What’s on in Hong Kong? December 2019

What’s on in Hong Kong? December 2019

Cool F&B happenings you should check out in the 852 this month

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 27 Nov '19

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Keep checking back here for more fun food- and drink-related events taking place around Hong Kong in December.


Young Master Brewery + Beef & Liberty at Tong Chong Street Market

Tong Chong Street Market Hong Kong

Local craft brewers Young Master and the burger wizards at Beef & Liberty are headlining at Tong Chong Street Market this month. Young Master’s premiering a crazy-cool coffee amber ale (named Tong Chong Street, natch) in collaboration with Singapore’s Common Man Coffee Roasters, as well as lunch combos
featuring tempting sandwiches (Cubano, grilled cheese and Christmas turkey) and bar snacks from the TAP – The Ale Project. Or grab a brewskie and head to B&L’s pop-up food truck, where the plant-based Impossible Truck Burger makes its debut.

Dates: 2–20 December 2019


Time: weekdays, 11:30am–7pm


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


The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle 2019

The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle sees cutting-edge chefs’ collective Gelinaz organising a unique worldwide food performance where 148 chefs from 38 countries swap their recipes for one day. This translates to 700 hours of live cooking and 2,200 streamed recipes across 17 time zones. The chefs have each received eight recipes from another participating chef, and their task is this: “to undo each one of them, to remix them all and create eight new, spontaneously rethought and totally remodelled dishes”. Here in HK, the chefs shaking things up with their creative culinary interpretations are Angelo Agliano of Tosca, David Thompson of Aaharn, Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook, Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room, Vicky Cheng of VEA and May Chow of Happy Paradise.


Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Time: from 6pm depending on the chosen chef


Locations: restaurants as above

Price: from €90–300/person depending on the chosen chef (8-course set menu; beverages not included)


To book: choose your chef and book online


Test Kitchen x Chef Kwanghi Chan (Ireland/Hong Kong)

Chef Kwanghi Chan

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Ireland, award-winning chef Kwanghi Chan is partnering with the Bord Bia Irish Food Board to present a very Irish menu to Hong Kong. Chef Chan is a celebrated chef in Ireland, with multiple awards under his belt as well as regular television appearances on The Six O’Clock Show. He is also on the judging panel for the Euro-Toques Ireland Young Chef of the Year, where he selects participants for the competition. What can we expect from this Irish pop-up? You’ll get to taste eight courses including delicacies such as Irish oyster, Irish lamb rack, Irish rib-eye and locally inspired eats using produce from HK markets.

Dates: 4–6 December 2019

Time: 2 seatings – 7pm & 8:15pm

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, Kwan Yick Building – Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $1,080/person; +$480 for wine pairings

To book: book online


Sensual Festive Luxury in the Clouds at OZONE

OZONE Hong Kong’s Oscar Mena

Head to ritzy rooftop bar OZONE for this collaboration with Lane Crawford and TOM FORD Beauty, with mixologist Oscar Mena creating a cocktail menu inspired by the brand’s signature fragrances and classic red lipstick. Guests who order from this special menu will be gifted with a TOM FORD fragrance sample and a makeup/fragrance consultation voucher.

Dates: 5 December 2019–31 January 2020

Time: Monday–Thursday, 5pm–1am; Friday, 5pm–2am; Saturday, 3pm–2am; Sunday, 12pm–12am

Location: OZONE, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Price: $148/cocktail; $110/mocktail


Finnish Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Market Hong Kong

We love ourselves a European-style Christmas market, and this year’s Finnish Christmas Market sounds like
just the ticket for a big dose of Nordic charm. There’ll be more than 30 stalls, a VR Finnish travel experience, a Mölkky fun zone and a visit from the big man himself, all the way from the Arctic Circle. On the food front, we’re looking forward to eats from Nordic deli Rye House, Finnish bilberry and lingonberry juices, Nordic rye and Christmas sourdough from Mayse Artisan Bakery and a whole host of Finnish food and drink courtesy of Nordic distributor Pear & Carrot, from Taiga chocolate (above) to Laitilan Kukko beer.

Dates: 6–8 December 2019

Time: 3–7pm

Location: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central Harbourfront


The World’s Big Sleep Out

Global campaign The World’s Big Sleep Out targets helping one million homeless around the world, with more than 50,000 people from near and far sacrificing their own warm beds for one night sleeping under the stars. In Hong Kong, half the proceeds will go to charity ImpactHK in support of our own homeless population. The Big Sleep Out includes musical performances, food and drink plus video messages and stories by Chris Martin, Will Smith and Helen Mirren.

Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019


Time: from 5pm


Location: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central Harbourfront

Price: $20 donation/person

To register: register online


Buenos Aires Polo Club x Chef Angie Mar, The Beatrice Inn

Buenos Aires Polo Club Hong Kong x Chef Angie Mar, The Beatrice Inn New York

Ultra-chic chef Angie Mar of NYC’s The Beatrice Inn is making an appearance and cooking up an indulgent dinner menu for only two nights at Buenos Aires Polo Club. Aside from releasing her first cookbook, Butcher + Beast,and having a slew of awards to her name, Chef Mar is known for her love for all things meat and luxury. This feast promises to be a lavish affair for passionate carnivores, and with Buenos Aires Polo Club’s vibrant and celebratory atmosphere, we’re sure it’ll be an evening to remember.

Dates: 10–11 December 2019

Time: from 6pm

Location: Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

Price: $888/person (minimum 4 guests)

To book: phone 2321 8681 or book online


Foodie Club’s Year-End Social

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It’s been awhile, Foodie Clubbers! Join us for our last Foodie Club event of the year as we look back on 2019 and look forward to a more hopeful 2020 with delectable wines and delicious nibbles. You’ll be the first to enjoy the newly revamped Sohofama space. Sohofama is the brainchild of Larry Tang, the founder of Locofama and winner of our Foodie Forks 2019 Editors’ Choice Food Hero award. We’ll be sipping on unlimited wines courtesy of California’s Wine Institute along with tasty bites of the eatery’s beloved Chinese-style comfort food. We’re talking salt-and-pepper squid, fried dumplings, spring rolls and more. With eats that are delicious, nutritious and sustainable, both your belly and your conscience will be happy! A selection of vegetarian options will be available. You’ll also get a souvenir Foodie wine glass to take home. Join us!

Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Time: 6:30–9pm

Location: Sohofama, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Price: Foodie Club members – $200; non-Foodie Club members – $280 (includes free-flow wine tastings + nibbles)

To book: book online

*Kindly note that this is a standing, mingling event and not a sit-down dinner.


A FEAST for Christmas

A FEAST for Christmas Hong Kong

On the back of its successful launch at PMQ this past summer, FEAST HK returns with a laid-back, family-friendly communal brunch featuring signature dishes from eight popular chefs – from Corey Riches and Saumitra Suryavanshi of JALAN to Mr Brown’s Asher Goldstein – cooking live, free-flow bevvies and a very merry DJ line-up.

Dates: 14–15 December 2019

Time: 12:30–4:30pm

Location: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central Harbourfront

Price: $680/adult; $380/child aged 3–11

To book: book online


Paws for Tea at The Murray

Paws for Tea at The Murray, Hong Kong

A hidden gem for pet owners in Hong Kong, The Murray welcomes man’s best friend for afternoon tea on 14 and 15 December, with doggy treats for guests’ furry friends. Pups will enjoy premium Swedish ice cream (ox liver, moose and salmon flavours) from Hugo & Celine and specially curated biscuits (peanut butter and apple and oatmeal) courtesy of Cookie DPT.

Dates: 14–15 December 2019

Time: 2–4pm

Location: The Arches, 1/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Price: $998 (2 humans + 1 dog); +$499 for 3rd human

To book: phone 3141 8888 or email rbevents.themurray@niccolohotels.com


Test Kitchen’s 4-hands festive feast with chefs Christopher Ho & Devon Hou

Chefs Christopher Ho & Devon Hou

Currently Test Kitchen’s resident head chef, Devon Hou has a very impressive CV. She started her career at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Amber restaurant and went on to be part of the opening team at Tate Dining Room, which received its Michelin star while the chef was working there. Now, she’s teaming up with Chef Christopher Ho – a former apprentice of Chef Eric Räty of one-Michelin-starred Arbor (winner of our Foodie Forks 2019 Editors’ Choice Best Restaurant). Together, they’ll be creating a festive menu using a wide range of local and global produce. Look forward to nine courses, with dishes such as barley risotto Christmas stuffing, chicken liver and black truffle, mince pie with slow-cooked oxtail and Chinese sausage and a very Hong Kong-style roast pigeon.

Dates: 18–22 December 2019

Time: 2 seatings – 7pm & 8:15pm

Location: Test Kitchen, Shop 3, Kwan Yick Building – Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Price: $1,180/person; +$480 for wine pairings

*This pop-up has already sold out! But keep up to date on the booking page in case a spot opens up.


For all sorts of HK events, check out our friends over at The HK HUB for the latest comprehensive listings

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