Stephenie Gee gives you a rundown of special events with F&B offerings to check out
This year, The Peninsula Hong Kong is joining hands with French May – the cultural event celebrating all things French – to bring in the highly acclaimed Keren Ann and Debussy String Quartet for an exclusive one-hour performance, followed by dinner at the Grande Dame’s famed top-floor Felix, in celebration of the festival’s 30th year in Hong Kong and the hotel’s 95th anniversary.
Taking place on 24 June for one night only, the “Une Soirée en Musique” will begin at 4:30pm with creative welcome drinks curated by head mixologist François Cavelier. Keren Ann and the Debussy String Quartet will then take the stage at 5:00 pm with all-new original versions of classics such as “Not Going Anywhere”, “Strange Weather” and “Jardin d’Hiver”, before handing the spotlight over to Felix’s newly appointed and highly celebrated French chef de cuisine, Aurélie Altemaire, and her five-course feast exquisitely paired with fine wines handpicked by another French national, chef sommelier Marc Le Gallic.
Priced at HK$2388+10% per person, book now at either +852 2696 6778 or [email protected]
Where: 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
On 16 and 17 July, prior to the Asia’s 50 Best Bars award presentation at Rosewood Hong Kong, the “World’s Best Bar 2022” Paradiso from Barcelona will be taking up residence at DarkSide. Tuscany-born owner-head bartender, Giacomo Giannotti, will be joined by Rosewood Hong Kong’s director of bars Simone Rossi, bar manager KT Lam and the DarkSide team to re-create five world-class signature mixes of Paradiso: Evolution Negroni, Tesla, Copper, Fleming and The Cloud.
The eclectic BaseHall 02 has launched an evening entertainment programme to bring together the city’s top culinary talents, homegrown brands and live entertainment. Starting from now, the line-up includes Hong Kong-based craft beer group Young Master Ales Brewery, who is showcasing four of its innovative pours as well as their crowd-favourite bottled highball cocktails; La Cabane, a forerunner of the natural wine movement in Hong Kong, and its wine list designed exclusively for BaseHall 02; stand-up comedy nights; private members’ Salon 10; and Hong Kong’s first blues and swing dance event.