Something new: Secret service
The best kind of secrets are for sharing, and Secret Supper Club is no exception.
A new venture from Feeding Hong Kong - a charity that collects surplus food from manufacturers and restaurants for distribution among the less fortunate - Secret Supper Club promises paying diners a unique culinary experience each month, according to the charity's executive director, Gabrielle Kirstein.
For HK$700 a head, guests will be treated to one-off menus at events to be held in settings both familiar and new. The food will be paired with selected wines and beers, and - as if that weren't enough - there will be raffles and lucky draws, as well as gift bags, to ensure no one walks away empty-handed.
And the secret part? Neither the location, theme nor menu for each "supper" will be revealed until a guest has booked.
The concept is certainly different from your typical meal out, and what with Hong Kong being a gastronomical utopia, Supper Club, says Kirstein, "just seemed a natural fit."
At heart, though, Secret Supper Club is a fundraising event. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Feeding Hong Kong.
The first meal, a lunch rather than a supper, will be served today at the Mexican restaurant Brickhouse (the secret's out!), Central, from noon to 3.30pm. For clues to the venue, theme and menu for the next event, visit the Feeding Hong Kong website, www.feedinghk.org/secret-supper-club.