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<<14th February 2019 – Hong Kong >> With International Women’s Day just around the corner, one of Hong Kong’s leading female Chef, Vicky Lau of 1-Michelin-starred TATE Dining Room + Best Female Chef of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 unveils a series of exciting culinary events occurring throughout the day on Friday, 8th March 2019. Proceeds will be donated to The Women’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong through groundbreaking research, impactful community programs and education and advocacy of the empowerment of the female voice.
The undisputed queen of Innovative French Chinese fine dining in Hong Kong, Chef Vicky Lau takes pride in her talent for visual artistry from her previous life as a graphic designer. Her innate creativity is evident in the seasonally-evolving tasting menu of “Edible Stories”, each course designed by Chef Vicky Lau to evoke emotions and stir the imagination with an intriguing play on flavours and textures. Chef Vicky Lau’s culinary skill and artistic talent earned TATE Dining Room’s first Michelin Star in 2013, successfully maintaining its star in the years that followed. In 2017, TATE Dining Room relocated to a more versatile reincarnation on Hollywood Road, which also houses Chef Lau’s new dessert venture on the ground floor, Poem Patisserie.
“In such a competitive field as F&B, it’s important for us women to encourage each other to break barriers. I owe a lot of my achievements today to the strong and powerful women I have been inspired by in the past. Similarly, I hope to be able to empower aspiring female chefs.” – Vicky Lau, Chef-Founder of TATE Dining Room.
Chef Vicky Lau to Host Private Charity Cooking Class at V-ZUG Hong Kong
From 11am-2pm on 8th March (Friday), Chef Vicky Lau will host a private International Women’s Day cooking class at V-ZUG Hong Kong. The rare and special cooking class led by Chef Vicky Lau will be inclusive of a total of three dishes taught with a hands-on demonstration, and available for a maximum capacity of ten students. The class is priced at HK$2,500 per student, and includes a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and a rewarding three-course lunch made by yourself. All proceeds will be donated towards The Women’s Foundation.
For bookings, please enquire at TATE Dining Room.
Special 8-Course Cocktail Pairing Dinner by TATE Dining Room X The Old Man
On 8 March for one night only, 1-Michelin-starred TATE Dining Room will join forces with award-winning bar The Old Man, currently no. 10 on World’s 50 Best Bars, no. 5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars and winner of DMBA 2018’s Asia Bar and Bartender of the Year Awards. Showcasing the Power of Female in the local F&B industry, Chef Vicky Lau will work alongside bartender Natalie Lau of The Old Man to create an exclusive 8-course cocktail-paired dinner menu priced at HK$1680 per guest (cocktail pairing at an additional HK$480). 15% of all proceeds from the night will be donated towards The Women’s Foundation.
“I am excited to be contributing towards a cause I feel passionately about, especially as a woman working within a male-dominated industry. I hope this collaboration
inspires other women to join the movement for female empowerment within F&B, and believe in themselves more.” – Natalie Lau, Bartender at The Old Man
About TATE Dining Room
Established in 2012, TATE Dining Room is a fine dining restaurant serving an innovative French Chinese cuisine presented in what they call, Edible Stories – an exploration into culinary expressionism. The talented individuals of TATE’s team create dishes with not only the freshest and the most vibrant ingredients possible, but also the utmost attention on quality, flavor and every intricate detail; serving up wholesome yet tantalizing dishes.
Founded by Vicky Lau, chef and owner of TATE who has always been a creative spirit. Having been a creative director for a number of years, she was inspired to tap into an extra dimension to her creative vision – and her lifelong passion for food – and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu to obtain her Grand Diplome.
Following her stint at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Lau officially made her maverick move from design to embark on her culinary career and was working at one of the most acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong. Having gained invaluable firsthand experience, Chef Lau realized her vision by combining the best of her instincts and talents in design and food into a space where guests are invited to share and experience her passion — at TATE Dining Room & Bar. In 2015, Chef Lau has been named Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef and the restaurant has also been consecutively awarded 1 Michelin star since 2013.
About The Women’s Foundation
We are a non-profit organisation (registered charity number 91/6962) established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong through ground-breaking research, impactful and innovative community programmes, and education, media engagement and advocacy. Our three key focus areas are challenging gender stereotypes, increasing the number of women in decision-making and leadership positions, and empowering women in poverty to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
Swiss Made. Luxury since 1913 – V-ZUG is a family owned company, with over one hundred years of history. Since 106 years V-ZUG has been designing, developing and producing in Zug, right in the heart of Switzerland. V-ZUG’s mission is to provide solutions which enhance the lifestyle and convenience for our clients at home, by means of products and services encompassing typical Swiss precision, quality and reliability, to provide Swiss perfection at home be it in the kitchen or in textile care.
About The Old Man
Inspired by the 1952 Ernest Hemingway novel about a Cuban fisherman and the biggest catch of his life, The Old Man is the first Hemingway-themed bar in Hong Kong with a distinctly Asian touch. Tucked away on Aberdeen Street with an award-winning bar team, fans and drinking connoisseurs alike can gather and sip on inventive libations in memory of the brilliant writer and cocktail enthusiast.
The House of Ruinart was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart. His uncle, a learned Benedictine monk called Dom Thierry Ruinart had incredible insight. He foretold that this new “wine with bubbles”, developed in his native region of Champagne and which the royal courts of Europe adored, was destined for a bright future. Driven by a constant quest for excellence and the absolute, the House selected Chardonnay, a rare and fragile grape variety, as the common thread for all its cuvées. Dom Ruinart’s vision and heritage of excellence has been passed down and continues to be a core value and tradition at the House of Ruinart.
Address: 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 7pm – 11pm
Tel: (852) 2555 2172
Social Media: @ChefVickyLau @TateDiningRoom