If you’re conscious about sustainability and waste reduction, Potato Head’s new drinks menu could be right up your street. Inspired by the Indonesian cultural principle of using all elements of a plant to minimize waste, the new cocktail menu includes authentic flavours made from reused ingredients. Think citrus fruit skin garnishes, mango-flesh-infused spirits and
smoked coconut husks in gloriously tropical concoctions. We love the Li Chi Pu ($115), a lychee-infused gin with grapefruit bitters topped with sparkling wine. Or try their take on the classic Dark & Stormy ($115), with blended spiced rum, peanut syrup, pineapple, lime and spicy ginger beer. Potato Head is serious about its waste reduction: anything not used in the drinks is composted and used to grow herbs for the bar.
G/F, 100 Third St., Sai Ying Pun, 2858-6066, ptthead.com
Our favourite vegan-friendly restaurant in Central, Home Eat to Live , has collaborated with Animals Asia to launch its latest menu item – the Moon Bear. The delicious risotto-like dish, priced at $80, has been designed to\ resemble the endangered creature itself, and comes with black rice, black sesame, onions, celery, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, nutritional yeast, chili flakes and lemon juice. You can chow down on this bowl of goodness safe in the knowledge that 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards feeding bears rescued from the bile trade.
77 Des Voeux Road Central, 2777-4777, homerestauranthk.com
TIME FOR SUPERBRUNCH
Can’t face another over-indulgent Hong Kong brunch? Packed with nourishing and nutritional superfoods, DiVino ’s brand new weekend menu could be just what the doctor ordered. With a range of whole-food dishes including a satisfying three-egg omelette with kale, spinach and zucchini, or the “healing bowl” of organic quinoa, Scottish salmon, avocado, capers, baby spinach and pesto, the menu is designed to replenish and restore. Desserts also pack a nutritional punch, with dishes including a rich gluten free chocolate cake with berries, or Greek yoghurt parfait with granola, chia seeds and passion fruit. Wash everything down with a signature detox water or smoothie.
Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. G/F, 73 Wyndham St., Central, 2167-8883, divinogroup.com.