In honour of International Women’s Day, the annual event that celebrates the achievements of women all over the world, Vicky Lau, chef and founder of one-Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room, is making her voice heard from the kitchen with not one but two exclusive events taking place on Friday, 8th March 2019. This includes a charity cooking class that she will host herself, and a special eight-course dinner, complete with cocktail pairings, created by another power woman — bartender Natalie Lau of The Old Man. Proceeds from both initiatives will be donated to The Women’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to gender equality and female empowerment in Hong Kong.
Voted Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015, Lau is a leader in her own right and proves that, even within the male-dominated culinary world, the future is still very much female.
“In such a competitive field as F&B, it’s important for us women to encourage each other to break barriers. I owe a lot of my achievements today to the strong and powerful women I have been inspired by in the past. Similarly, I hope to be able to empower aspiring female chefs.”
Since opening Tate Dining Room in 2012, Lau continues to spearhead innovative French-Chinese cuisine and share “Edible Stories” with her food. Her award-winning creativity is showcased in the restaurant’s ever-evolving tasting menus; as a diner there, you’re guaranteed a journey through intriguing flavours, playful textures and visual artistry on the plate.
To support International Women’s Day, a 10-person private cooking class will be held at V-ZUG’s luxury kitchen showroom in Causeway Bay from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Lau will host the masterclass, taking cooking enthusiasts through a hands-on demonstration of three of her dishes. Priced at HK$2,500, the class includes a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne to pair with the three-course lunch, and all proceeds will be donated to The Women’s Foundation.
That same day, an 8-course cocktail pairing dinner will be held at Tate Dining Room in the evening, the result of a unique collaboration between chef Lau and bartender Natalie Lau of The Old Man, which is currently listed number 10 and 5 on the World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists, respectively. During this one-night-only dinner event, both Laus will work together to offer an exclusive menu priced at HK$1,680 per guest. The cocktail pairing is offered for an additional HK$480, and 15% of proceeds from the evening will also be donated towards the same cause.
International Women’s Day with Chef Vicky Lau: Friday, 8th March 2019
- For the private cooking class, please enquire with V-ZUG Hong Kong or at Tate Dining Room. For the 8-course cocktail pairing dinner with chef Vicky Lau and bartender Natalie Lau, please enquire at Tate Dining Room.
V-ZUG, 12/F, 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2776 8808
Tate Dining Room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2555 2172