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Maison Eight: Hong Kong’s Stylish Hang Out

June 24, 2016 Dining No Comments Email Email

image008World class cocktails and music at Maison Eight’s Ballroom and Salvatore have made the sky high destination the talk of the town. With sweeping vistas of the city’s skyline Maison Eight is the ultimate venue for French inspired cuisine, crafted menus, creative cocktails and tasteful beats for all times of the day.

“From day to night, the space transforms from a casual lunch, afternoon tea and weekend brunch spot to a bar serving cocktails that pack a punch. We pair our sophisticated offerings with live music performances throughout the week. Our guests could spend a whole day with us and have a range of different experiences,” says Assistant General Manager Guillaume Places.

Salvatore at Maison Eight, is the city’s favourite for after work drinks:  the first cocktail bar in Asia by The Maestro, world-renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese. Together with his Hong Kong team, he has created an innovative menu which includes a modern approach to classic cocktails, a selection of the signature cocktails and some exciting new offerings of Asian influence exclusive to Maison Eight. The snazzy cocktails beam over the 10.8m bar reflecting the depths of Victoria Harbour and moody skies of the city. The ever-personable bar team help tailor and understand individual tastes. The menu highlights an array of spirits from gin to whisky, martini to Negroni, infused with a cheeky, personal style.

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Considered “the godfather of the cocktail world”, Salvatore is known for creating the world’s oldest drink made of fine, rare liquors and the world’s most expensive cocktail at The Playboy Club in Mayfair. “As my first venture in Asia, I wanted to bring a selection of my signature cocktails, some unusual twists on the classics and new exciting creations unique to Maison Eight. I am inspired by the amazing and vibrant flavours found in Asia. At Salvatore at Maison Eight, guests can sit back, relax and choose a taste sensation that’ll take them on a pleasant journey,” says Salvatore.



Must try cocktails include Queen’s Backyard (HKD108) a tribute to Hong Kong’s colonial past, a drink full of the fruity flavours of an English summer and a very feminine cocktail in taste; Hong Kong Sling (HKD108) Salvatore’s answer to the Singapore Sling; Excuse My French (HKD118) a Brandy Crusta style of drink, briny and sour with herbal notes; the rim of the glass is crusted with Chartreuse Liqueur Crystals; Spicy Fifty (HKD98) a signature loved by many and inspired by Salvatore’s time at Salvatore at Fifty in St. James Street, London; Summer Memory(HKD98) a frozen drink perfect for the coming hot summer days; Fair Enough (HKD98) a mix of rum, FAIR goji liqueur, lemon juice, red fruit tea, pineapple and egg white; Zen Cha (HKD108) made for light weights; Smokey Hong Kong (HKD108) a perfect smoky, sour drink with rich spicy flavours, made for whisky lovers.

APERITIVO by SALVATORE is available daily from between 3-8pm, where guests are treated to an experience crafted by both Salvatore and Chef Joe perfect for an evening catch-up and sundowner, complete with bespoke cocktails and French canapés to whet the appetite before dinner. Bring a friend as the second cocktail is complimentary.


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To relax, move back over to the Ballroom for nibbles and drinks as the venue transforms into a high-energy lounge in the evenings. A soundtrack for all the hours of the day and night has been carefully curated alongside an impressive line-up of live performances and international DJs. General Manager and Executive Chef, Chef Joe brings an extension of the classic French cuisine from Esmé to the Ballroom with a more casual approach for an all-day dining menu. Highlights include Welsh Rarebit (HKD88) served on melting hot cheese and toasted Granary bread,Lobster Burger (HKD178) with rocket lettuce and tarragon mousseline and Smoked Balik Salmon (HKD438) on flat bread, sour cream, chives and capers. The cheese platter served with grapes, jam and nuts is perfect for sharing in groups.


Bar Consultant, Salvatore Calabrese

The 8,000 square foot space is also a perfect place for bespoke events and banquets. Spanning from an unconventional ballroom to a classic French restaurant, and from a vintage-inspired champagne room to a hidden terrace, Maison Eight is made up of four different elements under one roof which work as one, available for booking as a whole, singularly or a combination. The unique venue is available for a wide range of activities including executive luncheons, corporate dinner, wedding banquets, cocktail parties, product launches, fashion shows and more.


Assistant General Manager, Guillaume Places

Whether for a drink, a dance or a casual meal, create new memories at Maison Eight.

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