Header image: chef brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring

As the city cools down, the F&B calendar heats up. Keep checking back here for more recommended stuff to do (and eat) this autumn.


JAAN x Roganic four-hands dinner

JAAN x Roganic Hong Kong four-hands dinner

For two nights only, Chef Kirk Westaway of Michelin-starred JAAN by Kirk Westaway in Singapore teams up with Chef Simon Rogan of Roganic, who boasts three shiny stars to his name, to treat diners to a 10-course collaborative menu presenting the chefs’ creative seasonal British dishes – from snacks of own-blend caviar tart with oyster and apple marigold and truffle pudding with birch sap and stout vinegar by Chef Rogan to Chef Westaway’s strawberry pancake with frozen clotted cream and rhubarb and lemon slice for dessert.

Dates: 4–5 September 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Roganic Hong Kong, UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

Price: $1,980/person (10-course 4-hands menu); +$980 for wine pairings

To book: phone 2817 8383 or email reservations@roganic.com.hk

Michelin-starred British pop-up at SKYE Roofbar and Dining

Michelin-starred British pop-up at SKYE Roofbar and Dining Hong Kong

In conjunction with the launch of the new SKYE Gastrobar, Michelin-starred British chef Paul Welburn is heading to SKYE at The Park Lane Hong Kong for a three-day stint. Chef Welburn is well known in the UK, both for his W1 Restaurant at The Cumberland in London (now closed) and Oxford’s Michelin-starred The Oxford Kitchen, and for attaining a 10 out of 10 for his “Blackout Beef” on TV cooking competition The Great British Menu. Chef Welburn’s lunch and dinner menus for this pop-up feature modern British dishes such as G&T-cured king salmon, blackened glazed beef fillet and carrot trifle.

Dates: 5–7 September 2019

Time: lunch and dinner services

Location: SKYE Roofbar and Dining, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

Price: $650/person (6-course lunch menu); $980/person (8-course dinner menu)

To book: phone 2839 3327 or book online

A FEAST for the CITY

A FEAST for the CITY Hong Kong

Organised by event specialists Pyjama and Magnetic Asia, this is FEAST’s inaugural culinary celebratory event, where top chefs from around HK (Asher Goldstein from FRANCIS, Franks’ Darnell Fields, Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes from Kinship included) will create signature dishes at live cooking stations to be devoured at shared tables, along with free-flow bevvies and live music creating a great weekend brunch vibe for grown-ups and kids alike.

Dates: 7–8 September 2019

Time: 12:30–4:30pm

Location: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Price: $680/adult or $380/child aged between 3–11 (includes unlimited food + drink)

To book: book online

Wine Education Week launch party

To kick off the global Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)’s first-ever Wine Education Week (9–15 September), head to this fun, educational masterclass on food and wine pairing. Get your drink on and learn something too!

Date: Monday, 9 September 2019

Time: 6–8pm

Location: theDesk, 5/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty

Price: $145/person (to include a complimentary set of 3 wine glasses)

To learn more and book: click here

Test Kitchen x Chef Aleksander Baron

Test Kitchen Hong Kong x Chef Aleksander Baron

Polish cuisine is getting a look-in at Test Kitchen this month, with a visit from Chef Aleksander Baron of Warsaw’s Nowy Wspanialy Świat and Solec 44. Trained in the fine arts, Chef Baron’s locally sourced and seasonal modern Polish dishes – like beetroot sour ceviche with apple, mustard seeds in apple vinegar and herbs, goose omasta with burnt onion and black trumpet mushroom and potato and cheese dumplings with fish roe – are works of art.

Dates: 11–14 September 2019

Time: 7pm and 8:15pm (2 seatings)

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $1,080/person (8-course tasting menu); +$480 (wine pairings); +$180 (corkage)

To book: book online

Sühring pop-up at Mandarin Oriental

Sühring pop-up at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Surely one of the most exciting chef residencies of the year, twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring of two-Michelin-starred Sühring restaurant in Bangkok bring the best of modern German cuisine to the MO for three days. Sühring sits at number 4 on this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
 The 13-course champagne-paired tasting menu presented to Hong Kong diners will be divided into three chapters: snacks (example: Leberkäse, a southern German speciality similar to bologna, served with a warm pretzel), mains (example: Aal Grün from Berlin, eel in broth with cucumber salad) and sweets (example: Omas Eierlikör, a Sühring family eggnog recipe).

Dates: 12–14 September 2019

Time: The Krug Room – lunch and dinner on 12–13 September; Mandarin Grill + Bar – lunch and dinner on 14 September

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

Price: $3,888/person (13-course tasting menu + 4 Krug champagnes) at The Krug Room; $2,888/person (13-course tasting menu + 1 glass of Krug; optional wine parings at +$1,488) at Mandarin Grill + Bar

To book: phone 2825 4014 or email mohkg-krugroom@mohg.com

Pica Pica x ICHU four-hands tapas menu

Pica Pica x ICHU four-hands tapas menu
 Hong Kong

Chef Edgar Sanuy Barahona from Spanish hotspot Pica Pica joins forces with Chef Sang Jeong from Peruvian restaurant ICHU once again, this time to create a crossover menu featuring eight new tapas – four Spanish and four Peruvian. These East-meets-West tapas include, on the Spanish side, chipirón ($145), Ibérico pork morcilla, baby squid and ink sauce, and callos ($85), traditional Spanish pork tripe stew with chorizo, and, coming in for Peru, pan chapla ($175), Peruvian pitta bread with soft-shell crab and aji amarillo, and pulpo ($150), octopus, leek purée, leek powder and crispy leek.

Dates: 17–18 September 2019

Time: from 6pm

Location: Pica Pica, 317–321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan

Price: à-la-carte prices from $70/tapa

To book: phone 2811 9880 or email info@picapica.hk

Secret Theatre x Aaharn

Secret Theatre x Aaharn Hong Kong

This one’s got us intrigued and freaked out in equal measure – a serial killer is on the loose, and it’s your task to investigate! Secret Theatre’s immersive, interactive fourth experience in HK is set at historic Tai Kwun, with pre- and post-theatre dining options at David Thompson’s acclaimed Thai restaurant Aaharn. Watch the trailer here.

Dates: 17 September–9 November 2019 (Tuesday–Saturday)

Time: 6pm for pre-theatre dinner at Aaharn; 7:30pm for Secret Theatre experience; 9:45pm for post-theatre dinner at Aaharn

Location: Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central (once you buy your ticket, you’ll receive the exact secret location, special instructions and a password)

Price: from $788 for early-bird Secret Theatre; wine-paired dinner + show from $1,288; VIP experience at $1,788

To book: book online

TE MANA LAMB 4-hands dinner at Octavium

 TE MANA LAMB 4-hands dinner at Octavium Hong Kong

Each year, a small selection of leading international chefs visit farms and restaurants in New Zealand for a first-hand experience of TE MANA LAMB – often referred to as the “world’s best lamb” owing to its high level of omega 3 and micro-scale marbling. This month, Michelin-starred chefs Jim Löfdahl of Frantzén’s Kitchen and Silvio Armanni of Octavium will join hands to create a seven-course menu showcasing three unique ways of serving Te MANA LAMB along with three complementing dishes using fine New Zealand ingredients. This one- of-a-kind four-hands dinner is only available for one night – lamb fans, you won’t want to miss this one!

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Octavium, 8/F, One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Road Central, Central

Price: $980/person (7-course 4-hands tasting menu); +$580 for wine pairings

To book: phone 2111 9395 or email bookings@octaviumhk.com

Mr Brown x Te Quiero Mucho x COA 3-friends, 6-hands collab

 Mr Brown x Te Quiero Mucho x COA Hong Kong six-hands menus

Chef Asher Goldstein of grill expert Mr Brown is teaming up with Chef Alfonso Portillo of Mexican bar-restaurant Te Quiero Mucho and Jay Khan of Mexican-inspired cocktail bar COA for an amazing six-hands à-la-carte menu served alongside the regular Mr Brown menu, with Chef Goldstein’s grill taking on a Mexican flair in celebration of his bud Chef Portillo’s one-year TQM anniversary. Tacos are highlights – we love the sound of the al pastor with pork and pineapple relish roasted shawarma style – as are mixologist Khan’s mezcal-based tipples. If you’re interested in booking the Middle Eastern–Mexican fusion four-course menu ($598/person, to include 3 cocktails) at TQM the night before (Wednesday the 18th), phone 3423 3290 or email tqm@mojonomad.com. Taco ‘bout a foodie friendship! 

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Mr Brown, 9 Ship Street, Wanchai

Price: à-la-carte prices
 from $50/taco

To book: phone 3101 1081 or book online

Sake Walk 2019

Sake Walk 2019 Hong Kong

Held at atmospheric House 1881, Sake Walk is a three-day outdoor event comprising a sake-pairing dinner, sake and food tasting booths and one-hour sake masterclasses. The highlight of the event is the namesake Sake Walk, showcasing a selection of 80 sake from 14 breweries across Japan.

Dates: 19–21 September 2019

Time: sake-pairing dinner at Café Parlour (7pm on Thursday the 19th); sake masterclasses (from 12:30pm on Saturday the 21st); Sake Walk (12–10pm on Saturday the 21st)

Location: House 1881, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, TST

Price: $1,800/person (5-course sake-pairing dinner, to include 8 premium sake); $140/masterclass (to include 4 sake varieties for tasting + sake glass to take home); from $100 entry (Sake Walk)

For more information: phone 3988 0000 or email info@house1881.com

The Woods’ 1st nomadic pop-up

When Victoria Chow’s bar The Woods shut shop earlier this year after five years on Hollywood Road, we heaved a collective sigh. But now The Woods is back as HK’s first nomadic bar, with monthly pop-ups beginning now at various secret locations here and around the world. You can expect the revival of The Woods’ signature cocktails, the bar’s infamous tom yum shooters and mini cocktail workshops.

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Time: 4–7pm

Location: to be revealed by joining The Woods Nomadic Tribe

Price: free drinks!

For more information: click here

Michelin-starred Sucede pop-up at La Rambla

 Michelin-starred Sucede pop-up at La Rambla Hong Kong

Chef Miguel Ángel Mayor of Valencia one-Michelin-restaurant Sucede will take over La Rambla‘s kitchen for two nights in September to dazzle Hong Kong diners with his unique brand of Spanish cuisine focused on ancient culinary techniques. Dishes in the chef’s repertoire are based on the culinary history of Valencia’s Roman, Arabic and Christian civilisations. Expect a unique menu showcasing delicacies such as Spanish sea cucumber, cured beef tongue, French blue lobster and Spanish beef loin.

Dates: 24–25 September 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: La Rambla, Shop 3071–73, 3/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central

Price: $1,600/person (shared with a minimum of 4 guests): +$688 for wine pairings

To book: phone 2661 1161 or book online

NOBU’s Black & White Dinners

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

World-famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to NOBU Hong Kong this month with two splashy Black & White Dinners – innovative Japanese menus that focus on culinary luxuries such as caviar and truffle (black) and ebi, lobster, sea bass and king crab (white). These ingredients take the form of dishes like ebi taco with caviar, Chilean sea bass with truffle garlic miso and king crab with yuzu kosho ponzu. A rare opportunity to dine on Nobu-san’s own masterpieces.

Dates: 24–25 September 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: NOBU Hong Kong, 2/F, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, TST

Price: $1,688/person (8-course tasting menu)

To book: phone 2313 2323 or book online

Test Kitchen x Chef Ben Spalding

Test Kitchen Hong Kong x Chef Ben Spalding

The second chef in the spotlight at Test Kitchen this month, Ben Spalding is also a DJ, which should make for some pretty fun dinners. Chef Spalding cut his chops at such acclaimed UK restaurants as Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, The Ledbury, The Fat Duck and Roganic, in addition to winning a slew of awards including being featured on Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list. These days, he runs PuzzleProjects, creating bespoke dining experiences featuring creative, contemporary dishes and great music, be it a wedding, corporate event or a global festival like Coachella in LA. Chef Spalding’s menu for Test Kitchen will give diners a taste of his cheeky signatures like Salad 25 (with HK’s finest “weird and wonderful” seasonal ingredients) and Crack Beef (pictured above) – braised and glazed Norwegian feather blade with grilled kimchi, tom yum mayo, preserved berries and crispy onion.

Dates: 26–28 September 2019 

Time: 7pm and 8:15pm (2 seatings)

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $980/person (8-course tasting menu); +$480 (wine pairings); +$180 (corkage)

To book: book online

Belles Hot Chicken pop-up at 22 Ships

Belles Hot Chicken pop-up at 22 Ships Hong Kong

Get your Nashville hot chicken wings and spicy chicken sarnies here! Kiwi chef Morgan McGlone brings his cult-fave Belles Hot Chicken from Australia to 22 Ships for a cracking three-day pop-up. Wash all that chook down with boatloads of natural wine. No bookings, but orders can also be taken on Deliveroo (except for brunch specials).

Dates: 27–29 September 2019 

Time: Friday the 27th – 5–11pm; Saturday the 28th – 10am–11pm (brunch 10am–3pm); Sunday the 29th – 10am–9pm (brunch 10am–3pm)

Location: 22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wanchai

Price: à-la-carte prices from $160/4-wing baller basket + 1 side + 2 sauces

To book: walk-ins only; order online via Deliveroo


Game menu by DiVino Group

Game menu by DiVino Group
 Hong Kong

This autumn, savour Italian game dishes at DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant and DiVino Patio, where sustainably hunted wild boar, deer, rabbit and duck take centre stage. The specially designed dishes – from handmade black pepper pappardelle with Tuscan wild boar ragu and wild mushrooms at DiVino to DiVino Patio’s cacao cannelloni filled with wild rabbit, cheese fondue and chestnut – change weekly based on the week’s imports.

Dates: 1 October–30 November 2019

Time: lunch and dinner services

Locations: DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant (73 Wyndham Street, Central) and DiVino Patio (Shop 11, 1/F, Brim 28, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai)

Price: à-la-carte prices

To book: phone 2167 8883 (DiVino)/2877 3552 (DiVino Patio) or book online (DiVino)/(DiVino Patio)

Wine-pairing celebration menu at Café Gray Deluxe

Wine-pairing celebration menu at Café Gray Deluxe
, The Upper House Hong Kong

In celebration of The Upper House hotel’s 10-year anniversary, in-house F&B superstar Café Gray Deluxe is offering a special menu featuring such delicacies as Hokkaido scallop, slow-braised veal cheek and chocolate délice, each dish paired with a 2009 vintage hand-picked by sommelier Leo Au. Café Gray’s wine list also gets a makeover for the rest of the year, showcasing a range of 2009 wines as well as a selection of hidden gems from up-and-coming wineries – those to watch in the decade to come.

Dates: 1–31 October 2019

Time: lunch and dinner services

Location: Café Gray Deluxe, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Price: $1,260/person (4-course wine-pairing menu)

To book: phone 3968 1106 or book online

Hong Kong Vegfest 2019

If you’re vegan or considering a move to a plant-based lifestyle, the seventh annual Vegfest is the place to be, with over 70 booths on the day offering vegan food and drink, organic and environmentally friendly vegan products and handicrafts, fitness classes, cooking demos and seminars by doctors and dieticians. Please bring your own shopping bag, water bottle and utensils!

Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019

Time: 10am–4pm

Location: Adventist College, 1111 Clear Water Bay Road, Clear Water Bay (shuttle bus service provided 11am–6pm outside Tseung Kwan O MTR Station at Po Yap Road for $10/person)

Price: free entry

Pierre Gagnaire returns to Pierre

Chef Pierre Gagnaire

PG’s in the house! The chef behind two-Michelin-starred Pierre at the Mandarin Oriental returns to his namesake restaurant to present dishes from his acclaimed Italian restaurant in Paris, Pierro TT. Signature dishes include veal and white truffle paste ravioli, blue lobster risotto, veal chop Milanese style and tiramisu with burrata ice cream flavoured with Campari and lemon.

Dates: 7–12 October 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Pierre, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

Price: $1,988/person (7-course tasting menu)

To book: phone 2825 4001 or email mohkg-pierre@mohg.com

Ralph’s Coffee pop-up at LANDMARK

Ralph’s Coffee pop-up at LANDMARK Hong Kong

Like its Ocean Terminal sibling, the three-month-long Ralph’s Coffee pop-up at LANDMARK will feature the coffee, sarnies and desserts we all know and love from Ralph Lauren (shout-out to Ralph’s to-die-for chocolate cake in particular). In addition, there are several LANDMARK-exclusive items we can’t wait to get our hot little hands on including bevvies Megamallow Mocha and Megamallow Hot Chocolate and Cookie DPT’s molten chocolate cookie.

Dates: 9 October 2019–31 January 2020

Time: weekdays, 8am–7pm; weekends and public holidays, 10:30am–7pm

Location: Shop 239, 2/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Price: à-la-carte prices

Food’s Future Summit 2019 

Food’s Future Summit Hong Kong

The most important food event of the year, Foodie’s own award-winning Food’s Future Summit gathers change-makers, experts and conscious consumers to delve into key innovations, trends and issues in the culinary and food technology ecosystems over two days of talks, panels, discussions, showcases and meals – read more about it.

Dates: 11–12 October 2019

Time: Day 1 – 8:30am–6pm; Day 2 – 10am–6pm

Location: Asia Society Hong Kong, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Price: from $50 

To book: book online

Happy 1st birthday to La Petite Maison

The Troubadours

Marking its birthday in true South of France style, La Petite Maison has hooked up with famed French Riviera–based party band The Troubadours to perform live for the first time in Asia. A celebratory welcome drink – pamplemousse fizz (pink grapefruit, pomelo, Prosecco, lemongrass syrup, lemon juice and peach bitters) – will be complimentary to guests on arrival. Bon anniversaire, LPM!

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019 

Time: 6:30pm and 9pm (2 seatings)

Location: La Petite Maison, 1/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central

Price: free entry; à-la-carte food and drink prices

To book: phone 2887 1113

Carbone’s 5th anniversary party

Carbone Hong Kong

Is Italy more your thing? To celebrate five years of success in this city, beloved Italian-American restaurant Carbone has planned a one-night-only black-tie dinner party themed on the good ol’ days of 1950s NYC. Expect a menu cooked by Mario Carbone himself – baked clams, veal Parmesan and lobster fra diavolo have starring roles – entertainment all the way from Vegas and dancing till the wee hours.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

Price: $2,488/person 

To book: phone 2593 2593

Chef Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun of Paste Bangkok comes to the Mandarin Oriental

Chef Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun

Described as “the queen of innovative historical Thai cuisine”, Chef Satongun of Michelin-starred Paste Bangkok continues the Mandarin Oriental’s stellar line-up of guest chefs this autumn. Chef Satongun was named Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018, and Paste is ranked at 28 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Her passion for modernising historical Thai cuisine will be seen on her tasting menu at The Krug Room, featuring signature dishes like Australian trout choo chee curry with young green peppercorn, lesser ginger, kaffir lime leaf and roasted young galangal and mala chicken with northern Thai berries, Kanchanaburi dried chilli, Sisaket garlic and ginger, while during her residency at Man Wah, Chef Satongun will work alongside Executive Chinese Chef Wing-Keung Wong to craft an exclusive four-hands tasting menu.

Dates: 16–19 October 2019

Time: The Krug Room – dinner on 16–17 October; Man Wah – dinner on 18–19 October

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

Price: $2,888/person (9-course tasting menu + 3 Krug champagnes) at The Krug Room; $1,888/person (10-course 4-hands tasting menu)
 at Man Wah

To book: phone 2825 4014 or email mohkg-krugroom@mohg.com

Test Kitchen x Chef Kwame Onwuachi (James Beard Rising Star 2019 + Food & Wine Best New Chef 2019)

Chef Kwame Onwuachi

The author of Notes from a Young Black Chef (set to be adapted into a film later this year), Nigerian-American chef Kwame Onwuachi was the first guest chef at Test Kitchen upon its debut nearly five years ago, and he returns with a bang after achieving breakout success in a short span of time, opening five restaurants before the age of 30 (including the Michelin-recommended Kith/Kin in Washington, DC) and competing as a Top Chef contestant. Chef Onwuachi’s exciting Test Kitchen menu will feature never-before-seen-dishes from his next restaurant project including stunners like octopus with Veracruz compote, scallop masa and puffed amaranth and a unique riff on Japanese chawanmushi made with black-eyed pea custard, sea urchin and confit chicken.

Dates: 16–19 October 2019 

Time: 7pm and 8:15pm (2 seatings)

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $1,480/person (8-course tasting menu + copy of Notes from a Young Black Chef); +$480 (wine pairings); +$180 (corkage)

To book: book online

Vegan block party at Confusion Kitchen

New initiative Phenomenally Pink is partnering with Hong Kong Rubgy Union to host a vegan block party at Confusion Kitchen in Sheung Wan in support of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink October campaign, with a focus on linking plant-based eating to cancer and disease prevention. Plant-based pioneers like Christian Mongendre from TREEHOUSE and Confusion’s Lisa Terauchi will be on hand to share their own personal stories.

Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019 

Time: 7:30–11pm

Location: Confusion Kitchen, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

Price: $450/person (to include free-flow plant-based tapas and drinks)

To book: click here to register

Chef Bruno Oger at Gaddi’s

Chef Bruno Oger

Be dazzled by fine French gastronomy with a gourmet collaboration between Gaddi’s Executive Chef Albin Gobil and visiting Michelin-starred chef Bruno Oger. For just one night, Chef Oger will bring his unique brand of Mediterranean- and Brittany-influenced French cuisine to Hong Kong from his acclaimed two-Michelin-starred restaurant La Villa Archange on the French Riviera. Following Hong Kong, the chef will continue his culinary tour to The Peninsulas Beijing and Shanghai.

Date: Monday, 21 October 2019

Time: lunch and dinner services

Price: $1,288–2,688/person

Location: 1/F, Gaddi’s, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, TST

To book: phone 2696 6763 or book online

Fukuro hosts Maguchi Kazunari, Tokyo’s “highball king”

Decked out in his signature white suit jacket and black bow tie, mixologist legend Maguchi Kazunari of quirky Ginza bar Rock Fish whips up a mean highball – made even more special because it’s iceless. Kazunari will be behind the bar of SoHo izakaya Fukuro for two nights this month, treating drinkers to his special need-no-ice highball.

Dates: 22–23 October 2019 

Time: 6–10:45pm

Location: Fukuro, 1–5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central

Price: $98/Kakubin highball

Drink for a Cause at Tell Camellia

Back for a third year, Drink for a Cause features eight female HK professionals joining forces to raise funds for higher education for underprivileged girls in India, with 50 per cent of all proceeds donated to Kindlelife Foundation. Each lovely lady will create one cocktail that represents her unique personality – the surprise is on us at Tell Camellia! 

Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 

Time: 6–11pm

Location: Tell Camellia, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central

Price: $100/cocktail

Two Schmucks from Barcelona takes over The Pontiac

Moe Aljaff of Two Schmucks Barcelona

For one night only, Moe Aljaff from the notorious Barcelona bar Two Schmucks (#57 on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019) will be taking over The Pontiac. Owning his own bar at the tender age of 27, Aljaff and his partner, AJ White, opened Two Schmucks with no investors or brand endorsement in a country where they did not even speak the language. “Flavour is king” at Two Schmucks, so we’re expecting to be punched in the palate with Aljaff’s tipples.

Date: Friday, 25 October 2019 

Time: 3pm–1am

Location: The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central

Price: varies


Le Cordon Bleu comes to K11 MUSEA

Le Cordon Bleu cooking class

In an exclusive three-year partnership, K11 MUSEA’s brand-spanking-new culinary space A. Gastronomy Lab will play host to cooking courses led by the prestigious French culinary academy Le Cordon Bleu – a first for the 852. Half-day sessions and more intensive three- or five-day short courses will be offered under the categories of cuisine and pastry/desserts (there are even family classes for budding little chefs). Learn from the Le Cordon Bleu master chefs themselves and get a certificate to prove it!

Dates: from Saturday, 2 November 2019 for 3 months

Time: varies

Location: A. Gastronomy Lab, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST

Price: from $2,480/3-hour course

To book: book online

Tong Chong Street Market’s seasonal return

Tong Chong Street Market Hong Kong

HK’s favourite’s food market – Tong Chong Street Market – returns to Taikoo Place for the winter season, but this time there’s a catch: it’s weekdays only. The weekday market begins this month with the Coffee Festival – with 12 top coffee vendors from HK and Asia making an appearance – while December will feature a Young Master Brewery pop-up and beer festival, and organic, sustainable delights are the focus in January and February.

Dates: 4 November 2019–February 2020 (Monday–Friday)

Time: 8:30am–2:30pm (November); 11:30am–2:30pm (December–February)

Location: G/F, One Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay

Price: free entry

La Cime x Arbor 4-hands menus

Chef Yusuke Takada of Osaka’s two-Michelin-starred La Cime (number 17 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019) will be returning to our very own-Michelin-starred French-Japanese wonder Arbor to work with Chef Eric Räty in a fantastic four-hands collaboration placing a spotlight on Fukuoka’s best seasonal produce. In September, the chefs travelled together to Fukuoka to visit local farmers, food suppliers and restaurant owners in search of inspiration for their menus, which will present seasonal ingredients from Fukuoka including Asari clams, Minokotobuki sake and Mikan citrus fruit.

Dates: 7–9 November 2019

Time: lunch (8–9 November) and dinner (7–9 November) services

Location: Arbor, 25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Price: $988/person (4-course lunch menu); $2,988/person (9-course dinner menu)

To book: phone 3185 8388 or book online

Test Kitchen x Chef Eelke Plasmeijer of Bali’s Locavore (#42 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019)

Test Kitchen Hong Kong x Chef Eelke Plasmeijer of Bali’s Locavore

As its name suggests, Dutch chef Eelke Plasmeijer’s Locavore is all about local, seasonal ingredients, and this locally sourced produce will feature in an ingredient-driven modern European-Balinese tasting menu at Test Kitchen this month. This means innovative dishes like salt-baked jicama with peanut lime emulsion, marigold flower, peanut gochujang and tagetes leaf and white coffee licorice gelato with black wolfberries in Chinese black wine vinegar, palm nectar licorice syrup and coffee crumble.

Dates: 7–10 November 2019

Time: 7pm and 8:15pm (2 seatings)

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $1,080/person (9-course tasting menu); +$480 (wine pairings); +$180 (corkage)

To book: book online

Ho Lee Fook x BELON

Ho Lee Fook x BELON Hong Kong

Closing out a series of “Ho Lee Cooks” chef collaborations, Chef Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook will join hands with fellow Black Sheep Restaurants chef and BFF Daniel Calvert of BELON. The winner of 2019’s Foodie Forks Readers’ Choice Best Restaurant award, BELON continues to rake in the awards for its neo-Parisian fare, while Ho Lee Fook’s quirky Cantonese cuisine remains a Soho favourite, with crowds often waiting for over an hour to be seated. For this special occasion, you can actually book a table at the usually no-reservations Ho Lee Fook to enjoy this dynamic fusion of French culinary precision and inventive Cantonese flavours.

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Ho Lee Fook, 3–5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central

Price: $888/person

To book: book online

Final “Dinner with Corey” at BEDU

BEDU Hong Kong

Chef Corey Riches of BEDU returns to his roots with the ninth themed “Dinner with Corey” event this month, a modern Australian menu that revists his childhood faves and classic Aussie dishes with a nod to the eatery’s
Middle Eastern focus. Dig into the likes of tempura oysters and saltbush smoked duck parfait to start, followed by traditional Four’n Twenty pie made with beer-braised beef brisket and bone-marrow gravy and an Anzac and apple ice-cream dessert.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: BEDU, 40 Gough Street, Central

Price: $605/person

To book: email info@bedurestaurant.com

Gems & Pearl – An Italian Culinary Journey guest chef series at Tosca

Chef Valeria Piccini

Over the course of the next year, Chef Angelo Agliano of The Ritz-Carlton’s Tosca has invited five prominent female chefs from across Italy – the Gems – to craft exclusive, one-off regional tasting menus for us lucky diners in the Pearl of the Orient. First up this month is Valeria Piccini from two-Michelin-starred Caino restaurant in Montemerano, Tuscany.

Dates: 21–22 November 2019

Time: lunch and dinner services

Location: Tosca di Angelo, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Price: $1,998/person (7-course tasting menu)

To book: phone 2263 2270 or book online

Florilège 4-hands pop-up at VEA

Florilège 4-hands pop-up at VEA
 Hong Kong

For one night only, two-Michelin-starred Florilège chef Hiroyasu Kawate will say farewell to his acclaimed modern French eatery in Tokyo to cook up a storm alongside one-Michelin-starred VEA chef-owner Vicky Cheng. Highlights of the four-hands degustation menu include Chef Kawate’s signature beef carpaccio with beetroot purée, smoked potato purée and red apple sorbet matched by Chef Cheng’s fish maw and sea cucumber dish.

Date: Friday, 22 November 2019 

Time: dinner service

Location: VEA, 30/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central

Price: $2,880/person (9-course 4-hands tasting menu); +$780 (cocktail/wine pairings)

To book: book online

Chef Andy Richter comes to Soul Food Thai

 Chef Andy Richter comes to Soul Food Thai Hong Kong

Another Black Sheep Restaurants collaboration sees acclaimed chef and two-time James Beard award winner Andy Ricker – known for his expertise in northern Thai cuisine – join Jarrett Wrisley at Soul Food Thai this November. Together, they’ll create a set menu that celebrates traditional Thai dishes. Highlights include krabong fakthong with ajaat (crisp curried pumpkin fritters with spicy cucumber relish) and plaa muek ping (wood-grilled baby octopus marinated in lime, fish sauce, garlic and green chilli).

Dates: 27–28 November 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Soul Food Thai, 26–28 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central

Price: $328/person

To book: book online

Julien Royer headlines at Louise

Chef Julien Royer, the founder of Singapore’s sparkling three-starred Odette – Asia’s Best Restaurant – and our own already beloved newbie Louise, will be cooking for diners at his HK eatery for two nights alongside Louise Executive Chef Franckelie Laloum. Expect an autumnal menu, with Atlantic turbot, Normandy scallop, game pie and lashings of white truffle and caviar making appearances.

Dates: 29–30 November 2019

Time: dinner service

Location: Louise, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street

Price: $1,998/person (5-course 4-hands tasting menu); +$988 (wine pairings)

To book: phone 2866 0300 or book online (all bookings require full pre-payment and are non-refundable)

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