The biggest-ever CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival returns to central with expanded food selection.

Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and title-sponsored by China Construction Bank (Asia), the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be held at the Central Harbourfront Event Space from 22 to 25 October. Among the new features at this year’s festival are special zones for whisky and craft beer, and a wider selection of wines and food, offering a sensational journey for visitors and local residents alike. The excitement will extend into November, when the city celebrates Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month with more scrumptious options.

HKTB Chairman Dr Peter Lam said: “The CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is the largest outdoor food and wine event in Hong Kong. We are delighted to stage the largest-ever event this year, with more new zones to present wines from more than 20 countries and regions and a wide range of food selection. The event venue will be specially decorated as an urban garden, in order to create an appealing setting for food and wine tasting. The HKTB sincerely thanks all exhibitors for their participation, as well as all of our sponsors, particularly China Construction Bank (Asia), which is title-sponsoring the event for the second time, related government departments and other supporting organisations.”

Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) Mr Mao Yumin said: “We are pleased to be the title-sponsor of the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival again this year, and to work hand-in-hand with the HKTB in organising this renowned and spectacular annual event. Rooted in Hong Kong since 1912, CCB (Asia) has witnessed the rapid development of this city over the past hundred years, and is committed to giving continued support to the mega events in Hong Kong as part of our contribution to the community. This is the 7th staging of the Festival and we are glad to see the event has become more and more popular. We wish this year’s CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival a great success and all the participants an unforgettable experience with their family and friends.”

Key highlights of the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

Biggest scale ever
– There are a record 340 food and wine booths, representing an increase of almost 30% from last year.

Broader selection of wine
– On offer are wines from 21 countries and regions, the highest since the Festival began.
– In addition to wine and Japanese sake, whisky and craft beer will be available.
– Sommeliers will be stationed in the newly-added Wine Experts Zone to share their recommendations.

More food choices available
– There will be around 100 food booths, some set up by renowned local hotels, representing an increase of more than 25% from last year.
– Two new zones, Star Avenue and Gourmet Trails, will present masterpieces from Michelin-starred and other award-winning restaurants.
– On 24 and 25 October (Saturday to Sunday), chefs from Michelin restaurants in France and Hong Kong, together with award-winning chefs from Hong Kong’s “Best of the Best Culinary Awards”, will present exquisite feasts in the Tasting Room.
– Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will showcase its classic afternoon tea in the Tasting Room in the afternoon sessions on 24 and 25 October (Saturday to Sunday)

A lush garden in the city
– The venue will be decorated as a garden in the midst of the buzzing city to create a relaxing setting.
– The new Garden Party zone, title-sponsored by CCB (Asia), will be decorated with a petal-shaped dome, with complementing lighting effects after dark.

Ticketing
Wine passes and tickets to the Tasting Room can be purchased in advance from the Cityline booking website starting from 29 September. The CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be open to the public starting at 8pm on 22 October. There is an admission fee of HK$30, which will be waived for those who purchase wine passes and tickets to the Tasting Room before 22 October. To facilitate the transaction, the HKTB has implemented an electronic wine pass system for the first time.

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month – a Platform for Trade Promotion
Following the Festival is the month-long Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month. Throughout November, major dining districts and other members of the food and beverage sector will roll out a host of culinary programmes, including the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival, Stanley Plaza World of Food and Music 2015, and Cheers for Fashion Walk. Furthermore, a number of hotels and restaurants will provide visitors and local residents with different dining privileges so that they can fully soak in the delectable scents and flavours of the culinary capital of Asia. The HKTB will actively promote these activities and offers to visitors to help merchants secure more business opportunities.

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