The Classified Group in Hong Kong is organizing a series of dining events at their popular restaurants for May. These include cheese tastings, brunch and a class of mixology. Travelife Magazine shortlists the most interesting food events.
French Cheeses of the Month
Le French GourMay has landed in Hong Kong, so of course this month’s cheese selection at the Classified Group in Hong Kong boasts authentic artisanal French cheeses paired with wonderful French wines. The soft and rich Pont-l’Évêque boasts a fruity flavour with a nutty aroma. This is reminiscent of hazelnuts and it pairs perfectly with the Famille Fabre L’Instant Pinot Noir IGP 2016 from Normandie.
If you prefer goat’s cheese, the silky Selles-sur-Cher becomes more dense and nuttier after each taste. It pairs exceptionally with the Moulin de Gassac Classic White 2016 from the Loire Valley.
Lastly, the Ecir de l’Aubrac is indulgently creamy yet fragrant. It has exceptional honey notes and a floral rind. It’s especially good paired with the Triennes Rosé, Grenache Cinsault 2015 from Languedoc-Roussillon.
Monthly French Cheese Dishes
Continuing the French theme, the cheese dishes for May feature the Spaghetti Pont-l’Évêque gratin, a creamy pasta dish with roasted garlic, wild mushrooms, rosemary and thyme. For something lighter, the Selles-sur-Cher salad is served with poached pear, pine nuts and endive. The Ecir de l’Aubrac pizzette is the perfect snack, topped with fresh rocket, oven roasted cherry tomatoes and olive oil.
The Pawn x Le French GourMay 2018
Le French GourMay also comes to the Pawn, with authentic French dishes and wonderful wines. Special dishes include a starter of Salad Niçoise with perfectly seared tuna, black olives, crunchy French beans and free range eggs. The Baked Cod with Ratatouille features fresh cod fish, aubergine, courgette and bell peppers in a seasoned tomato sauce. The lemon tart with zesty lemon curd, white chocolate ice cream and crumbly meringue.
The French wine selection at the Pawn comes from Provence. They have a red Triennes, Les Auréliens Rouge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah 2014. They also have a white Domaine de Triennes, Sainte Fleur, Viognier 2013. For rosé, they are offering the Triennes Rosé, Cinsault 2016.
MIXOLOGY CLASS AT THE PAWN IN HONG KONG
On May 17, Tunny Grattidge, Botanicals Bar mixologist, will host an interactive cocktail making class on The Pawn’s Rooftop Garden. He will teach enthusiasts the art of mixology. They will learn how to create a Negroni (Bulldog Gin, Campari and Cinzano Vermouth), a Mango Mojito (Appleton Rum, sugar, mango, lime and mint) and ‘The Tucc of Class‘ (Skyy Vodka, Cynar and Triple Sec). Sip on your creations with canapés and learn the history of the spirits and their use in classic and contemporary cocktails.
The Pawn Kitchen DIY Pancake Brunch
The Pawn’s DIY Pancake Brunch is back by popular demand. For a limited time only, brunch at The Pawn comes with the added fun of a special unlimited DIY pancake station. The Pawn’s brunch includes free-flowing Moët & Chandon, Rosé Impérial, glasses of Bloody Mary, and house red and white wines. There is also the option to upgrade to Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial.