WOM weekender, 6 December: What to eat and drink in Hong Kong this weekend
06 Dec 2019
On International Human Rights Day, break bread with refugees at Fini’s
Open your heart on International Human Rights Day next Tuesday, 10 December, as Hong Kong NGO Centre for Refugees hosts a lunch at Fini’s. Guests will have the chance to listen first-hand to powerful stories of people who have sought refuge in our harbour city at a family-style lunch at the Soho spot, with 100% of the contribution fee (HK$450), going directly to the Centre for Refugees to continue their humanitarian work.
Find out more, or make a contribution, here.
Fini’s, 49 Elgin Street, Central, +852 2387 6338; www.linguinifini.com
At Ozone, sip a stylish cocktail or two at 490m above sea level
To kickstart the season of gift-giving, lofty drinking den Ozone has paired up with luxury retailer Lane Crawford to present an exclusive curation of Tom Ford Beauty goodies. Available from today until 20 January, Ozone bar manager Oscar Mena has crafted an avante-garde cocktail menu inspired by the American beauty’s brand signature fragrances and iconic red lipstick.
Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, +852 2263 2270; www.ritzcarlton.com
For Indian food straight to your door, call Uncle Desi
The newest addition to Hong Kong’s burgeoning food delivery scene is Black Sheep Restaurants’ new, delivery-only Uncle Desi Food and Sons. Available to deliver from 6 to 10:30pm and serving from Kennedy Town to Tai Hang, help yourself to some of India’s greatest hits such as aloo samosa (HK$38) and chicken tikka masala (HK$128) without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Monoprix lands at Marketplace by Jasons
Gourmet supermarket chain Marketplace by Jasons has just introduced an exclusive line from celebrated French grocers Monoprix. Have yourself a merry little French Christmas feast with their selection of over 70 seasonal items such as Greek yogurt with honey (HKD $45.90 for 4 cups) and salami rosette (HKD $39.90 for 100 grams), as well as 20 different kinds of premium cheese that won’t break the bank, like the creamy Camembert (HKD $44.90 for 250 grams).
The Pontiac introduces new cocktails for the colder months
Taking the no.32 and no.93 spots in Asia’s Best 50 Bars 2019 and World’s Best 50 Bars 2019 respectively, Old Bailey fave The Pontiac has proven to be home to some of the best drinks not just in Hong Kong, but anywhere. They’ve just dropped some new additions to their roster of excellent cocktails, including the gin-based, ode to India The Comeback Kid (HK$88), featuring Wray and Nephew, cardamom-grapefruit syrup and housemade cumin tincture, and the Moonless Sky (HK$88) with Mr Black, Old Duff Genever and Mancino Bianco Vermouth. They’ve also introduced a tight new food menu, with bites like the Sly Dog with Johnsonville smoked wurst (HK$50), and chilli con carne (HK$65) with minced beef, oregano and cumin – a meat-free option is also available.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, +852 2521 3855; @wearethepontiac
New York hot spot The Beatrice Inn takes over Buenos Aires Polo Club
For two nights next week, Angie Mar brings her decadent West Village chophouse The Beatrice Inn to Buenos Aires Polo Club. Known for her innovative meat-forward dishes and impressive presentations, Mar has gained a cult following among the New York dining set, and will now bring her signature dry aging techniques to LKF’s handsome Argentinian steakhouse. Catch her in action on 10 and 11 December – the menu starts at HK$888 per person, with minimum bookings recommended for four people or more.
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2321 8681; bapoloclub.com