Food & Dining

Bordeaux Faces Price Test at $23 Million Hong Kong Auction

Guy Collins and Frederik Balfour BusinessWeek 13.01.2012
Bordeaux Faces Price Test at $23 Million Hong Kong Auction

Prices of top Bordeaux such as Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Petrus may drop further at Hong Kong sales this month as demand declines on concern about economic weakness and financial-market volatility.

A toast to Hong Kong's expat winemaker

Leah Hyslop Telegraph 12.01.2012
A toast to Hong Kong's expat winemaker

Canadian expat Lysanne Tusar explains how she became the founder of Hong Kong’s first winery


Peninsula Hotels will ban the shark soup

Hotel Business News 29.11.2011
Peninsula Hotels will ban the shark soup

One of the leading hotel chains in Asia - Peninsula Hotels - will refuse from cooking the famous Chinese delicacy shark fin soup in its restaurants. In the hotel restaurants belonging to the Peninsula Hotels shark fin soup will be excluded from th...

Beginner's guide to Hong Kong food

Eating in Hong Kong can be overwhelming. Food trends are ever-morphing and the choice of things to eat is staggering, such that at any time, a "Hong Kong meal" can mean many different things. But just like the most complex building structures in t...


US restaurants plan DNA-certified premium seafood

Restaurants around the world will soon use new DNA technology to assure patrons they are being served the genuine fish fillet or caviar they ordered, rather than inferior substitutes, an expert in genetic identification says.

Lafite Leads $347 Million Hong Kong Sale

Frederik Balfour San Francisco Chronicle 01.10.2011
Lafite Leads $347 Million Hong Kong Sale

Eight days after global equity markets lost $3.5 trillion in a week, Sotheby's begins a Hong Kong sale of wine, art and jewels that will test the strength of China's growing market for luxury goods.


Romanee-Conti 1990 Burgundy Fetches Record $297,400 at Hong Kong Auction

A rare case of Romanee-Conti 1990 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy sold for HK$2.32 million ($297,400) in Hong Kong, a price auction house Acker, Merrall & Condit said set a world saleroom record for that vintage.

Hong Kong restaurants awarded for house wine selection

A contemporary Italian restaurant in Hong Kong has been recognized for choosing a relatively "obscure" Australian red with universal appeal as its house wine.


Sotheby's Hong Kong to present the sale of Finest & Rarest Wines in October

The second day of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Wine Sales 2011 (2 October) will feature the sale of Finest & Rarest Wines, Including the Ultimate Nine from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In total,...

Is It Time For ‘Dining Time Limit’ In NYC Restaurants?

It is a timeless experience, but not in a good way. You wait and wait in a packed restaurant for your table, but nobody gets up to leave. However, according to a new survey many diners say it’s time for a change.


“Gourmet Coffee” Brewing in Hong Kong

Wall Street Daily 24.08.2011
“Gourmet Coffee” Brewing in Hong Kong

Something’s a-brewing in Hong Kong. And the whiff of its aroma isn’t in your usual Starbucks run. Caffeine lovers cranking it up a notch higher, treating their palates to some budget-busting, gourmet coffee.

Winery Selling 9/11-Themed Merlot And Chardonnay

The sale of 9/11-themed alcohol by a Long Island winery is likely to raise some eyebrows and draw ire despite some monetary benefit to charity.


$230,000 Bottles Means Boom for H.K. Wine Vaults

Frederik Balfour Bloomberg.com 21.07.2011
$230,000 Bottles Means Boom for H.K. Wine Vaults

Fergus Fung swipes his card across a sensor and waits as his face is scanned by a computer to match his profile. A steel door opens and the Hong Kong entrepreneur enters a vault that holds his treasure of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

A Restaurant to Ban Kids Under 6 -- Older Customers Complained About Rowdiness

It hasn't been a banner year for the under-6 set. Starting July 16, McDain's, a Pittsburgh-area restaurant, will ban children under the age of 6 from its dining area. Restaurant owner Mike Vuick said the policy came in response to complaints he'd ...


The Spirited Traveller: A view to a cocktail in Hong Kong

Visit Hong Kong and you'll quickly notice two things: the killer jet lag and the killer views. On the ground, Hong Kong is a busy, bustling, somewhat claustrophobic city, where business gets done at rapid-fire speed. But above the fray, a more ser...

Hong Kong is World's Greatest Food City: Author Tom Parker Bowles

Hong Kong's reputation as a culinary capital is as solid as its ranking alongside financial giants such as London and New York, according to author Tom Parker Bowles. The food writer spoke with entrepreneur Sir David Tang in London prior to their ...


China's Demand for Shark's Fin Killing 73M Sharks Each Year

There's a growing consciousness about the 73 million sharks killed each year to feed a global hunger for shark’s fin soup, but try telling that to China, writes Juliet Eilperin in a book excerpt in the Washington Post.

Chateau Latour rivals Chateau Lafite in massive Hong Kong auction

Chateau Latour 'reigned supreme' in the words of Christie's as the auction house sold more than £4.6m of wine from the cellars of the chateau on Friday.


New Yorkers sample cheese made from human breast milk

Jonathan Allen Yahoo! News Canada 02.05.2011
New Yorkers sample cheese made from human breast milk

A New York gallery on Sunday offered adventurous eaters the opportunity to sample cheese made from human breast milk, getting mixed reviews and some puzzled looks.

Cleveland bans outdoor smoking, trans fat in restaurants, food trucks

City council wants to make Cleveland a healthier place to live and work. Monday night, council approved legislation that will affect how you eat and breathe.



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