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WOM weekender, 18 June: What to eat, drink and do in Hong Kong

by: WOM Guide
18 Jun 2020
Celebrate PRIDE month all weekend long thanks to Eaton HK

From Saturday to Monday, 26 to 29 June, join in on the celebration as Jordan mainstay Eaton Hotel holds a jam-packed weekend filled with PRIDE programmings in partnership with Planet Ally, PLUG, Videotage and GagaOOLala.

On Saturday, two different panel discussions will be held to discuss present-day issues affecting the LGBTQ community. Either tune in to challenges the community has faced during the times of upheaval at 4pm or listen to the people’s take on the Black Lives Matter movement at 6pm. For a fun day in the pool, party all day long with DJs on Sunday from 10am until 7pm on the flamingo-studded hotel rooftop plus. And to end the celebration on a high, an interview with artist Alexmalism will be held via live stream on Eaton HK’s official Facebook and Instagram.

The hotel’s rainbow-filled and relaxing staycation (HK$900) includes breakfast for two at The Astor, Rainbow Cocktails for two at Terrible Baby, one-day free access to Asian LGBTQ+ streaming platform GagaOOLala and complimentary entry to Eaton HK’s Film Screening at Kino. Make sure to check in from 26 to 29 to not miss out on the fun!

Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, +852 2710 1828; www.eatonworkshop.com

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Beat the heat with Tea WG Iced Teas

With summer (almost!) in full swing, nothing beats a tall glass of iced tea to cool off especially when it comes to Hong Kong’s unbearable heat. Sip on the luxury retailer Tea WG’s thirst-quenching blends such as the exclusive classics French Earl Grey and Pink Flamingo Tea plus favourites such as Cocktail Hour Tea and Eternal Summer for HK$238 (for 7 pieces of teabags). Beautifully handcrafted, each tea bag is individually hand sewn and holds enough to fill a 1litre carafe of iced tea.

From now until Sunday, 21 June, enjoy a buy 1 get 1 free offer for any of their iced tea blends online or at any of the Tea WG boutiques.

Tea WG, available in multiple locations across Hong Kong; www.teawg.com

Pizza Project lands on Star Street

Following the success of its inaugural launch back in January 2020, Pirata Group’s friendly neighbourhood pizzeria The Pizza Project opens its second store on buzzy Star Street on Tuesday, 7 July. Nothing short of excellence, diners can still expect straightforward and scrumptious handmade pizzas, any time of the day. To celebrate the occasion, The Pizza Project will be giving away 500 pizzas from 6pm on that day. Find out more on Pirata Group’s official Facebook and Instagram.

The Pizza Project, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai; https://thepizzaproject.hk/

Tuesdays are the new Fridays thanks to Landmark EATO

From 16 June until 4 August, say goodbye to Friday happy hours Central institution Landmark launches their Thank God It’s Tuesday promotion. Every Tuesday, from 6-9pm sip on HK$69 booze at any of the 14 participating restaurants. Head to PDT Hong Kong and treat yourself to ‘Fleur D’Amour’, or perhaps gulp down an ice-cold Young Master IPA Beer at MO Bar. Ditch dry work weeks and indulge in a glass (or two!) of superior house wine at SOMM, the ever-popular Aperol Spritz at Café Causette, or any of the fragrant Japanese-inspired cocktails at Kakure or Zuma.

www.landmark.hk

Taste Italy at Cucina

Our Europe 2020 plans may have been put on hold but Cucina of TST mainstay Marco Polo Hotel takes us on a culinary journey around The Boot. Crafted by Piedmont-native and chef de cuisine Andrea Delzanno, each dish is made with freshly-sourced ingredients from Italy’s six regions: Sicily, Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Sardinian and Lombardy. Highlights include the creamy Sicilian must-try Raw Red Prawn Carpaccio with Mozzarella Sauce, Lemon and Herring Caviar (HK$308), superb Seafood Casserole (HK$438) with cherry tomatoes and fish bones from Sardinia and the tangy Tuscan-style tomato soup (HK$178) with roasted garlic bread. Book a table here.

Cucina, Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2113 0808; www.cucinahk.com

Join a summer camp for the whole family at Rosewood Hong Kong

For the kids and the kids-at-heart, come out to play at any of TST’s Rosewood summer programs and workshops from  Saturday 11 July to Sunday 9 August. Both applicable for “Summer Getaway” (2 to 6 nights)  and “Camp Rosewood” (7 nights or more) guests, the adults can either sit down with the hotel sommelier for a cheese-pairing or cocktail-making class at DarkSide, learn all about leather with Delvaux, book a session with British perfume house Penhaligon’s or take out the Maserati for a test drive. Or perhaps the children (ages 4 to 12 )can  join any of the complimentary kid-approved games and activities!

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3891 8305; ww.rosewoodhotels.com

Frosé is back at Maison Libanaise for the summer

Welcoming the season’s change is Lebanese canteen Maison Libanaise as the summer fave Frosé returns! Available all day long from 11am, the refreshing Frosé (HK$58) is made from churned frozen rosé, fresh raspberry purée and topped with mint - perfect way to cool off this summer! Feeling outdoorsy this weekend? Available from 3 to 7pm during the weekends and public holidays, sample their exclusive food and drinks pairing (HK$228) for dine-in at La Buvette (read: rooftop) which includes two glasses of vibrant Frosé alongside one of chef Jad Youssef’s signature dishes, the traditional Lamb Manoushe with Hearth-baked pita bread, spiced lamb, pomegranate molasses and herbaceous mint, to share.

Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, + 852 2111 2284; www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk

Five Guys opens on Electric Road at Fortress Hill

Quickly expanding its Hong Kong empire is all-American diner Five Guys. Following the success of the first three stores in Wan Chai, Manning House at Central and K11 Musea at Tsim Sha Tsui, their fourth store spanning 2500 square feet opened their doors on Monday, 22 June. Head on over for your fix of burgers, shakes and fries.

Eaton Hotel

Address   380 Nathan Road, Jordan