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Monday, 5 October 2009

Divine Wine - The Pawn Wanchai-Hong Kong,
by Anthony Arrigo

Divine Wine - Massimo Gavina, the newly installed General Manager of The Pawn in
Wanchai, is most certainly the best thing to happen to the place since it opened!
Massimo now having found his way back to the right side of Hong Kong after 24
months over at the dark side (i.e. Kowloon) is set to make his mark at this landmark
establishment. There is no dark side to Massimo and his welcoming personality makes
one feel more at home that just out on the town. Now more places in Hong Kong need
more people like him to give places a dose of reality, lift their game and put some
meaning to the term “Asia’s world city” that’s often over used to describe Hong Kong.
The Pawn is unique in Hong Kong as it’s located in a colonial building, being one of
those rarely preserved venues and was in fact a old Pawn brokers shop, hence the
name and established way back when in 1888. Originally with the shop front located
at ground level and housing residential living on upper floors of this three story
building. It is now lovingly restored and offering a comfy and stylish respite to some
of
Wanchai’s
“other”
bars.
Last night The Pawn held an inaugural wine tasting evening, instigated by Massimo the
event both worked well and was a real treat. At the event where Mo, Tin and his
lovely wife Gloria, George fresh off the plane from Prague joined later adding even
more fun along the way. The “Tasting Menu” of wine and cocktails, featured both old
and new world wines (French and Australian) The former being a simply delicious
Sauvignon Blanc by Alain Brumont along with South Australian wines by The Lackey,
additionally some nice Shiraz and Merlot as well. While these were served with
limited “Tapas” the intention and thought behind the event was well received. It was

a good example of adding value to the guest experience while at the same time
enhancing and building on loyalty. Top marks to Massimo and his team and looking
forward to spending more time over that way in the coming weeks.
Anthony Arrigo is a resident expat in Hong Kong, living and working in Asia for 15
years.
Posted by Anthony Arrigo at 22:21 0 comments
Labels: Anthony Arrigo, Hong Kong, The Pawn, Wanchai


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