Food & Dining

Andrew Lloyd Webber wine auction in Hong Kong

Zoe Li, Hong Kong Editor 21.01.2011
The Right Honorable The Lord Lloyd-Webber. Or Andy, to his mates.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a big wine freak. He told Will Lyons that he started collecting wine during his "preteenage years" when he was still at school. That's a lot of years of wine collecting and the guy now has so many bottles, he's sure that he ...

Arizona restaurant to offer African lion tacos

TUCSON - Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa served lion burgers last year to mark the World Cup in South Africa. The owner drew a crowd of diners, but some picketers as well. In the six months since it launched Exotic Taco Wednesdays, Boca Tacos y Tequi...

La Cabane a Vin: Hong Kong's wine non-interventionists

La Cabane á Vin has launched under a staircase on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong. The city’s first natural wine shop, La Cabane á Vin opened its doors two months ago. Rebelling against mass-produced wine, the shop stocks only "natural" and bio-dynami...

Less nasty, more nice in revamped "American Idol"

"American Idol" returns to television next week not only with two new celebrity judges, but a whole new attitude -- less of the cutting put-downs and more support and coaching for aspiring new pop stars, producers said on Tuesday.

Empty wine bottles sell for £300 in China

China's booming wine market has created an astounding demand for empty bottles of famous wines, with fraudsters paying up to £300 for a good bottle that can be filled with a less celebrated vintage.

Korean restaurant in Hong Kong added to Michelin Guide

A Korean restaurant in Hong Kong has been added to the latest edition of the Michelin Guide, the world's oldest and best-known hotel and restaurant guide.

Sotheby's Hong Kong sells wine worth $6.7 mn in 2010

The Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday that it sold a record $6.76 million of wine in Hong Kong in 2010, more than it sold the world over in 2009.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to auction wine collection in Hong Kong

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the British composer known for smash-hit musicals including "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Cats", will sell part of his wine collection at auction in Hong Kong next month.

Tripping: Hong Kong

Melbourne Weekly 12.12.2010
Tripping: Hong Kong

Hong Kong can be a dangerous place – for those, like me, with a serious dumpling addiction. The little parcels of steamed goodness, so sweetly fragrant, moist and impossibly moreish, are so much more than their individual parts, whether pork, praw...

One Night, Three Stars, Countless Tears

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 12.12.2010
One Night, Three Stars, Countless Tears

Vincent Thierry moved to Hong Kong in 2005 to serve as executive chef of Caprice restaurant. Prior to that, he was the sous chef of Le Cinq in Paris’ Four Seasons Hotel George V. As told to Amy Ma.

Gourmet Michelin stars for humble Hong Kong street eats

Cheap noodle shacks and a famous shark's fin restaurant were among a diverse range of Hong Kong eateries given coveted Michelin stars on Thursday in the third edition of the guide for the southern Chinese city.

Japan vending machine recommends drinks to buyers

For you sir, a canned coffee. And for madam, perhaps a nice cold tea. A new Japanese canned drink vending machine uses facial recognition technology to "recommend" drinks based on the customer's age and gender -- and sales have tripled over those ...

At $3,200 a glass, Hong Kong tops wine world

It works out at $3,200 a glass - so it's questionable whether the Asian buyer of a rare 2005 Romanee-Conti will be cracking open a bottle to wash down his Sunday lunch. But given the indulgent attitude of buyers at Hong Kong wine auctions, it is a...

HK$1 million white truffle arrives in Hong Kong

One of Italian province Alba's largest white truffles, weighing in at a whopping 900 grams, was auctioned for €105,000 during the 12th edition of the World White Truffle of Alba Auction, and it just arrived in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong looking to be world's wine storage hub

Thomas Chu's nondescript factory looks like any other in the suburbs of Hong Kong, but it will be a key driver in the city's bid to lead the world in an emerging industry -- wine storage.

Hong Kong's 'fine Cantonese dining' sets its sights on the world

Even for a city that is world-famous for its unique cuisine, Hong Kong has this year set standards never before reached.

Hong Kong $230,000 Bid Overtakes London-New York Wine Auctions

Hanny Wan and Wendy Leung 09.11.2010
Hong Kong $230,000 Bid Overtakes London-New York Wine Auctions

He Wei Qi, a businessman from eastern China’s Zhejiang province, says he routinely pays more than 30,000 yuan ($4,500) for a bottle of wine to entertain guests.

Acker Merrall takes US$12m in Hong Kong

Maggie Rosen 08.11.2010
Acker Merrall takes US$12m in Hong Kong

Acker Merrall & Condit's latest Hong Kong auction has yielded HK$95.5m (US$12.3m) - the house's second-highest grossing sale in the region.

Hong Kong Says Cheese

Amy Ma The Wall Street Journal 08.11.2010
Hong Kong Says Cheese

Cheese, like coffee, could well be an exception to the “rule” in China. Naysayers once declared that China would never develop a “coffee-drinking culture.” And yet, Starbucks alone now has more than 100 locations in Hong Kong (including the New Te...

Sweet concoctions, sweeter faces: Hong Kong's yummiest chefs

Hong Kong's most gorgeous female chefs on boyfriends, keeping fit and their guilty pleasures

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