Del­i­ca­cies from Heaven


Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus Park Hyatt -

Since 1986, Park Hy­att has been host­ing the an­nual gas­tro­nom­i­cal event Masters of Food and Wine at its prop­er­ties around the world. The event gath­ers global Miche­lin- starred chefs, som­me­liers and artists for a one- week cel­e­bra­tion of wine and food, bring­ing un­ri­valled epi­curean ex­pe­ri­ences.

Last year, chefs from Miche­lin- starred restau­rants in­clud­ing Anne- Sophie Pic, Jean- Luc Rocha and Jean- Fran­cois Rou­quette were in­vited to Park Hy­att Shang­hai for this culi­nary fête. They brought un­for­get­table gas­tro­nomic mem­o­ries to guests dur­ing the wine tast­ings, work­shops and gala din­ner. Other high­lights in­cluded highly ac­claimed master classes cov­er­ing art and culi­nary top­ics.

The fourth Masters of Food and Wine event will be held this year at Park Hy­att Shang­hai from Novem­ber 25 to 28, and we can’t wait to see all of the won­der­ful sur­prises in store for food and wine lovers at this four- day event.

Star-stud­ded Feast

A fan­tas­tic line- up of chefs is set to wow the crowd at this year’s events, in­clud­ing Yan­nick Al­léno, for­merly of three­Miche­lin- starred Le Meurice and nick­named “Prince of the Palaces.” Renowned for cre­at­ing in­no­va­tive dishes and his com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing haute cui­sine, Al­léno ex­plains, “I love to cre­ate— and I cre­ate more than 200 dishes a year. My many trav­els gave me the in­spi­ra­tion. I love talk­ing to farm­ers and dis­cov­er­ing new prod­ucts and pro­duce when I visit a new place.”

Another leg­endary chef who will be at­tend­ing the event is Alain Pas­sard, the master chef of the three Miche­lin­starred restau­rant l’ar­pège. Pas­sard takes his in­spi­ra­tion from the tex­ture of food and his un­ceas­ing quest for new tastes and flavours. “Na­ture is a won­der­ful cook­book, and the rhythms of the four sea­sons pro­vide the best in­gre­di­ents,” he says.

Those with a sweet tooth should not miss the ex­tra­or­di­nary dessert crafted by Parisian pas­try whiz Philippe Con­ticini. After re­ceiv­ing sev­eral awards and work­ing in Miche­lin- starred restau­rants La Ta­ble d’an­vers and Pet­rossian, Con­ticini founded La Pâtis­serie des Rêves— a bak­ery with out­lets in France, Ja­pan and the UK. All three chefs will be pre­sent­ing at the gala din­ner.

In ad­di­tion, this year’s Masters of Food and Wine event will pro­vide a plat­form for Chi­nese master chefs to ex­change ideas. Sin­ga­porean brothers Jack and Martin Aw Yong, ex­ec­u­tive chefs for the Hy­att group in Beijing and ex­perts in Chi­nese cui­sine, will be at the event to share their ex­per­tise with food lovers.

Master Classes

In 2013, the Masters of Food and Wine event started of­fer­ing a se­ries of master classes, rang­ing from lessons on how to ap­pre­ci­ate bai­jiu ( Chi­nese rice wine) and tra­di­tional Chi­nese tea to classes on cock­tail mixol­ogy, pho­tog­ra­phy and watch­mak­ing. This year, the master classes will con­tinue to bring ed­u­ca­tional and en­ter­tain­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to gour­mands.

Table­ware de­signer Olivier Maille­fer from Er­cius & Ray­naud will guide guests into the art realm of be­spoke chi­naware paint­ing and sil­ver­smith de­sign. Mean­while, Ja­panese celebrity florist Yuji Kobayashi will join Park Hy­att Shang­hai’s flo­ral artist Wu Minyi to cre­ate unique dis­plays for the event, with in­spi­ra­tion from Park Hy­att Tokyo’s flo­ral de­signs.

More­over, Illy barista trainer Ed­uardo Vas­tolo will be head­ing up a work­shop to showcase dif­fer­ent cof­fee beans, as well as the his­tory and tra­di­tion of cof­fee drink­ing.

Stu­dio Har­court Paris made its de­but in Shang­hai at last year’s event. Founded in 1934, this renowned pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dio will join the line- up in Park Hy­att Shang­hai’s Novem­ber ex­trav­a­ganza, and we ex­pect them to daz­zle us in their con­tin­ued quest for “eter­nity.” In ad­di­tion, top watch­mak­ers and hand­bag de­sign­ers from Louis Vuit­ton will ap­pear in the Masters of Food and Wine event to un­lock the se­crets and phi­los­o­phy of the brand.

The Masters of Food and Wine event will be a showcase for unique culi­nary and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences

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