Jamie’s Cool Dinners
Jamie’s Italian is well known for its commitment to quality, responsibly sourced ingredients, but it’s taking healthy eating to a whole new level with its new Superfoods menu, launched to coincide with the celeb chef’s new healthy cookbook. Dishes include the healthy frittata ($148), a high-protein egg dish supercharged with peppers, mushrooms, aubergine and parmesan, and served with an avocado dip. The vegetarian “Make Your Own” superfood wraps ($188) come on a massive plank loaded with roasted veg, avocados, salad and yogurt quinoa, which you assemble at the table. For dessert, try the tofu mousse cake ($88), which is light, not to sweet and comes on a low-GI oat base. Going for lunch? You can swap out your lunch main for any item on the superfood menu.
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung St., Causeway Bay, 3958-2222, www.jamiesitalian.hk.
Veg at Red
Vegan fine-dining goes mainstream with the launch of RED’s “Summer Garden Festival” menu, an entirely plant-based lineup of super healthy dishes that are plated to perfection. The dishes are all vegan and labeled if they’re paleo, raw or gluten-free. For something refreshing, try the “Greenhouse Gazpacho,” an avocado and cashew cold soup with almonds, millet, kale and red chilli. For mains, try the “Seasons in the Sun” (pictured), coconut wraps with avocado, mango, quinoa, kale, pickled cucumber and cashew nut aioli. With everything on the menu so virtuous, you can feel good about saving space for the apple and walnut “Harvest Crumble” with a quinoa crumb and dairy-free coconut-vanilla ice cream.
Podium Level 4, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 8129-8882, pure-red.com.
Sai Ying Pun just keeps getting cooler – and healthier too – with the opening of Genie Juicery’s new outlet. In addition to its 30-plus juice and smoothie flavours, this new space has an expanded list of food offerings, with Insta-worthy smoothie bowls ($80), coconut milk- and fruit-based nice cream bars ($38) and a selection of healthy salads ($60-$70). The juicery was also voted “best juice bar” by Liv Magazine readers this month – check out our writeup on p.19!
Shop A, 1/F, Fook Moon Building, 56-72 Third St. Sai Ying Pun, 2803-2408, geniejuicery.com.
The new Elephant Grounds on Star Street offers more than coffee and snacks – it’s committed to offering health-conscious all-day-dining options that’ll have the Admiralty office crowd coming back week after week. During the day, go for their signature avocado toast topped with an onsen egg on sourdough, or try the sharing dishes in the evening: think salmon avocado poke with sweet chilli soy source and homemade chips, or the miso black cod with white miso marinade, shimeji mushrooms, snap peas and nori potato. Come for the healthy mains, but stay for indulgent desserts, including the homemade ice cream sandwiches and fresh baked cakes.
8 Wing Fung St., Wan Chai, 2778-2700, www.elephantgrounds.com.
If you’re gonna drink…
…you might as well choose something that’s not going to leave you feeling awful the next day, so put down the jello syringe and pick up a Belvedere Spritz instead. The vodka brand is doing a worldwide “Relearn Natural” campaign aimed squarely at the health-conscious set. It has teamed up with renowned London bartender Ryan Chetiwawardana, who has created a lineup of vodka spritzes that are low in sugar, not too boozy and infused with fresh fruit. They’re available at bars all over town, but if you really want the full experience, head up to Arcane for Spritz Hour. This awesome happy hour pairs the spritzes with specially crafted dishes at $130 a pop (think scallops or hamachi paired with fresh seasonal vegetables), making it a great spot to pop in for a light gourmet bite.
3/F, 18 On Lan St., Central, 2728-0178, www.arcane.hk.