Last night I attended the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s season opener, a concert consisting of mostly Tan Dun in person and in pieces. The program consisted of two of Tan Dun’s more recent works, Symphonic Poem on Three Notes and Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, and the classic Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor, with 19-year-old Chinese prodigy Zeyu Victor Li on the violin. Tan Dun conducted the entire program.
Two-Michelin-starred chef Massamiliano Mascia made a guest appearance at Shangri-La Kowloon’s Italian restaurant, Angelini, for a short three days, March 9th to 11th. Known for his preference of simple ingredients to create complex flavours, Chef Mascia made his Hong Kong debut an impressive one. (The review’s a bit long; here’s a quick summary of the meal.)
On Sunday, November 23rd, I had a reservation at T’ang Court, an award-winning restaurant in the famous Langham Hotel of Tsim Sha Tsui. Such a distinguished reputation creates an expectation of quality, so I walked in with pretty high hopes. (If you don’t want to read the whole review, here’s a quick rundown.)