Enjoying the various exhibitions and installations all over Hong Kong during art month is great, but we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than indulging in the city’s curated bites specially created just for this occasion. Here are 8 of the best art menus to try around town this month.
Five Senses Art Experience at Felix
The Peninsula has a host of different art pieces displayed throughout the hotel this month, including installations by contemporary artists Janet Echelman, Timothy Paul Myers, Iván Navarro and the Chinese architecture collective MINAX. After touring the the art, guests can head over to Felix for the Five Senses Art Experience menu (HK$1,288 plus 10% per person), as Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez presents a journey that’s designed for the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. We’re especially excited about stimulating our ‘hearing’ with the crunch of their crispy king crab pillows, egg yolk, caviar and coral air.
Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula Hotel, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6778
Bubbles & Pearl at MO Bar
Did you spend all day walking through art exhibitions? Unwind from a day of exploring the city’s artistic offerings with some Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne, served at the plush MO Bar in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, paired with Caviar Daurenki Imperial. The special Art Aperitivo set (HK$1,548) will also include a 3-layer stand, designed by Ron Arad, serving up some delectable bites like home smoked salmon and duck foie gras.
MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 2132 0077
Bauhaus-styled Tapas and Cocktails at Ozone
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s Ozone culinary team and Bar Manager Oscar Mena have specially crafted some cocktails and artsy snacks just for art month, in tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art movement. The artistic cocktails Moholy-Nagy, Albers and Klee are respectively inspired by Bauhaus’ most iconic maestros including László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers, and Paul Klee. Aside from the drinks, Ozone will also be serving a tapas set (HK$408 per person) with “edible art”, including three different savoury bites and dessert options. It definitely looks highly Instagrammable!
Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270
Art in Residence Cocktail at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social
During art month, New Zealand artist Gabby Malpas will be Cordis Hotel’s latest Art in Residence host, with her “Springtime Happiness” exhibition. In celebration of the spirit of art, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social’s mixologist Leo Cheung has created a watercolour cocktail (HK$128) to be enjoyed during the exhibition period. Strolling through art pieces with an artsy cocktail in hand? Sign us up.
Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, 5/F, Cordis, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3028
Art Basel Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hong Kong
Four Seasons Hong Kong’s Executive Pastry Chef Ringo Chan has created an Art Basel-inspired interactive afternoon tea (HK$438 plus 10% per person) for guests to enjoy on every Sunday of the month. We’re loving the look of ‘Let Me Free’, the edible art piece where a bird cage holding almond cookies with bird paintings is presented, and guests are encouraged to take a cookie out and express themselves by painting over them with edible pastel tubes of “paint”.
The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8820
Palatable Art at Mandarin Grill + Bar
The Mandarin Grill + Bar will be serving up a 4-course menu inspired by pieces from artist Konstantin Bessmertny and founder Benjamin Sigg of Art Advisory CONSIGG’s collection, created by Executive Chef Robin Zavou. With dishes like caviar, pork belly and wagyu, all laid out like delectable pieces of art, this is definitely a must-try menu.
Mandarin Grill + Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4004
Art March at CÉ LA VI
Looking for Insta-worthy cocktails and mouthwatering bites this art month? CÉ LA VI promises to deliver with their Art March menu (HK$688). Inspired by French pop-artist Richard Orlinksi and his ethos of living positively, you’ll also be able to try the exclusive Art Month cocktail, Panthère Cobblers (HK$148), which is fruity and filled with fresh summer vibes.
CÉ LA VI, 25/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3700 2300
Beyond Color II – Infinite Vibrancy at WOOBAR
Woobar, W Hong Kong, Station, Kowloon, 1 Austin Rd, West Kowloon, +852 3717 2222