Looking for exciting ways to beat the summer heat in Hong Kong? Look no further than our weekly round-up of hot happenings! From immersive cocktail workshops and live jazz performances to exclusive dining experiences and inspiring art exhibitions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the most exciting events happening in the 852 this week. Get ready to explore the city and indulge in some of the best food, drinks, and culture that Hong Kong has to offer.
Summer is upon us and Cordis, Hong Kong’s modern European restaurant and bar, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, has got you covered. With a refreshing new summer set lunch menu, live jazz performances on selected weekends, and a cocktail masterclass workshop with the world champion mixologist, Summer Chen, Alibi is the perfect place to beat the heat this summer. The new business set lunch menu offers a selection of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, starting at HKD218 per person. Guests can also indulge in the immersive cocktail-mixing experience, and enjoy live jazz music while sipping their cocktails on selected weekend evenings. Don’t miss the chance to attend the exclusive cocktail masterclass workshop, charged at HKD280 net per person, on selected dates in July and August.
Hong Kong’s charming neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar, Ramato, has unveiled a range of new offerings for the summer season. The menu has been revamped with all-new a la carte dishes, inspired by Chef Antimo Maria Merone’s nonna’s cooking. The lunch experience starts at HKD198 for two courses and HKD228 for three courses, while the new happy hour offering includes designated drinks priced at HKD50 each. Ramato has also launched a dessert-making workshop, led by Chef Fabio Bardi of One MICHELIN-starred Estro, priced at HKD900 inclusive of the class and 3-course lunch.
Sugar at EAST Hong Kong has launched a new cocktail and snack menu, taking guests on a cosmic journey through the universe. The SS Journal cocktail collection, created by award-winning mixologist Lydia Wong, features nine cocktails named after celestial planets, with special homemade garnishes and creative twists on classic drinks. Alongside the cocktails, Executive Chef Graham Long has crafted a new Japanese-inspired snacks menu, with 15 shareable plates designed to complement the unique flavors of the drinks. Guests can enjoy the stunning harbor views while grazing on dishes such as Hamachi Donburi and Red Pepper & Kale Tempura.
For details and reservations at Sugar, please email email@example.com or call +852 3968 3738.
Ms. Jigger’s Stan Andruskevic is set to bring the exotic flavors of Thailand to Hong Kong with a guest shift at an upcoming event hosted by an undisclosed venue. The Bangkok-based mixologist is known for his sophisticated cocktails, and attendees can expect to sample drinks such as the Golden Bee, Mae Hong Son, Ruby, and Siam Milk Punch. In addition to the cocktail menu, guests can indulge in signature Canto-Polynesian bites. The event is scheduled for July 16, 2023, at 6 pm, and is a celebration of Hong Kong hosting Asia’s 50 Best Bars Award this month.
Hong Kong’s Arbor and Tokyo’s Hommage, both two Michelin-starred restaurants, are teaming up for an exclusive two-day event on July 21 and 22 that highlights the beauty of wabi-sabi. Chefs Eric Räty of Arbor and Noboru Arai of Hommage will showcase their culinary expertise and creativity through a specially curated eight-course lunch menu priced at HK$2,688 per person and a sumptuous 12-course dinner menu priced at HK$3,888 per person. Both menus feature meticulously sourced and prepared seasonal ingredients, including Morisseau mussels, botan ebi and uni, Australian winter black truffle, and Japanese white peach. Reservations are now open for lunch seating on July 22.
Brazilian artist Revolue presents his first solo exhibition in Asia, “I Can Hear Me,” at Streams Gallery from now until July 23. The exhibition showcases Revolue’s unique style of blending classical techniques with street art influences, exploring human emotions and behaviors, and the chaos of urban living. “I Can Hear Me” invites visitors to confront their inner chaos and anxiety, encouraging them to question the illusions of modern life and examine whether the pursuit of materialistic ideals truly leads to fulfillment. Visitors can expect to be captivated by Revolue’s innovative and free-form style of creation, which presents his dreams, desires, and reflections on life over the past two decades.
Date? From now to July 23, 2023 (Open on Tuesday to Sunday, Close on Monday)
Opening Hours? 1:00 pm to 6:00pm
Where? G/F, Mee Lun House, 2-4 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
A2Z Art Gallery Paris presents “You Tell Me,” a vibrant and playful exploration of the relationships between shape and color by Jono Toh. Each painting is a sophisticated and imaginative blend of geometric and fluid forms, distilling the world around us into essential components. Toh invites viewers to engage their imagination and form personal associations, sparking playful and fun conversations that transcend the physical dimensions of the canvas. The interactive dynamic lends his artwork an inherent multiplicity of meaning, ultimately transforming the way we perceive the world around us. The exhibition will be held on the 17th Floor H Queens on July 14th and 15th, with an opening reception on July 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Where? 17th Floor, H Queens, 80 Queens Rd Central, Hong Kong
When? 14 & 15 July 2023
Featured Image by PNW Productions.
Hot Happenings in the 852: 10 July – 16 July 2023