Sunday, January 16, 2022

MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022 Bib Gourmand Selection

MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022 Bib Gourmand Selection Unveiled With 7 New Additions


Michelin is pleased to announce the Bib Gourmand selection of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022, ahead of the release of the full selection on January 19. This year’s selection highlights 59 eateries in Hong Kong, including 7 new additions, as well as 7 establishments in Macau. 

The Bib Gourmand distinction is awarded to venues that offer high-quality food at budget-friendly prices. This means that diners can enjoy a high-quality three-course meal (excluding drinks) for a maximum price of HK$400 in Hong Kong and MOP$400 in Macau. “Our inspectors are delighted to unveil their best value-for-money addresses, which we hope will cater to foodies seeking to indulge in the pleasure of affordable gourmet experiences. 

Our latest selection of Bib Gourmand restaurants celebrates almost 70 eateries spanning more than 20 different styles of cuisine that are reflective of the diversity and deep culinary traditions of Hong Kong and Macau. 

An illustration of local customs and food culture, not only restaurants but also street food eateries have been highlighted by our inspectors, demonstrating quality food is everywhere in Hong Kong and Macau,” commented Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. The full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022, including its Starred restaurants selection, will be announced on January 19. 

Log on to the official Facebook page of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau or the MICHELIN Guide Asia Youtube channel at 3pm Hong Kong time for the video premiere and learn the results first-hand. 

Official website of MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Follow the MICHELIN Star Revelation Ceremony on: The official MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Facebook page The MICHELIN Guide Asia YouTube channel

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH AND A COMPLETE ANGELOPOULOS RETROSPECTIVE

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH AND A COMPLETE ANGELOPOULOS RETROSPECTIVE.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society will celebrate two legends who have forever transformed cinema: Theo ANGELOPOULOS and Ernst LUBITSCH, in the January/February/March edition of the repertory Cine Fan programme. Paying tribute to the Greek maestro on the 10th anniversary of his passing, An Eternal Odyssey: The Complete Theo Angelopoulos is a full retrospective comprising all 13 of ANGELOPOULOS's feature films and other works, many of them recently restored.
The programme will feature three films that the audience can watch via the CINE FAN ONLINE platform. An epic poet and stylist of the cinema, ANGELOPOULOS navigated distinctive aesthetics of myth and empathy, transposing the audience into a deep exploration and contemplation of exile, displacement, and homecoming.

His historical and political allegories, first introduced in his debut feature, Reconstruction (1970), were brought to the fullest in his epic masterpieces The Travelling Players (1975), Ulysses' Gaze (1995) and his final work, The Dust of Time (2008). ANGELOPOULOS' international reputation reached the pinnacles with Journey to Cythera (1984), winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes; Landscape in the Mist (1988) with which he won Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice; and the Palme d'Or-winning Eternity and a Day (1998).

Besides these award-winning masterpieces, his rarely-seen TV documentary, Athens, Return to the Acropolis (1983), and his debut short film, The Broadcast (1968), are indispensable for a thorough understanding of the last modernist's distinctive vision.

Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the birth of LUBITSCH, Cine Fan will showcase 11 of his features that cement his unsurpassed status for inventing the genre of sophisticated romantic comedies and pioneering film musicals. The Lubitsch Touch, a hallmark adhered to his witty and ironic cinematic style, is hard to define but can be vividly experienced through his works – the style-setting The Marriage Circle (1924), his most acclaimed Trouble in Paradise (1932), and the almost-perfect The Shop Around the Corner (1940).

Renowned for his creative reshaping of actors, the German-born American director brought out Gary COOPER's comedic instincts in Design for Living (1933) and Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938). He also transformed the on-screen personas of Greta GARBO and Marlene DIETRICH in Ninotchka (1939) and Angel (1937). LUBITSCH's far-reaching influence is evident in the two films under The Golden Age section. Frank BORZAGE's Desire (1936) is a fruitful collaboration, combining his melodramatic sensibility with producer LUBITSCH's sophisticated comedy.

On the other hand, Love in the Afternoon (1957) sees Billy WILDER manifest himself as a successor to LUBITSCH, crafting his own touches of subtle, witty slapstick. Inheriting the innovative spirit of the New Greek Cinema is COSTA-GAVRAS, who earned his reputation as a master of political thrillers with Z (1969) and Missing (1982), winning Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and Palme d'Or at Cannes respectively.

Based on real-life events, these two strikingly realistic dramas continue to strike a nerve in a world embroiled in political activism and repression today. The complete programme and screening schedule of Cine Fan's January/February/March edition are now available at https://cinefan.hkiff.org.hk/.

The public can purchase tickets to all in-cinema screenings from URBTIX outlets from 15 December.

Those interested in online viewing can book their CINE FAN ONLINE passes (https://cinefan.hkiff.org.hk/) from 21 January 2022.

High-end Italian French Restaurant A Lux

High-end Italian French Restaurant A Lux Officially landed on Duddell Street, Central in mid-January 2022

High-end Italian French restaurant A Lux will officially open at 13 Duddell Street, Central in mid-January 2022. Headed by Chef Chung, the chef carefully prepares Italian and French delicacies, with attentive service and a relaxed and comfortable environment, and sincerely presents an excellent dining experience to the diners in the city, hoping to bring the traditional taste of Italian and French cuisine. Shining and shining in the market.

The decoration of the restaurant is full of warm and elegant atmosphere, integrated with the gas street lamp outside the restaurant, continuing the bustling and unobtrusive atmosphere of the entire Duddell Street.

A Lux is committed to providing high-level performance in all aspects of food, service and environment, aiming to create unforgettable and happy memories for diners.

Chef Chung, the chef of A Lux, has many years of experience in western cooking. He has served as the head chef at the Grand Mansion and Harlan's Central and Tsim Sha Tsui stores.

He was also invited to the Michelin three-star restaurant Le Petit Nice – Passedatn and the two-star restaurant Le Môle Passedat McCEM observes internship. Chef Chung led a group of young chefs to build A Lux into the city's premier traditional Italian high-end restaurant.

Chef Chung has been obsessed with developing Italian-French cuisine with traditional flavors for many years, and has a diverse international experience; he went to the Michelin restaurant in France for further study, and worked in many prestigious restaurants in the city, hoping to gain The craftsmanship interprets the original taste of traditional Italian and French dishes for diners.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION TO BE REVEALED ON 19 JANUARY 2022

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION

Michelin is pleased to announce today the annual edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2022 will be released in a virtual award ceremony on 19 JANUARY 2022 at 3:00 pm Hong Kong time. For the second year, it will be digitally live-streamed via MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau's official Facebook page as well as the regional MICHELIN Guide Asia YouTube channel.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, will reveal the restaurants selected in the 14th edition of the Hong Kong and Macau Guide, as well as share some words of hope for chefs and restaurateurs for a promising 2022 after a difficult year. "The restaurant industry in Hong Kong and Macau has once again shown its resiliency and dynamism after a challenging 2021," commented Mr. Poullennec.

In addition to MICHELIN Star restaurants, the event will also announce the Bib Gourmand selection on 12 January 2022, which are awarded to venues that serve good quality and good value cuisine.

The criteria is that the restaurants offer three courses (drinks not included) for a maximum price of 400 Hong Kong dollars (in Hong Kong) or 400 Pataca de Macau (in Macau).

Saturday, January 01, 2022

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central Strengthening the Brand's Connection with the Local Community Empowering Guests to Feel Well and Be Well

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central

lululemon is delighted to announce the opening of its new Queen's Road Central store, the brand's nineth location in the city, deepening the brand's commitment to Hong Kong – as a brand that truly understands the need of the community and accelerate positive change to support its well-being. As lululemon's first street front store in the city, the new store embraces the bustling neighbourhood of Central and connects with guests through its diverse range of products designed to enhance well-being and performance.

Located at the heart of Central, the 3,620 square feet two storey stop connects the financial district and the vibrant lifestyle hub of Hong Kong, bringing lululemon closer to the local community.

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central

The transparent shopfront visually connects the store with the lively neighborhood of central, opening it up to all walks of life. Materials such as natural oak wood, terrazzo and white painted finish have been applied in the interior design to create an airy and inviting space. Inspired by the unique history of Pottinger Street, light art was created and will be installed in the shop to celebrate the richness of local culture and heritage.

To pay tribute to ambassadors and professional athletes, the new store features the first Athlete Wall in Hong Kong, which displays photos of five lululemon ambassadors and athletes from around the world, including three Hong Kong representatives – elite runner Ngai Kang, Hong Kong No. 1 tennis player Eudice Chong, and 2-time Olympic swimmer Camille Cheng.

These photographs will be on display alongside the Beach Volleyball uniform of Team Canada and Team USA worn at Olympics, and autographed golf club by Lydia Ko, golfer and two-time Olympic medalist.

Gareth Pope, Senior Vice President, lululemon, Asia Pacific said, "We are excited to launch our first street-front store in Hong Kong on Queen's Road Central. As our ninth location in Hong Kong and 88th store in the region, it underscores the strength of this market and our growth momentum across Asia Pacific. Establishing our presence in this iconic location will bring us even closer to our community, and help us achieve our vision of igniting a community of people to sweat, grow and connect together. We look forward to inspiring more to join our journey of living the Sweatlife."

lululemon stores are hubs for people to connect and sweat together and our store ambassadors are among them who elevate their communities through the power of sweat. lululemon is proud to welcome Andrew Wong, founder of WAZUP Running Club, to the team as the newest brand ambassador. Started running in his late 30s, Andrew completed 12 marathons, became a running coach, and went on to found the WAZUP Running Club where he inspires more people to start running and guides them through the journey. lululemon is excited to be collaborating with Andrew and make a difference in the community.

The new store will continue to offer an extensive range of female and male apparel for all occasions, inspiring our guests to live the "sweatlife" through a variety of activities in the city. From yoga, running, hiking, to high-intensity training and outdoor adventures, our array of franchises blend function and fashion and uses high-performance fabrics, enabling our guests to feel and perform their best. Lab collection is also available in store, designed for urban-dwellers, providing technically-minded and aesthetically- motivated garments for modern life.

As the new store opens during the holiday season, lululemon introduced a range of meticulously crafted items available in seasonal vibrant shades and neutral palettes for our guests to embrace the jolly season in style.