In our city that never sleeps, there’s always something new to eat, drink and explore.
From the arrival of iconic Japanese coffee specialist Koffee Mameya, to a fancy outdoor pop-up at one of our favourite hotels, the F&B scene is bustling with exciting openings and events worth checking out. Here are some of the most important dining news you need to know about this October.
The inaugural Macallan Room opens its doors
The world’s first Macallan Room has launched at K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui. Decked out in wood and gold tones, the intimate seven-seater whisky bar and concept store is the perfect spot to unwind over a dram or two. It’s decorated with illuminated wall displays of the Speyside distiller’s rare whiskies, making it an immersive experience for Macallan aficionados. The space will also be used for private events, whisky tastings and workshops. More details here.
Shop 507, Level 5, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Upper House hosts a cheese and wine pop-up
Nothing hits the spot better than some delicious artisanal cheese and wine, especially after a hectic work day. From now until December 30, stop by The Upper House and spend an indulgent evening at its C’est Cheese – The House Cheeserie pop-up. The cheese menu (HK$275 for three types, HK$475 for five, HK$675 for seven) changes weekly and showcases varieties from France, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, which means there’s always something new to look forward to even on your repeat visits. The hotel’s chef-sommelier Leo Au is in charge of curating the wine repertoire, which alternates regularly.
The pop-up is held outdoors on The Lawn from Tuesdays to Sundays, 5pm to 11pm. Find out more here.
The Lawn, Level 6, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Japan’s Koffee Mameya is now in Hong Kong
There’s a lot going on at K11 Musea lately. Famed coffee bean specialist Koffee Mameya has set up its first shop outside Japan at the mall today. The brand is founded by Eiichi Kunitomo, the man behind the iconic Tokyo café Omotesando Koffee, and will provide what it describes as the “Haute Couture Service of Coffee”, where baristas will conduct one-on-one bespoke consultations with customers and recommend coffee beans suited to their preferences. Customers will also be taught how to prepare and brew the beans for optimum enjoyment. The store boasts a selection of 15 to 20 bean varieties, ranging from geishas to rare micro-lot coffees.
B217, B219, B2, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival goes virtual
The 2020 edition of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, originally slated to take place from 29 October to 1 November, will be held online for the first time. The event will be held over several weeks, featuring programmes such as virtual wine-tasting classes and cooking demonstrations by the city’s top chefs. Merchants who initially signed up for the actual festival will get to participate in the digital iteration for free. The new dates have yet to be announced; watch this space for more details.
(Main and featured images: The Upper House)