This Chinese New Year, two-Michelin star Duddell’s has collaborated with Hong Kong couturier Barney Cheng to bring his signature style of “extravagant simplicity” to wrap Chef Siu Hin Chi’s artisanal rice and turnip cakes.
Named one of the “25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion” by Forbes China in 2010 and one of Debrett’s 100 Hong Kong in 2015, Barney is well-known for his couture designs conceived with a Hong Kong frame of mind. Duddell’s, well-known for connecting art and people over authentic Cantonese dining, brings Barney’s bold and delicate designs to their 2016 Chinese New Year cake boxes in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Monkey.
Duddell’s limited edition boxes feature the Monkey, a protector of evil on the Chinese zodiac calendar, surrounded by bamboo �C a symbol of prosperity �C and Chinese white pine, an emblem of longevity and immortality. Barney has depicted the Monkey as reaching out for immortality, symbolised by an auspicious peach known for bringing good fortune. Layered, laser cut motifs on the box’s lid echo the technologically advanced Swiss couture fabrics that Barney offers uniquely in Asia, reminiscent of the work that goes into each creation: the beading, the tailoring and the fitting. Barney has chosen to feature the propitious colours of lacquer red and rose gold, which bring about a perfect marriage of Eastern subtlety and Western sophistication that will certainly be a delight for the Lunar New Year.
Chef Siu Hin Chi
Symbolising longevity and good luck, both rice cakes (HKD268 for members or HKD288 for non-members) and turnip cakes (HKD318 for members or HKD338 for non-members) will be available to pass on blessings to families and friends. For those looking for group or corporate gifts, special pricing is available for purchases of 10 or more and 20 or more boxes. All cakes are available for order atwww.hodfords.com/online_ticketing/cny_cakes/buy.php and can be picked up in-person during the redemption period of 25 January to 7 February 2016.
This February, Duddell’s, a patron of the arts, is the only place to find the perfectly inspiring, two-Michelin star gift to wish friends and family a Happy Lunar New Year. Quantities are limited, so Duddell’s recommends placing orders early to avoid disappointment.