Food meets style at Hysan Place,with help from Jasons

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:04pm

Hong Kong foodies will love the second basement floor in Causeway Bay's newest shopping centre, with goodies from 28 countries.

Jasons Food & Living is part of an effort to create a "food meets style" experience at Hysan Place with the help of a specially commissioned soundtrack that plays in the background and food-inspired artworks adorning the walls.

It also houses a Mannings Health and Beauty store for added convenience, and features groceries, fresh foods, wine and kitchenware.

The staff uniform for Jasons is designed by Douglas Young Chi-chiu of lifestyle brand GOD, who has also created a brown stonewash apron for sale.

Hungry shoppers can pop into Urban Bakery, which takes inspiration from European-style street-side bakeries and has a selection of freshly baked breads and croissants imported from France. Until Thursday, it is offering a free puff every day from 3pm onwards to customers who click the "Like" button on their Facebook page.

Shoppers can also head to the food hall, which is next to a Kinect activated interactive screen, showing daily specials and food tips.

Featuring a Starbucks Coffee and XTC Gelato, it gives shoppers and office workers - especially Japanese food fans - more dining options, since it is has a branch of the famous 40-year-old ramen chain Baikohken, and a sushi counter run by the 60-year-old Nakajima chain.

French macaroons store Fauchon will open soon, so those who crave its sweet treats will not have to go all the way to the airport to get them.