Home Is Where The Art Is
With a founding creative team made up of local hospitality entrepreneurs Alan Lo, Paulo Pong and Yenn Wong (respectively behind Press Room, Altaya Group and JIA); a space designed by London’s Ilse Crawford; and a menu by Michelin-starred chef Siu Hin Chi (of Langham’s T’ang Court), it’s little wonder that pioneering restaurant-cum-art gallery Duddell’s has been attracting hungry art lovers from the moment it opened its doors during May’s Art Basel HK.
Chef Siu’s traditional Cantonese cuisine can be taken either in the chic downstairs dining room or the intimate upstairs salon and library, but don’t miss the sprawling 2,000 sq ft outdoor terrace for pre- and post-prandial drinks. Paulo Pong’s hand-selected wine list is heavy on the old world classics with many vintage labels, and mixologist Alexandre Chatté’s cocktail list offers concoctions like the ‘Gong Bi Mary’ take on the traditional Bloody, but with soy and XO sauces and Sichuan chilli peppers.
As for the art, currently on view are two exhibitions: ‘A Taste of the Masters’, featuring C.20th Chinese ink paintings from the M.K. Lau Collection, and ‘Face to Face’, spotlighting the history and genre of portraiture, both on through the summer with an Ai Wei Wei-curated show to follow in October.