What’s a foodie’s ultimate dream?

A food festival, of course! Visitors to Hong Kong from Mac 16 – 19 are in for a treat as the annual Taste of Hong Kong returns to Central Harbourfront, bringing to guests more restaurants, dishes, artisan producers and culinary experiences to savour.

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HK has always been known as a foodie capital, not just for its delectable local favourites (Being half Cantonese, this style is very close to my heart :D) but as a global cuisine hub. The last event attracted over 15,000 visitors, according to Simon Wilson, Head of IMG Culinary Asia, which is organising the fest.

“Seeing Hong Kongers embrace the festival with such a high level of excitement, we decided to make the second edition 25% bigger. Taste of Hong Kong 2017 will be raising the bar once again, bringing some popular favourites and introducing the latest and greatest local and international culinary talent and trends with more premium dishes, exclusive offerings and culinary experiences for taste buds to discover,” he adds.

 

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Visitors can expect an array of fine dining gourmet food and offerings; which were a hit with visitors in 2016. Also, some of the most celebrated restaurants in HK will be at the fest to serve a premium menu of more than 50 signature dishes, as well as iconic one-off festival creations. Some new names: Kaum at Potato Head, Mercato, Okra, Rhoda and ZUMA. Familiar culinary stars making a comeback:  Amber, Arcane, Café Gray Deluxe, CHINO, Duddell’s, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca and Yardbird.

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Some of the festival highlights include the opportunity to shop at The Gourmet Market, and learn a couple of tricks at the Taste Theatre from the region’s finest chefs over the weekend. There will also be a lineup of live entertainment in one of the many lounge areas.

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Sip on the best champagne from Laurent Perrier, where La Cuvee makes its debut in Asia, chilled and ready for guests to enjoy together with their munchies.

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Etihad Airways, the official Airline partner of Taste Festivals will be running their “Taste the World” competition between restaurants at the event.

They will send one Hong Kong chef to compete alongside 12 other world-class chefs in the final of the ‘Taste the World’ competition at Taste of Abu Dhabi. The ‘Taste’ series is celebrated in 22 countries around the world.

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So if you’re booking a flight to HK soon, make this part of your itinerary! Don’t forget to buy the tickets though, which start at HKD108 on weekdays and HKD138 on weekends. VIP passes are priced at HKD548/HKD578 (weekday and weekends).

VIP holders will enjoy fast track festival entry, exclusive access to the VIP enclosure, HKD300 worth of official festival currency and three complimentary premium beverages.

 

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In the meantime, drool over these delectable creations:        preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-22 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-30 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-31 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-32 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-33 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-38 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-39 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-40 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-41 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-45 preview-of-taste-of-hong-kong-2017-48
**Photos courtesy of Text100.