A New Act at Zafran
If you missed Zafran’s (Basement, 43-55 Wyndham St., Central, 2116-8855, zafran.com. hk) “Theatre of Tapas” tasting manu, you’re out of luck—the Spanish resto has completely reset the stage with a new 30-dish à la carte menu created by new executive chef Pere Moreno. Luckily, the menu has the same bold flavors and unique ingredients that previously wowed us at Zafran, with rich herbs and spices evoking the earthy influences of Morocco as well as the fresh seaside fare of the Mediterranean. Expect generous pinches of saffron (only fitting given that “azafrán” is Spanish for “saffron”) throughout, and influences from all over, from Galician octopus on paprika hummus ($180) to prawn tartare with sea asparagus ($190) and black paella ($320) with an intense flavor imparted by Spanish red prawns and cuttlefish ink.