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Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival Celebrates a Decade of Decadence

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Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival returns with world-class food, drinks,
and entertainment alongside the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline

In commemoration of the 10th Annual Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival,
the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today it will infuse new
festival elements, increase the venue size, and enhance the number of
wine and food offerings.

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The 10th edition of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be the largest ever. Both the venue size ...

The 10th edition of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be the largest ever. Both the venue size and the number of booths will surpass those of previous editions. (Photo: Business Wire)

The China Construction Bank (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018
will be held October 25 - 28, expanding the event footprint by 20
percent along the Central Harbourfront, and showcase more than 430
booths of fine wines and exquisite delicacies. Aside from the mass
expansion in space and tastings, the internationally-acclaimed festival
will feature wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting
classes by industry experts. Festival goers will keep their palates
refreshed sampling everything from single malts to single-origin coffee
roasts.

The four-day event highlights are as follows:

"10-Michelin-starred Dinner" @ "Tasting Room"

Five Michelin-starred chefs are coming to Hong Kong to jointly present
the"10-Michelin-starred Dinner" in the "Tasting Room". The
world-renowned master chefs from France, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and
Mainland China bring a total of 8 Michelin stars, and they will
collaborate with two prominent Hong Kong chefs from one-Michelin-starred
restaurants Man Wah and Mandarin Grill + Bar to create a highly
anticipated wine-pairing banquet with eight courses, blending an
assortment of elements.

The five visiting celebrity chefs are:

  1. Distinguished French Chef Pierre Gagnaire of "Pierre", a
    two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong;
  2. Chef Bee Satongun of "Paste Bangkok", a one-Michelin-starred
    restaurant in Bangkok and recipient of Asia's Best Female Chef 2018 by
    "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants";
  3. Chef Lin Cheng Ching, Chinese Executive Chef of "The Guest House", a
    two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Taiwan;
  4. Chef Kentaro Chen, Executive Chef of "Shisen Hanten", a
    two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore; and
  5. Chef George Chen of "Wujie", a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in The
    Bund, Shanghai.

Limited 10th Edition

Every year, new elements are introduced into the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong
Wine and Dine Festival, and this year is no exception. Especially
tailored for the wine connoisseur is "Wine & Dine 10th
Edition Specials" and "2009 Vintage". These
not-to-be-missed exclusive series are available only this year. Featured
items include:

  • "Wine & Dine 10th Edition Specials": Happy 啤 Day
    (pronounced "Happy Birthday") (chocolate imperial stout, aged in
    bourbon and brandy barrels) and Favilla Fuji (Baileys Chocolat luxe
    and Junmaishu Nigori Sake).
  • "2009 Vintage": This commemorative series, dating back to the
    founding year of the Wine and Dine Festival, includes selections from
    Robert Parker's 100-point red wines.

For dining, HKTB is introducing two new tasting zones to the festival, "International
Street Eats"
and "Coffee Fiesta".

  • "International Street Eats": The latest gourmet sensations
    introduced to Hong Kong will be the focal point in this section,
    including Jiu-Wu Beef Noodle from Taiwan and local delicacies from
    seven regions, including Korea, Europe and Latin America, bringing
    tastes from all around the world.
  • "Coffee Fiesta": This zone gathers some of the most famous
    coffee and pastry shops in the city, such as Coco Espresso, by a
    champion barista; Say Hey Bakery, the award-winning baker; and
    celebrity dessert shop Alice Wild Luscious, guaranteeing festival
    participants wonderful delicacies alongside fabulous wine-tasting
    experiences.

Perfect 10 Passport

A new "Perfect 10 Passport" will be introduced this year to encourage
visitors to experience various wonderful food and wine combinations. In
addition to wine tokens, food tokens will be included in the Perfect 10
Passport to inspire guests to explore creative wine pairing options with
family and friends. The Perfect 10 Passport will include a welcome drink
and a 10th edition limited wine glass, a worthy addition to
the collection of every wine enthusiast.

Prizes to celebrate the 10th anniversary

No celebration is complete without entertainment and special giveaways.
During the four-day event, live music performances will be held each
evening on the main stage. Additionally there will be games played every
day, with prizes including airfare tickets, wines, gourmet food and wine
tokens.

In addition to the above, this year's wine options will expand,
featuring fine wines from first-time participating chateaus from
countries and regions like Burgundy, Croatia and Russia to capture the
hearts and tastes of festival-goers. Popular attractions returning
include the "Robert Parker Wine Advocate Pavilion", a quality wine
tasting experience from established classics and rising stars to
off-the-beaten-track producers selected by the Robert Parker Wine
Advocate; and the "FeedMe Lane", where you can discover and eat Hong
Kong's most current culinary darlings.

For more event details visit: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/winedinefestival/

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