Wellness month at CÉ LA VI
We may be more familiar with CÉ LA VI for its swanky rooftop bar and fusion Asian cocktails+cuisine, but this month the F&B hotspot is taking a decidedly more health-conscious approach with a month-long series of fitness classes and healing experiences (from $120/class), all led by local experts. The series kicks off on Tuesday, 5 June at 11am on the Sky Deck for an hour-long yoga session with Marsha Yip from The Yoga Room in Sheung Wan and culminates on Tuesday, 26 June at 12:45pm with a session on mindful eating led by Aromatherapy Associates. In between, expect classes on meditation, reiki, the art of sleeping well and more.Follow CÉ LA VI’s Facebook page for class listings and ticket-booking links.
25/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 3700 2300
Chicken and charcoal
When we think of yakitori, there’s usually one place that comes to mind: Yardbird. Written by co-owner and executive chef Matt Abergel, the book Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong ($320) is out now. If you’re a fan of these delicious skewers and want to learn more about yakitori, be sure to grab a copy here.
Get your rum on
The Hong Kong Rum Fest is back for its fifth edition on 1–2 June 2018 (12–8pm). Choose from over 150 different rums on the day, Hawaiian nibbles by Pololi and the signature Hong Kong Rum Fest cocktail, Dark & Stormy, made with Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters.
Price: $150 (ticket includes admission, food and drink credit and goodie bag); click here to book
Preset Event Space, UG/F and G/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street,
Chill out with frosé
SoHo’s Maison Libanaise is bringing back frosé on weekends this summer. If you’re trying to escape the summer heat, try a glass ($48) or pitcher ($198) of this churned frozen rosé wine flavoured with fresh raspberry purée. Pair it with the eatery’s weekend-exclusive dish of shawarma dejej ($188), roasted marinated chicken thigh served with toum (garlic sauce) and pickled cucumber.
10 Shelley Street, SoHo, Central, 2111 2284
Japanese rice-buffing company Toyo Rice Corporation has created the Kinmemai rice brand along with its patented rice-processing technology, the Kinmemai process. The two new rice varieties, Kinmemai Better White™ and Kinmemai Better Brown™, are launching in Hong Kong this month, promising to be enhanced versions of rice with a better taste and more vitamins and nutrients. They’re also rinse free! Available at APITA, SOGO, AEON (from 3 July) and Market Place by Jasons and YATA (sometime in July), plus HKTVmall.
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