Monday, September 20, 2021
In Hong Kong, (and elsewhere too), the tradition encourages the person leaving the company to bring something to eat (and drink if you want) to share with his or her colleagues: "Un pot de départ" (as we say in French).
Cupcakes are often an easy and obvious option for "job-leaving" party and "last day" gathering, and "Twelve Cupcakes" (@twelvecupcakeshk) makes some really good ones.
So, I bought quite a few to share with those I worked with, some since the very beginning, 9 years ago, some more recently and others just because they worked in the office next door. 😁👍
Recommended by my friend (and Wine Director/Sommelier), Simpson To (@simpsonto), Bruno and Christiane Olivier Champagne "Signature" Brut was an excellent choice as a farewell Champagne to sip with colleagues and to accompany the cupcakes
Bruno and Christiane Olivier Champagne "Signature" Brut
Clean, crisp, light, mineral, floral, very well balanced and harmonious, nicely combining fruit, acidity, structure and texture. Probably one of my favorite Champagne in this kind of price range. Loooooooooooved it, and everyone else too. 😁👍🍾🥂
Thanks @simpsonto for the recommendation, and to thanks to those I shared the cupcakes and the Champagne with.
Once the round of "goodbye to everyone" (maybe not "everyone" actually, as I know there are a few people I have missed, as I didn't see them that day) was finished, I went back to my office to have one last look at this breathtaking view of Kowloon Bay, (and Hong Kong in the far background), while sipping on the rest of the Champagne left at the bottom of the bottle and eating the last cake.
I'm going to miss that view...
…and this office too. (*)
Santé! Cheers! And Goodbye Kowloon Bay...
(*) I had already a vague idea that my new office would be a cubicle in a shared opened office with no windows... (sigh)
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