The Weekly Dish: Everything You Should Know About Taste Of Hong Kong


March 16, 2017 | BY Wilson Fok

Get up close and personal with everything food and drink at the city’s best food festival this season


Taste of Hong Kong makes a sophomore return to Central Harbourfront this year. Running from now until March 19, the four-day celebration of dining and everything food is bigger with more activities planned for food lovers. Discover the joy of food and indulge in the multitudes of fine dining throughout the festival. Aside from indulging into a fine selection of restaurant signatures, here are a few more reasons to get your taste buds ready. 

The Tatler Table


The #TatlerTable returns to this year’s Taste of Hong Kong event with a star-studded lineup of chefs and food producers, local and abroad. Our dining team will be hosting a list of panel discussions featuring chefs from participating restaurants at this year’s festival, from veterans like Amber’s Richard Ekkebus and Rhoda’s Nathan Green to first-time participants such as 22 Ships’ Aaron Gillespie and Mott 32’s Man-Sing Lee.

The #TatlerTable talks include the following: 

Thursday 16th March 

6.30pm- 7pm — Aaron Gillespie – 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry

7.30pm-8pm — Lee Man Sing – Mott 32

8.30pm-9pm — Johnny Farrell – Blue 

9.30pm-10pm — Nick Kim – Shuko

Friday 17th March

1pm-1.30pm — Females in Food —  Vicky Lau (Tate), Peggy Chan (Grassroots Pantry), Lindsay Jang (Yardbird), Victoria Chow (The Woods) and Florence Dalia (Amber)

2pm-2.30pm — Max Levy – Okra

3pm-3.30pm — Erik Idos – Chino

4pm-4.30pm — Paul Lau – Tin Lung Heen

6.30pm-7pm — Antoine Audran – Kaum at Potato Head

8.30pm-9pm — Matt Abergel – Yardbird

9.30pm-10pm — Eric Raty – Café Gray Deluxe

Saturday 18th March 

1pm-1.30pm — Charles Pelletier – Serge et Le Phoque

2pm-2.30pm — Anthony Burd – Mercato

3pm-3.30pm — Richard Ekkebus – Amber

4pm-4.30pm — Shane Osborn – Arcane

6.30pm-7pm — Samuel Wilkes – Zuma

7.30pm-8pm — Pino Lavarra – Tosca

8.30pm-9pm — Brooklyn Breweries, Garrett Oliver


Sunday 19th March 

1pm-1.30pm — Nate Green – Rhoda

2pm-2.30pm — Fung Man Ip – Duddell’s

3pm-3.30pm — Decoding Drinks — Featuring Elliot Faber (Sunday’s Grocery) and Victoria Chow (The Woods)

4pm-4.30pm — Future of Food Writing — Featuring critics and food writers Susan Jung, Janice Leung Hayes, Johannes Pong and Debbie Yong


This will be a great chance to speak and interact up close with the visionaries behind some of the best dining concepts the city offers. Follow us on @hongkongtatlerdining throughout the event to find out the latest on offer at #TatlerTable.

Create Your Own Tasting Menu


The city’s finest dining establishments gather at this year’s festival, from returning favorites such as Amber, Arcane, and Yardbird, to festival rookies such as Okra, Rhoda, and Kaum. Not only can guests sample the restaurants’ signature dishes, they can also check out the iconic signatures that are designed and customised for this year’s event.

At Amber, for example, Richard Ekkebus will be presenting four unique dish workshops that feature ingredients he sourced on a trip to Japan with Hong Kong Tatler. Read more about the dishes and watch the videos below:

 1. Freshly shucked Ebisu winter oyster with plum, beetroot granité & black pepper

2. Fukuoka clams & wakame velouté with bannou negi infused extra virgin olive oil

3. Miyazaki beef with Kyushu red cabbage & dulse slaw, pepper berry béarnaise

4. Genkaijima line caught Spanish Mackerel cured & torched with Miyazaki Hyuganatsu 

Live Cooking Demonstrations


The four-day event will host 24 live-cooking demonstration sessions at the Taste Theatre. Chefs such as Okra’s Max Levy and Arcane’s Shane Osborn, among others, will share some kitchen secrets together with a showcase of great kitchen skills and tips on using the best ingredients. 

Laurent-Perrier Unveils La Cuvee


The celebrated French champagne house will unveil its La Cuvée for the first time in Asia at the Laurent-Perrier champagne bar set up at Taste of Hong Kong. A champagne tasting session will showcase the magnificent champagne with tasting opportunities and tips on pairing with signature dishes from the festival participating restaurants.