Celebrating the roots of Hong Kong’s culture through food, drinks, design and art, Tycoon Tann and Mod Bar will open in the heart of Central on Wellington Street in early May.
Walk into a different world at the three-storied lifestyle destination; starting on street level with Chinese-inspired cocktails and an appreciation of modern Chinese design, patrons can enjoy a selection of East meets West bar snacks and cocktails at the stylish ground-floor Mod Bar and then travel upstairs to the more intimate two-floor restaurant Tycoon Tann. A contemporary artsy restaurant set with China’s avant-garde style on the first floor and ambiance of the Shanghai French Concession era on the second floor will be magnificent to both your palate and your eyes.
“Tycoon Tann brings a classic, timeless, Chinese dining experience to Wellington Street. We’ve recreated that sophisticated flair and air of days gone by for guests to enjoy the luxury of time and embrace the traditional Hong Kong culture within our unique, three-storey Hong Kong of old, inspired establishment,” says Cherry Lo, Executive Director of bma Catering Management, the group behind the opening.
Inspired by the best ingredients around the world, chef Ng Chun Pui brings a new style of modern Chinese cuisine to Hong Kong, challenging the boundaries of traditional Chinese food while celebrating some of the city’s favourite dishes. “Tycoon Tann brings a modern yet authentic Chinese dining experience where we try to reinterpret and demonstrate Hong Kong’s classic dishes and offer a meeting of East and West through quality ingredients from around the world, with professional hearty service, modern and elegant design and an overall impressive dining experience. The kitchen team strives to serve only the best quality dishes to our guests and we are open to innovative ideas in our dishes,” says General Manager Alan Tam.
Signature dishes includeBraised Abalone with black truffle in a casserole, Baked Crab Shell stuffed with fresh crab meat, onion and cheese, Hungarian Mangalica Hogs with Honey Sauce, Tycoon Tann Signature Fried Rice made with abalone, shrimps, crab meat, Yunnan ham, Sergia lucens and conpoy as well as the all-time favourites Crispy Chicken and Tycoon Tann Signature Roasted Peking Duck. At Tycoon Tann, diners can enjoy dim sum for lunch and dinner.
The first of its kind on Wellington Street, Mod Bar will be creative, stylish and modern with an ode to Hong Kong’s culture, inviting guests to grab a quick bite at lunch or after-work drinks at the laid-back buzzy bar in the evening. Chinese-inspired cocktails by the experienced, award-winning bartender Peter Kwok, who was Champion of Kraken Rum Competition 2015 Hong Kong, has creatively designed Yum Cha and Chi Pao made with premium traditional Chinese ingredients such as Chinese tea, lemongrass and Moutai that will bring you a whole new Chinese dining experience. These classic cocktails and the award-wining cocktail Captain’s Duty will also be available to satisfy the avid cocktail lover. The all-new Tycoon Tann Dim Sum Platter which includes Shrimp Dumpling with Pork and Elm Fungus, Abalone and Chicken Puff, Iberico Pork Dumpling with Scallop and Caviar, and Crab Meat Spring Roll stuffed with cheese, will serve as bar snacks along with other Chinese bites throughout the day for guests to munch on while enjoying their favourite cocktails, will be the talk of the town.
The venue’s intricate design encapsulates Chinese heritage and modernity. Hanging above the bar is a glamourous chandelier that lights up the space with its warm tone, contrasted by a wall of drawers that for centuries have been used to store medicine and herbs to give Mod Bar that traditional touch. Its high tables are engraved with elegant Chinese Chess table settings, once again highlighting Chinese deeply-rooted culture within the space.
Carry on up the staircase passing by an old Chinese poem and into two separate floors for dining. Catch a glimpse of the modern paintings “The Four Great Beauties” from four different Chinese dynasties, Xi Shi, Wang Zhaojun, Diaochan and Yang Guifei which adorn the walls of the restaurant upstairs while sliding doors inspired by the Chinese quadrangles have been used decoratively throughout the venue – a perfect way to enjoy the private dining.
The 1,800 square foot space seats 32 people in the Mod Bar and 64 people for intimate dining on the two restaurant floors. Guests may opt for the private dining room that seats 32 people, taking up the complete first or second floor.