Food & Dining

“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.


Shark fin no longer dish of the day at Hong Kong wedding banquets

Almost four out of five Hong Kong people think it is acceptable not to serve shark fin soup at a wedding banquet in a turnaround from tradition, a survey published Wednesday showed.

Sotheby's Says Hong Kong Wine Auction May Fetch $10 Million

Sotheby’s (BID) said an auction of a collection of wine from estates including the Domaine de la Romanee Conti may fetch as much as $10 million next month.


Tiger's Blood: Sheen-Themed Cocktails Go Viral

BRIAN BRAIKER ABC News 09.03.2011
Tiger's Blood: Sheen-Themed Cocktails Go Viral

Now you, too, can have tiger blood. It was inevitable, but Charlie Sheen is no longer the only person attempting to profit from the high-profile antics of one Charlie Sheen. "I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a diff...

Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Begins

Jake Lee The Wall Street Journal 03.03.2011
Hong Kong Wine Auction Season Begins

This weekend, Christie’s kicks off a monthlong slew of wine sales in Hong Kong. The four major sales, to be held by a number of the biggest auction houses in the world—including Sotheby’s and Acker Merrall & Condit—will sell a combined estimate o...


Meat from chimpanzees 'is on sale in Britain' in lucrative black market

Chimpanzee meat is for sale in restaurants and market stalls in Britain, it has emerged.Trading standards officials uncovered the illegal bushmeat from the endangered species whilst testing samples believed to be seized from vendors in the Midlands.

Eating with chef Zepho from Roka in Hong Kong

Gilda Sposato CNNGo.com 17.02.2011
Eating with chef Zepho from Roka in Hong Kong

"Energy" is the first word that comes to mind after getting to know Roka’s executive chef Patrick H. Zepho. He's also extremely passionate and focused. As he was a vital part of the first Roka opening team, Zepho thoroughly incorporates both the r...


Lion tacos off the menu following threats

An Arizona restaurant has scrapped plans to offer African lion meat in its tacos. Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila, said Monday that his Tucson eatery has received "many threats" against the restaurant, family members, customers an...

'Bug Mac' and lovely 'grub': food of the future

Dutch student Walinka van Tol inspects the worm protruding from a half-eaten chocolate praline she's holding, steels herself with a shrug, then pops it into her mouth.


Dubai opens 'world's highest' restaurant

Dubai opened on Sunday a restaurant 422 metres (1,350 feet) up in the sky on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, its developers said.

Asians toast Lloyd Webber's wines in $5.6 million sale

James Pomfret and Stefanie McIntyre Reuters 24.01.2011
Asians toast Lloyd Webber's wines in $5.6 million sale

Some $5.6 million worth of fine wines from the cellars of British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber were hammered off in a sale at Sotheby's Hong Kong on Saturday amid ebullient demand from Asian and online bidders.



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