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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
JACK DANIELâS IS HAVING A BIRTHDAY THIS SEPTEMER â DOES ANYONE KNOW THE EXACT DATE?
September 1, 2004 â Jack Danielâs would be 154 this September, but nobody seems to know the exact date. Surely, one would think that the Jack Danielâs company would have his birthday written down, but apparently not (some story about a town fire destroying recordsâ¦). Since no one knows the exact date, Stauntonâs Wine Bar and CafÃ© and Chapter 3 plan on celebrating the Old Manâs birthday for the entire month of September (3/8 â 30/8) from 9:00 PM - Closing. Bring in TWO Vintage Standard Chartered $10 bills (printed before 1994) and receive your choice of three Jack Danielâs cocktails. If one doesnât have any vintage bills, one need not worry because all JD cocktails will be specially priced at $45 from 9:00 PM - Closing.
Stauntonâs is located at 10-12 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central. Chapter 3 is located at 23 Hollywood Road (below Pacific Coffee). For inquiries, call 2973 6615 or visit our website at www.stauntonsgroup.com
New American Dining Experience of âMesquite Grillingâ at
L.A. Brasserie â Regal Kowloon Hotel
Hong Kong, July 2004 â In July, Executive Chef Jimmy will present an enticing original American menu using âMesquite Grillingâ, the townâs first cooking method to tease your palate. The creative method is the promising tip to cook tender and delicious meats with strong earthy flavour. New dining experience at L.A. Brasserie, Regal Kowloon Hotel. Come and savour some naturally inspired signature dishes including âAngus Rib Eye Steakâ, âGrill Original Baby Back Ribâ and âMonk-fish with Peppered Citrus Marinadeâ.
Mesquite is a deciduous tree, commonly found in all areas of Texas. Jimmy introduces âMesquite Grillingâ because the burning temperature of the wood is optimum for barbecuing. âWhen I lived in the States, I always go to cut the Mesquite trees for grilling because I like the strong earthy flavours very much which inspires my senses. I recommend âMesquite Grillingâ to all Hong Kong people who are always exploring new tastes and stylesâ. Executive Chef Jimmy said. He recommends all Wood Chips Mesquite Grill Items served with our home-made wild mushroom cream or pepper gravy.
Nowadays, healthy living is fundamental to the cosmopolitan. Therefore, Jimmy specially prepared one of our signature dishes namely âMonk-fish with Peppered Citrus Marinadeâ to all health-conscious people. The flavoursome monk-fish is marinated with the freshness of fruits including lemon, orange and grapefruit to perfection to satisfy the dining desire of the health-conscious guests. Mouth-watering desserts include âWarm Chocolate Flan with Ice-creamâ and âFruit Kebabs with Chocolate Fondueâ, which intensify the essence of this âMesquite Grillingâ delight.
The Wood Chips Mesquite Grill Items are available between 12:00 noon â 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm â 11:00 pm from Monday to Sunday.
You Deserve Supreme Leisure Dining with a Wide Selection of Exotic American Flavours!
Reservations are welcome by calling 2313 8779!
Address: 1/F, 71 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.
1/5th's Lai Chi Lounge
Where Night People Come to Flirt with Danger
The art of flirting is alive and well at 1/5. Every Thursday night the Star Street presents the Lai Chi Lounge, Hong Kongâs premier arena for the flirting in all its variety and fascination.
Free Dita cocktails for the ladies, music, dancing, the right atmosphere, and a great mix of people are the ingredients.
First, the drinks. Dita, for those who havenât yet been introduced, is a superb Lychee flavoured liqueur that adds a passionate tang to the five cocktails which ladies may imbibe for free. They include a Dita Martini
(Lemongrass Wyborowa vodka, Dita, and fresh lychee), the Dita Pacific (Shochu, Dita, Fresh Pineapple, Lime Honey), and three other divine concoctions.
Then thereâs the music, pulsing, headcandy style, seductive house, provided by top DJ Eric Byron. Nice-born Eric has played in Hong Kongâs best clubs, venues and parties, as well as venues throughout Asia. During the
â555â tour of China in 2002 he played to crowds of 15,000, and made history with the first international ârave partyâ in Ipoh, Malaysia. To quote the SCMP, âDJ Eric Byron isnât just the hottest French DJ in Hong Kong, heâs one of the hottest DJâs here. Full Stop.â
And finally, thereâs the flirting. 1/5 doesnât do that â itâs the province of guests at Lai Chi Lounge. We canât even offer instruction. Itâs an art one needs to master on oneâs own. Some are obvious, others are subtle. But
practitioners are assured that the ambience will be perfect.
The Lai Chi Lounge gets going at 9 p.m. every Thursday evening. How will the evenings turn out? With flirting, you never can tell...
1/5 is managed by Elite Concepts, one of Asia's leading hospitality groups. Elite Concepts operates a diverse portfolio of restaurants and bars in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Shanghai. Outlets in Hong Kong include yÃ¨ shanghai
and La CitÃ© in Pacific Place, CinecittÃ , Kokage and One-Fifth on Star Street; Klong Bar and Grill (KBG) and Bebek Bengil 3 in The Broadway, Wanchai; yÃ¨ shanghai Kowloon at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel and cafÃ© mi in Festival Walk.
1/5 is located on 9 Star Street
tel : 2520 2515
We are pleased to announce that S&M has opened in Old Bailey Street, Soho.
S&M stands for Sausages and Mash (of course) and the restaurant is the first place in Hong Kong to specialise in selling a wide range of sausages made to authentic recipes from around the world. Call us on 2140 6333 for more information.
The formula is very simple. First choose 1, 2 or 3 of our delicious, juicy house sausages â such as Lincolnshire, or Duck and Apple from England, Merguez from North Africa, Cheese Knackers from Switzerland or spicy Debreziner from Hungary â then select the type of mashed potato you want â for example S&M Dairy Mash, Garlic and Onion Mash, or Pumpkin Mash â finally add a gravy of your choice â perhaps Red Wine, or Onion, or even Curry Sauce â and you have a delicious meal for any time of the day or night.
Prices are very reasonable too - $70 for Light S&M (1 sausage, mash and gravy), $90 for Regular S&M (2 sausages) or $110 for Extreme S&M (3 sausages). Also, we are continually introducing new varieties of sausages, mash and gravy via the Daily Specials on our Blackboard.
As well as being a haven for sausage lovers, S&M also offers a wide range of seafood and vegetarian choices, with tasty salads, pasta, pies and quiches always on the menu. And our General Manager, Chandan Thapa, managed Harry Ramsdenâs for 4 years, so you can be sure that our fish and chips are good too. Our menu can be viewed at our website â www.hkdining.com/sandm
S&M is located in the former premises of SoHo SoHo at G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, Soho, Central. The site has been fully renovated to give an informal restaurant / chop house / bar feel. There is Carlsberg ($35 per pint) and Tetleyâs ($40 per pint) on draft, together with a wide range of wines and other beers. All wines are under $200 per bottle as well, considerably below the Soho district norm. So feel free to drop in for a drink at any time.
S&M is open from 11.00am until 1.00am the following morning, and even later at weekends. We also open for Breakfast from 9.00am every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday. So whether you want some brunch, a business lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner, or even something to eat on your way home from the pub at night, S&M has the answer. We also have a take-out service for those in a hurry (please call in your order on 2140 6333), and can offer our sausages frozen and vacuum-packed for home use or BBQâs.
If you like sausages, youâll love S&M!
G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street,
Soho, Central, HK
Tel: 2140 6333
Fax: 2524 4111