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  1. Fine diners help Gaia carnival gala dish out $132,000 donation

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Gaia Ristorante- famous for its fine Italian food- raised $132,000 for Operation Santa Claus by staging a spectacular carnival-style gala. The Italian restaurant's impressive effort boosted the total to $4,150,913. The charity dinner, whi ...

  2. Hampers at Fortnum & Mason

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan It's hamper season. A time you realise your true worth at work; a season when horns of jealousy rise from your temples like quick-grow bamboo because you don't get a hamper but your boss receives three. Try not to wrestle the reception ...

  3. Drinks giants battle a firestorm

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Damaging publicity over contamination may dent sales of 12 famous brands Paranoid, scared, on the run and caught on the back foot. A fair description of soft drinks giants PepsiCo ... for Science and the Environment (CSE), which has triggered massive controversy with a report last week alleging that 12 brands of cold drinks owned by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo contain more than 30 times ...

  4. Technology and art, seminar on film and culture, former Virus member at Hard Rock

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Cultural Identity and Artistic Explorations in Chinese New Films' at the City University of Hong Kong, will explore film presentation skills on historical and cultural topics. The seminar ... Tickets at $100, including a soft drink, are available at the Hard Rock Cafe, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. For enquiries and reservations, call 2787 0898 or 2375 1323. ...

  5. Booze foils PLA hopefuls

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Doug Nairne Nearly half the young people taking a physical examination to join the People's Liberation Army fail due to 'excessive drinking and entertainment' and other ... being found unfit for duty. It singled out carousing as a particular problem. 'Excessive drinking and entertainment can cause [an] unbearable burden for the kidneys and possibly make them ...

  6. Six of the best ... tea houses in old Shanghai

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Rowe

    ... songs he likes to play late into the night, letting his customers linger longer over their drinks than proprietors of other tea houses. Shong was a landscape gardener in Beijing before he threw ...

  7. Mixing business with pleasure

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... is essential. Much of the enjoyment of cocktail culture comes from the delicate rituals, the finer points, if you like, in deciding, say, whether to garnish a martini with a lemon rind or a green olive. ... who prefer to mix their martinis with vodka. Over the years, the popularity of lounge culture in Hong Kong has had its ups and downs. Perhaps it is the roller-coaster economy (people seem ...

  8. Quaffing a fine brew of tea makes difference

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... of the company in 2000 in Hong Kong after a working trip around North America and Europe, he switched his fixation on Western wine to Chinese tea. He seems to have developed a philosophy in drinks. The Informer spent some time with Mr Wai over afternoon tea to discover his favourite tipples. Q: What's the perfect wine? A: Just don't drink the red when you first buy it. Pick a good wine, ...

  9. Cheers, beers and mud in your eye

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... La Terrasse Decor: Soft tones in the bar and restaurant. Terrace can be booked for private parties Happy Hour: 6.30pm-9pm. Four canapes with first drink order Standard beer: Heineken $45 Signature drinks: Full bar for cocktails. Large selection of wines by the glass starting at $48 Bar food: Includes foie gras ($132) and cheese platter ($95) Music: Laidback lounge complemented ...

  10. The Food

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4/5 L: The tea house design gives you a nostalgic feeling, like being in an antiques store. You can drink different kinds of tea that you can't usually get from other tea houses. Vbest ...




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