Last year at Taste of Hong Kong Presented by HSBC, watermelon cake from Aussie brand Black Star Pastry was all the rage, setting Instagram alight for days. This year, Australia comes to our shores once again, bringing beloved gelateria Gelato Messina to serve up drool-worthy desserts that photograph as good as they taste.

The ingredients that make up this gelato deserve as much attention as the edible works of art themselves, in that the brand produces the Jersey milk used to make the gelato at their own dairy farm. They also make their own chocolate from single-origin Ecuadorian cacao for truly artisanal, homemade scoops, as well as craft the gelato into incredible cakes like Dr Evil’s Mini Magic Mushroom and the Taste-exclusive Milk Tea Bomb Alaska.

Image title Gelato Messina’s Milk Tea Bomb Alaska and Dr Evil’s Mini Magic Mushroom

Gelato Messina’s Milk Tea Bomb Alaska and Dr Evil’s Mini Magic Mushroom

The team at Taste of Hong Kong are so excited about this union that they’ve teamed up with Virgin Australia to give away flights to Sydney! Four winners could be jetting off to the Land Down Under. All you have to do to stand a chance to win is keep your eyes on Taste’s Instagram account and come up with a catchy name for one of Gelato Messina’s Taste-exclusive flavours.

Taste of Hong Kong 2019

The Taste Residence

Taste of Hong Kong is also adding a fine-dining experience this year called The Taste Residence ($598/person), presented by The Singleton of Glen Ord single-malt Scotch whisky, from 21–24 March 2019. This will feature chefs Andrew Wong of London’s A. Wong (modern Chinese cuisine) and Justin Quek of Singapore’s Chinoiserie (French-Asian cuisine) presenting slow-cooked cuisine to celebrate the art of the slow craft that The Singleton prides itself on at its Scottish distillery.

Each Residence ticket delivers two dishes and three Singleton whiskies for an intimate fine-dining pop-up experience. There are 30 seats per session, and the ticket also gets you entry to the festival itself.

Purchase Taste of Hong Kong 2019 tickets here

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