Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hong Kong Novotel: International Blogger’s Event

Sincere thanks to Novotel Hotel of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board for inviting me to participate in the 2010 Hong Kong International Bloggers Event, which was scheduled to coincide with the Hong Kong Food and Wine Festival during late October 2010…  I normally strive to remain low-profile whenever it is possible for a multitude of reasons, only sporadically making an occasional appearance, yet at the same time I am always keen to meet up with overseas bloggers and friends for that rare opportunity to share knowledge on one another’s cities and discussing about upcoming global trends.  This event fully suited my purpose of intent for running this blog site. 

The activity took place at the conveniently located Wanchai Novotel beside the Pool Side - it provided for an entertaining night as we indulged in conversations of various topics with subjects ranging from cultural to personal, as the bloggers ranged from the Professional Media field to Food or Art bloggers during the meet up.. Food served were mostly prepared by the Novotel’s upstairs Italian Restaurant Pepino Cucina Italiana during the night.  It was certainly an eventful day, disregarding the slightly gusty wind and the low lighting conditions on the night, which somehow made it all the more interesting.   It was my pleasure to meet up with my few fellow Local and International Bloggers, their individual blog sites can be accessed as follows: 

1) Razlan (Hong Kong)
2) (Malaysia) 
3) Minh (Australia)
Jason bon Vivant (Hong Kong) 
Yan (Hong Kong)
Deborah (New Zealand & Australia)
Fabrice L (Hong Kong)
Lady Iron Chef (Singapore)


By the Pool Side, with Live Music.
Reminds me of exotic Bali..

Our Table

German Pretzel and French Epi Bread -
Bread selection

Beef Carpaccio -
Served with Mix Lettuce & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Seafood Carpaccio with Salmon, Seared Scallops and Snapper -
served with lemon-pepper olive oil. Inside the lime sat some Dry Ice,
but the effect wasn’t very apparent as it was a bit too dark !

Side Dish 1:  Mixed Salad

Side Dish 2:  French beans and Broccoli

Side Dish 3: Herbed Roast Potatoes

BBQ Cod Fillet Marinated with Dill Oil -
served on a bed of Fenouil, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Asparagus and Aioli

BBQ Angus Tenderloin -
Grilled mushrooms and new potatoes. Whole grain mustard Hollandaise.

Cooked to around Rare-Plus perfectly, and full of beefiness for a tenderloin..

Chocolate Heaven -
Rich Chocolate Mousse encased in light sponge Biscuit,
served with Raspberry Coulis.  Nice and light !

Macarons -
A little too crunchy for my liking

Coffee -
What is essentially, an Americano..  intense and giving you a jolt,
just when you need it!

Novotel Hotels Hong Kong 

Address: 灣仔謝斐道238號世紀香港酒店1樓
(1/F, Novotel Century Hong Kong, 238 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai)
電話 : 2598 4599



  1. Your photos turn out so nice! I need to get the model number of your camera; am getting yours next year! Hehe. Nice write up ;)


  2. It was pretty hard to take the pictures under those circumstances !

    May be I should have turned on the flash... luckily my photos became better towards the end of the night as I found the better settings to suit ! I use the Sony S95 now, my new babe! No DSLR yet unfortunately :(

    You did pretty well yourself under that low light setting : )


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