Mark your calendars for 15 November, because it’s Wednesday Winesday at I Know John. From 7pm to 9pm (for $230 a person) you can enjoy a free flow of four hand-picked Australian wines. While sipping away, munch on seasonal French cheeses, salami, saucisson balls and freshly baked focaccia, which are also included.
I Know John, 9/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.iknowjohn.hk
Just in time to complement its new fall tasting menu (which we were luckily enough to sample and it’s de-lish!), Morton’s The Steakhouse has a Baker’s Bourbon Old Fashioned ($150). With muddled bitters, orange, dark cherries and dry orange liqueur, it’s a blend of sweet and bitter with a citrus twist. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the happy hour here, too. For just $60 (Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm), you can get an aperol spritz, sangria, gin or vodka martini, Moscow mule, Negroni or Palm Beacher. Weekday tipple, anyone?
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotels & Tower, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong www.mortons.com
Get ready for a whole new lineup of cocktails at Blue, Butcher & Meat Specialist this month. With fun cocktail names such as Bad Medicine ($120), Forever Young ($110), and Vertigo ($90), you know the party is going to get started on a high note!
Blue, Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.bluebutcher.com
If you’re a late-night party-goer who just can’t let the evening end, head to ON Dining. Every Friday and Saturday get a 2-for-1 gin and tonic ($140) and enjoy limitless French fries! And when you’re finally ready to go home (but still in the party mood), grab a pre-batched ONegroni (packaged in claypots). It’s bottled in-house for you to take home and enjoy (bottle for $980, cocktail for $140).
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong,
Just in time for the cooler weather, head to Bungalow for its Gruyere & Swiss Cheese Fondue Special. For just $288, this two person set includes homemade brioche, grissini breadsticks, cherry tomatoes, house pickles, grapes, poached broccoli, apples, herbed potatoes, pan-seared beef cubes and grilled prawn skewers. Add a bottle of wine and it’s just an additional $88!
Bungalow, Shop 2, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bungalow.hk
Tis the season for Christmas Sake Jello Shots! AMAZAKE is offering up six shots for $130 or 12 shots for $240 (strawberry and peppermint). Ho, ho, ho!
AMAZAKE, Shop A, G/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.amazake.hk
Set to open in November, this Mexican artisanal bar will be the latest addition to the Soho bar scene. Headed by Jay Khan, (named one of the Top 25 Bartenders in Hong Kong & Macau in 2014 and one of the Top 10 Bartenders of the Bar in 2016), guests will be treated to fermented cocktails such as Tepache, a drink made with pineapple skin and cinnamon. The main focus will be on Mexican liquors used to create artisanal cocktails, and COA will also highlight agave spirits.
COA, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/coahongkong
Break out the bubbly with the Perrier-Jouët Limited Edition Grand Brut Champagne. Featuring a blend of about 50 crus from the Perrier-Jouët vineyard, this special champagne has an aroma of yellow fruit, fresh flowers and hints of vanilla.
Starting mid-November, you can order this special box of celebratory champers at Watson’s Wine and Enoteca.
Multi-award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove has designed the latest edition to the Mumm family, the Mumm Grand Cordon. The elegant bottle features a red ribbon meant to symbolise the Cordon Rouge red sash (this year marks its 140th anniversary).
Available from Watson’s Wine and Cuvees.com for $438.
Can’t decide between a festive blue bottle or a rustic copper one? Give both! If you know a vodka lover, Absolut Vodka has two that are sure to be a great gift for the holidays. The limited edition Absolut Uncover is designed to be “unwrapped” like a present (cool, right?) and is available at 7-11 for $178. But if your vodka enthusiast prefers his or hers straight up, get Absolut Elyx, the world’s first vodka meant to be sipped.
Available from Watson’s Wine for $458 or HKTVMALL for $368.
There’s nothing like a 12-year-old scotch to say, “Happy Holidays!” and Chivas has a gift box that is sure to wow whoever receives it. Its newly launched Chivas Regal Mizunara is the first whisky to be aged for 12 years and finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.
Available from HKTVMALL for $770 or Watson’s Wine and Park n Shop for $659.