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.
Super nachos for the Super Bowl
Te Quiero Mucho, G/F, Mojo Nomad, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3423 3290