Ta­ble for two

Noo­dles, lob­sters, car­rots and leeks—it was a food-filled day at The Pawn for our cover stars, Yenn Wong and Alan Lo

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes -

Sorry. it’s only tea,” said pho­tog­ra­pher Bex Gaunt as she read­ied Alan Lo with a whisky tum­bler at the bar of The Pawn dur­ing our cover shoot. Alan’s shoul­ders slumped in mock dis­ap­point­ment but he sol­diered on, pos­ing with a smok­ing leek for one of the day’s more Wong Kar-wai-es­que shots.

When Alan and his wife, Yenn Wong, two of Hong Kong’s most pro­lific restau­ra­teurs, agreed to be our cover stars, we im­me­di­ately set to work dream­ing up a con­cept for the photo shoot that would be un­like any­thing else we’d done. We met the dy­namic duo at Dud­dell’s to bounce around ideas. Among the words con­jured in con­ver­sa­tion that day were edgy, whim­si­cal and graphic, which is ex­actly how our shoot at The Pawn turned out—a mix of high fash­ion and fun foods, all shot by Nic and Bex Gaunt.

Through­out the day, Alan and Yenn worked their best an­gles as noo­dles from one of Alan’s lo­cal haunts in Wan Chai, seafood and veg­eta­bles were wo­ven into the shots. Pro­ceed­ings ad­journed for a lunch of juicy beef burg­ers and pints of lo­cally brewed beer cour­tesy of The Pawn, be­fore work re­sumed and con­tin­ued into the evening.

“We didn’t even do proper wed­ding pho­tos when we got mar­ried,” con­fided Yenn as she took a break from throw­ing grapes at her hus­band (for an­other photo, not just for the hell of it). “So do­ing a shoot to­gether is quite fun.”

WE SET TO WORK DREAM­ING UP A CON­CEPT FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT THAT WOULD BE UN­LIKE ANY­THING ELSE WE’D DONE

See ex­clu­sive be­hind-the-scenes video from our cover shoot at hongkong­tatler.com/nov15

Alan and Yenn were in fits of laugh­ter as they at­tempted to em­u­late the spaghetti kiss scene from LADY AND THE TRAMP—BUT

with noo­dles! suck it

up

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