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Annual Kowloon Bazaar 2012

Indulge in some retail therapy at the Annual Kowloon Bazaar, a one-stop-shop selling gifts, homeware, jewellery and more all under one roof. Don’t miss the lucky draws, wine tastings, giveaways, and scrumptious tasty treats! And you can feel good knowing part of the proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Club of the Kowloon Golden Mile.

For more information, kindly contact Deepa at (852) 2333 4421.

Time: Saturday 6th October 2012, from 11am – 8pm at the Regal Kowloon Hotel.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 05:45

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Hong Kong's First Authentic Northern France Brasserie Opens in Central

Affordable northern French menu headlined by iconic ‘moules frites’

Hong Kong’s first authentic northern French brasserie has opened on Arbuthnot Road, Central. Brasserie de L’ile is styled after the region’s casual, affordable traditional brasseries – complete with al fresco street-side terrace for watching the world go by.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 10:36

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Xmas & New Year's @ HABITU

Tis the season to eat, indulge, drink, laugh, party and to be jolly. This year HABITŪ Ristorante and Harakan-S will for the first time ever become one restaurant, hosting an "East meets West" barbeque buffet on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Diners may be seated in either venue but can enjoy both cuisines for one price only. Outside on the garden terrace of HABITŪ Ristorante a barbeque buffet will be served, which includes a wide range of appetizers, turkey, king prawns, strip loin and more. The sushi bar of Harakan-S, Japanese Dining Room will feature fresh sushi & sashimi, temaki hand rolls, tempura and hot & grilled items and of course to finish the night a delectable array of desserts. This buffet is HK$688 per person (10% service charge does apply) only, value for money in a unique "two cuisine" environment.

A special beverage package will also be available for a little extra.


HABITŪ Ristorante which opened in 2003 is known for its al fresco modern home-style Italian dining in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a prime shopping district in Causeway Bay, a unique location to unwind. HABITŪ Ristorante has been hosting "BBQ Buffets" for a while now and this one promises to be an even more extravagant buffet. Harakan-S, Japanese Dining Room re-launched in Sept. '11 as a modern contemporary Japanese restaurant, which draws from the wisdom of traditional Chinese understanding of diet and nutrition is situated right next door.


The "East meets West" barbeques promise to be an evening of joy that will excite your senses. A great opportunity to experience both restaurants and cuisines in one evening. Party favours will be provided for 31 Dec. '11 to help roll in the New Year.

Besides the "East meets West" barbeque buffets, an array of festive menus for both lunch and dinner will be available throughout the holiday season as well as tea buffets.


For reservations and enquiries please contact:

HABITŪ Ristorante: 2898 3919 (Shop 308, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay)

Harakan-S: 2882 8616 (Shop 311, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 10:29

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“Kinky Vicious”, iPhone Photography Exhibition

One of Hong Kong’s first exhibitions of images captured and edited entirely on iPhone will take place when Liam Fitzpatrick unveils Kinky Vicious at Culture Club on September 19.

In a series of lavishly panoramic photographs that belie the limitations of the iPhone 3GS camera, the Hong Kong-born Fitzpatrick combines impressionistic whirls of light and arresting perspectives to offer unexpected images of his native city. Many of the views are depopulated. This is partly in homage to one of Fitzpatrick’s chief inspirations: the 19th century “Queen’s Road photographers,” whose early cameras were not able to capture the speed of human movement and consequently produced unintentionally eerie images of deserted streets and empty foreshores. At the same time, Fitzpatrick’s un-peopled images suggest an unconcious striving for the still point at the heart of a frenetic city. Stripped of ephemera and crowds, Hong Kong’s chief topographical elements – featureless corporate towers, sea and bare hillside – become timeless totems of a place that lives so intensely in the present.

Reflecting Hong Kong’s history as a port, many of Fitzpatrick’s images are taken on the water. “We’re used to seeing Hong Kong from the island’s perspective, looking out at a famous harbor,” Fitzpatrick says. “But the sea is the heart of what Hong Kong is, and many of our early boat dwellers would have seen Hong Kong the other way—from out on the harbor looking at the island. That’s the point of view I’ve tried to capture in many of the photos. It's a subtle link to the past that appeals to me as a Hong Konger.”

About the photographer

Liam Fitzpatrick was born in Hong Kong of Chinese and Irish parentage and educated at King George V School before taking a First in Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford, where he also participated in his first group photo exhibition. He has variously worked as a kitchen porter, dance-party promoter, theater director, music producer, poet and journalist. His poetry is anthologized in the volumes VS: 12 Hong Kong Poets (Big Weather Press) and City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English 1945 to the Present (Hong Kong University press). In recent years, Fitzpatrick has been practicing digital photography. He is married with two daughters and lives in the New Territories.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2011 18:01

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Festival of Wine - LKF


Lan Kwai Fong isn’t always the first port of call when considering quality food and wine in Hong Kong; it’s no secret that the area is best known for its bars, clubs and endless nights of fun. This was the challenge that the team at ILoveLKF faced when they set out to inject fresh interest in food and wine culture into the famous party neighbourhood.

ILoveLKF has teamed up with the Lan Kwai Fong Association, WINE Luxe magazine and top restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong to bring you the Festival of Wine – an afternoon where curious foodies and wine lovers of all levels can enjoy meticulously paired food and wine tastings.

Nine quality restaurants in the Lan Kwai Fong area are participating in this event, including Casa Lisboa, DiVino, Goccia, Indochine, Habibi Restaurant, Ista, La Perouse, Post 97 and Robata Zawazawa. Aside from the pleasure of sipping and sampling top-notch food and wine, wine experts and producers stationed at the venues on the day will help guests break down the basics and cut through the jargon.

Participating restaurants will also offer exclusively paired three-course food and wine menus for two weeks after the event so anyone who can’t make it to the Festival will still get the chance to discover the best sake for Japanese grilled meats at Robata Zawazawa, or determine whether a robust red or subdued white best compliments rich Indian dishes at Ista. Every good reason then to raise a glass!

“The Festival of Wine is designed to help promote wine culture and appreciation,and to help people better enjoy food and wine together by discovering new and inventive pairings,” says Scott Davies, Managing Director of ILoveLKF, “and we are delighted to be able to do this by also showcasing the high quality of restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong."


For many wine lovers and foodies, there is no greater truth than the satisfaction of a glass of wine accompanying a splendid meal. But for those who have yet to stumble upon their perfect pairing, here is a chance to spend an afternoon sampling expertly chosen combos in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.


What:ILoveLKF Festival of Wine

When:Saturday 24th September, 2-7pm

Ticket Cost:$350 (advanced) / $400 (on the day)

Each ticket includes 8 complimentary food and wine pairing tokens.

Find out more or purchase your ticket now at www.festivalofwine.hk

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2011 09:46

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