The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage
the second Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival at the West Kowloon
Waterfront Promenade between 28 and 31 October 2010.
the festival is much grander in scale than last year’s debut, with
more wines, more food and more world-class entertainment – all
against the stunning backdrop of the Victoria Harbour
festival will also usher in the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Month, a
new promotion that will last through November.
Compared to last year, this year’s festival
has been extended by an
extra day, and will occupy 40% more space to accommodate
50% more wine and food booths, which add up to over 230.
in the beautiful views of Victoria Harbour, festival participants
will be able to sample a wide selection of wines from 16 countries
and over 100 Chinese and Western dishes, including those bestowed
with local accolades.
Three new elements
instilled to this year’s festival are designed to please the
palates of food and wine cognoscenti.
First, there will be a brand
new Grand Tasting Pavilion, an exclusive and specially arranged
area to showcase premium wines. The area will be opened to holders
of Grand Tasting Pass to savour vintages.
Chairman Mr James Tien, HKTB Board Member Mr Peter Lam and the
Cazes family, owner of Lynch Bages (arranged by Bordeaux Chamber
of Commerce and Industry) have each donated a bottle of 6-litre
famous French wine for the first-ever “Sunset Tasting with Wine
Collectors” event. These three bottles of wine will each be opened
on 29, 30 and 31 October for tasting (5:00pm to 6:00pm). The first
150 participants who purchase the Grand Tasting Pass for the day
via Cityline will be entitled to join the tasting.
Michelin-starred chefs from Hong Kong and France will brandish
their cooking wands at the “Kitchen Session with Master Chefs” and
let participants sample dishes paired with fine
To add further spice to the festival, there will be an exciting
line-up of entertainment. Each night, the main stage will be
seized by leading musicians, including Dutch jazz sensation Laura
Fygi, famous record producer, songwriter and singer Hanjin Tan,
acclaimed Asian jazz singer Eugene Pao, versatile jazz band
Renfrew Group, award-winning Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony
Orchestra, as well as guest celebrities, such as local pop icons
Ivana Wong and William So.
Adding to the delight of wine
aficionados, wine-appreciation classes from elementary to advanced
levels will be given by local and international oenological
experts. For those with an artistic penchant, they can try their
hands on wine-glass painting under the guidance of Ms Jody Yang,
artist from Hong Kong Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, and have
their works displayed at the venue. Roving performances will also
ensure that fun permeates the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.
Admission to the Hong Kong
Wine and Dine Festival is free, however for wine tasting, participants need to
present Grand Tasting Passes, Wine Passes or Wine Tokens.
Participants can purchase Grand Tasting Passes and Wine Passes on
the spot and in advance via Cityline’s
or hotline (2111 5333) starting today, 12 October 2010.
will be given for advanced purchase and American Express cardmembers.
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