What is it?
Foodies of Hong Kong! This is for you.
Taste Festival, a four day restaurant led event, will make its debut in Hong Kong from 10-13 March 2016. Taste is a premium foodie festival that has garnered much praise in cities like Helsinki, Rome, Melbourne and now, for the first time in Asia, on our very own Hong Kong Harbourfront.
Brought to us by Standard Chartered, the lineup of attractions ranges from premium beverages, masterclasses, wine tastings, lounges, music and exclusive cooking demonstrations. Spot some of your favourite high end restaurants at Taste of Hong Kong including Aberdeen Street Social, Amber, Arcane, CHINO, Duddell's, Serge et Le Phoque, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca, Yardbird and RŌNIN.
Here are 6 reasons you'd be crazy not to attend:
1. Discover the chef's secrets
Want to learn how to cook like a top chef? Attend the cooking demonstrations at the Bosch Taste Theatre and discover culinary secrets from world class chefs who will be cooking some of their favourite recipes. The live cooking demonstrations hosted by Debbie Wong of Food Network will explain how to transform everyday ingredients into extraordinary and exquisitely textured dishes. Be prepared to learn top tips of the trade to impress your future dinner guests.
2. Indulge in bubbles
There will be a pop-up Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar serving Laurent-Perrier brut, Cuvée Rosé, Vintage 2004 and Ultra Brut day or night, whenever the mood strikes. Attendees can participate in dedicated masterclasses that will demonstrate how to pair each wine with signature dishes from the Taste of Hong Kong restaurants to compliment their gourmet journey.
3. Make your own blend of wine
Wine connoisseurs will love the Wynns Coonawarra Estate “Make Your Own Blend” wine experience. Participants will be guided through the culinary art of wine blending, learning to appreciate the characteristics, fragrance and palate of different grape varieties from Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot wines. You can even take home your bespoke blended wines.
4. Sample and learn more about unique varieties of sake
Festivalgoers can sample junmai and junmai nigori from Sunday's Grocery and a selection of six unique styles from six Japanese sakeproducers. Sake master classes will provide an in-depth look at each sake, including the history and production methods of the six breweries. You'll even receive a special souvenir if you attend the master class.
5. Engage in discussions with chefs
You can select from a series of main attractions that include having discussions with award winning chefs as they share their signature dishes at the Marriott Kitchen.
6. VIP guests will have access to the VIP lounge + free drinks
VIP guests can visit the Stella Artois VIP lounge for their complimentary three beverages. VIP ticket holders will have fast track priority entry into the festival, $300 worth of Crowns (Taste of Hong Kong's currency) to spend on upscale activities and restaurants, artisanal produce at Taste of Hong Kong.
A global phenomenon, the first Taste Festival was held in London with just one event over 10 years ago. Since then, Taste has rapidly grown to become part of the social season for foodies, restaurant lovers and wine connoisseurs, with 22 restaurant festivals around the globe. Saturday night Stellar Artois VIP tickets are now sold out so snap up tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Taste of Hong Kong
Venue: Central Harbourfront
Date: 10-13 March 2016
Price: $138 / $168 (weekday and weekend)
VIP Passes: $598 / $648 (weekday and weekend)
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Discount for Foodies: Enter FOODIE as promo code when purchasing ticket to enjoy a 10% discount.