Building on the successful launch of its first “Wine vs Beer dinner” in March, Mr & Mrs Fox is excited to announce that it is hosting the second showdown, Wine vs Sake dinner, on 29 June 2017. Guests are invited to join Swire Hotels & Restaurants’ Director of Wine, Yvonne Cheung, alongside Beverage Director of Yardbird, RONIN and Sunday’s Grocery, Elliot Faber, to find out which refined beverage, wine or sake, best complements the meal of the evening.
Known as the playful neighbourhood hangout, Mr & Mrs Fox is taking the lead in hosting fun and engaging events one after another. Featuring signature and Japanese-inspired dishes, the five-course dinner begins with Hamachi Ceviche and Japanese Cold Soba Noodles, followed by Slow Poached Sea Bream and Rib Eye as main. A Cheese Board to share marks the end of the evening. The delicious meal includes five glasses of wine and five glasses of sake is priced at HK$650+10% per person.
“We have received very positive feedback on the Wine vs Beer dinner and as we launch our new drink menu with a range of creative sake cocktails this June, we think hosting a Wine vs Sake dinner would be a fun way to introduce the beverage to our guests,” says Peter Murray, Restaurant Manager of Mr & Mrs Fox.
Yvonne is excited to welcome the new challenger. “Both wine and sake share long and rich histories, spanning thousands of years. Today, the world has turned its focus to these two entirely unique and complex beverages, pushing both the producer and consumer to greater flavours, expressions and quality. There is so much excitement in these bottles. While the dinner provides only a glimpse, guests can look forward to lively exploration, great company, and of course, delicious libations.” says Yvonne.
On the other hand, Elliot is confident in winning the competition with his sake pairings. “This dinner is a great example of why sake is just as much a part of international cuisine as wine is a part of Japanese cuisine,” says Elliot. “Sake also happens to be very good for the skin and full of nutrients that are lacking in wine, so people are actually doing their body good while drinking. I am confident that by the end of the night, people will be voting for sake.”
Traditionally, wine is paired with western food and sake with Japanese cuisine. In the spirit of challenging the status quo, wine and sake lovers will have the chance to taste through both combinations simultaneously. It promises to be an enjoyable meal and a fun experience.