Thursday, July 26, 2012

Langham Food & Wine Festival

Food guest blogger hkLifestyleGeek gives us her next scoop on the Langham Food & Wine Festival.

Foodies with large wallets will be excited to hear about the Langham Food & Wine Festival 2012 that will be happening September 13-23.

The hotel group is bringing in some top chefs from around the world to present some gastronomic pleasure. They include Albert Roux, the first chef to be awarded three Michelin stars in London in 1968; Igor Macchia who has a two-star Michelin restaurant called La Credenza in Piedmont, Italy; Sursur Lee, originally from Hong Kong but lives in Toronto and has three restaurants; and pastry chef Gontran Cherrier of France.

That's not all -- there are New Zealand wines from Pasquale Wines and top florist Stein Are Hansen from Norway to complement the dining experience.

Both Langham Place in Mongkok and The Langham in Tsim Sha Tsui will host these guest chefs for master classes, lunches, afternoon teas, wine tastings and dinners.

Not all of them will devastate your bank account, with A Taste of the Best at Main St Deli at HK$205, afternoon tea presented by pastry chef Cherrier in Palm Court for HK$298 and lunch at L'Eclipse for HK$258.

From there onwards more gourmet lunches and then gala dinners will be held with prices at around the HK$1,888 mark.

However, the sky's the limit with the ultimate being a charity auction where the winning bidder with a minimum bid of HK$20,000 gets Chef Macchia to personally cook a six-course dinner for you and your seven friends in The Penthouse Suite at Langham Place on September 20.

Any takers?

For more information go to

Bookings are open now and those with Standard Chartered-issued credit cards can enjoy extra benefits including a 20 percent discount on any festival bookings.

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