Hong Kong Movie Star Opens 3 Restaurants Atop Shopping Center
Renowned Hong Kong actress Carina Lau is the owner of three new restaurants taking over the whole 18th floor of the all-in-one retail complex The One in Hong Kong. With a breathtaking view of the iconic Victoria Harbor, outdoor terraces, and a glamorous, modern, design by award-winning architect Irakli Imerlishvili from Aedas Interior Ltd., the restaurant floor is aiming to become "Hong Kong’s latest fashionable new destination venue," according to a recent press release.
The three restaurants all have different concepts and styles: Kyo-Shun, specializing in minimalist, contemporary Japanese cuisine; Zurriola, a high-end Spanish restaurant offering an avant-garde tapas menu by chef Pedro Samper; and Tapagria, a trendy tapas and sangria bar with "one of Hong Kong’s most extensive sangria menus," with 65 fruity flavors. After 10.30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, this bar gets transformed to a lively dance lounge with DJs.
"The Japanese and Spanish themes were chosen because they are both very fashionable and popular and are also two of my personal favorite cuisines," said Lau in the release. "I traveled with my business partners to both Kyoto and Barcelona with our chefs to learn as much as I could about them — as well as gathering ideas about authentic décor for the restaurants."
Lau previously operated several nightclubs and a restaurant in in Shanghai and Beijing, but the lavish venture at The One’s 18th floor is her first step into the culinary scene of Hong Kong.