(Hong Kong, 11 January 2019) This Valentine’s Day, Meraki Hospitality Group is welcoming diners to enjoy this special occasion at sister restaurants Uma Nota and BEDU. In addition to the newly curated menus and dishes, the restaurants will be donating HK$25 from every meal sold to support the efforts of local charity ‘Pink Alliance’ that promotes equal rights for LGBTI people, to remind Hong Kong that every heart deserves love.
The Valentine’s evening experiences begin with a complimentary glass of Prosecco for each guest upon arrival. BEDU, the intimate and romantic Modern Middle Eastern restaurant on Gough Street is bringing all the colours of the rainbow to a new dinner menu exclusive to Valentine’s Day at HK$400 per person. Chef Corey Riches has specially created a brand new dish, embodying the elements of a well-balanced meal, with sharing at the heart of the menu.
The four course meal begins with the famed Beetroot and Mint Labneh, served with flatbread and pickles to dip into the creamy pink starter. A seasonal favourite, Slow Baked Salmon with tahini yoghurt and tarator salad, marks a return on this day.This vibrant whole salmon fillet is a modern take on a treasured Lebanese recipe.
Crafted specially for this romantic occasion, deliciously bold Charred Cauliflower is served with hazelnut dukkah and preserved lime labneh, combining typical Middle Eastern spices with smoky notes from the grill. Lastly, the romantic meal for two ends on a high with all-new White Chocolate Clafoutis presented with homemade honeycomb and pistachio ice-cream atop. One dish and two spoons, this indulgent, warm dessert is the perfect way to end their night.
Brazilian boteco, Uma Nota, will also offer an exclusive celebratory Valentine’s Day dinner menu at HK$400 per person. Highlighting all the famed restaurant’s signatures, the menu promotes sharing with the best of the best.
Friends, couples and families will be spoilt for choice, with seven favourite dishes available across a feast of five courses. Coxinhas de Frango kicks off the meal with traditional Brazilian flavours in chicken and okra dumplings. Signature street food snacks of Beef Skewers with farofaor Octopus Skewers follow; with other dishes including Warm Morning Glory Salad and a choice of Caldeirada de Frutos do Mar (tiger prawn, octopus and squid stew with coconut milk and rice), or Fraldinha (+HK$20/person), the popular grilled steak dish with farofa and feijão salad. The dessert rounds off the menu with Mousse de Chocolate, a decadent chocolate mousse with cachaça.
Admiring Pink Alliance’s ethos to facilitate unity and cooperation in the LGBTI community of Hong Kong, Meraki Hospitality Group is aligning with their own focus in uniting groups of like-minded people through a community of locals, travellers and the team. This special evening and donation of HK$25 from each menu sold, is celebrating love for every heart this Valentine’s Day and at the same time giving back to the community.
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Valentine’s Day Special Menus on 14 February (Thursday)
Bedu – 4-course dinner, $400/person
Uma Nota – 4-course dinner, $400/person
Pre-payment in full is required and dietary requirements must be specified 48 hours in advance.
Issued by GHC Asia on behalf of Meraki Hospitality Group
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About Meraki Hospitality Group
Meraki Hospitality Group is a Hong Kong-based company, founded in 2018 by brother and sister duo Alexis and Laura Offe. Having grown up in Hong Kong where street food culture is cherished and widely celebrated, they are passionate about exploring rich culinary traditions that are representative of everyday life across generations, and intent on bringing them to life in a modern yet approachable way for today’s diners.
Hong Kong’s first Brazilian-Japanese street food restaurant Uma Nota opened in 2017, a nod to the botecos of Brazil and long history of Japanese migration to Sao Paulo. In 2018, following the success of Uma Nota Hong Kong, Meraki Hospitality Group opened Uma Nota Paris introducing Nipo-Brasileiro cuisine to the Parisian dining scene. Swiftly followed by BEDU, a cosy Middle East restaurant and bar that showcases the region’s diverse street food culture, local and seasonal produce in a modern twist, unique to Central Hong Kong.
The concepts are unpretentious, open-minded, and lively, qualities which are reflected in their design, the food and drinks. Meraki is about uniting groups of like-minded people through a community of locals, travellers and the team. With each new idea, Alexis and Laura seek a connection to the soul of the cuisine, reinterpreted through the lens of a creative edge and a love of food and culinary traditions.
About Pink Alliance
The Pink Alliance is a charitable institution with main objective to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people through lobbying, education and campaigns. It aims to facilitate unity and cooperation in the LGBTI community of Hong Kong and Macau by being the link between LGBTI organisations and others that are supportive of the cause. https://pinkalliance.hk/
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