What’s on in Hong Kong? January 2020

What’s on in Hong Kong? January 2020

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 Dec '19

It’s a whole new year and a whole new decade. For us, that means a whole lot of food discoveries await! Here’s a solid list of ways to start your 2020 in a most delicious fashion:


La Vache! steak sandwich + frites to your door for one month only

La Vache! steak sandwich

La Vache! is packaging up its entrecôte steak for the first time into a sandwich along with a side of the eatery’s moreish frites and will deliver them direct to your door. There’s a catch though – it’s only for one month! If you fancy a six-inch baguette filled with a 10-ounce USDA Prime steak and Béarnaise sauce with a side of fries brought right to you, you best get a moo-ve on and order in January. And just for the month, in addition to its regular delivery area of Kennedy Town to Tai Hang and up to The Peak, Black Sheep Restaurants GO will open an extra delivery zone in Tsim Sha Tsui around La Vache!’s Hart Avenue location.


Dates: 1–31 January 2020


Locations: delivery from Kennedy Town to Tai Hang and The Peak on HK Island and TST in Kowloon

Price: $118

To order: download Black Sheep Restaurants GO app or order online


Tong Chong Street Market goes green

Tong Chong Street Market Hong Kong

Tong Chong Street Market has started the year in a healthy, eco-conscious way, with the beloved street market focusing on fresh local produce and sustainability in January and February. Headliners include Max Levy of
Okra and Caleb Ng, Josh Ng and David Koo from Interval Coffee Bar. A highlight in January is special event Heroes Series: The Gourmet Theatre, where five leading Hong Kong chefs (Nicholas Chew of Bibo, May Chow of Happy Paradise, Sang Jeong of ICHU, Barry Quek of Beet and Jacky Chan of The Refinery) will recreate the flavours of their home countries using local ingredients in a open-kitchen, station-style format at One Island East.

Dates: market – 2–22 January and 3–28 February 2020; Heroes Series: The Gourmet Theatre – 16–17 January


Time: market – weekdays, 11am–3pm (breakfast available at Okra’s food truck from 9am); Heroes Series: The Gourmet Theatre – 6:30–10:30pm


Location: market – G/F, One Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay; Heroes Series: The Gourmet Theatre – 37/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay

Price: free entry to market; Heroes Series: The Gourmet Theatre – $1,600/person (10 courses, wine pairings + stop at a speakeasy-style cocktail bar by Baijiu Society)

To book: book online


Matchali pop-up at The Upper House

Alert for matcha lovers! New local company Matchali, specialising in healthy drinks made with ceremonial-grade matcha powder from a fifth-generation tea expert in Japan, is launching with this pop-up at The Upper House. Come here to wet your whistle with a matcha latte made with plant-based milk, made-to-order hand-whisked matcha, turmeric ginger tonic, yuzu hojicha soda and more.

Dates: 2 January–29 February 2020

Time: Tuesday–Friday, 8am–4pm; weekends, 9am–5pm

Location: 6/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty


Test Kitchen x Chef Davide Degiovanni (Italy/Hong Kong)

Chef Davide Degiovanni

Multi-award-winning chef Davide Degiovanni of Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café in London is bringing his innovative northern Italian dishes to the 852 for four nights in January. The nine-course menu celebrates the best seasonal ingredients and showcases the flavours that have influenced his cooking style. Dishes like whipped salted cod polenta with pickled red cabbage, vitello tonnato, gnocchi with Gorgonzola, leek and hazelnut, ox cheek with Jerusalem artichoke and risotto with ricotta, shellfish and salsa verde are some of the delights to be experienced on this bellisima menu at our favourite pop-up kitchen space, Test Kitchen.


Dates: 9–12 January 2020

Time: 2 seatings – 7pm and 8:15pm


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

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

To book: book online


Sanrio Spring Market at Hysan Place

 Sanrio Spring Market at Hysan Place Hong Kong

Looking for adorable CNY gifts for foodie friends and fam? Head on over to Hysan Place and check out their CNY Sanrio Spring Market. Here you can buy decorations, gifts, cookie boxes, cupcakes, desserts and more featuring Hello Kitty, Gudetama, My Melody and other super-cute Sanrio characters. You may want to bring the kids along when shopping and snap some pics with the character displays around the mall! Lee Gardens are also running a Chinese New Year Fortune campaign in which over 80 restaurants in the area are offering special menus and dishes. Check out our guide to CNY easts here.


Dates: 10 January–24 February 2020

Time: market open during mall hours


Location: 1/F Atrium, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay


Motorino block party

Motorino Hong Kong

Black Sheep Restaurants’ Neopolitan pizzeria Motorino will be hosting a neighbourhood block party at its Wanchai branch, ideal for a family day out. Kids will get to make their own pizza, while adults can enjoy free-flow Peroni, pizza and chilled Sunday vibes.

Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020

Time: 3–6pm

Location: Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wanchai

Price: $50 (includes free-flow Peroni, pizza and soft drinks)

To book: book online


The Pizza Project street party

The Pizza Project Hong Kong

Brand-new Pirata Group restaurant The Pizza Project is opening its doors in style. They’re hosting a street party to celebrate the pizza pie in all its glory. They first 500 pizzas are on the house, so get there early and enjoy an absolutely free, authentically Italian delight!

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Time: 7–9pm

Location: The Pizza Project, 26 Peel Street, Central


Gems & Pearl culinary series at Tosca – Antonia Klugmann

Chef Antonia Klugmann

Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton’s year-long Gems & Pearl culinary series, placing a spotlight on prominent female chefs from Italy, continues with its second instalment, with Antonia Kluggmann of L’argine a Vencò in Dolegna del Collio headlining. Located in Friuli Venezia on the Italian-Slovenian border, seasonality and sustainability reign supreme at this Michelin-starred, eight-table eatery. Chef Kluggman was the first female judge on MasterChef Italia.

Dates: 14–15 January 2020

Time: dinner service

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

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

To book: phone 2263 2270 or book online


The world’s best female chefs guest at Tate – Ana Ros

Chef Ana Ros

Girl power strikes again! Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room has invited three of the best female chefs from the around the world to strut their stuff at her Michelin-starred restaurant this year. This month sees Chef Ana Ros kicking off the programme. Chef Ros runs the acclaimed Hisa Franko in Slovenia. She was named The World’s Best Female Chef in 2017 and had a Chef’s Table episode dedicated to her work. Chef Lau and Chef Ros will collaborate on this special menu, featuring dishes like charcoal kinki fish with fermented Chinese black bean sauce and clementine confit with verbena gelato and yoghurt meringue by Chef Lau and Chef Ros’ East-West herb taco and mortadella consommé and scallop.

Dates: 16–17 January 2020

Time: dinner service

Location: Tate Dining Room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Price: $2,180/person (10-course collaborative menu); +$580 for drink pairings

To book: phone 2555 2172 or book online


Drink for a Cause and help Australia

The tragic bushfire crisis in Australia is the focus of this charitable wine-tasting event organised by French wine guide Bettane + Desseauve. Get your vino on and lend a hand to Oz, with 20% of all ticket sales donated to wine communities in Adelaide Hills, where the ongoing fires have scorched one-third of vineyards in the wine region and killed more than one billion animals in the country. Red wines from Australia and around the world will be
showcased alongside light bites courtesy of Stan Café.

Date: Thursday, 16 January 2020

Time: 6:45–9pm

Location: the Hive, 21/F, The Phoenix, 23 Luard Road, Wanchai

Price: $270 for early-bird ticket or $300 at the door

To book: book online


8-hands South American collaboration at MONO

8-hands South American collaboration at MONO Hong Kong

MONO, the latest restaurant by JIA Group, welcomes three acclaimed chefs with shared South American roots to create a one-night-only meal with MONO chef and founder Ricardo Chaneton. Enjoy the culinary talents of Argentina-born Agustin Balbi (HAKU) and Peruvian chefs Virgilio Martínez (Central) and Pía Léon (Kjolle) for what is sure to be an exceptional dining experience.

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Time: dinner service

Location: MONO, 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central

Price: $2,880/person (12-course collaborative menu); +$880 for wine pairings (please note that there is a 3% carbon tax in addition to the service charge)

To book: email reservations@mono.hk or book online


Straya Day at Feather & Bone

Also providing support for the devastating wildfires in Australia, a portion of the proceeds of Feather & Bone’s Australia Day rooftop party will be donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, which has nonstop been battling the blaze. Expect free-flow Aussie beer, wine and sausages, plenty of G&Ts, an all-Australian lunch menu and a playlist courtesy of Triple J. Get your mates together faster than Warnie bowled out a side and do some good at the same time.

Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020

Time: 12–5pm

Location: Feather & Bone, 38 Shelley Street, Mid-Levels

Price: $600/person

To book: book online


Long Lunch at JALAN

JALAN Hong Kong

In true lazy Sunday spirit, modern Malaysian street-food eatery JALAN is launching its Long Lunch (though we think it’s more akin to brunch) this month, to be repeated on the last Sunday of every month going forward. This is laid-back communal dining at its finest where you can share a hawker-style spread showcasing the likes of crispy vegetable skewers, green sambal roasted chicken, sambal skate wing in banana leaf and plenty of achar-style pickles and rice. The sweet offerings are a bonus, from pandan crêpes to Milo doughnuts.

Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

Time: 11:30am–2pm

Location: JALAN, 42 Peel Street, SoHo, Central

Price: $295/person: +$200 for free-flow seasonal spritz, Prosecco, beer and wine

To book: phone 2386 2216 or book online


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