Michelin-Starred Chefs Head to Hong Kong
Langham Food & Wine Festival raises a glass in Hong Kong
Celebrity chefs and award-winning wine producers are teaming up to present tasting menus, buffets, and wine tastings at the Langham Food & Wine Festival in Hong Kong from Sept. 13 to 23, 2012.
Michelin-starred chefs like Albert Roux of the three-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in London, Angel Pascual of the now-shuttered Lluçanès Restaurant in Barcelona, Claude Bosi of Hibiscus in London, and Igor Macchia of La Credenza in Turin, Italy, are participating in the 11-day festival that takes place at Langham Hospitality Group’s two hotels, The Langham, Hong Kong and Langham Place, Mongkok.
The Michelin-starred chefs are collaborating with wine producers and chefs from Shanghai and Hong Kong to prepare their signature dishes in the hotel restaurants. They will also be leading master classes. Chances to sample the signature dishes include the daily Buffet with Stars in which Roux, Pascual, and Bosi will prepare a special spread along with a sustainable seafood cooking station and beef and pork charcuterie.
Master classes include Gontran Cherrier’s demonstration of a Tiffin afternoon tea, Philippe Mouchel’s demonstration of three of his signature dishes, and Benjamin Bayly’s demonstration of two signature dishes paired with Pasquale wine from New Zealand.
A highlight of the Langham Food & Wine Festival is a charity auction for a private six-course dinner for eight paired with Frescobaldi wines presented by Michelin-starred chef Igor Macchia in The Penthouse Suite of Langham Place, Mongkok on Sept. 20. Bids for this dinner start at HK$20,000 (US$2,578.57) with all proceeds to be donated to the Hong Kong Playground Association.
Tickets for each event are sold separately through the Langham Food & Wine Festival website.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.