This September, there is plenty to explore and plan ahead as the weather begins to cool. Here are our picks of the highlights, from homegrown delicacies and a new hotpot restaurant, to fine Australian wines and champagne-like sparkling tea. Let's get indulging!
City'super And Feather & Bone Spotlight Homegrown F&B Brands
While we're all stuck in Hong Kong, there's no better time to get acquainted with the up-and-coming brands innovating in the F&B space right in our own backyard. Two of the city's biggest premium grocers, City'super and Feather & Bone, are highlighting local brands this season through collaborations and various initiatives.
At City'super, the supermarket chain is celebrating its 25th anniversary by debuting its own special edition peach-infused Helles lager. Developed in house using premium Yamanashi peaches from Naito Farm, the beer (HK$45 each) is sold in a custom-designed can featuring Chef Polar, a new character from the Manual Factory Bear brand created just for this product. Hong Kong-based N.I.P. Gin was also invited by City'super to create a limited-edition peach gin, this time using peaches from Nogawa Farm in Yamagata Prefecture; the gin will be sold from late September onwards.
Meanwhile at Feather & Bone, grassroots producers get pride of place. Hong Kong Raw Honey, which produces organic honey in Lantau and Yuen Long, will be hosting guided honey tastings at Feather & Bone locations every Sunday in October. Other local brands featured prominently within their retail outlets include Lantau Jerky, Schragels, Fok Hing Gin, XTC Gelato, and Young Master, who collaborated with Feather & Bone on a house beer called Three Butchers. The grocer is also working with local charity Harmony House for the month of September, to whom HK$5 from every beef burger sold is donated to support people facing financial difficulties. Find out more.