Customised cocktails, music performance and Veuve Clicquot's global campaign
Gone into hiding Breaking all the rules, J Boroski (above and right) cocktail bar opened in a hidden location off Hollywood Road. There is no sign, just a door in an unremarkable alley and, even if you stumble upon it, you would not be able to just drop in. J Boroski is by invitation only. You can request an invite and they will give you instructions on how to get there. That said, once you are inside the Ashley Sutton-designed space - with intimate lighting and latticework of leather panels adorned with scarab beetles - the cocktails are amazing. Each cocktail is bespoke. There are no menus, just tell the mixologist what you like and he will make it.
Musical flair If you are in the Sha Tin area on a Monday night between 7pm and 9pm, be sure to catch budding young pianist Jason Chan (below) at The Tin Tin Bar, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. His repertoire includes R&B, pop and electronic dance music, perfect while sipping on any of the bar's signature drinks including Asian cocktails, pomelo-themed drinks and whiskies. As a teaching hotel for Chinese University, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin welcomes young talents to pursue their dreams and gain experience. If you recognise Chan, that will be because he previously played at The Stage restaurant near the hotel.
HAPPY JOURNEY Social media was abuzz recently with pictures of male models dressed as pilots, popping Champagne corks from large bottles of Veuve Clicquot. Then there were the Champagne street parties in SoHo and Sai Ying Pun. The hubbub was all about the Veuve Clicquot Journey, a promotion to celebrate the Champagne's "global conquest". From this month, a bottle of Verve Clicquot can be purchased encased in a trunk or a metal case shaped like an arrow with your favourite city name on it - from Hawaii to Paris to New York, I am guessing Hong Kong will be the best seller.