A taste of what to expect from T.Dining 2018
There is something magical about that fleeting moment when the cap of a hot bamboo steamer is lifted. The anticipation of what may be concealed quickly gives way to an energetic unfurling of aromatic steam, which dissipates to reveal a wonderful treasure beneath to be savoured. As I stood there observing diners gleefully partake in this early morning dim sum ritual at a mountainside teahouse in Hong Kong, I realised that this combination of curiosity, discovery and joy was a feeling that we wanted to recreate with the launch of T.Dining — a new platform for those who not only love to eat, but those with an appetite for the endless journey of revelatory and surprising culinary experiences.
We’ve always been hungry to do more—a tradition that has been passed down since 1984, when Hong Kong Tatler published its first annual guidebook dedicated to the region’s most exceptional and exciting restaurants. Over the best part of four decades, our dining universe has grown considerably—and even more so in the last few years, with our content evolving rapidly in the areas of print, digital (www.hongkongtatler.com /dining) and live events.
In the pages that follow, you will discover the continuation of our story, with course after course of satisfying food and drink narratives penned by the city’s top tastemakers, followed by in-depth coverage of this year’s most anticipated guide to dining: with over 220 brand-new reviews of Hong Kong and Macau’s essential restaurants and bars, and the unveiling of the 2018 Top 20 Best Restaurants list, as handpicked by our panel of culinary experts. As we lift the lid on yet another year of exceptional gastronomy, we hope that you, too, will feel that flutter of excitement as you feed upon these words and images, and the next time you dine out on our recommendations.