When it comes to creating an extraordinary and unforgettable experience, you can always count on HSBC Jade Origins of Luxury, an exclusive series of events specially designed and curated for its esteemed clients.
The latest edition — aptly named the Art of Luxury— was dedicated to the exclusive world of bespoke creations, namely specially-blended tea and exquisite homegrown gin. Not only were HSBC Jade’s clients treated to a grand feast, they also had a chance to savour Singapore’s very own homegrown premium gin and artisanal tea, as well as gain invaluable insights to this year’s market trends.
Held at Capella Singapore in Sentosa, HSBC Jade’s clients were introduced to Brass Lion Distillery, Singapore’s first full-fledged micro-distillery specialising in high-quality small batch craft spirits. Its flagship gin, Brass Lion Singapore Dry Gin, has a distinctive Singaporean flavour that contains 22 botanicals, mostly grown in the distillery’s on-site herb garden or sourced from the local wet markets.
Another Singaporean brand that made its presence felt that evening was Kindred Teas. Founded by Madelene Poon, a certified tea blender who trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Paris, she believes that tea has the ability to bring people closer, especially when shared. Besides artisanal tea, Kindred Teas also has its own range of customised teaware such as teapots, tea infusers and gold tea spoons. In fact, HSBC Jade’s clients had the opportunity to have their teaware engraved that evening as a special memento.
And to kickstart the celebration before dinner, Brass Lion Distillery and Kindred Teas created a series of special tea-infused cocktails. Auspiciously named 旺/ WANG (to flourish, prosper), 幸/ XING (happiness), and 吉/ JI (good fortune), these one-of-a-kind cocktails were an instant hit with many of HSBC Jade’s clients.
Another highlight that night was the Dragon Beard Candy. A traditional Chinese snack, it is believed that it originated from the Han Dynasty in China. Not commonly available in Singapore, guests were especially delighted to have a chance to taste this sweet treat.
What’s a Chinese New Year celebration without lo hei? The first course for that evening was the Traditional Prosperity Lou Hei Tossed with Salmon to usher in prosperity, wealth and good luck in the Year of the Pig.
Other delicious dishes included the Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with French Morel, Dried Scallop and Flower Mushroom, Steamed Soon Hock Hong Kong-Style and the Steamed Fragrant Rice with Preserved Chinese Sausages.
As guests enjoyed the sumptuous dinner, HSBC Jade presented a lively discussion on market trends for the first half of 2019. The Market Outlook was moderated by Mr Deepak Khanna, HSBC Wealth Development Head with a panel of experts, which included Ms Joey Chew, HSBC Senior FX Strategist, and Mr Hiren Dasani, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Co-Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Lead Portfolio Manager.
A Chinese New Year dinner would not be complete without a lion dance performance. The multi-award winning Tian Eng Troupe provided a rousing performance that evening and brought on the cheers from the tables. Also entertaining the special clients that night was MUSA, a trio of classically trained musicians who creatively fuse Chinese music with contemporary style.
Entertaining, enriching and informative, the evening was another testament to HSBC Jade’s commitment to give its high-net-worth clients exclusive access to unique experiences together with unparalleled world-class service.
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