Picnic Launches in Hong Kong

Acclaimed chef Philippe Orrico has opened his third restaurant in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Kennedy Town. Philippe Orrico, Founder of Nomad Dining, the group behind Upper Modern Bistro &On Dining Kitchen & Lounge, has opened Picnic on Forbes, which takes its inspiration from the concept of picnics and the traditional French café. The new eatery serves roasted French chicken, traditional fruit tarts and many other French delicacies, all of which can be packaged into wicker picnic baskets for meals on the go, or served in the restaurant’s relaxed, airy dining room, designed by Tim Shepherd of Two Men in Hats.


Diners can also enjoy sumptuous cheeses by Jeremy Evrard, a carefully-selected global wine menu by Nicolas Deneux and perfectly-executed cocktails, including the signature Highballs, by Giancarlo Mancino. Many items on the menu will be available for take-away in a range of picnic baskets. Signature selections include The Picnic Basket, which starts from HK$298; the Roasted Chicken at HK$488; and the Lemon Tart at HK$88.


“The past three years have been the best time – and the busiest time - of my life,” says Orrico.  “I launched Nomad Dining; became a father to two beautiful daughters; and have been busy consulting on other projects, such as La Tartine, although my true labour of love in 2015 is Picnic on Forbes. Since moving to Hong Kong, I have wanted to work on something that pays homage to the French café and roasted culture. Picnic on Forbes will be a place for friends and family with a desire to meet for a good, simple and casual meal in a very cool and relaxing atmosphere. The ingredients will be sourced and imported from all over France and Asia Pacific. Delivering different concepts and playing with various ways of cooking is what inspires me and I hope this new restaurant entices guests to keep coming back for more and to order take away meals to enjoy natural food at home, with family.”

© 2004 Jetsetter Copyright
Jetsetter Ltd