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Celebrate the year of the Rooster with East Side Storiesâ 8th chapter â Once upon a time in Peking â Friday 28 January 2005
East Side Stories are back! After chapter 7, âOnce upon a time in Parisâ, weâll now welcome the year of the Rooster and the start of the year of France in China. With our French duo, weâll give you a double bang for your ears and send you dancing on the Great wall of China.
After a wild start on New Yearâs night, with the Pink Flamingo session, the Concoction Project is back and joins THC on the decks for an all Gaelic challenge of totally new sounds, totally amazing genres and totally outrageous tracks that will melt your ears, yet one more time. Be touched by the real French touch, in the house of Hong Kongâs sexiest and only New York style bar. When East side meets East sounds, itâs all hands in the air and jaw dropping asses on the floor.
So if you missed the Pink Flamingo session, come down and believe. THC + Concoction Project: real good music still exist, more than ever!
East Side Stories is sponsored by up-and-coming elite brand MYKITA, who will be delighting the audience with special prizes for the most stylish of you. As usual, entry is free and strictly on a first-come-first-served basis, BUT dress code is enforced: smart casual sexy (SCS) only. Table bookings are essential (tables can be reserved only before 11pm) and can be made by calling the lovely Callas on 2520 2515 or
via email to email@example.com.
About Concoction Project:
As a DJ, his sets have spanned everything from deep house to vocals, disco tracks and tribal excursions, all impeccably mixed. His trademark sound bears a soulful sophisticated house lightened with a joie-de-vivre and get-down-on-it essence that mirrors Concoction Projectâs unique spirit.
âAnything with Concoction Project's name attached to it is a guaranteed go for it session.â
"Considering the current decline of club life in the city (of New York), Concoction Project is pumping needed life's breath into our endangered scene. He's taking the risks we need to take." Time Out New York.
Bebek Bengil 3, Elite Conceptsâ Balinese restaurant, will now be known primarily under its English name, Dirty Duck Diner. Food lovers who have had a bit of trouble pronouncing the name will find the new title as easy on the tongue as are the restaurantâs famous dishes.
The name comes from an incident during the construction of the restaurantâs first namesake in Ubud, Bali. One day a flock of ducks traipsed into the restaurant from a local paddy field, leaving muddy footprints everywhere. The restaurant became Bebek Bengil, which is Bahasa Indonesia for âDirty Duck.â The Hong Kong restaurant is the third restaurant to bear the name, hence Bebek Bengil 3.
Diners are reassured that while the name has been translated, the dishes are still the same authentic Balinese cuisine as they have always been. After all, a Bebek Bengil by any other name will taste as sweet.
The Dirty Duck Dinner is located in the Broadway, 5/F, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
For reservations please call Bong at 2217 8000
(Information provided by the venue)
This Valentineâs Day, Love and Beauty Go Hand in Hand at Elite Concepts
A card just wonât do on Valentineâs Day anymore. These days lovers, wives and husbands expect a little more. Candy and flowers are a start, but a little imagination really makes an impression. Thatâs why, for this February 14th, Elite Concepts is offering something beyond the expected (superb food, courteous service, and splendid Valentineâs Day menus). In conjunction with Eternal Perfumery & the W Wellness, Elite is offering a variety of fragrances and spa treatments
Dirty Duck Diner aka Bebek Bengil 3â A Balinese Valentineâs Day Menu to Share
Your tropical love song begins with A soft-shell crab Salad) and continues with the famous Bebek Bengil Fried Chicken, Grilled King Prawns, & a Striploin Steak $750 plus 10%. The menu includes two glasses of champagne and a rose for the ladies. Gentlemen receive sexy bottles of Ferrari Racing -sniff, sniff!
Dirty Duck Diner: 5/F, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
For reservations call: 2217 8000
CinecittÃ â Menu di San Valentino
CinecittÃ offers a tasty tribute to St. Valentine (who was, after all, a Roman). The prix fixe menu includes I Tortelloni con Mascarpone Menta e Carciofi su Fonduta allo Zafferano (home made tortelloni with mascarpone, artichokes mint on saffron fondue), Grilled Mediterranean Langoustines, and Roasted Milk-fed Lamb.
At CinecittÃ couples will receive a photograph to remind them of their special evening and roses for all the ladiesâ¦.
Couples receive samples of Nina Ricci Cherry Fantasy & Nina Ricci Memoire de Homme.
Cinecitta is located on 9 Star Street, Wanchai
For reservations call: 2529 0199
La CitÃ©- La Saint Valentin a Paris
The French ought to know something about romance. In fact, this yearâs Valentineâs menu is chock full of delicacies to stimulate amorous thoughts. Begin with Warm Yabbies Gateau & Yellow Bell Pepper Coulis.. Cream of Oyster with Salmon Roe. Main courses include Roast Cod, on sweet corn & crabmeat brandade and Roast Beef Tenderloin with Lyonnaise Potato. Dessert is a Sweet Sampler for twoâ say no more. $598 plus 10% for two!
Valentineâs Day guests will also receive samples Salvador Dali Dalistyle & Aigner Black.
La Cite is located in L/G Pacific Place, Admiralty
For reservations call: 2522 8830
Kokage â Is sashimi an aphrodisiac?
Is sashimi an aphrodisiac? Find out at Kokage this Valentineâs Day. The special 2-person menu features Assorted Sashimi, Teppanyaki scampi, the exquisitely provocative Grilled fillet of Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Cube with Wasabi & Sea Urchin Cream, and even Green tea chocolate cake with warm berries and green tea ice cream for dessert.
Dinner for two is $668 & 10%.
The first 10 couples who book tables at Kokage will get a complimentary aromatheraphy facial worth ($695), compliments of the W Wellness located in Central & Causeway Bay.
Kokage is located on 9 Star Street, Wanchai
For reservations call: 2529 6138
yÃ¨ Shanghai â Love in the Paris of the East
Enjoy a seven course meal and spend quality time with your lover as you indulge in cuisine from the Paris of the East! Menu includes, âpan fried king prawn with XO chili sauce, steamed pork dumplings with fresh water crab and more!
ye shanghai hong kong â 3/F Pacific Place, Admiralty tel:2918 9833
cost of menu - $398 plus 10% service charge per person
ye shanghai kowloon â 6/F Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, TST tel: 2376 3322
cost of menu - $380 plus 10% service charge per person
1/5[onelfifth] â Party for the Singles!
Singleâs Nite, a mix n match party for passionate heart â 9pm onwards
Happy Hour price from 9pm-12am, free vodka mix for ladies
Music by Guest International DJ J.Mason (No-Shanti â UK) After 10 years of DJ-ing with some of the finest DJ's, The Beats, The Lights, The Nites are still going on and For One Nite only exclusively at 1/5. A mix bag of House/Funk for all lovers...
1/5 [onelfifth] is located on 9 Star Street, Wanchai
For reservations call: 2520 2515
(Information provided by Elite Concepts)
HEY mATES JOIN US FOR Australia DAY PARTY ON WEDNESDAY 26th JANUARY 4 pm Aussie house wine red or white $28 glass
great pies and food
CROWN LAGER or VB $28 bottle
Queensland Bundaberg rum OP punch $60 all night
AprÃ¨s opens everyday including Sunday Monday
Sat 8am Sun 8:30am Bar open till late.
AprÃ¨s facing pedestrian Pottinger Street
corner 79 Wyndham St Central Hong Kong
Tel 2524 7722
Igorâs Groupâs Charity Night for Victims of Tsunami
To bring an immediate support to the victims, Igorâs Groupâs outlets in Lan Kwai Fong will donate all food and beverage sales of Wednesday night (29 December 04) to the Red Cross.
Participating outlets includes Stormy Weather (48 DâAguilar St. Tel: 2845 5533), La Bodega (42 DâAguilar St. Tel: 2524 7790), The Keg (52 DâAguilar St. Tel: 2810 0369) and Marlin (56 D'Aguilar St, LKF. Tel: 2121 8070).
A new night at CClub takes place every Thursday night from now until they tell us, especially for ladies and welcoming men, with special happenings every night, from live performances of all sorts!
We run down some of the best bars and Clubs in Hong Kong over the last few years that have really stood out and made a difference.
Chapter 3 & Drop Club are joint position for this one. Chapter 3 has the best extensive selection of cocktails on offer, but Drop has some fantastic Martinis that are worth trying at some point.
This is a tough one as there is so much great food in Hong Kong. Therefore the Eclipse Group wins this catergory as most of their outlets are at the top of the list for the best in Hong Kong. These include Boca, Coyote and KBG.
Best Open Area
Le Jardin wins this one as it is an open Asian theme bar which is the in the centre of Central but makes you feel like you are some where else. Great place to chill out at.
Best Party Atmosphere
Another tough catergory as it depends on what people class as a party! Overall Drop late at night has always been a great place to go to and have some fun on the small dance floor.
Itâs Party Time @ Les Visages Over the Festive Season
For Christmas and New Year's Eve, our chefs have created special menus that will delight the most discriminating revelers.
Complimentary champagne, party favors and live music set the tone for an evening of dining and celebration as we reach the years end.
Join us for Christmas and New Year's Eve
Dinner with music from 6 PM
Live International Band from 10 PM âtil Late
For Reservations Please Call Bette Harvey on 3416 9688
Come and join the celebration @
Les Visages; 42 â 46 Gloucester Rd Wanchai (see map below)
Christmas Set Dinner
Dec 20 â 30 2004
Complimentary Flute of Champagne
Thinly Sliced U.S. Beef Tenderloin Marinated
With Mustard and Fresh Herbs
Served with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese Shavings
Avocado and Shrimp
Backed Avocado Stuffed with Fresh Shrimp
In White Wine Cream Sauce and Vinaigrette
Endive and Watercress Salad
With Dried Cranberries, Walnut Oil,
Sherry and Cranberry Vinaigrette
Tomato Basil Soup
Garnished with Cheese Croutons
Baked Bone In Ham with Orange Mustard Glaze
Roast Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing
Fresh Baby Carrots, Roast Potatoes, Peas
Poached Peach, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Roast Beef Sirloin with Red Wine Sauce
Lyonnaise Potatoes, SautÃ©ed Mushrooms, and Broccoli
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Grilled Stuffed Tomato, Asparagus and Baby Carrots
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
With Fresh Cream or Custard
With Vanilla Rum Sauce Fresh Raspberries and Toasted Almonds
$388 Per Person
New Years Eve
Set Dinner Menu
Complimentary Flute of Champagne
Coconut Prawns with Tamarind Ginger
Fresh Prawns Coated with a Spicy Beer Batter
Served with a Tamarind, Ginger, Mustard and Fresh Lime Dipping Sauce
Tian of Crab Meat and Mango
Crab Meat Layered with Mango Tomato Dices
Served with a Chile Oil Sauce
Wild Mushroom Quiche
Chanterelle, Shitake, Portobello and Lobster Mushrooms
With a Leek and White Wine Cream Sauce
Fresh Garden Vegetable ConsommÃ©
Garnished with Fresh Herbs and Drizzled with Sherry
Surf and Turf
Aged Center-Cut New York Sirloin
And Cool Water Lobster Tail
Served with Roast Vegetables and Lyonnaise Potatoes
Poached Fillet of Sole
Served with Fresh Asparagus and Boiled Potatoes
With Velvety Lemon Dill Sauce
Poached Asparagus with Fresh Basil Cream
Topped with Roasted Almonds
Served with Sun-Dried Tomato Zucchini Ratatouille
Tiramisu Cheese Cake
$388 Per Person
The Funkraiser, a fund raiser for the Nepalese Child Welfare Scheme which sponsors disadvantaged youth in Nepal with job training, kicks off Friday, Dec. 3, at 1/5 in Wanchai. Coupled with Lamma Fun Day, the Funkraiser raised more than $50,000 towards helping get Nepalese youths off the streets and into viable careers.
The Funkraiser will be at 1/5 in Wanchai this year, with local afro-beat and funk band NUDE unleashing a fresh set of originals and obscure covers in their first performance since their high-voltage performance at the Rock-It Festival. Supported by deejays Simon Pang and DJ Drayfus.
Event Name: Funkraiser
Date: Friday, Dec. 3
Location: 1/5, 9 Star St., Wanchai
Time: Doors open at 8pm
Cost: $120 at the door. All proceeds go towards the Child Welfare Scheme
Happy Hour prices until 12am
Special guest band â NUDE
Special guest DJâs â Simon Pan and DJ Drayfus
Eclipse Management Gift Certificates
Whether for clients of the firm or for well-deserving company staff, satisfy a variety of tastes with Restaurant Gift Certificates from the Eclipse group of restaurants! The recipients will be able to enjoy Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Spanish and French flavours and an unlimited array of beverages in both Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Finally a gift idea that everyone can enjoy!
Gift Certificates can be redeemed in the following Hong Kong & Shanghai establishments:
BOCA TAPAS & WINE
65 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
T: 2548 1717
40 â 42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
T: 2851 4803
CARAMBA MEXICAN CANTINA
26 â 30 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
T: 2530 9963
COYOTE BAR & GRILL
114-120 Lockhart Road, Wanchai (MTR Exit C), Hong Kong
T: 2861 2221
BLOWFISH SUSHI & SAKE
20-26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
T: 2815 7868
No. 16, Gao Lan Lu, Lu Wan District, Shanghai
T: (021) 5306 6119
BOCA @ THE DOME
No. 16, Gao Lan Lu, Lu Wan District, Shanghai
T: (021) 5306 6119
Purchase Dining Certificates at the following Corporate Rates:
Above $5,000 with 5% discount
Above $10,000 with 10% discount
Above $20,000 with 15% discount