Friday. 15 February. 2013. 10:00 am
Happy Valley Racecourse is holding their Wines in the Valley on 3 consecutive Wednesday during the race nights of February 27th and March 6th and 13th.
This is the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s annual wine event for wine lovers to enjoy the on-track thrills and taste up to 50 different wines from all over the world, both from old-world regions of France and Italy and new-world wines from Argentine, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
Wednesday. 15 December. 2010. 11:04 am
The pilot episode mixes Chinese food, wine and YouTube.
Wine vs Food is a new show that takes wine to a local level – all the way to the Fo Tan food market mixing Merlots with BBQ Pork!
Creator Greg Lok has taken the quirk of the Food Channel’s shows and mashed it up with Gary Vaynerchuk’s love of wine into a fusion of fun and education: Hong Kong style. We give it props for having a wine challenge between two Hong Kong wine merchants, where the loser has to eat 2 fried pigeon heads!
The show is in English, with a Chinese version coming soon – it’s an interesting take on creating a more street-level appreciation for wine mixed with things Hong Kong people eat on a daily basis.
The 15-minute pilot episode is embedded below – make a comment below if you want Greg to make more episodes:
Thursday. 11 November. 2010. 5:30 pm
Join the Carnival this weekend at Lan Kwai Fong.
If you’re not done partying, the next outdoor event on the calender is the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival. There will be 800 booths selling food and wine, along stalls selling handicraft and games, and live performances from the Brazilian dancing girls doing the Samba, that is – The Lan Kwai Fong Carnival!
Monday. 31 December. 2007. 9:05 am
The US$2.4 billion resort finally swings opens its doors.
Originally Published on Butterboom.com: AUGUST 28, 2007
It’s been years in the making, but The Venetian Macao (Yes, they spell it with an “o” not a “u”) opens today on schedule as the 27th casino in Macau. We posted about an early bird special earlier this month, but all 3,000 rooms are booked up for the rest of the month. But can they keep that momentum? We’ll bet that we’ll be privvy to more “Special Deals” in the months to come, but it will definitely be a weekend hotspot for Hong Kongers for the next few months with not only 850 gaming tables and over 4,000 slot machines but entertainment and fancy restaurants as well.
Also in Venetian news, the big tennis match between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras in November has been sold out in about 2 weeks time. Good job bringing in international sports superstars to get more Hong Kong people, and no doubt people from around the region, to come and have a look and spread the word of mouth about the new resort destination.
Wednesday. 19 December. 2007. 10:07 am
Next big casino is now open for business.
If you’ve passed through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in the last few weeks you know that the MGM Grand Macau is opening and it did so last night:
MGM Grand Macau, half-owned by MGM Mirage and half by Pansy Ho, daughter of the original Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho, joins its rivals in trying to attract the seemingly endless hordes of Chinese gamblers from across the border.
Built on prime waterfront, the 1.25 billion-dollar casino resort features 600 rooms and a casino with around 385 table games, 890 slot machines and 16 private gaming salons.
It is not on the same scale as the gargantuan Venetian, which opened in August targeting the mass market and boasting 870 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines on floors as big as three football pitches.
Another stop if you are visiting Macau over the holidays. Check out their site here with room rates and things to do.