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June 17, 2011

Pop Rocks

If your pop rocks and deserves a treat, check out these sweet spots and spectacular celebrations. We’ve got Father’s Day unwrapped. . .

Could anything be sweeter than dear ol’ dad? Giving him some serious competition is the InterContinental Hong Kong’s decadently delicious Contemporary Afternoon Tea Set. Launched last month by the hotels’ new Executive Pastry Chef Cyril Dupuis, formerly in charge of pastry operations in all of the Alain Ducasse Paris restaurants, this so-delicious-you-have-to-try-it-to-believe-it tea boasts a sensational combination of flavours and textures that are a dreamy delight on the palate. This weekend, why not spend a little time catching up with dad while taking in the jaw-dropping views and contemporary classical sounds of the InterCon’s Lobby Lounge? Sip on one of 12 exotic international teas from Mariage Frères and savour tea-sandwiches and freshly baked scones before indulging in the legendary pastry selection featuring Vanilla Tarts, Passion Fruit Ginger Tartelettes, Caramel Éclairs, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Orange Elysée and samplings from a rotating dessert showcase including the Chef’s signature Lemon Sweet & Sour Tart, Vanilla Millefeuille, and Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake.  (HK$428 for 2 ppl Mon–Fri, HK$488 for 2 ppl Sat-Sun, 2313 2323)
Spoil him a little more with: A Father’s Day chiffon sponge cake layered with fresh fruits and cream and emblazoned with the message “Dad, You are a Star,” from Ms. B’s Cakery (2815 8303)

Not just a good bar, Liberty Exchange also boasts a huge sunshine-filled upstairs dining room serving up some of the most impressive and inventive dishes in town. Especially for Father’s Day, celebrated Chef Vicky Cheng has created a Sunday brunch featuring a hearty prime rib roast, all you can drink Stella, Hoegaarden and Leffe beer, and dad’s choice of starters and desserts (HK$348 pp or HK$448 including free flow beer). The restaurant’s regular Sunday brunch options will also be available and whether you’re in the mood for the best miniature foie gras and truffle burgers in town, eggs any way you like ‘em, steak tartare or a succulent miso glazed cod, they won’t fail to disappoint. For dessert, the molten chocolate cake filled with salted caramel and served with condensed milk sorbet will ensure this Father’s Day is in extremely good taste!  ($188 pp 2-courses, $208 pp 3-courses, 2810 8400)
Spoil him a little more with: A pair of vintage King George VI cufflinks made from the pure nickel Hong Kong Five Cent coin with a sterling silver backing (HK$1250,

He’s cool as ice, but when he looks at you his heart melts! This Father’s Day, treat your primo pops to Aqua’s revolutionary Infinity Champagne Brunch. Served from noon-3:30pm every Sunday, this special brunch features all-you-can-drink champagne as well as all-you-can-order of Japanese and Italian appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Signature favourites like fresh sushi, sashimi and tempura, homemade pastas, hearty rack of lamb and home baked desserts are freshly prepared and brought to your table, a la minute. (HK$588 pp Every Sunday, 3427 2288)
Spoil him a little more with: Shanghai Tang’s auspicious new Scuba Class 888 Watch, inspired by China’s innovations in underwater engineering (HK$4500, 2525 7333)

Happy Father’s Day!

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