended menu, weekend brunch and happy hour dishes. The new destination for wine aficionados offers more than 300 wines by the glass and a further 500 bottles on the menu, all complemented by a menu of Asian-inspired eats. New to the menu is a selection of tapas-style sharing and snacking dishes including slow-cooked octopus gochujang, prawns with sour mango, and duck terrine with sesame confit. Weekdays from 6–7pm, take advantage of the new happy hour deal with an array of wines served by the glass with a complimentary platter of cold cuts and cheese.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a Hong Kong foodie destination without a killer brunch menu: Saturdays and Sundays (11:30am–3pm) offer classic brunch dishes with an Asian twist — think eggs Benedict with kimchi hollandaise and shakshuka with Sichuan-spiced tomato. Once a month, the restaurant will also host a special Wine Tasting Brunch where guests can try top-scoring wines in an interactive walk-around format, with sommeliers sharing more information on the vineyards and grapes. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more info.
James Suckling Wine Central, 2/F, The Staunton Suites, 22 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2539 7999


A Michelin-starred Punjabi feast

Newly minted with a shiny Michelin star, New Punjab Club isn’t resting on its laurels: It’s recently launched an updated menu, diving deeper into the rich and oft-overlooked culinary traditions of the Punjab region, with new dishes devised by Executive Chef Palash Mitra. From the tandoor grill comes the hearty Gosht Salan (HK$268), a juicy, slow-braised Tasmanian lamb shank; and the Gudda Nihari (HK$208), tandoor-roasted bone marrow served with baby naan bread in a rich gravy. A bit of relief from the meat- and spice-heavy meal arrives in the form of the Murgh Pulau (HK$268), a fragrant mix of basmati rice with braised chicken and cranberries, while the Laccha Paratha (HK$68) brings back a nostalgic dish for native Punjabis: thinly layered naan bread dusted over with sugar. The ambitious restaurant is also unveiling new waiter uniforms this year and paintings highlighting various artists from the region.

New Punjab Club34 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2368 1223


Super nachos for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday (or Monday rather, here in Hong Kong), is just around the corner, with kick-off at 7am HKT on Monday, 4 February. Bars around Central always manage to scrounge up a decent crowd come Super Bowl time, but if you’re looking to skip the breakfast buffets and Buffalo wings in favour of south-of-the-border fare this year, head to Sheung Wan’s buzzy new eatery Te Quiero Mucho for a Mexican-inspired spread of huevos rancheros (HK$98), ham Benedict with a punchy chipotle mayo (HK$98), and Mexican flank steak sandwiches (HK$98) — a guaranteed wake-up call to get you fired up before kick-off. Refuel at halftime with the super chicken nachos (HK$108), and TQM’s guacamole with fresh tortilla chips (HK$98), plus a 2-hour free-flow package with margaritas, micheladas and beer (HK$180).
For those who want a more traditional Super Bowl spread, we’d also recommend Ciao Chow in Central for its hearty American breakfast, English pub Trafalgar for its strong selection of beers and ales, or the spacious Dockyard at the Kerry Hotel, which is serving up an enticing Bloody Mary bar on game day.

Te Quiero Mucho, G/F, Mojo Nomad, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3423 3290

Leslie Yeh
Editor in Chief
Having worked as a lifestyle editor for almost 10 years, Leslie is thrilled to be writing about the topic she loves most: wining and dining. When she's not out pounding the pavement for the latest new restaurant opening or tracking food trends, Leslie can be found at home whipping up a plate of rigatoni vodka and binge-watching Netflix with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.
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