With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we’ve got all sorts of gastronomical delights in store for the coming week – including fabulous feasts, cooking master-classes, ingredient workshops and even our very own Foodie Fiesta! If your tummy’s fit to burst already, don’t worry… there’s always some fashion field trips and outdoors fun to keep you busy instead.
Don’t be counting down to Christmas just yet – we’ve still got Thanksgiving to come, so make sure you’re not missing out on the turkey and pie action! If you fancy giving your kitchen appliances at home a break, RED Bar + Restaurant has got you covered with a special Thanksgiving set lunch and dinner menu. With a choice of delish appetisers and mains available, you can stick with traditional roast turkey and honey glazed ham or go English with US prime sirloin beef and Yorkshire puds – and don’t forget a classic pumpkin pie to finish off the meal on a sweet note. Meanwhile, if kitchen whizz is more your style, you can also order a whole butterball turkey to share at home with homemade stuffing, all the sides (mmmm… pigs in blankets) and cranberry sauce included – there’s your Thanksgiving party sorted! Tis the season to be thankful… and we’re sure your taste buds will be thankful too!
When: 25-29 November (takeaway turkey can be ordered anytime, but must be collected during 25-29 November; orders require 48 hours notice)
Where: RED bar + restaurant, 4/f, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Set lunch from $198 and three-course dinner $398 per person; takeaway turkey package $888; call 8129 8882 for reservations or more info
Drawn to art
Calling all art lovers and enthusiasts, the Mardi Gras is back! The annual Standard Chartered Art in the Park festival is happening this weekend, and it’s going to fill the grounds of Victoria Park with fun stalls, interactive activities, art displays, fun dances and other live entertainment performances. But the main attraction of the day will definitely be the Art Fun Parade, where 600 people will take to the streets in elaborate costumes along with giant puppets and colourful floats! Can’t make it to the Sunday parade? Then make sure you catch the all-new Night Parade on Saturday night, with light-up giant lantern puppets and illuminated costumes. Cameras ready, girls!
When: 16 November, 10am-5pm (Night Parade starts at 8.30pm); 17 November, 10am until end of parade (Art Fun Parade starts 3pm)
Where: Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; see here for individual parade routes
How much: Free entry!
The joy of soy
Who doesn’t love a bit of soy sauce? “Cee-yau” (as we know it in Canto) was developed over 25 thousand years ago (!) by Buddhist monks and is a staple in every HK kitchen… but have you ever really just tasted the stuff on its own and savoured all the different flavours behind our very own “black gold”? Join Veronica Yu, an Eating Experiencist, for a Soy Sauce Tasting Workshop & Dinner at Plantation, with five different Asian dishes to feast on, plus a class on how to use soy sauce in everyday cooking by Yuan’s, a premium soy sauce maker. Time to shop your kitchen? We think so!
When: 17 November, 5-9.30pm
Where: Plantation by Teakha, Shop B, 1-4 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $580 per person, register on Plantation’s website
If the shoe fits…
Us girls here at Sassy love shoes (…probably a little more than we should!) and we know how hard it can be to find the perfect pair of heels in the perfect shape and shade – especially if you have feet that aren’t the standard sizes. But fear not, Upper Street is here to save the day! Polkadot Boutique’s latest pop-up shop showcases this fantastic online customisable shoe brand, where you can take your pick from hundreds of amazing colours, fabrics and styles to create the shoe of your wildest dreams! Simply pick a style, choose a height and decide a colour, and your made-to-measure heels will be ready in just two weeks – perfect for the upcoming party season. Check out our article here to get the full scoop (plus a sneak peek of our style blogger, Sabrina’s shoe stunners) – you won’t ever have to go on a heel hunt frenzy ever again!
When: Until November 30
Where: Polkadot Boutique, 2/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices start from $1,700 depending on your design
When pigs fly!
Bacon, pork belly, ham, sausages… The list goes on! There are probably more than a million ways to cook up delish pork dishes, so it’s definitely time we celebrated these farm animals’ amazing taste! Check out British pork farm Dingley Dell’s Flying Visit to HK organic nose-to-tail resto Wildgrass, for an evening of entertainment, butchery master classes, and of course a mouth-watering tasting menu from some of HK’s top chefs, alongside some delectable matching wines. This is Dingley Dell’s first trip to Asia and they’ve chosen Hong Kong as their very first destination, so don’t miss the chance to learn more about what’s goes on behind the scenes with our beloved porkie friends and get down to some serious tasting business. Move aside, you’ve got no beef with me!
When: 20 November, 7pm onwards
Where: Wild Grass, 1/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $820 for four-course meal (or $1,230 with wine pairings); for tickets, call 2810 1189 or email [email protected]
You’re Invited: Our Linguini Fini Foodie Fiesta!
Forks out, foodies – have we got an event for you! We’re holding a very special Linguini Fini Foodie Fiesta which will include cooking demos, cocktail making, a fabulous free-flow brunch buffet and goodie bags to take home afterwards. You can make your own pasta at one of our four foodie stations, learn how to whip up a cocktail and indulge in the scrummy Italian brunch buffet with unlimited Prosecco! Now tell us that doesn’t sound like the most delicious Saturday ever!
When: Saturday, 23 November 2013, 11.30am-3pm
Where: Linguini Fini, 1/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $450 per person, including brunch buffet, free-flow Prosecco and soft drinks, cooking demos and cocktail making, and goodie bags
How to buy: Click here to purchase your ticket
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