Everyone’s favourite pasta joint, Pici, returns after a queue-attracting appearance at last year’s Taste. We’re already big fans of the al dente orecchiette with Italian sausage, spicy n’duja and tomatoes ($90) but we’re also looking forward to the festival-exclusive girasoli – a sunflower-shaped pasta – filled with cheese, egg yolk and topped with shaved truffles ($150).
Taste of Hong Kong presented by HSBC is back to serve up four days’ worth of eats, drinks and merriment. Kicking off on March 21 at Central Harbourfront, the large-scale food fest sees some of the city’s finest chefs and restaurants plate up a plethora of delicious dishes, from homemade pastas from Pici to home-smoked salmon from The Flying Elk and spicy xiao long bao from Old Bailey. Like previous years, there’ll also be plenty of drinks to wash down the food, as well as a gourmet market and live entertainment.
If you want to maximise your stomach space and strategise your way through the many stalls, here’s our pick of the top things to eat and drink at this year’s Taste fest.
Tickets start at $120, or $98 for HSBC credit card holders. Book now through Ticketflap.