Enjoying sophisticated artisanal cheeses with a glass of wine in Caprice Bar is a lesson in the finer things in life. The sumptuously-decorated bar features plush seatings, Art Deco paintings, Arabesque latticework and an intimate environment that is a far cry from urban din. For a hearty meal, opt for duck foie gras terrine, smoked salmon heart, mushroom risotto or the day's homemade cocotte, while premium goat cheese, soft cheese and 4-year-old comté paired with an excellent vintage will prove to be an unforgettable gourmet experience.
LUXOS Recommends : Sucrine salad
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong 8 Finance Street, Central Tel.+852 3196 8888 www.fourseasons.com
The Lounge & Bar
What does it feel like to lounge in a bar on the 102th floor of the world’s tallest hotel? Blending opulence and sophistication, The Lounge & Bar is offering the unique ‘Exclusive 12’ concept, where you can be one of the privileged dozen to be seated at the ornate bar counter and indulge in a special cocktail and gourmet experience. Award-winning world-class mixologist Lewis Tsang has also created six innovative cocktails to celebrate Baccarat's 250th anniversary, served in none other than the French crystal glasses.
LUXOS Recommends: Seafood Sensation with Ruinart or Dom Pérignon
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Tel. +852 2263 2270 www.ritzcarlton.com
Now you don't have to fly all the way to London to enjoy the best cocktails as The Langham Hong Kong's new Artesian bar – sister of The Langham London's original venue - is serving them right in the heart of Hong Kong. After the hotel's multi-million dollar renovation, the bar presents unique concoctions like Paddington and Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail, in addition to bourbon and gin specialities whipped up by Bar Manager Rush Limbu. Perfection in a glass takes cocktails to a whole new level.
LUXOS Recommends: Chelsea Flower Show cocktail
The Langham Hong Kong 8 Peking road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tel. +852 2132 7898 www.hongkong.langhamhotels.com
Crystal Lounge's impressive rock crystal glass bar is a great place to kickstart an indulgent evening in Hong Kong. A staff clad in beautiful cheongsam presents a unique 'Divertimentos' dine-and-wine menu with Spanish tapas. Come by around eight o'clock, have a bite or two, and sip on your favourite champagne or cocktail while watching the Symphony of Lights – just outside your window. Or, swing by later with your best friends and toast the evening away with fine wines. A Sino-Spanish experience not to be missed.
LUXOS Recommends: Duck Habana cilidro
Mira Moon Hotel 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway bay Tel.+852 2643 8875 www.miramoonhotel.com
The Krug Room
The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, takes exclusive dining to new heights in The Krug Room, a restaurant created in collaboration with the French champagne brand. The Krug Room transports you deep into the realm of high cuisine in its train carriage décor. Cosy up in one of the 12 seats and embark on a menu-less journey with Chef Uwe Opocensky. See new gastronomic presentations, discover new textures and tastes, above all, get ready for a magical evening.
LUXOS Recommends: The largest Krug champagne collection outside France
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong Tel. +852 2825 4014 www.mandarinoriental.com
Award-winning experts from some of Spain's best restaurants such as El Bulli, Mugaritz and Arzak founded their own Catalan venue in Hong Kong: Catalunya, entirely dedicated to the gastronomic delights of this unique Spanish region. Here, Catalan cuisine is showcased in a series of authentic dishes from avocado lobster roll and sea urchin royale, to Iberian ham with mozzarella and truffle, as well as Mediterranean red prawns, perfectly paired with imaginative cocktails.
LUXOS Recommends: Roasted meat canelon, seafood paella
Unit 2, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai Tel.+852 2562 6700 www.catalunya.hk
The Champagne Bar re-opens to great expectations after a wonderful refurbishment and it certainly does not disappoint. With many grandes marques available by the glass – such as Vilmart Grand Cellier and Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs 1996 – it is definitely a cause for celebration, especially when a star-studded line-up performs every evening. Gourmet delights such as freshly shucked oysters and caviar will definitely keep the champagne flowing into the late hours.
LUXOS RecommendsNightly Jazz & Blues experience with vocalist Jessica Chanse
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Tel. +852 2584 7722 www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
Salon de Ning
It doesn't get any more eclectic than this, yet everything feels so right in this exotically decorated club lounge, where The Peninsula Hong Kong has re-created the world of 1930s Shanghainese socialite and avid globetrotter Madame Ning. In sensuous dim lights, discover numerous objets d'art and mementos on your way to the themed Ski Room. Enjoy a conversation right by the fireplace and access the room's secret mini bar as you let your hair down in style.
LUXOS Recommends: Ning Sling with Absolut Mandarin and lychee liqueur
The Peninsula Hong Kong Salisbury Road, Kowloon Tel. +852 2696 6705 www.hongkong.peninsula.com
Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar
Spanish tapas with an Asian twist? Duck confit spring rolls, Serrano hams on a bed of Hong Kongnese street-style waffles, and creative cocktails infused with ripe tomatoes and spicy paprika... Try out the 'Divertimentos' concept in this unique venue designed by Marcel Wanders and Yoo, with white Topiary columns and glossy black chandeliers. Reserve the Moon Lounge for parties or special occasions, or take your drink outside to the Secret Garden on a mild evening.
LUXOS Recommends: Chinese egg waffles topped with Serrano ham
Mira Moon Hotel 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway bay Tel. +852 2643 8875 www.miradining.com
As Ralph likes it
If the crowd in Causeway Bay gets a bit overwhelming, come inside Ralph Lauren’s new Lee Gardens flagship where you will find its restaurant and bar a wonderful hideaway. The dim lights and a sophisticated décor with overstuffed sofas and beautiful art on the walls sets the tone to a very Ralph Lauren experience. Savour continental dishes or a classic cocktail, and you are ready for more shopping.
Ralph Lauren at Lee Gardens Two Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel. +852 3980 2188 www.ralphlauren.asia