Hong Kong — Trendy hot pot dining destination, The Drunken Pot, trail blazes the path in the culinary scene by introducing an inspirational special menu in celebration of art season. Inspired by Alice in the Wonderland, The Drunken Pot’s whimsical creations embody the essence of fluidity and boundlessness of art, available from 11 February to 31 May 2019, perfectly in time for Valentine’s Day.
Bringing the concept of a lush wonderland into a spring-appropriate setting, The Dream Garden of Live Flowers Hot Pot Broth (HK$388) is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Combining a selection of five signature soup bases including Sichuan-style Numbingly Spicy Soup, Chicken with Chinese Medicine Soup, Laksa Seafood Soup, Black Truffle with Assorted Mushroom Soup, and Whole Papaya with Snow Fungus in Soup. The broth is topped with a smooth egg white to enhance the texture of the soup bases; sprinkled with colorful edible flowers, this edible work of art is further elevated with dry ice with the Whole Papaya with Snow Fungus in Soup, making this a truly Instagrammable work of art.
Celebrating love and artistic delicacy is the crimson-colored Red Rose Dumplings (HK$88 / 3 pcs). Each flower-shaped dumpling is filled with tasteful minced pork and succulent corn which signifies the blooming of flowers in the spring. It is adorned with silver touches and makes for an impressive dish to share with loved ones.
The Glitzy Cuttlefish Balls (HK$108 / 7 pcs) are edible pieces of art – the colorful shell of each cuttlefish ball mimics that of the rainbow; and hides the taro paste that fills each bite. Truly avant-garde is Penguins in Love (HK$98 / 3 pcs) – cuttlefish paste shaped into adorable colored penguins sit atop the ice, with edible glitter giving a sparkling effect to the dish.
Family and friends who wish to indulge in The Drunken Pot’s full repertoire of food meets art can enjoy The Dream Garden of Live Flowers Set (HK$468 per head, for 2 pax or above). This delectable set truly encapsulates the intersection of food and art, diving into a wonderland that brings both together. Highlights include the new The Garden of Live Flowers Hot Pot Broth, Red Rose Dumplings, Penguins in Love and Glitzy Cuttlefish Balls, together with other signature items, including Hanging Premium Sliced Angus Beef Short Ribs, Kurobuta Slices of Roses Platter, Deep-Fried Homemade Bean Curd and Seaweed Rolls, Salted Egg Yolk Fish Crackling, Taiwan Duck Maroon Jelly, Sliced Squid Ink Sausages, Fish Maws, Freshly Made Egg Noodles, Chinese Yam, Vegetable Platter, signature appetisers like Sautéed Diced Beef with Wasabi Sauce and Canada Sea Urchin Sashimi Cap.
“Hot pot is all about inviting individuals to express their creativity through food, lending multiple interpretations to a classic and integral Hong Kong culinary experience,” shares Ms. Vivien Shek. “Like art, hot pot has no boundaries and that is why our menu features fantastical anthropomorphic creatures, such as our crowd-pleasing colorful penguins, adorable piglets, cuddly bears, and lovable ducklings.”
This culinary foray into the realm of art through taste is simultaneously joined by a journey of visual art, curated to match the ethos of The Drunken Pot.
Since launching in 2015, The Drunken Pot has become a social media phenomenon for its winning concept of ‘new age’ hotpots at The Drunken Pot Tsim Sha Tsui, themed after a rustic fishing market at 2/F, No.8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, and The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay, with breath-taking views over Victoria Harbour at 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.
Both restaurants have reinvented the hotpot tradition, bursting with energy and contemporary style against the backdrop of trendy ‘street art’ and chill-out music with spicy urban grooves.
- The Drunken Pot at 8 Observatory Road : (852) 2321-9038
- The Drunken Pot at V Point : (852) 2323-7098
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