Whether or not you know anything about rugby, Hong Kong Sevens and all its festivities will get you pumped up for party, and in our case, hungry for good food. The Crave team has rounded up all the must-eats during rugby week. Let’s get the feasting started!
Text by Iris Wong
Hong Kong Sevens FanWalk at Lee Gardens
When: April 7 to 9, 2017
To kick off rugby week, Lee Gardens will be transformed into a party venue against a backdrop of oversized rugby-themed décor along with an interactive photo booth and delectable rugby-themed snacks, desserts and meal deals. We are particularly psyched about Noodle and Dog’s rugby-shaped Props 7s Dog (grilled boneless beef ribs hot dog with terimayo sauce in charcoal bun, $65) and Smile Yogurt & Dessert Bar’s Rugby Smile Yogurt ($68).
Lily & Bloom’s Rugby Sevens Steak Menu
When: April 7 to 9, 2017Which team are you supporting this Rugby Sevens? Lily & Bloom has prepared five scrumptious steak meals based on the tournament’s five fiercest contenders. Team USA ($395) includes a 10oz chargrilled rib eye paired with Founders All Day IPA; Team Japan ($725) pairs the 8oz A4 wagyu sirloin with Hitachino Nest White Ale; Team New Zealand ($325) is represented by slow cooked beef cheek and a Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black; Team England ($465) includes an 8oz beef tenderloin served with a cold Adams Southwold Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager; and Team Australia ($475) pairs marinated wagyu skirt steak with the country’s very own Napoleone Brewery Saison Duval.
Raging Bull Burger Challenge at Mirage Bar & Restaurant
When: from now until April 16, 2017In celebration of this year’s Rugby Sevens, Mirage Bar & Restaurant is bringing back its Raging Bull Burger challenge! If you and a friend can finish this 800g prime beef burger along with seven bottled beers within 30 minutes, Mirage will be grabbing the $888 tab. Think that’s too easy? Finish the Raging Bull Burger and fries ($666) within 40 minutes by yourself to receive a certification in commemorating your enormous success!
Free Beer at Motorino
When: April 8 to 10, 2017Make the most of your fancy dress efforts and head to Motorino after the games! Guests who show up in fancy dress or a rugby jersey after 10pm get treated to a pint of ice cold beer per jersey or costume when ordering any pizza. The classic Margherita ($98) and meatball pizza ($178) are both excellent for lining the stomach before more partying. Cheers!
Triple Happiness Challenge at The Butchers Club Burger
When: throughout April 2017How fast can you wolf down a triple-patty burger, a serving of duck fat fries and an ice-cold beer? If you think you can do it in under seven minutes, enter The Butchers Club Burger store’s “Triple Happiness: Can You Kick It?” challenge. This limited edition meal set is $240, but guests who successfully beat the challenge can enjoy it all for free. Do you dare?