November is going to be one delicious month, as the Hong Kong Great November Feast hits the city with a massive line-up of gourmet and wine events, dining offers, as well as other delightful culinary programmes that will guarantee to set our tongues tingling with anticipation. Get your calendars (and your appetites) ready as we run down the can’t-miss gastronomic happenings that you’ll want to fit into your busy schedule.
The Cocktail Agenda
As a cosmopolitan city that shines even brighter when night falls, we pride ourselves on our vibrant and diverse nightlife, and that includes the many bars and restaurants tucked in the hidden lanes and corners of our city. As part of The Cocktail Agenda, you will be invited to discover over 30 hidden treasures and experience the unique flavours and taste of the locally formulated ‘HK Mix’ cocktails they offer.
When: 1 to 10 November 2016
Promotion: Buy one get 1 free (HK Mix cocktails only), find out more details here.
Elite Dining Week
Prepared to be treated with a long list of gastronomic masterpieces as Elite Dining Week puts the spotlight on some of Hong Kong’s top fine-dining restaurants such as Yan Toh Heen, Duddell’s and Wagyu Takumi. For 10 days, star chefs from these culinary institutions will present us with a range of exclusive menus, offering all diners an unforgettable dining experience.
When: 3 to 13 November 2016, check here for more details.
Queen’s Road East Festival
Wanchai, Hong Kong’s dining hot spot of the moment, will play host to the Queen’s Road East Festival this year, during which Lee Tung Avenue will be transformed into a tapas bar street from 10 to 13 November 2016, complete with a flamenco dance parade and Spanish cultural workshops. If you prefer, you may also take a tour of some of the world’s best distilleries at the QRE Wine & Whisky Walk from 19 to 20 November 2016, and enjoy a stroll down the charming streets of the area with a glass of your favourite whisky or wine along with canapés. For those with children, spend a fun-filled family weekend at the QRE Carnival from 26 to 27 November 2016, where there will be game booths, live music, colourful virtual reality games, dance performances and free bites!
Lee Tung Avenue Festival de Tapas: 10 to 13 November 2016, find details here.
QRE Wine & Whisky Walk: 19 to 20 November 2016, get tickets here.
QRE Carnival: 26 to 27 November 2016, more details here.
Lan Kwai Fong Carnival
The annual carnival is coming back with a promise to be bigger than ever. From 19 to 20 November 2016, entertainments such as performances and games will bring the streets of Lan Kwai Fong to live.
When: 19 to 20 November 2016, see details here.
Best of the Best Culinary Awards
Taste all of the winning dishes of the Best of the Best Culinary Awards — one of Hong Kong’s largest culinary pageants — and enjoy a 20% discount throughout November. These top 40 Chinese cuisines come from a series of different categories including egg, pork, dim sum and crab, and will act as your guide to the cream of the crop in Chinese cooking across the city.
When: 1 to 30 November 2016, find out more details here.
In addition to the above highlights, there will also be a string of equally attractive wine and dine events such as the Marco Polo German Bierfest, Beertopia, Great Wines of the World, HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, and the Argentina Festival Hong Kong, to make sure your calendar is fully packed with culinary delights throughout the entire month.
This article is sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board.