Falling in love will never go out of style, but what about weddings? The tradition of tying the knot isn’t going anywhere either but more couples are choosing to shake up the traditional format of ceremony followed by a hotel banquet and opting for something more unique that reflects their personality, taste and lifestyle. As brides and grooms get more involved in planning their own weddings, we are seeing an unstoppable trend for non-traditional wedding venues. From November to March, the Hong Kong weather allows for a wide variety of outdoor wedding venues. The modern wedding venue in Hong Kong is now as likely to be a...
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Sparkling wine adds a sense of occasion to any event, be it a special celebration such as a wedding or birthday, or a garden party or client event. It’s also considered an aperitif, it opens the palette and stimulates the appetite so that your guests become more excited in anticipation of the meal you’re cooking up for them.  To create bubbles in the wine, it is fermented not once, but twice. The first fermentation creates the alcohol, and the second makes it effervescent. There are cheaper sparkling wines in which the bubbles are simply added by carbonation (much like soda). However, with the more classic methods...
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When it comes to culinary wizardry, food pairing is the equivalent of alchemy. Whether you are looking for delicate aromas that dance lightly on the pallet or a full-bodied flavour hit, knowing how to combine flavours so that they become greater than the sum of their parts is where the magic lies. Remember the first time you tried salted caramel or chilli and chocolate? Sometimes it is the unexpected combinations that give the most exquisite results. Flavour isn’t the only benefit of trying out new combinations. Not only can learning how to pair foodscreate whole new flavours from two simple ingredients, but it can...
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Is there any better way to spend a hot summer’s day than on a boat? Junk boat partieshave become a huge craze in Hong Kong. Your summer is not complete if you have not been on one. AHong Kong junk boat party is the perfect way to chill out, let loose, and have fun with friends. Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of jumping off the boat or you prefer to sit in the sun with a glass of bubbly in your hand, you are bound to have a great time. Check out our previous article on How to plan a prefect junk boat party in Hong Kong. However, this type of occasion does require careful planning to ensure it is a success, a...
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Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert, which is fairly simple to make yet the results are exquisite. If you require catering in Hong Kong, this is definitely a sweet you should consider, as it is a real crowd pleaser. The dessert gets its name because it was created in the tuck shop at Eton College in the 1930s. At the time, it was made using cream or ice cream with bananas or strawberries. It would be another 40 years until meringue was added to the recipe. This is certainly one of my favourite desserts to make, which is why I am going to let you in on our secret recipe below. So, let’s begin by taking...
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At Invisible Kitchen, we provide delicious catering in Hong Kong, which focuses on simplistic cooking and well sourced ingredients.  Our apple tart tatin is a firm favourite on our gourmet food menus.  This simple recipe can be tried at home and cut up into small squares as a sweet treat after any homemade meal. Apple Tarte Tatin originates in France, and it is actually a recipe that was created by accident in the 1880s at the Hotel Tatin in Lemotte-Beuvron. But, as accidents go, it is a pretty good one! Tarte Tatin is basically an upside-down pastry, which contains caramelized apples, although some people ...
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How to: Make Beef Bourguignon - The List online - Jan 2013 http://thelist.com.hk/city-living/article/how-cook-beef-bourguignon-tom-burney-hong-kong-personal-chef    
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