The week in Pictures: Hong Kong Art Month
Hong Kong Art Month is back again this week. Champagne and spirits brands are taking the chance to roll out a host of promotions.
The Macallan presents very rare The Reach, a whisky rafted during the Second World War. Laid to rest in the year 1940 before The Macallan was compelled to close its doors for the first time in its history, the rare single malt at 81 Years Old is the oldest whisky ever released by The Macallan, crafted from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask.
The dark, precious whisky is encased in an exquisite decanter created from mouth-blown, hot glass, cradled on a bronze sculpture of three hands. Each hand represents characters in The Macallan’s history and their unique story.
Highly limited to only 288 decanters worldwide, The Reach will be on display at The Macallan Exhibition Popup Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong from 25-29 May.
To celebrate the art month, Champagne house Perrier-Jouët introduces an exclusive view of Perrier-Jouët’s grandiose interactive Art installation “Embodied Nature” by Austrian design studio mischer’traxler at Pacific Place from now to 13 June.
The brand has also partnered with the local artist, Karen Aruba, to revisit the Perrier-Jouët Ecobox, the recently launched eco-designed gift box, to create a hand-painted limited edition inspired by the Hong Kong skyline. The artistic edition is hand painted by Karen Aruba one at a time and all the details are intensified with the signature line sketching on the watercolour floral design, retail priced at 780 HKD, with a bottle of the iconic cuvee Perrier- Jouët Blanc de Blancs NV.
Champagne masterclasses and carefully crafted art workshops are available for customers during the three weeks pop-up.
Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker Blue Label teams up with award-winning Japanese urban artist Taxa to create an original artsy mural to mark the launch of a limited-edition gift set curated by Johnnie Walker Blue Label and glassmaker Riedel. The gift set contains two of Riedel glasses selected to pair with Johnnie Walker Blue Label allowing the whisky to be experienced in two very different ways – one bold, and one harmonious.
The mural, located at the heart of Hong Kong on Aberdeen Street, contains symbols of Johnnie Walker’s characteristics and icons such as visual representations of the flavours and aromas expressed with abstract florals and bees.
Aria Italian celebrates Art Month in Hong Kong this May with a limited-time Art four-course menu that pays homage to the greatest artists of modern history, available only from 27-29 May 2022 with an option for wine pairing.
The eye-catching dishes include Risotto by Vincent Van Gogh, which honours the Dutch artist’s 1889 masterpiece, The Starry Night. The chef captures the striking blue hue of the celebrated painting by using butterfly pea with risotto, topped off with white and green asparagus, mussels, and lemon to achieve brightness in colour and flavour; Sweet by Piet Mondrian is a dessert that recalls the extreme purity of colour by the father of colour abstraction himself, directly referencing the 1921 painting Tableau I. Mondrian is known to have crafted his crisply lined works with a palette knife. In parallel, under Chef Vecchio’s chef’s knife, the dessert composition features a precisely sliced medley of house-made cakes and pastries.
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Eaton Hong Kong’s cocktail bar Terrible Baby releases two new time-limited cocktails for the debut of Luke Casey’s photography and film SPECTERS exhibition in the hotel. Both cocktails are inspired by mythology and have been crafted by Terrible Baby’s mixologist Axel González to complement Casey’s SPECTERS artworks, which explore supernaturalism through imagery captured around Hong Kong.
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