Hong Kong Tourism Board in association with American Express kicks off the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Month with its annual Hong Kong Wine and Dine festival from October 31- November 03, 2013.
This year, the wine, cuisine, live music and entertainment has moved across to the New Central Harbourfront. Now visitors can sip, slurp and salivate away, encircled by the sparkly architecture of Hong Kong’s downtown and overlooking Victoria Harbour. Apart from the new venue, this year, Wine and Dine fest has an new tasting room where guests can enjoy wine pairing dinners, wine and cheese. The tasting room is a new premium area where one can enjoy wine pairing dinners with master chefs, wine and food appreciation master classes and talks from industry experts.
Visitors can sample fine wines and delicacies from a total of 280 wine and food booths operated by over 200 producers and wineries from 18 countries, as well as local wine merchants, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, France, Georgia, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine and the USA.
It’s not just about the wine though, as chefs from some of Hong Kong’s premier hotels and restaurants cook their signature dishes. Some 70 food booths will feature barbecued specialties, appetizers, and sweet treats. The venue will also feature comfy seats where the guests can sit and watch Victoria Harbour’s skyline come alive with colour as the sun goes down.
A quality glass of wine always goes well with the sound of jazz. An array of musicians, bands and singers will be present with the sole purpose of enriching the evening.
Apart from the four days of food and wine fiesta, Hong Kong's hotels will welcome the visitors for the complete month with free signature dish and wine offers while other hotel restaurants waive their corkage fees. Wine and dine promotions can be found across the city throughout November.