Gelato chain Messina moves into Hong Kong

Hong Kong restaurant group Black Sheep is taking Australian gelato brand Messina to the ‘dessert-obsessed’ Hong Kong community. 

Messina’s first Hong Kong store will be located on historic Pottinger Street. The launch also marks Black Sheep Restaurant’s first collaboration in more than five years.

“We are passionate about gelato and consider ourselves connoisseurs, but knowing good gelato and being able to make it on a large scale are two different things,” said Syed Asim Hussain, co-founder of Black Sheep Restaurant.

“When we think someone else can do it better than we can, that is when we look for a partner.

“We were blown away by not only Messina’s gelato but also by their work ethos, which is very much in line with our own. The amount of pride and detail that they achieve at every level is really inspirational.”

Founded in 2002, Messina is known for its assortment of freshly-churned gelatos available in an array of signature flavours and rotating specials. Currently, Messina operates 22 stores across NSW, VIC and ACT. 

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