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Eat & Drink Hong Kong: The latest events and happenings

Food and drink news and events to check out right now

Tatum Ancheta
Fontaine Cheng
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Tatum Ancheta
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Fontaine Cheng
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Rain or shine, Hong Kong's vibrant food and drink industry has prepared tons of exciting activations and launches for the month of October. Along with celebrating Oktoberfest at the best beer bars in the city and catching all the Halloween festivities in town, be sure to bookmark all the latest foodie experiences happening in Hong Kong right now.

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RECOMMENDED: If you're looking for the latest restaurants to hit up in the city, here's a roundup of the best new openings this month

Eat

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Wan Chai

The grab and go Indian street food joint is offering limited-edition sweets for Diwali which lands on Thursday, November 4 this year. Celebrating the Festival of Light with a gift box priced at $288, Bengal Brothers is offering two chocolate bars made in collaboration with bean-to-bar chocolatiers, Conspiracy Chocolate, in rose pistachio and cardamom soan (the popular Indian dessert) flavours, as well as freshly made fudgey pecan bars in the box.

Gift boxes are available for pre-order on bengal-brothers.com/diwalisweetbox and can be delivered or picked up on October 23 and 30.

  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Travel back to the roaring twenties at The Peninsula Hong Kong's Felix, where F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby will host a series of lavish dinner parties every Thursday to Saturday, starting on October 21 (limited to three shows per week). In partnership with the award-winning Secret Theatre, The Great Gatsby Immersive Dining Experience at Felix ($2,000 per head, VIP tickets at 2,500 per head) will showcase a theatrical performance directed by the acclaimed artistic director Richard Crawford complemented by a creative four-course dinner crafted by chef de cuisine Juan Gomez. Inspired by 1920s New York, chef Gomez's exquisite menu will include Gatsby fried chicken and deviled eggs, lobster toast with black truffle, and an upside-down pineapple cake. Along with the dinner and theatrical experience, VIP ticket holders will receive a special top-secret meeting with Jay Gatsby, a non-fungible token (NFT) from Jay Gatsby himself, and a complimentary bottle of Champagne for every two guests. 

Reserve your spot today via this link. For more information, visit peninsula.com.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • West Kowloon

Hairy crab season is back, and W Hong Kong's Sing Yin Cantonese Dining is pairing these sweet crustaceans with various expressions of Japanese whisky from the Nikka Distillery. From now until November 30, catch this exciting six-course pairing dinner ($1,280 per person) that is sure to elevate your hair crab feast experience. The Crabalicious Whisky Feast presents delectable hairy crab dishes prepared by executive chef Johnny Chan which includes a sweet steamed fresh hairy crab, braised seafood broth with bird's nest and hairy crab roe, sautéed king prawn with crab meat and hairy crab roe, baked stuffed crab shell, and steamed minced pork dumpling with hairy crab roe. Complementing the savoury dishes are refreshing cocktails Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky Umeshu Highball, Penicillin made with Yoichi Single Malt Whisky and Nikka Coffey Malt blend, Nikka Coffey Gin and tonic, W Hong Kong's limited edition bottled White Negroni, and neat servings of the newly released blended Japanese whisky Nikka Days.

If you add an extra $200, you can also get a glass of The Nikka 12 Years Premium Blended Whisky, one of the last few drams of this vibrant whisky as it has now been discontinued in the market. If you want to learn more about the distillery and the whiskies presented for the dinner, be sure to catch the special dinner sessions with Nikka ambassadors on October 22 and November 5, 19 and 30. 

Advance booking is required, so make sure to reserve a slot via 3717 2848 or singyin.hk@whotels.com. Check out the W THE SHOP for exclusive discounts on the dinner. 

  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

Roganic, which was awarded a Michelin green star (the first of its kind) this year, is joined by friends in the industry for a series of sustainability events this October. The first will be a Climate Action Luncheon ($1,880 per person) on October 3, presented by Roganic and guest chefs Agustin Balbi of Ando, Barry Quek of Whey, and Peggy Chan of Grassroots Initiatives, who will each be making dishes for the menu. The lunch will be made with ingredients all sourced within 160 kilometres of Hong Kong and proceeds (after food cost deductions) will go towards non-profit organisation Zero Foodprint Asia, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions through investments in carbon farming. 

Thereafter, there will be a ‘Waste Not Want Not: Cocktail Pairing Dinner ($1,580 per person) with Rosewood Hong Kong’s ecoCocktails’ on October 21, which will showcase a Roganic tasting menu designed to be paired with Rosewood Hong Kong’s three ‘ecoCocktails’ made with ecoSPIRITS technology, and a finale dinner called the ‘Celebration of Roganic’s Local Heroes’ ($1,380 per person) on October 28 that shines a spotlight on Roganic’s trusted producers, growers, and friends, while featuring their ingredients in the menu to conclude the series.

For more information on any of the events or to book, check out roganic.com.hk for details.

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  • Hotels
  • Admiralty
  • price 4 of 4

Located on Level 6 of The Upper House, the new Between pop-up will run until the end of October and offers a drinks menu featuring both signatures, such as matcha latte ($48) and Sesame Mountain ($68), and exclusive drinks including an espresso tonic ($58) with a double shot of their No.10 house blend and a choice of bitter orange or grapefruit tonic with lemon peel; the Strawberry Blondie ($58) which is made up of homemade strawberry shrubs, lemon juice, sparkling water and thyme; and a CBD Special ($88) of cold brew hojicha with lemon juice and cane sugar syrup. There will also be food, curated by chef Agustin Balbi of Andō, available in the form of a Wagyu onigiri ($48), egg sando ($58), matcha tart ($58), strawberry sando ($68), and oatmeal and raisin cookie ($28). To celebrate the pop-up, The Upper House and Between are hosting a Hong Kong-wide giveaway to give one winner an exclusive staycation at The Upper House. You can check @upperhouse_hkg to enter.

The Between Coffee pop-up is open Monday to Sunday 10am-6pm.

  • Shopping
  • Bakeries
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Scone lovers can head to the first pop-up store of homegrown baker Holy Bake in Harbour City. From now until November, drop by the store to get your hands on their signature Earl Grey Tea, Lava Matcha, and Ginger Vinegar scones. By purchasing their goodies, you’re not only getting yourself a special treat, but you can also feel good about it because a portion of their profits goes toward local charities such as Advance Children Medical and Education Foundation, and Christian Concern for The Homeless Association. Limited-edition flavours will be available during the pop-up period.

Tune in to their Instagram feed for the latest updates.

Drink

  • Restaurants
  • North Point

Cruise's popular large format sharing jug cocktails are levelling up with a two-month affair with Italian Malfy Gin. From now until November 30, enjoy an Amalfi experience with your friends at Cruise's rooftop bar complemented with servings of Nice Jugs' four different takes on classic cocktails crafted by chief mixologist Mack Ross which highlights the different flavours of Malfy gin. Coinciding with the promotion are two special guest bartender shifts featuring The Wise King mixologist Sandeep Hathiramani (October 20, 7pm-11pm) and Fernet Hunter mixologist Sebastian Robinson (November 16, 7pm-11pm). Catch them behind the stick as they mix up their signature versions of the Nice Jugs! menu. Be sure to get your 'gram ready for Malfy's Instagram corner overlooking the scenic Victoria Harbour. If you can't decide on what to drink during your visit, spin the Malfy edition of Cruise's 'misfortune wheel' and surprise yourself with a delicious drink ($98 per serving), but remember, if you dare to spin the wheel, you must do as the wheel dictates. If you drop by for Cruise's Sunset Sessions from 3pm to 7pm or Midnight Sessions from 10pm to 12am, you can order a second jug for just $1!

Make your reservation today via this link, or contact 3896 9898 and hkgct.cruise@hyatt.com.   

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

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  • Restaurants
  • Drinking

Begin your gin journey at one of Hong Kong's best gin bars as they take you on an exploration into the art and craftsmanship behind gin distilling while indulging in delicious cocktails. Beginning this October, take advantage of Artesian's six-month Gin'finity Journey featuring a rotating gin brand every month, starting with Plymouth Gin from Black Friars Distillery, the oldest working gin distillery in England. From October 18 to 24, enjoy 50 percent discounts on every Plymouth gin and tonic purchase in celebration of International Gin and Tonic Day (which falls on October 19). And, if you're looking for the best happy hour deal in town, head to Artesian from 3pm to 10pm daily and order a buy one get one half price drink (NIP gin and tonic, house wine, and house beer) complete with free-flow French fries.

Contact 2132 7898 or tlhkg.artesian@langhamhotels.com for reservations.  

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with The Langham, Hong Kong

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  • Restaurants
  • Central

 

This month, Japan's number one beer brand Asahi and modern izakaya Zuma will introduce the city to a trendy Japanese 'Yokocho' experience. From October 21 until the end of the year, Zuma's terrace will transform into Japan's Yokocho (hidden alleyways packed with small izakayas, bars, and eateries mostly found in Tokyo and Osaka), where guests can sample delicious bites and refreshing drinks from a special menu inspired by Asahi Super Dry's Karakuchi taste and its sake inspired origin. Guests can enjoy a sake-Asahi beer pairing and nibble on dishes that include robatayaki skewers, home-made Japanese pickles ($90), rock shrimp tempura with chilli mayonnaise ($150), as well as a selection of robatayaki grilled nibbles such as lamb skewers with spicy hatcho miso ($130), Hokkaido scallops with Ume Boshi butter and sea urchin ($280).

If you're a shutterbug like the rest of us, you'll have fun snapping away on all the Instagrammable spots in the pop-up adorned with dimly-lit red lanterns, neon lights, and a special Tokyo bike display. Sit on tailor-made bar tables crafted from red beer crates or get a spot under the shades of maple trees and enjoy a drinking experience like a Japanese local. 

  • Things to do
  • Markets and fairs
  • Sheung Wan

PMQ's Coffee Agenda is back and coffee lovers can take advantage of this year's offering. The event will explore all aspects of coffee and gather award-winning baristas and roasters, local coffee farmers, designers, chefs and homegrown brands together in one space. From October 22 to 24, the three-day will showcase unique brews, talks, and workshops where guests can learn about the art of coffee making, tasting, and even food pairing.

Click here to sign up and find out more about each workshop.

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