The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has opened a unique new bar concept in collaboration with the iconic New York cocktail bar PDT (Please Don’t Tell).
Regularly voted among the world’s best bars, PDT has long been a favourite of New Yorkers who enjoy its intimate privacy, distinctive interiors, and creative cocktails developed by renowned mixologists Jim Meehan, Jeff Bell (below) and their talented bar team. PDT HK, which opened this month, is the first permanent PDT outside New York City.
Following in the tradition of the Big Apple original, guests enter the Hong Kong bar through an entrance disguised as a phone booth at the top of the staircase in the lobby’s bustling MO Bar. The interiors, envisioned by Hong Kong designer Nelson Chow, are a playful mix of vintage and modern classics, with nods to PDT’s New York roots including a selection of eclectic taxidermy on the walls.
Devotees of PDT’s New York hot dogs, created by Crif Dogs hotdog stand, need not be concerned as PDT HK will introduce its own seasonal dogs as part of a creative culinary partnership with the city’s leading and most acclaimed chefs. The inaugural free-range pork, chicken and beef hotdog has been created by the hotel’s renowned culinary director Richard Ekkebus and further food offerings will feature Chef Ekkebus’ take on American comfort cuisine.
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