Food is more than just sustenance. It can be a medium for socialising and bringing people together, a way of venting our emotions and a way of opening our minds to new things. Food plays such an important part in our social lives that we choose to celebrate special occasions over a meal. For something more out of the ordinary for these special occasions, how about expanding our minds even further and pairing food with art?
Here are a selection of restaurants doing just that:
Situated in Wong Chuk Hang, on the 16th floor of Kwai Bo Industrial Building, is a 4,000 square foot kitchen that's just brimming with art. With an open kitchen on the side, this private kitchen serves comfort Italian cuisine using only the best ingredients to create those robust Italian flavours. Not only is the setting much more private than going to a bustling restaurant in the heart of the city, the dining experience will also be one to remember; with paintings and works of art to ponder on every wall while you feast with friends.
Web or Tel: 2805 8555
16th Floor, Room A, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
For art lovers, this will not be the first time you hear about this restaurant. Through a hidden doorway in the heart of Sheung Wan, this restaurant is the ultimate destination for both food and art lovers. Resplendent with contemporary art fit in to every corner of space in the restaurant, an unforgettable experience is practically guaranteed whether you choose to have lunch or dinner with these overwhelming walls. The interior is as breathtaking as its fine French cuisine and a go-to place for any lifestyle enthusiast.
Web or Tel: 2956 3188
163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Carbone explores the essence of mid-20th century Italian food in New York. As a guest they will serenade you with premium service in a beautifully elegant and comfortable setting. The food pays tribute to the original Carbone in New York, but also incorporates modern and contemporary cooking techniques. What's more, every room has modernist artworks hanging on the walls for guests to goggle at.
Web or 2593 2593
9th Floor, 33 Wyndham St, Central
An exceptionally stylish restaurant located at the centre of Wanchai, this restaurant deserves more than one visit. The Pawn occupies a renovated Hong Kong heritage building with three floors and each with a unique concept and style. Whether it is the interior, exterior or quality of food, this restaurant does each excellently. The Pawn fuses both Chinese and Western culture into a contemporary dining experience and houses the artworks of over twenty local artists from room to room, making each a spectacular site to behold.
Web or 2866 3444
62 Johnston Road, Wanchai
Duddell's quote says it all: "Honest about Art, Serious about food." With two Michelin stars under their belt, this restaurant is a converging point for people who appreciate culture and art. It is also a hot spot that invites people to come together to relax and share their interests in food, art, and life. Duddell's works closely with the HK art committee, exhibiting and featuring a number of amazing and talented artists.
Web or 2525 9191
Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion1 Duddell Street, Central