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HK dining club hosts rare whisky and craft beer events

Several of Hong Kong’s local breweries and rare Scotch malts will be on show at Central’s new dining club, The First Floor by Lifestyle Federation.

Taking up the baton for whisky lovers of Hong Kong, The First Floor has partnered up with Instagrammer and whisky collector,’ Whiskyhand to host a whisky pairing dinner on 21 January which will feature four single cask Scotch malts from independent bottler, Singatory Scotch, ranging from 16-26 years old.

The First Floor’s chef, Kit Cheung has also created a four course dinner menu, including duck ravioli paired with Glenrothes 1995, suckling pig paired with Longmorn 1996, apple tart paired with Glenlivet 1997 and petit fours and blue cheese paired with Blair Athol 1998.

Next on 30 January, eight of Hong Kong’s local brew masters will be on hand at the Hong Beer Heroes dinner. Representing Mak’s Beer, Lion Rock Brewery, Hong Kong Beer Co, Moonzen Brewery, Black Kite Brewert, Gweilo Beer, Young Master Ales and Kowloon Bay Brewery, the beer is paired with another four-course tasting menu. 

The rundown includes, chilled tomato gelee with Mak’s wheat ale and Gweilo Pale Ale, lobster ravioli Dragon’s Back Pale Ale and Kowloon Bay Weizen, beef tenderloin with Jade Emperor IPA and Young Master Island 1842 Imperial IPA and chocolate Swiss roll with Black Kite Porter and Lion Rock Oriental Pearl.

The Whiskyhand pairing menu is HK$2,280 per person and the Hong Kong Beer Heroes Menu is HK$780 per person with an extra HK$180 for additional beer tasting tickets.

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