Hot Dates: Hong Kong's Best Springtime Events
Where to go for your couples’ night out.
Cobo House by 2am:dessert bar
Fall in love over tiramisu and meringue at the hottest new dessert spot in town, Cobo House by 2am:dessert bar. Janice Wong, two-time winner of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, delivers mind-blowing dessert concoctions from the multi-textured Cassis Plum ($138) to the Chocolate H2O ($128) featuring aerated frozen chocolate. The beautiful edible art creations change by the seasons, so you can expect surprises every time you visit.
Cherry blossoms, sake and pink-themed tea sets set the romantic mood at Harbour City this spring, as guests delve into a Sakura-inspired world of Japanese-themed exhibitions and eats. There’ll be a “Sake & Food” tavern for you to try a range of almost 100 different whiskies on offer, as well as wagyu beef and sake pairings at various restaurants around the mall. Once you’ve filled up on food and drinks, head to the “Sake x Manga” exhibition, the first overseas showing featuring 22 manga artists that have created custom bottles for 22 breweries in Ishikawa. Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2118-8666, harbourcity.com.hk
Discovery Bay Sunday Market and Sai Kung Sunday Market
A one-stop shop for food, drinks and shopping while getting some fresh air seems like the perfect date to us. Two popular Sunday markets return this spring. For island dwellers, the Discovery Bay Sunday Market is brimming with artisanal homeware and food against a picturesque waterfront set-up. If you’re in Sai Kung, head to the Sai Kung Sunday Market instead, which features over 50 vendors selling organic produce, handmade jewelry and clothing, with part of the proceeds going toward the Catherine’s Puppies charity. Discovery Bay Sunday Market, 11am-6pm. Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay Road, Lantau Island, handmadehongkong.com. Sai Kung Sunday Market, 11am-5pm, Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Rd., Sai Kung
Morton’s Hong Kong’s
Morton’s Hong Kong’s new Power Hour makes for the perfect opportunity to enjoy lighter bar bites and a few cocktails while making googly eyes at someone before the sun sets. From Mon-Fri between 5-7pm, enjoy premium bar bites starting from $50, including their popular petit filet mignon sandwiches for $80. Wash it down with a range of creative cocktails. 4/F, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2732-2343
Benromach Distillery Company
We don’t want to say booze is necessary in finding love (or even lust) in Hong Kong—but it certainly doesn’t hurt. The Benromach Distillery Company recently revealed one of its rarest whiskies to date, the Benromach 35 Years Old. It features notes of cinnamon and beeswax polish, pear and oak—and goes down pretty smooth, we must say. It’s not cheap by any means, but it’s a gem for collectors and if you can dish out the dollars, it’s a gift guaranteed to impress. $14,800 from City’super, benromach.com