Best Private Dining – Pomegranate Kitchen
When Maria Bizri started her private dining venture, Pomegranate Kitchen, after moving to Hong Kong a few years ago, she can’t have imagined the success and warmth with which it has been received. Her food – influenced by her heritage from the Eastern Mediterranean – uses many of the spices and flavours from her childhood and familiar ingredients like lamb and eggplant. When we spoke with Bizri in October last year for Southside magazine, she was thrilled with business so far. “I have always loved cooking and entertaining, but I didn’t know I could make a living out of it”, she said. “I had never worked in a restaurant before so it was a big leap of faith. It was quite scary initially but I love it and I’ve never looked back”.