NEW AND NOTED
Swire Restaurants are slowly but surely carving out their own niche in the destination dining scene. The Continental (4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 27045211) is a solid standalone restaurant, now sporting a brand new look to match a revamped menu. Located at Pacific Place with a spacious outdoor dining patio strung with fairy lights (great for private parties with a DJ booth and portable bar), The Continental’s new appearance boasts hues of emerald green and chestnut brown, evoking a cozy vibe that’s accentuated by a refined menu by executive chef Joey Sergentakis. From salads to seafood dishes, roast meats and charcuterie, the menu is pretty widespread, but you can taste the best the kitchen has to offer with the six-course tasting menu ($680). Standout dishes include the creamy taiyouran egg and black truffle carbonara and the Brittany blue lobster with risotto and tarragon gratin—a flavor-packed seafood feast with pieces of sweet, succulent lobster meat basted in more shellfish flavor from the creamy grains. After dinner, refresh your palate with a tempting selection of sweets, from chocolate mousse to a perfectly balanced vanilla cheesecake with orange sorbet and frozen meringue.