Pear and Carrot was delighted to have brought on the magical touch of Swedish Christmas celebrations to Hong Kong through a string of events over the past week.
It has always been Pear & Carrot’s mission to promote a quality and tasty Swedish experience to all. A selected range of Nordic delicacies were handpicked for tasting at City’Super for the “Nordic Week” on 11-15 December, including the king of cheese – Västerbottensost, August Berries wines that are produced in the world’s northernmost winery and traditional Swedish refreshments, great to be enjoyed during the festive seasons.
Pear & Carrot brought on the fun of partying to the Swedish Happy Wednesday @Happy Valley Racecourse on 11 December. The crowed got to enjoy Swedish craft beers provided by Pear & Carrot while experiencing the excitement of horse racing and live music paying tribute to ABBA.
Many of them had the opportunity to meet ABBA’s Benny Andersson as he joined the Swedish Consul General, Helen Storm in presenting the trophies to the winners of the “Swedish Cup” on the evening.
Pear & Carrot also made the jolly season even more magical by serving up the most delectable Swedish Christmas delights at the Swedish Winter on 13-15 December.
As the official partner to the event, Pear & Carrot served up a delectable variety of Swedish goodness, including warm mulled wine, craft beer, Christmas wraps, saffron buns, gingerbread cookies and traditional Swedish meatballs. The market received much positive praises from the attendees for being able to experience the true taste of Sweden.
Pear & Carrot will be providing mixed lollies to be enjoyed at the K11 Movies on 21 December as one of the final events of the Swedish Winter.
Be enchanted this Christmas and celebrate the festive season with a touch of authentic Swedish magic!
As one of the official partners to this year’s Swedish Winter, Pear & Carrot will be showing the true spirit of Swedish celebrations for kids and adults through a string of festive events until 21 December 2019.
Swedish Happy Wednesday @Happy Valley Race Course – 11 December
Nothing beats celebrating a mid-week party with some refreshing Swedish craft beers. Pear & Carrot will be providing delectable craft beers at the event, where attendees will get to enjoy along with the popular horse racing and live ABBA music by a covered band.
Swedish Consul General Helena Storm and Benny Anderson of ABBA will also be at the race course, presenting the trophies to the winners of a special Swedish Cup race. A not-to-be missed events for all horse racing and ABBA fans!
Swedish Winter Market at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui – 13-15 December
Come and experience the authentic taste of Swedish Christmas this Winter at the Swedish Winter. Besides the fun activities, special appearance of Santa Claus and Henry the Moose, Pear & Carrot will be setting up a booth at the Market, offering a range of tasty Swedish goodness, such as warm mulled wine, craft beer, saffron buns, gingerbread and a mix of Swedish refreshments usually only available during the jolly seasons. A truly fun and wonderful outing for all to join.
K11 Christmas Filmtopia at K11 Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui – 21 December
Lördagsgodis (Saturday lollies) is a concept that all Swedish children know. It is the day of the week when children are allowed to choose their own lolly mix, making it extra special to savour over a good movie.
In supporting the event by MOVIE11 X Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, Pear & Carrot will be providing a tub of mixed lollies for each and every participant registered to the event, great fun for all kids and kidults alike to enjoy.
Pear & Carrot is always striving to demonstrate the best Nordic Christmas celebrations every December in Hong Kong.
In support of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Pear & Carrot will be one of the participants in bringing together the local Nordic community to celebrate the jolly season, and making a charming appearance at the Finnish Christmas Market, to be held at the AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel in Central on 6-8 December 2019.
Pear & Carrot has handpicked the following range of exclusive premium Finnish food and beverages to be showcased –
Taiga Chocolate Recently awarded the Winner of Best Confectionery Product at the 2019 Asia Food Innovation Awards in Singapore, Taiga combines the wonderful beauty, purity and sensitivity of Arctic nature with nutrients and antioxidants in their range of chocolate.
Special Christmas gift sets of Taiga Christmas book “I am Santa Claus” and Christmas Chocolate, mouth-watering white chocolate with cranberry crisps will be available at the Market.
Mettä Mettä produces a range of spices, seasonings and sweeteners jam-packed with the purest, richest flavours and nutrients, made from 100% natural ingredients, such as nordic berries, herbs and mushrooms from Finland. It has no additives or preservatives, perfect to be added in soups, pasta, meats and drinks to complete the Nordic appetite.
Hugo & Celine Hugo & Celine products follow the scientific findings of what is best for dogs. Feeding them the correct food and snacks could significantly improve and even cure most common health problems dogs have, such as gastrointestinal problems, eye infections, bad joints or skin rashes. Their range of products are all-natural and healthy made without the use of additives, grains or wheat, lactose and white sugar.
Kyrö Produced in the world’s northernmost gin and whisky distillery in Isokyrö, Kyrö produces single malt gin and whisky using 100% Finnish rye, which is smaller in size but more intense in flavours comparing to other types of rye. Rye could possibly be the hardest grain to distill due to its temperament and tendency to overboil in stills, and this makes the Kyrö gin and whisky even more enjoyable for its unique flavours.
August Berries August Berries is produced at one of the northernmost wineries located just 80km from the polar circle in Finnish Lapland. The berries are all handpicked from the wilderness every August, fermented and produced to preserve only the true colour, tastes and sweetness of the fruit. The wines come in three distinctive and mouth-watering Nordic flavours – Lingonberry, Cloudberry and Bilberry, bound to give pleasant surprises to the palate.
Laplandia Vodka The undisputed smoothness and purity taste of Laplandia is produced by using soft groundwater of Lake Hirsijärvi with seven-times-distilled high grade wheat spirit and tiny drops of natural honey, making it suitable for the most sensitive of tongues.
Besides the Super Premium Vodka, it also comes in a range of forest delights where Finnish wild berries and forest ingredients are blended in without sugar or additives to create astonishing palatable and refreshing tastes.
Gustav Arctic Gustav Arctic was established in 1852 and originates from the pristine forests and marshlands of the North Hemisphere, the vodkas and liqueurs are handcrafted with natural raw ingredients to produce sophisticated flavours.
Arctic Blue Gin The distillery of Arctic Blue is the oldest Finnish winery located in the small town of Ilomantsi in Eastern Finland. The handcrafted colourless Arctic Blue Gin is of high quality and is processed using only fresh local ingredients.
Laitilan Kukko Beers Having awarded as the “Most Valued Beer 2018”, Laitilan Kukko Beers offers a fun, classic and memorable beer drinking experience to all, including those who are gluten intolerant! Laitilan’s Kukko Pils was in fact, the “World’s first-ever full-malt beer brand to have received the international gluten free product trademark”.
Pear & Carrot
is pleased to have created a delectable Scandinavian sensation, by launching
Sav Birch Sap sparkling wines and spirits in Hong Kong at this year’s Wine
& Spirit Fair.
Fair attendees were pleasantly surprised to find out the Sav Birch Sap sparkling wine was produced in Sweden and made without grapes. It has an elegant metallic and wooden flavour, yet leaving a refreshing and comforting aftertaste.
The Snaps and Glöd also
received much praises for their pure, delicate and freshness in taste. The Glöd was especially popular, with its blend of birch sap
wine and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, citrus peel and angelica. It is
particularly appealing in the current cooler weather and great to be enjoyed
during the upcoming festive season.
The unique Sav sparkling wine
and spirit is made from birch
tree sap grown around Lake Storsjön in Jämtland
in Northern Sweden for three weeks in the beginning of Spring before the buds
begin to bloom.
The birch sap collected is quality checked, filtered and fermented in steel tanks for a few weeks, before being refined and bottled. The bottled sap is then lied on the lees for the second fermentation in the bottles for over a year to allow for the bubbles to occur naturally and a perfect balance of flavour.
Pear & Carrot is striking a chord at this year’s World Cultures Festival by providing a palatable Nordic experience for guests at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
As a company that celebrates
cross-cultural collaborations, especially between Hong Kong and the Nordics,
Pear & Carrot is proud to support the World Cultures Festival, with this
year’s theme on “The Nordics”, which showcases a range of Nordic art and
cultural performances here in Hong Kong.
Pear & Carrot
provided catering service at the Festival Opening Programme, “Autumn Sonata” on
18 October with Rye House and received much praises for the selection of Nordic
drinks and freshly prepared delights, including Scandinavian devilled eggs,
smoked reindeer carpaccio, and Karelian pastries.
The highlight of the evening further impressed the guests, which saw the cooking demonstration of the signature Swedish sandwich cake, made with freshly air-flown Swedish ingredients such as smoked salmon, prawns and caviar.
Pear & Carrot will continue to serve up delectable refreshments at the “Nordic Café” Chamber concert events on 22-27 October, also to be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Hugo & Celine, a Swedish premium brand for dogs is now launching in Hong Kong, introducing the world’s first healthy ice cream for dogs in flavors like Lickin’ Liver, Magic Moose and Slick Salmon – no lactose, no white sugar. For human consideration, the environmentally friendly packaging is of award-winning design to make them a stylish bespoke piece in any home.
The hugely popular ice cream, as well as the other Hugo & Celine products for dogs, are produced in Sweden and sold now also in Hong Kong. All products are 100% Swedish and manufactured in a purpose-built boutique factory in the southern Swedish town of Karlshamn.
Sole importer in Hong Kong is the Swedish-connected company Pear & Carrot. Besides ice-cream, there are more healthy natural food and snack products for dogs. Other Hugo & Celine all-natural, no additives, no grain or wheat and 100 % Swedish products currently available in Hong Kong are: Crispy Chips (dried ox liver), Crunchy Cookies (dried tripe) and Barking Burgers (dried organic whole food for dogs). More products will be introduced in 2018.
Within the company’s short and successful start-up journey, Hugo & Celine has won several awards and mentions globally, most famously for having been voted one of Sweden’s top ten most innovative companies and hence also won an award at Nasdaq in New York as the one company most likely to succeed in the US market.
Hugo & Celine will be presented at the NOPA 2018 fair by Pear & Carrot and also represented by CEO Sonja Catani from Sweden. The NOPA 2018 fair will take place in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre 29 – 31 August. Visit our booth H01D and learn more about Hugo & Celine dog ice cream products!
On Thursday 9th of August Pear & Carrot was co-hosting the Suomi Matsuri – Nordic & Nippon Fusion event together with Tenkei and Kyrö Distillery Company.
The venue at Tenkei, a Japanese Izakaya, quaranteed an authentic Japanese atmosphere. On the menu there were innovative fusion canapes which mixed both Japanese and Nordic cuisine: meatballs with teriyaki sauce and skagen with riceballs and nori, to mention some examples. Pear & Carrot offered tasting of Finland’s most well-known liquor brands: Kyrö Distillery Company, Laplandia and Lignell & Piispanen.
Nordic flavours are currently trending in Asia. In the spirits of these brands one can taste the most typical flavours of Finland and the Nordics. Kyrö Distillery Company’s award-winning Napue is a rye gin. If something, rye is the most Finnish of all grains. The taste of fresh berries can be enjoyed in Lignell & Piispanen’s products. The ingredients of the Arctic Artisan Liqueurs are picked in Finnish forests where the berries get a lot of sunlight in the nightless nights of northern Finland. Laplandia has a wide range of different vodka flavours, among others Coco Shot, Mint Shot, Bilberry and Espresso.
Pear & Carrot exclusively distributes Kyrö Distillery Company’s, Laplandia’s and Lignell & Piispanen’s products to Hong Kong and Macau.
Welcome to join us at the Champagne Gallery, Hullett House for the launching of our new premium wine Richard Juhlin Jubilée Blanc de Blancs and an opportunity to meet Mr. Juhlin on the 12th of November at 7pm-10pm. Mr. Richard Juhlin is in Hong Kong for the launch of his self titled de-alcoholized premium sparkling wine Richard Juhlin Jubilée Blanc de Blancs. Mr. Juhlin, recognized as the world’s leading champagne connoisseur has in collaboration with the Swedish wine house MRG Wines developed a sparkling wine containing 100% chardonnay and 0% alcohol.
Whisky & Sprit Education – promoting whisky, whisky products and sharing the love of the dark liquor. Hong Kong’s premiers whisky festival brings together destillers and whisky lovers for a truly memorable malt whisky experience. Read more about the Malt Masters Whisky Festival 2016
Mackmyra products to be displayed, tasted & sold at a very discounted price:
Date: Saturday 27th Feb: 10am to 5pm, Sunday 28th Feb: 10am to 5pm Venue: The Conrad Hotel (Admiralty, HK) Theme: Whisky & Sprit Education – promoting whisky, whisky products and
sharing the love of the dark liquor. Price: Ticket price at HKD800
Announcing the inaugural Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2016 proudly hosted by InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and Tiffany’s New York Bar. The interest in Single Malt Whisky in Hong Kong has never been stronger, and this first-time festival will celebrate the art of Single Malt Whisky appreciation, with a focus on the education of the Dram. Read more about the Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2016
Mackmyra products to be displayed, tasted & sold at a very discounted price:
Date: Saturday 20th February from 12noon to 7pm (7 Hours)
Venue: The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Theme: Whisky & Sprit Education – promoting whisky, whisky products and
sharing the love of the dark liquor.
Price: Entry Ticket | HK$220 per person / include 1 glass and 2 starter tokens