Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival has kicked-off yesterday, featuring about 450 booths serving fine wines and exquisite food.
Situated at the Central Harbourfront Event Space, the festival is now celebrating its 10th edition and enabling visitors to enjoy various limited edition wines, as well as some of Hong Kong’s most popular coffees and street eats in the new Coffee Fiesta and International Street Eats zones.
Other additions to this year’s festival include the Rosé Revolution Garden Pavilion, along with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s Mickey Kitchen.
“We hope that the new Coffee Fiesta could attract even more customers this year,” said Mason Hung, general manager of Event & Product Development of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “The opening of the High Speed Rail and the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge could bring more visitor s to join the event. We expect this year’s edition could attract about 140,000 visits.”
Hong Kong artist Moses Chan’s also operates a booth, bringing two new coffees to the event. He said he was invited by the operator and regarded this year’s festival as a brand building event rather than making money.
A choreographic drone performance by 100 drones took place over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the commencement after the opening ceremony. The seven-minute performance displayed various patterns and animations, including the number “10” and birthday cakes against the backdrop of the harbour. The drone performance will take place over the Victoria Harbour daily during the entire Wine and Dine Festival, which is running until 28 October.