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<<26th February, 2019 – Hong Kong>> This March, Art Basel is back in Hong Kong for its seventh annual edition, taking the city by storm with contemporary exhibitions of both established and emerging artists. During this month-long celebration of art, Ming Fat House unveils a series of artistic cocktails at its speakeasy venues across Hong Kong. Expect to be blown away by the sheer creativity of Ming Fat House’s talented resident mixologists, who will be putting their artistic skills to the test.
Limited-Edition Art Cocktails at Mrs. Pound, Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, and Foxglove
From 1 March to 31 March, six different limited-edition Art Basel cocktails (priced between HK$130-HK$160 each) will be available across the bars at Mrs. Pound, Foxglove and Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour.
Forever the lover of haute couture, Mrs. Pound has based her first cocktail on one of her favourite fashion designers and role models, Vivenne Westwood. A firm believer of sustainable fashion, Vivienne famously uses recyclable materials for her designs. Inspired by Vivienne’s conscious efforts, My Way (HK$130) is a cocktail that uses the elements of an entire grapefruit, coupled with Mrs. Pound’s homemade grapefruit jam, fresh grapefruit juice, Tanqueray Gin, lime juice and egg whites. The second cocktail, Say Cheese (HK$140), pays homage to Mrs. Pound’s days as a successful burlesque dancer whose guilty pleasures including shopping sprees at lingerie store Hanky Panky. The cocktail features all-American Michter’s Rye Whiskey, blue cheese fat-washed Tio Pepe, Campari and black walnut bitters. Get ready for your close-up!
At Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, sip and savour the Flowers in the Snow (HK$160), an aesthetically mesmerizing cocktail inspired by Robert Tracy’s mysterious painting that demonstrates how flowers rejuvenate the soul. The cocktail is made with marshmallow-infused gin, honey, cream, egg white, soda, and local jasmine tea, known to have antioxidants that help ensure a healthy heart and soul.
The second cocktail, The Blossom (HK$160), is a tribute to Botany, the most beautiful discipline to study. A simple seed, given the love of water and sunlight, can grow and transform into a colourful and vivid living organism – a perfect symbol for life. Dr. Fern’s The Blossomgin prescription is showered with an array of edible flowers bursting with Vitamin C, in addition to Whitley Neill Quince Gin and London Essence Bitter Orange & Elderflower.
At Foxglove, guests will find themselves in the world of Frank Minza’s thrilling travels. His first cocktail, Goldmine (HK$160), is a reflection of his time as an exchange student in New York where he embraced the spirit of Prohibition. As Frank would often say, finding a speakeasy would be like finding gold in a dark mine. The smooth and elegant Goldmine is comprised of Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey, Campari, Aperol, sweet vermouth, activated charcoal and mace tincture.
The second new cocktail at Foxglove is reminiscent of Frank’s exotic escape into the Brazilian Amazon. During his travels there, he was struck by the abundance of beautiful Elderflower trees at the port of Manaus, littered with hundreds of tiny yellow edible flowers. Amazon Sour (HK$140) is a mixture of memory and intuition: light, fresh and yet highly complex, made with vodka, elderflower liquor, cardamom syrup, lemon juice, Thai basil and egg whites.
Ming Fat House
Ming Fat House’s playful restaurant concepts are familiar names to all, including Mrs. Pound, the secret locksmith shop restaurant in Sheung Wan that marries classic Asian flavours with contemporary flair; Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, the artisanal gin bar led by Head Bartender Gerry Olino that was awarded #48 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017, and Foxglove, the hidden French restaurant and bar reminiscent of the great speakeasies of the Prohibition Era.
Contact Information – Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour
Address – Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact Number – 2111 9449
Contact Email – email@example.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DrFernsHK
Instagram – @DrFernsHK
Contact Information – Foxglove
Address – 18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Contact Number – +852 2116-8949
Website – foxglovehk.com
Facebook – facebook.com/foxglovehk
Instagram – instagram.com/foxglove.hk
Contact Information – Mrs Pound
Address – 6 Pound Ln, Sheung Wan
Contact Number – 3426 3949
Website – http://www.mrspound.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MrsPoundHK/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrspoundhk/
About Ming Fat House
Ming Fat House (MFH) was established in 2014. Our co-founders are Jonathan Bui, Shakib Pasha, and Eric Lam. MFH brings unique F&B concepts to Hong Kong with playful speakeasy’s and quirky restaurants such as Mrs Pound, Foxglove and Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour