Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the inaugural edition of the Hong Kong Great November Feast is a month-long programme that celebrates the Hong Kong culinary scene in all its glory. Every day for 30 days, indulge in a series of gourmet happenings, from foodie street fairs in Lan Kwai Fong and Queen’s Road East, to signature tasting menus at top restaurants around town, to specially priced wining and dining offers, to grand wine- and beer-themed events including Beertopia and the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. There’s something to tickle just about everyone’s taste buds during this incredible food lover’s extravaganza.
The pinnacle event is Elite Dining Week, which runs from 3 to 13 November. A collaboration between DiningCity and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, this week-long festival of eating allows diners the opportunity to savour tasting menus featuring the signature dishes of some of Hong Kong’s most lauded eateries along with well-curated wine pairings.
Hamachi carpaccio, ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge
Fried beef cubes with wasabi soy sauce, Duddell's
Each of the 20 or so restaurants selected to participate in Elite Dining Week is award winning, many with a glittering Michelin star or more to their name, including Duddell’s, Gaddi’s, MIC Kitchen, Ming Court, ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, Restaurant Petrus, Seasons by Olivier E., Ta Vie, Wagyu Takumi and Yan Toh Heen.
Pyrenean lamb prepared three ways, Gaddi's
Basil dragon pearls with ginger panna cotta and ice cream, Yan Toh Heen
For us, the highlight of the 11-day event will be the extraordinary dining experience offered at Popsy Modern Kitchen. In partnership with Ruinart champagne, Popsy’s main dining area will be transformed into a glorious winter garden, with a private room decked out with chandeliers made from upside-down Ruinart bottles that mirror the restaurant’s Willy Wonka-esque tasting menu consisting of items that resemble one dish but taste like another.
Public booking for Elite Dining Week begins on Tuesday, 1 November at 10am. Go to www.elitediningweek.com for more information, including menu prices, and to make reservations.
Click here for more details about the Great November Feast.