The Hong Kong Tourism Board is to stage a 10-day
“Hong Kong Food and Wine Year Spotlight Events” from 30 October to
8 November 2009.
The 10-day celebration will present Hong Kong’s
delectable gastronomic experience to visitors and local residents.
Featuring fine wine, food and
entertainment, the events will comprise four key elements: the
first-ever large-scale outdoor wine and dine event in Hong Kong,
street carnivals organised by major food districts, a sparkling
array of activities put together by the catering and tourism
sectors, and a series of dining and drinking offers.
Approximately 140 booths will be set up
at the venue to showcase the finest brews from different origins,
local award-winning specialities and classic gourmet. The booths
will provide visitors with tips on pairing fine wine and food.
Participants can also join on-site wine appreciation classes
presented by professional sommeliers.
each evening, the HKTB will present various forms of
entertainment, including different live music performances, dance
performance and multi-media light and music shows. Art
installations will also be displayed at the venue, which will
provide a backdrop for photo-taking by visitors and
To tie in with the “Hong Kong
Food and Wine Year Spotlight Events”, distinctive street carnivals
will take place at two renowned food districts in Central, namely
Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo on 6-8 November (Friday to Sunday),
allowing visitors and residents to enjoy two unique
experiences in the same district simultaneously.
The Lan Kwai Fong
Carnival 2009, to be held at Lan Kwai Fong in Central, will evolve
around the theme of South American passion; while the SoHo Wine &
Dine Carnival, first held at SoHo Food District, will take the
theme of ‘Village on the Hill’ centred upon fine wine, delicacies
and fine music.
The two carnivals will altogether feature around
110 booths to primarily provide wine, food and interactive games.
A series of live art performance and entertainment will also take
place to hype up the excitement.
An array of activities
presented by other local food districts, as well as catering and
tourism sectors, will also be available throughout the 10-day
“Hong Kong Food and Wine Year Spotlight Events”. These include Sai Kung Seafood
Festival, the Hong Kong International Wine Exhibition by HKTDC,
and such tourism products as Celebrity Gourmet Tours, Wine Cellar
Tour and “Taste Hong Kong Pass”.
In addition, various
forms of privileges will be extended by a number of hotels and
restaurants at major tourist districts during the “Hong Kong Food
and Wine Year Spotlight Events”, including free corkage service,
buy-one, get-one free, complimentary dishes or beverages, and
special discount menus, which are designed to stimulate greater
spending by visitors and encourage them to explore the diverse
culinary and wine experiences of Hong Kong.
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