Hong Kong’s 10th Wine and Dine Festival looks set to be the largest yet, with more than 430 booths booked by fine wine retailers and food provedores.
This year’s event runs from October 25-28 on the Central Harbourfront, with the land area expanded by 20 per cent this year.
Besides extra tasting opportunities, the festival will feature wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts. Festival goers will keep their palates refreshed sampling everything from single malts to single-origin coffee roasts.
Five Michelin-starred chefs are coming to Hong Kong to jointly present a 10-Michelin-starred Dinner in the Tasting Room. The master chefs include Bee Satongun of Paste Bangkok (pictured) and others from France, Taiwan, Singapore and Mainland China. They will be joined by chefs from local one-Michelin-starred restaurants Man Wah and Mandarin Grill + Bar to create a wine-pairing banquet with eight courses.
A Coffee Fiesta zone will gather some of the best-known coffee and pastry shops in Hong Kong, including Coco Espresso, Say Hey Bakery, and celebrity dessert shop Alice Wild Luscious.
A second new dining zone, International Street Eats, will feature the latest new entrants to the city, including Jiu-Wu Beef Noodle from Taiwan and local delicacies from seven regions, including Korea, Europe and Latin America.
Another new element this year will be the Wine & Dine 10th Edition Specials and 2009 Vintage, the latter a commemorative series, dating back to the founding year of the Wine and Dine Festival, and including selections from Robert Parker’s 100-point red wines.
For dining, HKTB is introducing two new tasting zones to the festival, “International Street Eats” and “Coffee Fiesta”.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)-organised Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival is sponsored by the China Construction Bank (Asia).