208 Duecento Otto by JIA opened its doors on May 11! Since eyespy resides a stone throw away from this mystery Italian spot, I've been patiently waiting for its grand opening and when instinct beckons, eyespy and the bf turned up on its debut day by chance, and we were so thrilled! Genuinely, the first guests there!
The opulent downstairs bar with upstairs floor for a full a la carte (opening in late May)
Chinoise tiles of blue and white
Wonderful underlit marble top bar with a well stocked alcohol library
Soft Foccacia, on the house
Colourful concoctions of yellow and pink
Amazing Antipasti Platter for 2 for HK$250. Beautiful
Bar food was fantabulous, and 1st day service was surprisingly top notch, (the Filipino host was exceptionally well prepared). Will be back for the real deal! 208 Duecento Otto by JIA 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Tel: 2549 0208 email@example.com
Stopped by a little ceremony last week for Studio Harcourt's first and only non portrait project that captures the 134 year old archive of Lancel. Great effort! The classic French brand is instantaneous back on my radar !
The Time Tunnel
My personal favourite - Leggy Cigarette Holder Le Choinois ivory warrior A genuine croc bag! Umbrella la la
See it @ Lancel Vintage Exhibition Lanscape Deck 1881 Heritage Tsim Sha Tsui
Last year, I managed to lug 3 happy stripe-y red white and blue's to the Pawn and basically scored a month's worth of drink tickets. (No, my impulsive shopping habits cannot fuel a small country). The Pawn extends a helping hand to charity again, cash voucher for household goods and Fish and Chip proceeds. Eyespy encourages you to donate to the needy! Starts May 15 to June 30th
Creator of the very delectable el Willy in Shanghai, Barcelona native Guillermo's latest venture, FoFo is here to impress the ladies! 2 lunches and a dinner at FoFo and I was blown away.
First impression via openrice - a march of proud penguins, adorable
Light and white, top floor with plentiful sunlight. Indoor sun basking
Tugging a women's heart - Piglet motif, a wall of small animals and penguin chandeliers
The well-stocked bar with a skyscraper view of Central
Stamp of quality, Fofo plates
And of course, the lovely tapas... those bite size seared foie grois, scallop, beetroot, kumquat and popcorn powder melts puddles in your mouth,white anchovies were a beautiful balance of salt and vinegar, chorizo fills the biggest potato nut, those soft wild snapper warm citrus sauce and a surprise bed of sweet corn vanilla ravioli were absolutely lip smacking, large spoonfuls of porcini mushroom, Iberian ham and hazelnut juicy rice ending with a wonderful trio of flan, ice-cream and all things yummy happy sweet.
FoFo, you've stolen my heart and my stomach. Can't wait to come back, with a gaggle of gossipy girls this time!
FoFo by El Willy 20/F M88 2-8 Wellington St Central Tel: 2900 2009
Dockyard dance with a killer view of the Pudong skyline, the very boutique 19 rooms of Danish functionalism finally opens its doors to the public! Next month, eyespy goes to 2010 World Expo Shanghai, Copula me at the brand new Waterhouse at South Bund!
The Waterhouse at South Bund Maojiayuan Road 1-3, Zhongshan Road South, Huangpu District, Shanghai +86 21 6080 2988 firstname.lastname@example.org