28 Feb 2024 By May Ng

LPM Restaurant & Bar presents creative cocktails and colourful dishes to celebrate Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong is fast approaching, scheduled to take place from March 28 to 30, 2024. To celebrate this special occasion, the renowned LPM Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong has created a range of art-inspired refreshments, as well as a selection of unique dishes and desserts, to help art enthusiasts unwind after a long day visiting the various galleries’ exhibitions.

LPM Restaurant & Bar’s experiential cocktail menu ‘Recipes for our Friends’, crafted by the acclaimed LPM Global Bar Manager Tibor Krascsenics, pays tribute to the French artist, writer, and bon vivant, Jean Cocteau. The menu infuses cocktails with history and the captivating and whimsical artwork of Cocteau. Guests are invited to embark on a nostalgic journey to a bygone era, whilst rediscovering the talent of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

The menu includes a selection of refreshing cocktails, including the 1889 Americano (HK$120). This delicate aperitif pays tribute to Jean Cocteau’s birth year. It combines French Suze liqueur, popularized in 1889, with vermouth infused with lightly toasted pineapple, Cocteau’s favourite fruit, and is garnished with a lemon balm leaf.

Room 22 (HK$220) is inspired by the room where Cocteau often stayed at the renowned Hotel Welcome in Southeast France. It was there that Cocteau socialized with influential figures like Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, Kiki de Montparnasse, and Louis-François Cartier during the vibrant 1920s. The cocktail, served with a shared absinthe fountain, sparked Cocteau’s inspiration for his novel “Les Enfants Terribles” in 1929.

In addition to the cocktails, Head Chef Maurizio Pace has curated a selection of distinctive dishes and desserts, available from March 18 to April 3. The dishes include Courgette Flowers Tempura with Cherry Tomato Sauce (HK$198), King Crab and Tomato Tart (HK$538), Langoustine Risotto with Mushrooms (HK$478), and Roasted Quail, each made using the freshest ingredients to highlight the French-Mediterranean flavours. There is also the delightful Lemon Tart with Italian Meringue (HK$128) to end your meal on a sweet note.

Lemon Tart with Italian Meringue

And on March 29 and 30, LPM Restaurant & Bar will host live music performances by The Troubadours, an enchanting party band from the French Riviera. Guests can look forward to a captivating experience as the quartet showcases their distinctive renditions of beloved French classics, as well as timeless hits by iconic artists such as The Eagles, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, and more. Prepare for a truly magical time at the restaurant with these talented musicians.