The Hong Kong outpost of Shanghai's popular el Willy Spanish restaurant is showy, with a snow-white interior decked out with designer chairs and fiberglass animal figurines. On the food side of things, authentic and traditional tapas share menu space with creatively contemporary Spanish dishes. The Iberian ham served with tomato bread, the sautéed prawns with garlic, and gazpacho represent the classics—and they're certainly well executed, but the modern dishes offer
much more excitement. Scallop ceviche, for instance, is laid on creamy avocado and topped with crispy shallots, while foie gras is paired with beets and popcorn powder. The paellas are also worth trying, whether steeped in the flavors of Boston lobster or bathed in jet-black squid ink.