Hello! My name is Febenino Leigh, I am currently in Hong Kong and have been here for the majority of my life. I love this city and what it has to offer, the blend and mix of people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds always astounds me!
Growing up tasting flavours from Asia in one bite then Europe in the next was such an unique opportunity that I will always be thankful for. As I got bigger I fell in love with making food and drinks, dabbling in the occasional "mixology". I took a risk and dropped out of my major during college in order to pursue my passion. Alas, Hong Kong suffers from being one of if not the most expensive places to live in the world and I can barely scrape by (another 40 years to go to pay off this student debt!) earning far below minimum wage on a salesperson's commission(currently a struggling property agent). Every day the dream seems to fade but I won't give up.
I believe there are others out there who do believe in me because I believe in myself, and I know that I love cooking and mixing drinks. The plethora of feelings I get when I taste good food or a cool cocktail transcends all euphoria's. Should you allow me this opportunity to start my own company and set up a tiny restaurant in the little corner of Hong Kong's busiest commercial area, will not waste an opportunity to spread my love for food, be it a kebab with onions from the middle east or risotto lightly splashed with fine Italiano wine! And to wash it down with a Mango milkshake made from fresh mangoes from the Philippines!
It is truly art.