PIIN, an independent wine restaurant established by the owners of two of Burgundy’s most impressive domaines – Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay – is set to open mid-April.
Located in the brand-new H Code building, overlooking historic Pottinger Street and a stone’s throw from Hong Kong’s iconic Tai Kwun heritage development, the restaurant is set to become one of the city’s most impressive dining destinations.
The expertly curated wine program focuses exclusively on wines from Burgundy, with over 2,000 pours to choose from and up to 100 by-the-glass options. With special attention paid to older large-format bottles and rare vintages, PIIN aims to make Burgundy wines accessible to all.
“Burgundy wines can be perceived as unapproachable due to the often hefty price tags,” say founders Jennifer Lee and Olivier Halley. “Aficionados may opt to enjoy a special wine with their meal, but by offering rare wines by the glass, PIIN hopes to open up the world of Burgundy to all. It’s rare to have an opportunity to enjoy a rare red like a 1998 DRC La Tâche without committing to the whole bottle.”
PIIN’s impressive wine selection will be supported by a menu of elevated Cantonese cuisine by former Fook Lam Moon’s Chef Ming. Signature dishes such as the slow-cooked pigeon smoked with jasmine tea leaves (HK$198) complement the famously silken texture of Burgundy wines, while the smoky flavour sets off notes of tobacco in Rhône wines such as the 1995 Guigal Côte-Rotie La Turque.
The creative menu is best enjoyed sharing-style, with a selection of small plates also making for a delightful meal for one, or an evening snack over a special glass or two with friends, at PIIN’s expansive bar.