Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

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They say time flies when you are hav­ing fun and this year marks the seventh Christ­mas edi­tion of Crave mag­a­zine. I can’t help but rem­i­nisce about the very first De­cem­ber edi­tion our team put to­gether back in 2010, filled with fes­tive fea­tures and heart­warm­ing recipes.

As the mag­a­zine evolved, Crave’s sea­sonal edi­tion be­gan to ex­pand by cel­e­brat­ing Hong Kong and Ma­cau’s most note­wor­thy eater­ies and tal­ents of the year in our an­nual Bites of Dis­tinc­tion awards. And in this is­sue, we are pleased to an­nounce our picks for 2017.

The past 12 months have wit­nessed no­table changes in the culi­nary land­scape. De­spite a bear­ish fi­nan­cial out­look, restau­ra­teurs and chefs have proved to be boldly in­no­va­tive in in­tro­duc­ing new con­cepts to the din­ing scene.

Healthy eat­ing pre­vails in most new open­ings with many boast­ing pro­duce- and seafood-fo­cused menus burst­ing with flavour.

For those look­ing to in­dulge in the oc­ca­sional tip­ple, this year’s bar scene show­cased nov­elty clubs, stylish bars and lush speakeasies.

In essence, din­ers are be­ing of­fered a plethora of new choices at af­ford­able price points.

So who are this year’s win­ners and how did we choose them? Ob­vi­ously the qual­ity of the cui­sine was the fore­most pri­or­ity in our se­lec­tion process. How­ever, at Crave, we be­lieve am­bi­ence, ser­vice and pric­ing each have a role in defin­ing a restau­rant’s rat­ing.

As we cel­e­brate the year-end festivities, congratulations to the win­ners of Crave’s Bites of Dis­tinc­tion and Bites of Recog­ni­tion 2017. On be­half of the Crave team, we would like to thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port and to wish you all a Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year.

Ed­i­tor in Chief & Pub­lisher

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