Maxim'S Paris

TICKLING taste buds

Hong Kong is a city that likes to eat. Throw in the corporate side of things, and it's a city that likes to meet and eat. But handling the catering can be a tricky business, with budgets, menus, venues and last-minute changes all needing to be carefully juggled.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am

Blaze rages for seven hours at City Hall

A fire broke out at City Hall in Central yesterday, forcing a wedding banquet at Maxim's Restaurant to be cancelled and a graduation ceremony to be called off.

The fire started at 1am and raged for seven hours, spreading dense smoke through corridors, a restaurant and other function rooms in the lower block.

7 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

James Lockett

Chef James Lockett is originally from Tasmania but moved to Hong Kong 11 years ago. He worked as an executive chef for five years before starting his own firm, Big Kitchen, a consultant to Maxim's restaurants.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Cash takeaway

BURGLARS escaped with a safe containing $25,000 in cash and $4,000 in food coupons after breaking into Maxim's restaurant in Hunghom KCR station.

30 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Chain best in Chinese food group

MAXIM'S restaurant chain has won several awards in different categories, including Chinese and fast-food sections.

The group secured five out of six places in the large Chinese restaurant category in which it was named overall champion as well as first and second runner-up.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Models cut tour due to 'lewd fans'

A GROUP of Canadian models has cut short a China tour, accusing one audience of being lewd, and its Chinese hosts of failing to provide enough mineral water of their choice.

''They said people were not interested in clothes, just in their breasts and rear ends,'' said a Chinese official involved in arranging the tour, which started in Beijing last Wednesday.

14 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

700 join party to farewell Maxim's

YOUNG rappers and punks rubbed shoulders with middle-aged tuxedoed expatriates at the weekend for the final party at Beijing's most opulent restaurant, Maxim's.

An estimated 700 revellers crammed into the art deco eatery for a St Valentine's Day celebration featuring some of the capital's more avant-garde performers.

15 Feb 1993 - 12:00am