Now in its third year, Taste of Hong Kong presented by Standard Chartered is revving up to deliver some of Hong Kong’s finest cuisine in a four-day food festival again set along the stunning promenade of Central Harbourfront. From 22–25 March 2018, this prominent dining event provides the opportunity to try dishes from some of our city’s best restaurants to see if they entice you to book in for the full-blown experience when you’re planning your next evening out.
This year will see new restaurants, vendors, experiences and bars as well as different ticketing packages. Also, motion graphics artist Frank Nitty has given the chefs an animated flair in the Taste portraits for 2018, visually portraying their individualism in a way that’s never been done before.
A large section of the restaurant line-up is brand new, including three-Michelin-starred Bo Innovation, the Four Seasons’ two-Michelin-starred Caprice, Black Sheep’s tandoori chophouse New Punjab Club, Alvin Leung’s Forbidden Duck, fine Nordic cuisine from Frantzén’s Kitchen, Asian subcontinental flavours from BlackSalt, premium Chinese from One Harbour Road, fresh pasta from Pirata Group’s Pici and northern Thai from Chachawan. Asia’s Best Female Chef winners May Chow of Little Bao and Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room and Bar will be bringing a dessert offering from Poem Patisserie.
From the international restaurant scene, London’s Bubbledogs and Black Star Pastry from Sydney will be showing off their celebrated goodies. This year, all restaurants will be creating a festival exclusive that’s never been seen on their menus before, purely for the Hong Kong crowd.
Popular modern yakitori specialist Yardbird will be back for more fun, having won multiple Taste of Hong Kong awards over the past two years. Beloved izakaya Okra is back for another run, as is one of HK’s favourite Japanese restaurant’s, Zuma, and the divine dim sum from Duddell’s.The Gourmet Market is back featuring a new selection of artisanal products, natural gin, craft beer and Ibérico ham. XTC Gelato will be serving a warm profiterole with their homemade sea salt caramel sauce that we’re looking forward to sampling.
The Sound Stage is back to amp up the vibe, with DJs and bands setting the soundtrack for the festival, while the SHARP Taste Theatre will have its usual showcase of interactive cooking demos and wine workshops.
New this year is The Singleton whisky tasting experience and the Johnnie Walker highball bar. There will also be a Peroni pop-up bar and a Seedlip bar for those who want something delicious to drink when they’re not drinking. La Cabane will return with their crowd-pleasing wine bar and Treasury Wine Estates will have a 90 Plus Wine Club tasting experience.
The festival is adopting a family-friendly vibe this year with a special kids’ zone on Saturday and Sunday hosted by family members’ club Maggie & Rose. This year, all kids aged under 16 will enjoy free entry.
Food’s Future by Foodie pavilion
As a media partner of Taste of Hong Kong by Standard Chartered, our own Food’s Future by Foodie pavilion will be featuring an exciting pitch competition for food innovators, as well as interactive exhibits on the future of food. If you attended our Food’s Future conference last year and have been thinking about how to make the world a better place, or if you’re just curious to know more about what our food-loving future holds, this is your moment. Head to www.foods-future.com to find out more and join us in making an impact on our dietary destiny!
Taste sessions are divided into lunch and dinner sessions. A session lasts for 4–5 hours.
- Thursday, 22 March 2018: 6–10pm
- Friday, 23 March 2018: 12:30–4:30pm; 6–10pm
- Saturday, 24 March 2018: 12:30–4:30pm; 6–10pm
- Sunday, 25 March 2018: 12:30–5:30pm
The prices of individual dishes vary for each restaurant; this year, over 70% of the dishes available will be priced at under $100, with “icon dishes” available at $210. General-entry tickets are priced at $120 in advance, $150 at the door and $96 for Standard Chartered cardholders. There are also ticket packages that include food and drink. All kids under 16 get free entry. Group booking discounts are available. For more information and to book, click here.