These red frill sandals by Gianvito Rossi are perfect for wearing throughout the Chinese new Year of the Rooster.
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If you’re in Hong Kong on January 29th make sure you have a room with a view – of Victoria Harbour for the Chinese New Year fireworks. Here’s our lucky number eight for firework dinners:
View of the fireworks in the harbour from the Intercontinental hotel
The Interconti is perched right on the harbour’s edge so many of the guest rooms have fantastic views as well as the Harbourside restaurant and Nobu if you can bag a window table. Both restaurants are offering a Chinese New Year Fireworks Dinner Menu.
If you haven’t yet booked a Chinese New Year break you may want to sign up to Afini, a new luxury travel club, pronto.
Asia based Afini promises the privacy and home comforts of a luxury residence combined with the consistent quality and top service of an exclusive hotel which sounds like a dream come true to Chopstix. As such they are particularly appealing for groups of friends or extended families – and perfect for a CNY reunion dinner.
Hot and Sour Soup. Pic: DL Acken
China: The Cookbook is an impressive tome by husband and wife Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan. Kei is the son of a former renowned Hong Kong food writer who together with his wife Diora has come up with over 650 recipes from 30 areas of China.
Drawing on their experience of writing Chinese cuisine cookbooks, the Chans have covered famous crowd pleasers to lesser known gems, all doable by the home cook. The recipes are backed up with a cultural history of this vast nation and a handy glossary of ingredients. Here’s what the couple have to say about their magnus opus:
Congratulations to Diana Henry who won a James Beard Award in New York City last night for A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood. Available to buy from Amazon:
A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood