HARK BACK TO HONG KONG’S EL­E­GANT BYGONE ERA

Life & Style Weekend - - ESCAPE -

At Madame Fu, you are wel­comed to Hong Kong’s bygone era. El­e­gantly seated on the top floor of Tai Kwun’s Bar­racks Block, Madame Fu guests can find so­lace from the street bus­tle of Hol­ly­wood Rd, and es­cape into Hong Kong’s own Parisian grand cafe.

Madame Fu’s true iden­tity is shrouded in mist. As a girl from hum­ble be­gin­nings, she re­jected her first pre-ar­ranged marriage pro­posal at age 16 and es­caped to Shanghai to forge her own path. From there she was led to Paris by a wealthy ad­mirer.

She was a woman of renowned beauty, independen­ce, and un­par­al­leled wit. It was in Paris in the late 1920s that her love af­fair with the grand cafes be­gan. She opened her own grand salon in Shanghai in the 1930s en­ter­tain­ing fine artists, po­ets, and au­thors.

Hong Kong’s Madame Fu’s grand lo­ca­tion com­prises seven art­fully de­signed rooms, each of which has its own dis­tinct iden­tity.

The menus range from con­tem­po­rary Can­tonese cui­sine to del­i­cate plat­ters of afternoon tea.

The Grand Cafe

In­spired by the in­fa­mous grand cafes of Paris, The Grand Cafe is Madame Fu’s beat­ing heart. The room’s pal­ette of greens and blues com­pli­ment its dark teak floors, mar­ble ta­bles, and orig­i­nal brick walls – where Madame Fu’s eclec­tic col­lec­tion of Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary art are on dis­play.

The Artist

As the VIP Din­ing Room, The Artist is ded­i­cated to exclusive tast­ings, pair­ing din­ners, and exclusive din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

Whisky Lounge

Es­cape into the am­ber-lit cav­ern of the Whisky Lounge and en­joy an im­pres­sive dis­play of clas­sic malts, dis­tillery editions and spe­cial re­leases from the cel­lar.

The Blue (West) and Red (East) Ve­ran­das

Madame Fu’s ve­ran­das of­fer land­mark colo­nial grandeur in a mod­ern con­text.

The Li­brary

Madame Fu’s li­brary has an ex­ten­sive book and mag­a­zine col­lec­tion on de­sign, fash­ion, travel and the arts.

The Pink Room

Styled after In­dia Mah­davi’s Lon­don restau­rant Sketch, the Pink Room is an ode to the stylish women of Hong Kong.

The Fu Bar

The Fu Bar is the grand stage for the cock­tail and ca­sual din­ing menu. The Fu Bar comes alive at night and its colour­ful art dis­play pays homage to Hong Kong’s past.

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