Hot in Hong Kong- Vi Cool by Chef Sergi Arola

It looks like Chef Sergi Arola’s signature tapas concept is headed for global domination. From his Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain, the el Bulli alum headed to the W Hotel Paris last February to open the trendy Arola restaurant, where a see-and-be-seen crowd tucks into shared platters of seasonal haute cuisine called “Pica Pica.” He has since gone on to open Catalan eateries in Mumbai and, this fall, Hong Kong, when Vi Cool debuted in Harbour City. (The restaurant is run by Dining Concepts which has two dozen restos in its Asian portfolio.)

Vi Cool is a buzzed-about address, adored by both local gourmands and the international press. On the menu: the chef’s signature patatas bravas, croquetas, and the pizza-like dish called coca- Catalan flatbread topped with delicious ingredients like quail eggs, Iberico ham, and truffle butter.

For great photos of the food at Vi Cool, check out the Sassy Hong Kong blog. And the Luxe City Guides blog has a fun interview with chef Sergi Arola describing Hong Kong restaurant debut.

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Vi Cool is:Level 2, 2101-2, 3 Canton Road in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.diningconcepts.com.hk

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