Today marks the kickoff of a month-long celebration of all things food and wine, which any visitor to Hong Kong quickly realizes are a citywide mania. The event begins with the Wine & Dine Festival, held on the promenade on West Kowloon. More than 200 exhibitors are bringing their best dishes, with a special emphasis on new entrants doing Spanish and Japanese cuisine.
Later, the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair will be open to the public on November 5th, an exciting event for wine trendspotters, as China continues to be an ever-more-important market. Then, the following week welcomes the Festival of Restaurants, Hong Kong’s Restaurant Week, with prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants, as well as special events and classes around town. Out-of-town visitors will particularly appreciate the wine-pairing courses from the Signature Dishes and Wine Tasting promotion in which many hotels are participating, as well as free corkage in the first half of the month to let you enjoy your new finds right away.