The Weekly Dish: Marching For Art This Month

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March 2, 2017 | BY Wilson Fok

This month is all about appreciating the beauty of art, from restaurant and gallery collaborations to art-filled pop-ups

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March is the month of beauty, or at least the appreciation of it. From Art Basel to Art Central, many forms of art—including those of the edible variety—will be thoroughly admired and consumed throughout the next four weeks, including at some of the most exciting pop-ups and collaborations across town. 


Kazumi Sawada at Four Seasons Lounge

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What:  The Four Seasons is launching Mastro/Shisho, a creative four-hand experience this month between the hotel’s executive chef Andrea Accordi and visiting chef Kazumi Sawada. Well-trained in traditional kaiseki techniques while in Kyoto, chef Sawada has since practised his culinary discipline at Four Seasons Seoul. Sawada and Accordi are presenting a four-hand tasting menu, showcased through seven courses featuring premium Japanese ingredients and artistic presentation. Chef Sawada also presents an exclusive lunch menu during his limited stage in Hong Kong. Each set lunch includes two courses with choices of bara-chirashi or tempura, compete with dessert and beverage of choice.

When: March 21 to 26

Where: The Lounge, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 31968333


Le Marche by Philippe Orrico

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What: Philippe Orrico of Upper Modern Bistro and On Dining is launching his new pop-up concept during Art Central. Aptly named ‘Le Marche’, or ‘the market’, the limited edition restaurant pop-up pays homage to traditional European gourmet markets. Guests can enjoy light bites such as various charcuterie, tuna salad, and teriyaki beef short rib, matched with a rich array of cheeses curated by master fromagier Jeremy Evrard and esteemed cocktails such as Onegroni and Orrico Spritz, designed by renowned mixologist Giancarlo Mancino for the event.

When: Art Central, March 21-25 

Where: Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Hong Kong 


Arcane

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What: Continuing with his long term collaboration with Flowers Gallery London, Arcane’s Shane Osborn continues to showcase contemporary artworks throughout his restaurant in Central to enhance guests experiences. Osborn stays true to artworks that invoke edgy allure, matching with the executive chef’s signature courses. Guests can anticipate modern works by British artists such as Patrick Hughes, Bernard Cohen, Nicolas Hicks and German photographer and artist Michael Wolf, displayed throughout the intimate dining space throughout the month.

When: March 1-31

Where: Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central; +852 2723 0178

Reserve a table here* Booking does not include specific menu


Whisk

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What: Whisk at The Mira celebrates an art-filled month with a rich palette of colours as Chef Oliver Li presents a six-course degustation menu titled “Life-Art-Colour” at the contemporary western restaurant. Inspired by Miami-based interior designer Charles Allem, the six dishes from the limited menu correspond with six international culinary and art hotspots. Guests can indulge in unique dishes such as Rojo (octopus, watermelon and beetroot), Bianco (white asparagus, vongole, and oatmeal risotto), and Schwarz (pork knuckle, black garlic and sage). The art-inspired menu at Whisk is priced at HK$690 for four courses and HK$890 for six courses, with an additional wine pairing package at HK$360 per person.

When: March 8 – 24

Where: Whisk, 5/F The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2315 5999 


Little Bao, Bread and Beast, Teakha, and Fernet Hunter

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What: Aside from Philippe Orrico’s Le Marche pop-up, the third edition of Art Central is also showcasing an array of the city’s most highly regarded dining concepts, uniting under ‘Street Food Central’. Guests can anticipate the return of Bread and Beast’s kimoji (hickory smoked brisket with kimchi, melted Swiss cheese and lemon aioli) and crispy Brussels sprouts and churros with milk ice cream. Asia’s Best Female Chef May Chow will deliver two of her favourite baos paired with specialty cocktails. Artisan tea parlour Teakha debuts this year with a selection of brewed tea with milk made from traditional family recipes, while Fernet Hunter will offer three signature cocktails at the pop-up cocktail bar during Art Central.

When: Art Central, March 21-25

Where: Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Hong Kong