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Now in its tenth edition, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will present four days of funpacked events for locals and visitors alike from October 25 to 28 and this year is extending its reach from the Central Harbourfront Event Space to Tamar Park with about 450 booths serving fine wines and exquisite food.

Five Michelinstarred chefs from the Mainland and overseas are coming to Hong Kong to jointly present the “10Michelinstarred Dinner” in the “Tasting Room”. The five visiting master chefs, who have been awarded a total of eight Michelin stars, will collaborate with two renowned Hong Kong chefs from oneMichelinstarred restaurants Man Wah and Mandarin Grill + Bar to concoct a winepairing banquet with eight courses, fusing Chinese, Thai and French elements. 
The five visiting celebrity chefs are French chef Pierre Gagnaire of Pierre, a twoMichelinstarred restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong; chef Bee Satongun of Paste Bangkok, a oneMichelinstarred restaurant in Bangkok; chef Lin Cheng Ching of The Guest House, a twoMichelinstarred restaurant in Taiwan; chef Kentaro Chen of Shisen Hanten, a twoMichelinstarred restaurant in Singapore; and chef George Chen of Wujie, a oneMichelinstarred restaurant in Shanghai.
Wine lovers will be impressed by the “Wine & Dine 10th Edition Specials” and “2009 Vintage”. These two exclusive series are available only this year. 
As for dining, two newly introduced zones, “International Street Eats” and “Coffee Fiesta” will bring new sensations to the taste buds. The International Street Eats zone offers the latest gourmet sensations introduced to Hong Kong, including JiuWu Beef Noodle from Taiwan and local delicacies from seven regions, including South Korea, Europe and Latin America, bringing tastes from all over the world to the table.
In the meantime, Coffee Fiesta zone gathers some of the most famous coffee and pastry shops in the city, such as Coco Espresso, Say Hey Bakery, and celebrity dessert shop Alice Wild Luscious, alongside winetasting experiences. 
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 connoisseur.
Independent musicians and buskers will perform at the venue, and there will be live music performances each evening on the main stage. There will also be game sessions every day, with prizes including air tickets, wines, gourmet food and wine tokens.
This year’s wine options will be expanded, featuring fine wines from firsttime participating chateaux from countries and regions like Burgundy, Croatia and Russia to capture the hearts and tastes of festivalgoers. To make purchases more convenient for event participants, epayment will be available at the venue.
For details, visit www.DiscoverHongKong.com/eng/winedinefestival/.

Published : October 10, 2018

By : The Nation