[Hong Kong] Rhoda

A little background:  Rhoda is a neighborhood restaurant in Sai Ying Pun featuring modern comfort food using the best Asian ingredients cooked Western style mostly over charcoal grill. My visit:  Rhoda has been generating a lot of buzz since its opening and everything lived up to the hype. We began with some homemade beer bread made with Suntory Dark…

[Toronto] Actinolite

A little background:  The intention behind Actinolite is straightforward; their focus is food. They explore their landscape and search for ingredients that are at their peak of freshness. They source and promote Canadian products and producers, prioritizing how and where they are grown and raised. Actinolite evolve the menu according to what’s in season, fresh and available. My visit:…

[Hong Kong] Mercato

A little background:  Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The experience begins from the moment you enter Mercato’s stylishly rustic surroundings. Reclaimed wood and warm leather tones serve as a gentle complement to the exposed steel, iron and glass to create an atmosphere that is polished yet…

[Hong Kong] VEA Restaurant and Lounge

A little background:  VEA stands for “Vicky et Antonio”, and can also mean “being different”.  Perched on the top floor of The Wellington, VEA is a restaurant helmed by Chef Vicky Cheng, to offer you a stunning 8-course seasonal tasting menu that is essentially “Young Modern French” with an Asian influence. The bar seating opens…