Only 23, Richard Bate has already been nominated twice for bartender of the year in his native Australia. His fascination with flavours began when he was working in kitchens while still at high school.Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 8:59am
Australian-born mixologist Tom Wood arrived in Hong Kong in January this year to oversee the bar at Wyndham the 4th, which has just opened in Central. Diageo Reserve named him a world class bartender of the year, Hong Kong's first, before the venue even opened.20 Sep 2012 - 10:50am
Bartenders are the heart and soul of a bar. Besides being able to make a mean cocktail, however, they also need a number of other skills to progress.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Move over, Tom Cruise, it's time for Hong Kong to show off its bartending flair.
Chin Chun-wing, of the Hong Kong Cocktail School, has finished a HK$1 million renovation of one of its classrooms so budding mixologists can practise juggling bottles of liquor, flipping cocktail shakers and lighting the liquor for dramatic effect.10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
2/F King's Hotel, 303 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai Tel: 3188 147029 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Rosemary Vandenbroucke made an understated return to the spotlight at the Swiss Auctions cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Since her misadventure last year in Nevada, where she was arrested for drug possession (though later fined only for obstructing police) and pleaded no contest to careless driving for hitting a sign, the model has avoided the entertainment news circuit.5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
After the success of its No Nation Without A Donation fund-raiser last year, refugee charity Vision First decided to bring the event back bigger and louder at Solas in Wyndham Street on Thursday.5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
KAVITA DEVI Faiella weaves her way through a busy Press Room in Quarry Bay, pulling out her favourite vintages and describing them like most people describe their idols. 'Alvaro Palacios is the rock star of Spanish wine. Not only has he made one of Spain's most iconic wines, L'Ermita, but he also makes great value wines from a number of indigenous varieties and regions,' she says.2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Press Room Group wine director Kavita Faiella was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Her Australian parents spent several years living in South Asia, hence her Hindi first name, which means 'poetry'. The family moved back to Australia when she was four and, after completing school there, she briefly studied medicine with a view to becoming a paediatrician.18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The government wants to clamp down on the proliferation of upstairs bars.
It launched a two-month consultation yesterday on proposals that would ban them from semi-residential apartment blocks and buildings where regulations are persistently broken, and reduce their capacity on safety grounds.14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am