What’s on this weekend
The F&B Run Club
A new charity initiative in Hong Kong, set up by Metagroup chairman Roger Chan, is encouraging people to collectively run the distance to the moon in aid of charity.
Chan, a food and beverage (F&B) entrepreneur, recognised the devastating economic impact of Covid-19 on businesses, and is raising money for charities Inspiring HK Sports Foundation and Lifewire Foundation with the run club.
The Run to the Moon campaign aims to stack up kilometres that make up the distance from the earth to the moon – 384,400km in total.
Participants have been contributing kilometres since 1 April, and those wishing to join can download the Strava app, and then request to join the F&B Run Club group. Walking, hiking or using a treadmill are options to contribute kilometres too. Go to the F&B Run Club for more details.
Holyrood Distillery holds charity auction
Holyrood Distillery, Edinburgh’s first single malt distillery, has partnered with Whisky Auctioneer to offer three collectable and ‘extra special’ whisky casks for charity.
Each 200-litre cask will be filled with Holyrood’s new make spirit, at an ABV of 60% and matured in a first-fill American ex-Bourbon barrel.
All auction proceeds will be divided between Edinburgh-based charities – Vintage Vibes, Edinburgh Food Project, and The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 relief fund for the hospitality industry.
Whisky fans are being given the opportunity to win these unique casks from today (28 May) to 7 June, and can enter the auction at discover.whiskyauctioneer.com/holyrood-charity-auction.
Covent Garden Rosé Festival
Covent Garden will be displaying Maison Mirabeau’s pink and white airstream vehicle ‘Coco’ for the rosé festival until 6 June. The menu will offer a variety of rosé-themed cocktails, from the Mirabeau G&T to the Riviera Spritz.
Twenty restaurants are taking part in the festival, offering a range of rosés and rosé cocktails.
Aperol partners with Tia Mowry
For those celebrating at home this Memorial Day weekend, actress Tia Mowry has teamed up with Aperol to share summer tips and recipes that pair with the Aperol Spritz. This weekend, Mowry recommends pairing the classic Aperol Spritz with foods such as herb goat cheese crostini with prosciutto and fig, and a tomato caprese salad sprinkled with peaches. Her tip for the perfect serve Aperol Spritz is to follow the acronym PASS in equal parts – Prosecco, Aperol, a splash of soda and a slice of orange.
28 Hong Kong Street relaunches ‘house party’ experience
From today (28 May), the virtual cocktail experience ‘House Party’ is seeing its second launch to bring Singapore’s residents the ‘perfect night out, but in’.
Created during Covid-19, the ‘famous 28’ experience is available for groups of six to 16 at home. 28 Hong Kong Street’s cocktails, food, music, hosts and bartenders are available to guests, and each participant will receive two cocktails each, plus a bottle of 28 Pilsner, a bottle of Perrier and bar snacks.
Party bookings can be made on sevenrooms.com/reservations/28hongkongstreet.
Coupette releases Apples RTD
From tomorrow (29 May), East London bar Coupette will be releasing its cocktail, Apples, in a ready-to-drink (RTD) can. The Apples RTD has an 8% ABV, and presents the taste of apple juice and Calvados. The cocktail is described as ‘crisp and satisfyingly refreshing’, and is available for an RRP of £5 (US$7.09) from coupette-market.com.
Little Orange Door offers free Margaritas
London’s The Little Orange Door is celebrating the bank holiday weekend and the return of hospitality by giving away 100 free frozen Margaritas on Sunday 30 May.
The Clapham-based bar has teamed up with Cointreau and Goya Tequila. Those speedy enough to get to the venue and say ‘Cointreau Margarita for me’ will receive a free cocktail.
Head to Clapham Common this Sunday before the 100 free frozen cocktails have been snapped up, and raise a Margarita glass to the bank holiday weekend – and free drinks.
Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden pop-up
From Tuesday 1 June, Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden will welcome visitors to its concealed ‘oasis’, based in London’s Mayfair. Offers will include a Pimm’s rose walk (with ‘flowing’ jugs of Pimm’s and lemonade), a Tanqueray gin orangery, and a bar offering an array of garden-themed sips. Further information on the event, held just off Bruton Lane, can be found at mr-foggs.com/secret-garden.
LSQ new rooftop opens
The opening of new bar and restaurant LSQ Rooftop took place last week, but from 1 June the venue’s rooftop will open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering panoramic views from the ninth floor of Hotel Indigo in Soho, the bar is ideal for catching a sunset while enjoying one of their eight signature cocktails, including Big Ben with Kahlúa, Baileys, Cacao Brown, Amaretto and double cream; and The Shard with Tanqueray Gin, basil leaves, cucumber, fresh lemon, syrup de gomme and egg white.
Häagen-Dazs launches cocktail flavours and floating cinema
Luxury ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs has introduced its new alcohol-based ice-creams, Lime Mojito Sorbet and Piña Colada Ice Cream. The launch of the ‘indulgent yet refreshing’ flavours joins the news of the return of Häagen-Dazs’ summer cinema event.
The Openaire Float-in Cinema experience, on London’s Regents Canal, will be taking place from 2 June. Customers can climb aboard boats or seat themselves in a deckchair for a water-based cinematic experience, every Wednesday to Sunday night for the next month. Tickets can be purchased from openaire.co.uk.