NEW AND NOTED
Song of Italy
Can you remember the last time you had a steak dinner in Hong Kong for less than $500 per person? Yeah neither could we—until, that is, we stopped by Cadenza (10/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee St., Lai Chi Kok, 2743-8055), the new Italian arm of LCK’s private member’s club, and enjoyed a juicy, grade A premium aged ribeye for roughly half the cost of other big-name steakhouses in town. If that’s not reason enough to cross over to the Dark Side, then how about deep-fried arancini balls stuffed with beef cheek ragout, black truffle spaghetti, or thinly pounded scallops dressed with diced apple and truffle oil? Fine dining Cantonese restaurant Man Hing at Greater China Club proved its pedigree earlier this year with stellar, standout dishes; and now with the adjacent jazz lounge turned into a casual Italian restaurant, we’ve got a new excuse to head to this neck of the woods. With cocktails priced at $88, a range of delicious desserts—including a cheeky Cadenza “egg” with a mango purée resembling the yolk—and a live jazz band at night, we’re putting this firmly on our list of Kowloon places that are giving the Central giants a run for their money.