To kick-start 2018, we took a group of brave foodies on our first sold-out Secret Supper adventure of the year. A signature Foodie event, Secret Supper usually entails meeting at a random spot, boarding a bus and not knowing where you’ll end up or what kind of food you’ll be served.
On that note, we took a winding bus ride south. As we inched closer to the coast, the deep blue waves drew us in to the beaches of Repulse Bay. The bus came to a halt outside ever-evolving shopping and dining hotspot The Pulse.
After taking the lift up to the roof, our guests found themselves outside Sunset Beach Club’s entrance, but they soon realised it wasn’t our Secret Supper location – it’s never the obvious option! An innocuous entry next door led up to a stunning nightscape of surf and sand.
“I still don’t get it,” a visibly confused guest said, chuckling. “Where exactly are we?” We found ourselves on a rooftop surrounded by huggable ice cream cones, miniature patio chairs, a massive kids’ racetrack and a vintage Volkswagen van parked at the back. Once our guests were treated to their welcome bubbly, we revealed that Maggie & Rose was our first Secret Supper location of the year.
Giant ball pit at Maggie & Rose
Started in London in 2007, the Maggie & Rose family members’ club concept made its way to Hong Kong in 2015: from a members’ club by day – a home away from home for parents and kids – to a grown-up oasis in the evenings for dinners and events. For this exclusive Secret Supper in partnership with Foodie, Maggie & Rose made special arrangements for the two nights, curating an exclusive menu to create an unforgettable dining experience for our Foodie Club members.
Play area at Maggie & Rose
Beef two ways
The night’s special menu by Head Chef Eric Choi was complemented by wines paired by our wine partner, Story Wine. The beetroot salmon appetiser was a dramatic start with its colourful and intricate plating of beetroot-marinated salmon slices, sweet heirloom tomato chunks and citrus aioli. Other highlights included the truffle butter raviolo, featuring a giant raviolo spaceship resting on a cheesy bed, revealing a golden, runny egg yolk surprise. Another main contender was the generously portioned beef two ways that pleased indecisive guests who couldn’t possibly have chosen between the super-tender short rib and the seared ruby-red tenderloin slice – so we got both, much to our combined delight.
We entered Maggie & Rose like Alice in Wonderland and left unwillingly like Peter Pan, trying to stay forever in Neverland for a magnificent beginning to our Secret Suppers of 2018.