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Off Menu is a three-day gastronomic festival celebrating Hong Kong’s dining scene and those who have shaped it. Held between 15-17 November at The Peak Galleria. The festival will showcase local flavours reimagined in unexpected new ways by the world’s most innovative chefs, mixologists and tastemakers. The event will be anchored by chef collaborations between Hong Kong and Macau’s culinary heavyweights and their international counterparts to create twelve one-off dishes using local ingredients.
Representing Hong Kong are Richard Ekkebus of Amber, Palash Mitra of Rajasthan Rifles, May Chow of Little Bao Diner, Vicky Cheng of VEA, Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room, Uwe Opocensky of Petrus, and Tam Kwok Fung of Wing Lei Palace. These trailblazers will be joined by Richie Lin of Mume (Taipei), Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery (Manila), Hisato Hamada of Wagyumafia (Tokyo), Nobu Namiki of Kermis (Tokyo) and Simon Rogan of L’Enclume (Cumbria, UK) and Roganic. The next generation of rising culinary stars, Stephanie Wong of Roots, Joanna Yuen of Nobu and Eleven Madison Park alum Leonard Cheung, will draw on their deep-rooted connections to Hong Kong to create a selection of canapés that highlights local heritage ingredients.
Hong Kong’s top mixologists will be serving up creative cocktails inspired by the flavours and vibrancy of the city. Each mixologist is assigned one base spirit to work with and tasked to spotlight local ingredients in their creation. The line-up includes Agung Prabowo of The Old Man, Sandeep Hathiramani and Gagan Gurung of Tell Camellia, and Victoria Chow of The Woods Nomadic. Additional beverages will also include an exclusive presentation by Baijiu Society of their east-meets-west craft offering, and by local champions Josh and Caleb Ng of Interval Coffee Bar who will be serving up hand-drip coffee and natural wines.
Off Menu will also showcase the best of Hong Kong’s music scene with a line-up of local music legends and indie stars. Spinning great tunes on-stage will be Mukzi & The Island (Hong Kong) and world-class DJ KULU.
The single-day ticket will give diners access to sample 12 distinct dishes, experience a variety of bespoke alcoholic beverages, and canapés. Tickets are available for HK$1,800 per person and can be purchased at www.offmenuhk.com.