Charting T.Dining’s evolution in the new age of gastronomy
Hong Kong Tatler has published an annual dining guide since 1984—the essential directory for food and drink in Hong Kong and Macau. More than 30 years later, the publication received a major revamp at the end of 2017, and was unveiled at our biggest restaurant awards night ever
There really is no other event like it—a night when hundreds of Hong Kong and Macau’s top chefs, F&B professionals and food lovers gather together to celebrate the achievements of the industry’s most talented names. Combine that with a stunning venue year after year, free-flow champagne and top-notch canapes, and you have the T.Dining Best Restaurants Awards—an annual event that has grown to become a firm fixture on the scene.
In 2017, Hong Kong Tatler made the step to revamp the printed restaurant guide, transforming it from a simple pocket-sized listings booklet to a full-fledged lifestyle magazine, combining stories focused on the local dining scene and the tastemakers driving the culinary zeitgeist, as well as more than 200 updated restaurant and bar reviews. To celebrate, we hosted an epic soirée that highlighted all that is great about dining in Hong Kong and Macau right now, and the people who make it happen.
Hosted at the newly opened Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom, the event on November 16, 2017 drew more than 600 guests who came together to celebrate the launch of the new guide, and to hear the results of the 2018 awards. As always, it was a great opportunity for chefs, restaurateurs and industry professionals to catch up with their peers and celebrate each others’ achievements. Special guests included Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 Margarita Fores, who wasted no time congratulating her friends and collaborators in Hong Kong, and a host of international media friends from Singapore, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
More than 600 guests from the F&B industry attended the awards Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director of T.Dining Hong Kong Agustin Balbi, Jim Lofdahl, Daniel Calvert Daniella Lopez,Bella Kong, Adam Cliff
INSIDER Our guests became T.Dining’s cover stars for the night in our special magazine photobooth
Inspired by Hong Kong heritage, canapés and dishes served at the event included laksa curry fishballs and updated spam and egg noodles New entrants to the Top 20 list included VEA and Okra Bar New Punjab Club received two dining awards
The recipients of the 2018 edition of Top 20 Best Restaurants awards