This month’s pop-ups range from International Women’s Day celebrations to a plant-based pop-up and birthday festivities for the esteemed Nobu Matsuhisa. Here are the dining pop-ups not to miss in March.
International Women’s Day at Tate Dining Room
When: 5 March
Price: HK$1,780 plus 10% surcharge per guest, plus HK$480 for sommelier-led drinks pairing
With the aim to push forward female empowerment in the kitchen, Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room has invited seven guest chefs into the kitchen on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March, 2020). Taking place on 5 March, the 1-night pop-up stars eight female figures from various industries to take part in a one-of-a-kind culinary showcase, with each contributing one course in an extravagant 8-course tasting menu.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to participating ‘guest chef’ Margaret Chung’s Beyond Foundation to support children with special needs. Expect to taste sumptuous dishes from chef Jolli Lo’s prawn puff pastry egg tart, to Sarah Heller MW’s spaghetti carbonara, and restaurateur Yenn Wong’s childhood favourite Malaysian dish. The one-night International Women’s Day menu will be priced at HK$1,780 plus 10% per guest.
Roganic & Aulis’s all-female wine menu
When: 1–31 March
Price: HK$680 plus 10% for additional wine pairing at lunch or dinner (6 glasses)
Vinophiles looking for another great opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day can pop over to Simon Rogan’s one-Michelin-starred Roganic Hong Kong and adjacent development kitchen Aulis Hong Kong all throughout the month to enjoy a specially curated wine menu featuring all-female winemakers. The specially sourced wines are all about championing outstanding female winemakers and cellar masters, with showcased wines hailing from around the world.
Taste the terroir of winemaking regions from over 10 different countries, as curated by Aulis and Roganic’s Beverage Manager, Andrew Chigorimbo. Spotlighted pioneers in the industry include Samantha O’Keefe of Limore Estate Winery in South Africa, and Christina Forner, CEO of Marques de Caceres in Logrono. Sake also makes an appearance from Moriki Brewery, run by fourth-generation owner Rumiko Moriki. The special wines will be enjoyed alongside the restaurants’ outstanding cuisine which puts an elevated twist on traditional British fare.
Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2817 8383
Restaurant Takeover at ThinkWine
When: 19 March
Price: A la carte dishes ranging from HK$80 to HK$220
In case you haven’t already made an advanced booking, you can still snag a table at ThinkWine’s upcoming pop-up restaurant series, with the March event featuring Haku’s Agustin Balbi. Taking place on 19 March, the anticipated collaboration will spotlight Haku’s famed Japanese-inspired tasting menu bites paired with ThinkWine’s smartly curated wine cellar. Tuck into Hokkaido uni on brioche, chicken katsu sando, and Japanese tuna with tapioca chips washed down with a varied selection of well-priced bottles.
ThinkWine, 2/F, LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2886 3121
Nobu’s birthday celebration
When: Throughout the month
Veg Off! at Veda
When: 11–14 March
Price: HK$500 per person
With plant-based dining booming across the city, Hong Kong’s first vegetarian restaurant inside a hotel, Veda is joining hands with Sydney’s Alibi Bar & Kitchen for a four-course ‘Veg Off’ pop-up priced at an acessible HK$500 per person. Taking place over four nights from 11–14 March, the menu continues to expand on the creative vegetarian theme of Veda, with bespoke dishes created especially for the event. Alibi’s Matthew Kenney is set to demonstrate his handle on plant-based ingredients, showing off his homemade kimchi dumplings as well as seaweed-based cacio e pepe, while Veda contributes its signature version of momos with seasonal vegetables and cheese, and activated cauliflower ravioli to round out a hearty meal.
Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3755 3000