What’s up Hong Kong – Food
Start your week with an Italian cafeteria right on the corner of Hong Kong’s party street and spend your new year’s eve at Sevva, the prime spot for the city’s legendary NYE firework display.
When: Opened on Dec 9
Where: LKF, G/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Hong Kong
What? If LKF could be missing something, it was this – an open planned, open-windowed Italian cafeteria right on the corner of Hong Kong’s party street. Ciao Chow gives visitors the hustle and bustle of Lan Kwai, with the relaxing ambience of a true Italian institution. With wood fired oven pizza and a great selection of Italian wine, Ciao Chow is bringing Italy to Hong Kong in all the right ways. Call 2344 0005 for more info.
Chef Fabio Viviani, Photo source: www.facebook.com/ChefFabioViviani.
When: Dec 31
Where: The Princes Building, Central, Hong Kong
What? Where could be better than at the foot of Hong Kong’s infamous skyline to wish in the New Year, right? If you think so too, then Sevva is the place to be. With one of the best rooftop vistas the city has to offer, it’s in a prime spot for the city’s legendary NYE firework display. And the glamorous bar isn’t letting that be all you have to anticipate either. For $4,380 a head, guests can enjoy the music of Blue Jupiter – an acapella super group and later the voice of Robert Vincencio, who is known for his roles in hit musicals – Miss Saigon and the Lion King. Welcomed in with a glass of bubbly, guests will be treated to the taste of the restaurant’s signature selection of fusion fare, in a black tie extravaganza fit for the famous. Visit Sevva HK for more info.
Photo by Sevva.
What’s up Hong Kong – Culture
When: Dec 4-Feb 14
Where: Central Harbour front Space, Hong Kong
What? In Hong Kong a purple upside-down cow might seem strange. But it’s become an iconic annual fixture in both London and Edinburgh. Exhibiting dance, drama, comedy and so much more – Udderbelly Festival is here for the first time at Hong Kong’s Harbourfront event space. Founded in 2000 by Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Udderbelly is a live entertainment company running numerous festivals across the UK. This year, they are taking on Asia with a line up ranging from London’s Russell Howard to Australia’s all male cabaret – Briefs. For more information visit Udderbelly Festival Hong Kong
Photo by Udderbelly Festival Hong Kong.
What’s up Hong Kong – Happenings
LOST IN TIME Festival
When: Dec 31- Jan 2
Where: Boarding at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, TST, Hong Kong
What? If you’re over extortionately overpriced nightclubs rammed full of sweaty individuals wishing in the New Year, then Lost in Time might be for you. The two-day festival by Beatship and Hushup Eevents, promises guests a NYE like no other onboard the SuperStar Virgo cruise liner. Taken to sea, guests can take dance classes, watch stand up comedy, enjoy movie screenings and even play drag queen bingo all before dancing the night away to world-class DJs spinning everything from techno to hip hop.
Tickets from $1,550 at beatshiphk.com.
Photo by BeatShip.
Brickhouse NYE Mardi Gras
When: 31 Dec 10pm-2am
Where: 20 D’Aguilar St, LKF
What? Party to this New Year Mardis Gras style with feathers, beads and free flowing booze. Brickhouse are offering guests a carnival style night to wish in 2016 for $590 a ticket. Promising a NYE piñata, tequila and 1am tacos, Lan Kwai’s very own Little Mexico are putting on a true fiesta. Music from Sol Passion promises to get guests moving while free flowing beers and cocktails might leave a few stumbling into the New Year. Check out Brickhouse NYE Mardi Gras for more info.
Photo by Brickhouse.
Emma Russell | Editor