Raise your glass to these great wine and cheese deals
There’s nothing more comforting than a chilled glass (okay, two) of wine with friends after long day juggling work, the kids, and a never ending to-do list. And when that wine is paired with cheese? Double the pleasure. We’ve pulled together a list of places that serve the perfect pairing of wine and cheese. So, get ready to sip your evenings away and stuff your belly with cheese!
Conveniently located around the corner from the Mid-levels escalator, La Fromagerie makes for the perfect wine and cheese stop on the way home from work – what better way could there be to end the day? From Monday to Sunday, from 3pm to 6:30pm, each glass of vino will only set you back $39. To sweeten the deal, it offers a variety of cheese platters, starting from $178.
La Fromagerie, 16 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 5526 2600, www.lafromagerie.hk
This cosy TST resto is great for when you need a wine and cheese (and charcuterie!) fix. Serving up a selection of 2 to 5 cheeses from between $98 and $148, or platters of cheese and meats from $328, add on a glass or two of excellent French vino and you’ve got the perfect girls night. Head there on Thursday’s for Ladies Night and enjoy buy-one-get-one on all drinks by glass and bottle, all night long!
Scarlett also regularly hosts wine tastings and masterclasses, along with live music nights, so make sure to keep up to date with its Facebook page to not miss out.
Scarlett Café and Wine Bar, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/scarletthk
How can one be expected to choose between Dutch pesto or truffle cheese? The idea itself of having to select just one is simply inhumane, if you ask me. Thankfully, The Dutch understands the struggle and has got us covered – for the summer at least! From now through to the end of August it has a special deal from 2pm to 5pm that will put an end to your mid-day whine. From Sunday through Thursday, order either one glass of wine ($128) or two glasses ($168) and enjoy a free flow selection of cheese (yum, we know!). Don’t worry the deal is available on Fridays and Saturdays as well for the additional price of $10!
The Dutch Hong Kong, 232 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 3543 0081, thedutch.hk
The Dutch Sai Kung, 19 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 1029
We can always count on Classified to satisfy our cravings, and it has a special that’s sure to get you as excited as we are! Every month Classified will have a wine and cheese offerthat is simply crafted for wine and cheese lovers. Featuring different cheeses of the month, paired with a wine of your choice (prices vary depending on the cheese and wine), so you can get the most out of your chill out sessions there. This month you can sample Pélardon Fermier Aop, a soft goat cheese with a natural fine rind for just $70 (for 100g), or Banon Aop, a raw goat cheese ($150 for 100g), and pair them with a fine glass of Moulin de Gasssac Alabran Rouge (2014) for $78 (or $380 per bottle).
Next month you’ll be able to sample cheese from Lorraine, in October it will have cheese from Savoie, and in November it will feature winter cheese (cheese from d’hivers). And if that’s not enough to keep you going, every day, for select wines, you can pay just $30 and get around 50g of cheese every day from 5pm to 8pm (Repulse Bay offer is good for Monday to Friday, except public holidays). Win win!
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Need a longer night to distress? Head to Flint Grill & Bar for three straight hours of free-flow complimentary cheese. From 5pm to 8pm at the Flint Grill & Bar, all drink orders come with complimentary cheese, homemade bread and condiments. Cheers!
Flint Grill & Bar, JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, 2810 8366, www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/hkgdt-jw-marriott-hotel-hong-kong/flint-grill-&-bar
Did we say DiVino? Or Divine? It doesn’t matter because this restaurant is both, offering a deal that is popular with the after-work crowd (okay, any crowd!). From 6pm to 7:30pm each drink purchase comes with complimentary savoury bar snacks (hello, cold cuts and parmesan!).
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.divinogroup.com/restaurants
That midweek slump just got a whole lot easier thanks to WOOBAR’s Winederlust Wednesdays! Think happy hour on a whole new level – we’re talking the godsend deal of both free flow wine and cheese! From 8pm to 10:30pm (perfect post-office hours for you workaholics), enjoy a selection of artisanal free flow red wines, white wines, cheese, and cold cuts for $330 (plus 10% service charge). WOOhoo!
WOOBAR, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Startion, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222, www.w-hongkong.com/woobar
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