March is an eagerly anticipated month for art aficionados in Hong Kong as the ‘Hong Kong Arts Month’ heralds artistic creativity and inspiration across the city. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is proud to be the official hotel of the Harbour Art Fair, organised by Harbour City from 24-26 March 2017 (Friday-Sunday).
From canvas to dining tables, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel hosts an art-inspired feast for the eyes and palate with an impressive ‘Art in Life’ exhibition on the seventh floor, an art-inspired 5-course Italian menu created by Chef Andrea Delzanno at Cucina, plus a series of art jamming workshops from 7 March to 28 March. Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and fill your soul with art this March.
Complimentary Admission Tickets for Hotel Guests
Following its success in hosting the Asia Hotel Art Fair in 2014 and 2015, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel will house the large-scale Habour Art Fair from 24-26 March 2017. Gathering more than 50 emerging Korean galleries, the Harbour Art Fair showcases a variety of Asian contemporary artworks, including photography, paintings and sculptures. Sixty luxury guestrooms across the entire seventh floor of Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel will be transformed into the city’s most exciting contemporary art space exhibiting over 100 artworks. Guests staying at the hotel during 24-26 March 2017 will be offered two complimentary admission tickets per room to the Harbour Art Fair, creating a unique art travel experience for hotel guests. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details, please visit the hotel website at marcopolohotels.com.
Culinary Art Menu at Cucina Italian Restaurant
Inspired by the Habour Art Fair, Cucina’s Italian Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno creates an artistic dinnertime journey across five courses of gastronomic mastery. Unveiling the art culinary journey, “Spring inspiration” is a refreshing crab meat salad topped with herring caviar whimsically suspended above a diorama of butterflies and flowers depicting the joy of spring. “Seafood palette” features premium sashimi of Hamachi, Octopus, Scampi and Scallop stunningly presented on a painter’s palette, along with purple cauliflower, avocado and carrot puree.
The main courses – “Black is black” and “Psychedelic tenderloin” – contrast the seductive power of black squid ink risotto with cuttlefish, black garlic and caviar, with vibrant colours of tenderloin steak with a splashy dressing evoking the concept of psychedelic painting. Finally, linger over a decadent “Chocolate Sensation”, a chocolate mousse layered with six different flavours of raspberry, green tea, chocolate, cookies and cream, lemon and crumble.
Cucina’s Chief Mixologist Maurice Bekouchi illustrates art and craftsmanship in a glass with his new creation, “The Amber Answer” (HK$110*). The cocktail of Midori liqueur, Aperol, lavender syrup, lemon juice and pineapple juice reflects the alluring colour between gold and orange. Bekouchi describes it as offering a glimpse into the past, which is as subjective as art perception for each person. Find your own answers to art that moves you by visiting the Harbour Art Fair and trying the art-inspired menu and cocktail during March.
Cucina’s culinary art menu, priced at HK$888* per person, is available during dinner from 7 March until 28 March 2017.
Art-jamming Workshops at Cucina
As an extension of the art journey, Cucina is jointly presenting art-jamming classes with Aura Art on Saturday afternoon. Participants can experience the art-jamming fun while enjoying a free-flow of wine and drinks against the panoramic backdrop of Victoria Harbour’ spectacular skyline.
Date: 18 March & 25 March (Saturday)
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2113 0808
* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge
Harbour Art Fair
Date: 24 – 26 March 2017 (Friday – Sunday)
VIP & Press Preview: 24 March 2017 (Fri) 12:00nn – 8:00pm
General Admission: 25 – 26 March 2017 (Sat – Sun) 12:00nn – 8:00pm
Venue: 7/F Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
General Admission: HKD100 per ticket
Tickets are available at the following locations in Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel during the exhibition period:
– Harbourfront Lobby (near Star Ferry Pier)
– Information desk located in front of the elevators on 7/F
Official website: http://www.harbourartfair.com/