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Us ‘Kongers love being outdoors, especially when a good meal and some drinks are involved. There are plenty of examples: Clockenflap, Wine & Dine, the AIA Great European Carnival, to name a few. But there has never been an event truly dedicated to the craft of dining... Or at least until now, and it’s everything you’ll ever hope for and more.

 

Taste of Hong Kong, an outdoor festival curating 12 of Hong Kong’s finest and hottest restaurants, will present to the foodies of the town a myriad of favourite and limited-edition dishes plus premium drinks for four days straight at Central Harbourfront. This is the first in Asia, and after so much buzz with all the Taste Festivals around the world (in 22 cities like London, Berlin and Sydney), we have very high expectations and equal amount of excitement. 

We went for a sneak preview yesterday at a press event where they unveiled a portion of the participating restaurants and dishes, and we are happy to report that it’s abso-effing-lutely amazing so far

 

Aberdeen Street Social Raw Hokkaido scallops, dashi jelly, apple, shiso, avocado and wasabi puree

 

 
Amber -  Ebisu oyster with seaweed, potato & shallot slaw in tomato cloud with chipolata crumble (our fave!!)

 

 
Duddell's - pan-fried M9 wagyu beef with scallion soy sauce

 

 
Serge et le phoqueDacquoise - almond biscuit, vanilla cream and nougatine

 

 
Yardbirdmeatball, tare, egg Yolk

 


ToscaTiramisù with limoncello

 


RŌNIN - sake tasting 

Not pictured: Arcane's hamachi capaccio with jicama salad, confit fennel and ginger soy; as well as Tin Lung Heen's roasted Iberico pork char-siu. 

There’ll also be opportunities to meet the chefs, join their culinary workshops or watch something at the Taste Theatre, plus of course, shop for gourmet and artisanal F&B products.

Excited? Here’s what you need to know

When: 10 – 13 March, 2016 (six separate sessions in total)
Thursday 10 March - Evening: 6pm- 10pm
Friday 11 March - Afternoon: 12.30pm- 4.30pm / Evening: 6pm- 10pm
Saturday 12 March - Afternoon: 12.30pm- 4.30pm / Evening: 6pm-10pm
Sunday 13 March - Afternoon: 12.30pm- 5.30pm

Where: Central Harbourfront 

How much (per session): 
General tickets (on sale on 14th January):
Early birds: $108HKD for Thursday or Friday sessions and $138HKD for Saturday or Sunday sessions / normal price: $138HKD & $168HKD respectively

VIP tickets (limited to 200 per session):
Early birds: $548HKD for Thursday or Friday sessions and $578HKD for Saturday or Sunday sessions / normal prices: $598HKD & $648HKD respectively; includes fast track entry, access to VIP area and $300HKD worth of credit/currency plus 3 free premium drinks

Child general entry (6-18 years old): $78HKD; free for children under the age of 5

Family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children): $398HKD

The festival operates on a cashless system, much like Clockenflap 2014, where you get a card you top-up with “Crown currency” to spend at the festival. 

Basically, this is one event foodies can’t miss. So get your hands on tickets early because tickets go on sale today. For more info, visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to hashtag your foodporn photos with #tasteofHK!

Written by Karen Chiang



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