Actress Carina Lau is opening three new restaurants in Hong Kong this month. Opening dates have yet to be confirmed, but the choice of cuisine for each will tap directly into Hong Kong’s current food trends — seasonal Japanese dishes and Spanish tapas.
Lau is working with award-winning designer Ira Imerlishvili to create elegant, minimalist interiors for the three projects, which will include two fine dining establishments and a tapas bar.
The Japanese contemporary restaurant Kyo-Shun will specialize in traditional, seasonal Kyoto cuisine with ingredients flown in from Japan. The dining room will be done in a traditional style, featuring indoor and outdoor zen gardens, tatami mat flooring, paper screens and paper lamps, and an open kitchen.
The second establishment will be a two-story Spanish restaurant called Zurriola. Inspired by Barcelona’s La Rambla, diners will enter through a wine cellar with a three-meter-high ceiling. A private dining room seating up to 20 people will be available. It will have its own balcony that faces out to Victoria Harbour.
Finally, the vibrant tapas bar Tapagria will top off this trio of eateries. The joint is inspired by Gaudi and as such will feature curved walls and mosaics. It will transform into a late-night venue after 11pm with guest DJs and a cocktail menu.