The Iconic PDT Bar Arrives at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The mysterious yet iconic New York City cocktail bar Please Don’t Tell, or PDT, has opened its first permanent outpost at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
Repeatedly voted among the World’s Best Bars, PDT has long been a New York favorite with its secretive entrance and unique flair. Beyond its mysterious façade, renowned mixologists Jim Meehan, Jeff Bell and their talented bar team offer extra enticement with unique, inventive cocktails.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s PDT Hong Kong will be a stylish cocktail bar concept with seating for 25 guests, located on the mezzanine above MO Bar.
With PDT’s customary mysteriousness, the entrance to PDT Hong Kong will be disguised as a phone booth at the top of the staircase.
Designed by Nelson Chow, the interior maintains key elements of PDT NYC such as the copper bar top, herringbone patterned wood ceiling and taxidermy, all with a playful spin.
With a mix of Please Don’t Tell classics and new creations especially for PDT Hong Kong, the drinks menu will feature 15 imaginative cocktails.
New offerings to look for include the “Big Fan,” a refreshing shandy served with Cabeza tequila, lime juice, pink peppercorn, guava and Moonzen Fuijan radler.
The “Bad Hunter” is a John Collins prepared with Chivas-blended Scotch whisky, Fernet Hunter, lemon juice, dragon eye and Moët Brut Imperial Champagne.
The “Milky Tea Punch” is a rich flip composed of Ron Zacapa Centenario rum, Hennessy V.S.O.P. cognac, Rickshaw tea, condensed milk, Tayouran egg and Angostura bitters.
The bar will also feature a selection of regional beers, wines and non-alcoholic options.
PDT Hong Kong’s food menu is Chef Richard Ekkebus’ creative take on American comfort foods. “My team and I have developed artisanal frankfurters with free-range pork, chicken and beef from sustainable sources.”
The menu features the bacon-wrapped, deep-fried pork dog with Kimchi from the New York menu while new creations for PDT Hong Kong including the “Honkie Dog” fried pork dog with sakura shrimp and XO mayo.
Not to be missed is the Okonomiyaki-style tater tots topped with kewpie mayonnaise, takoyaki sauce, shredded nori, bonito shavings and scallions.
For those who enjoy a hint of intrigue and exclusivity, along with fanciful cocktails, PDT Hong Kong at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is in Good Taste.