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Fah Thai Magazine May June 2018

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HAPPENINGS HONG KONG A SHOWCASE OF PERSIAN ART The Liang Yi Museum in Hong Kong will be showcasing prime examples of Persian art, some of which are sourced from the Ashmolean Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the David Collection. The showcase titled, The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia, will be held at this private museum until 24 June. The exhibition stands as one of the most dedicated and comprehensive exhibitions surveying different aspects of the colour blue in Persian art and history in Hong Kong. With materials and categories ranging from glass, ceramic, textiles, painting and manuscripts, this showcase of carefully selected artefacts illuminates the significant role of blue in the visual and material culture of Iran and the impact it made on shaping of other artistic traditions in Asia and beyond. 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, SPOTLIGHT A Spicy Affair Asians have always had a penchant for spicy food but Chilli Fagara has taken that concept up by several notches. A haven for those with a spicy palate, the outlet boasts an eclectic modern and traditional Chinese-inspired décor, and dishes out authentic and notoriously fiery Sichuan cuisine. Established in 2005, Chilli Fagara embraces the Ma La Tang concept for numbing (ma), burning (la) and neutral (tang) tastes of Sichuan food. Chillies and peppers are the main ingredients at this restaurant, which should bode well for diners who require a little more ‘kick’ to their dishes. For those who aren’t daring enough, Chilli Fagara does carry ample delicately flavoured dishes that won’t have you breaking a sweat. Open daily, 11.30am-3pm; 5-11.30pm, 7 Old Bailey Street, Soho, Central, SPOTLIGHT A Taste of Britannia One only needs to venture out to popular Gough Street in Hong Kong to savour authentic British cuisine. Renowned for its style, craftsmanship, hospitality and charm, Gough’s on Gough has been attracting diners ever since its doors opened in July 2017. Offering a menu that revisits classic British-styled dishes, the restaurant injects a modern and sophisticated take on these staple favourites. Executive Chef Arron Rhodes has applied his creative approach and philosophy on the outlet’s menu, utilising only the freshest of ingredients and best in season produce. Gough’s on Gough not only boasts a generously appointed dining room but a raw bar as well with fresh British seafood, and a selection of bespoke crafted cocktails, fine champagnes and wines for guests to savour. Open daily, 12-2.30pm; 6.30pm till late, 15 Gough Street, Central, PASSION AND OPERA The Opera Hong Kong will host one of the world’s most beloved operas this May with the staging of Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the Grand Theatre. A story of passion, destiny, freedom and liberty, Carmen tells the timeless tale of Don José, a soldier who forsakes his career, honour and family for a doomed love affair with the gypsy Carmen. Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, Opera Hong Kong will inject an air of modernity into this classic opera with an innovative nested rotating set design. Bringing Carmen to life on stage are Jean- François Borras, Giancarlo Monsalve, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Marie Karall, Vittorio Vitelli and Jean-Kristof Bouton, six versatile and experienced artists who have performed at leading opera houses around the globe. 16-20 May, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 104