Statement at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun precinct will host a three-month pop-up of London Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva this October.
There’s an ancient Spanish proverb: “to hate tapas is to hate life”. OK, we’re not entirely sure if that’s an ancient adage or just an Instagram caption waiting to happen, but either way, we’re confident that lovers of little Spanish bites will be queuing up at British eatery Statement at Tai Kwun from tonight with the arrival of a pop-up from Regent Street’s Aqua Nueva.
Sibling of Tsim Sha Tsui’s Aqua Spirit, Aqua Nueva is famed for its contemporary interpretations of traditional Spanish tapas, with dishes ranging from award-winning croquetas available in five flavour combinations (the Manchego and black truffle is pretty much crunchy crack); and beef short ribs with potato gratin and chimichurri; to spiced crab tostadas; Patatas Bravas, that iconic Spanish hangover cure; Bacalao with taramasalata and cured egg yolk; and smokey Ibérico pork fillet with Pedro ximénez sauce, lentils, and chorizo.
You’ll also be able to wash these culinary morsels down with four signature cocktails from Aqua Nueva’s menu, including the zesty Mi Casa Su Casa, a blend of Grey Goose pear vodka, honey, lemon, and pineapple juice, with a touch of black pepper to finish; and Nueva Spritz, with vodka, elderflower cordial, cava, and cucumber.
Look out for the weekend pop-up brunch; starting November 7 (HK$358++ per person) it includes a choice of starters, tapas, and Mediterranean sharing platters, followed by either signature seafood paella or peppered rib eye with piquillo and baked potatoes. Opt for the two-hour free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne package (HK$100) and we guarantee you’ll feel like a siesta.
It doesn’t get much more Spanish than that.
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