All In Good Taste
Have trouble deciding where to dine? Fear not. Thetaste of Hong Kong festival allows you to sample the city’s best dishes in one spot
ollowing the successful launch of Taste festivals in 22 destinations around the world—including Paris, London, Rome, Dubai, Sydney and Cape Town—hong Kong joins the roster this year, hosting the first Taste festival in Asia. This finedining extravaganza will see 13 of Hong Kong’s most celebrated restaurants—with eight Michelin stars among them—and a London gem occupy the Central Harbourfront from March 10 to 13 to serve a selection of their most popular “signature” dishes on small plates, as well as one exclusive “icon dish” created especially for the event.
Festivalgoers will be able to create their dream menu of dainty dishes from Aberdeen Street Social, Serge et Le Phoque, Chino, Tosca, Arcane, Amber, Yardbird, Ronin, Duddell’s, The Ocean, Cafe Grey and Tin Lung Heen. “Taste is,” says Heston Blumenthal, whose restaurants boast six Michelin stars, “the most serious, indulgent and exciting food festival, bar none.”
Visitors keen for mental as well as physical sustenance will be able to take a seat alongside Taste chefs and visiting international masters for a series of intimate innovative food discussions. There will be an exclusive champagne bar and masterclasses by Laurent-perrier. And Wynns Coonawarra Estate will be hosting “Make your own blend” wine experiences. A market will also offer artisanal produce alongside the haute cuisine, ensuring the four-day event will sate the taste buds of even the most discerning diner.
Weekday sessions HK$108, weekend sessions HK$138, with a limited number of VIP passes at HK$598/$648. For more information, see tasteofhongkong.com; for tickets, ticketflap.com
waffle on The Duck & Waffle dish—duck leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup served on a classic waffle