Maximal Concepts and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong launch The Aubrey, an eccentric Japanese Isakaya



16th February 2021] Maximal Concepts and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong are delighted to introduce The Aubrey, an eccentric Japanese izakaya located on the 25th floor of the hotel. Scheduled to open on 17th February 2021, the space will feature three distinctive bar experiences, as well as a drawing room, a curio lounge and a leading culinary team that will form the city's most creative hospitality destination.Set to be a home-away-from-home for local Hong Kong and global guests alike, The Aubrey is inspired by ‘the journey of a hungry mind’ and channels the vibe of Japanese izakayas in Ginza. Using high quality Japanese ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, guests will enjoy culturally rich beverage and dining experiences.

Leading The Aubrey's bar programme is Devender Sehgal, most recently bar manager at Otto e Mezzo Bombana and a popular and renowned drinks professional celebrated in Hong Kong and India. At the first of The Aubrey’s three bars – known as The Main Bar – Devender and his team will offer a core selection of Highball and Chuhai cocktails, a signature cocktail menu inspired by the game of chess and a rotating selection of three seasonal cocktails based off a singular Japanese ingredient.The second bar is the four-person Omakase Cocktail Bar which reinvents the omakase experience and where resident bartenders will take guests on a unique drinks journey across Japanese spirits and flavours. Finally, the third bar - The Champagne and Sake Bar - will celebrate the age-old tradition of oysters and champagne, while also playing with sparkling sakes.Dining at The Aubrey falls under the watchful eye of Chef Yukihito Tomiyama, a Japanese national most recently at the one Michelin-starred Shinji by Kanaseka in Macau. At lunch, elevated bentos are created with decades of core Japanese cooking experience. Presented in beautiful hand-crafted wooden boxes, their