MasterChef Australia heads to Hong Kong

  ::MasterChef Australia heads to Hong Kong::

Commencing tonight until Friday June 26, MasterChef Australia will present a week of episodes filmed in Hong Kong. The MasterChef Australia ‘Hong Kong’ week is sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and supported by Cathay Pacific Airways and the Langham Place Hong Kong.

Tonight’s Hong Kong episode shows the contestants competing in a dim sum challenge in the kitchens of the Michelin-star Ming Court restaurant at Langham Place Hong Kong.

During the Hong Kong week the contestants’ cooking challenges will take place in a variety of Hong Kong locations including Lamma Island, Hong Kong’s wet markets and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Happy Valley racecourse.

This year the HKTB is promoting the “Hong Kong Food and Wine Year” till March 2010.  In collaboration with major catering associations, approximately 2,000 restaurants, popular tourist attractions and famous dining districts, as well as more than 25 renowned local gourmets, the HKTB will showcase the diverse culinary experiences of Hong Kong. 

Through its dedicated Hong Kong Food and Wine Year website, the HKTB will present visitors with wide-ranging information on the selection of food and wine in Hong Kong, as well as fabulous offers from the local catering industry. 

From October 30 – November 1 the HKTB will organise a brand new mega event “Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival” at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. The event will showcase wines from international wineries paired with food from Hong Kong restaurants. The event will be supported by Wine and Dine Carnivals in the famous dining districts of Lan Kwai Fong and Soho to showcase Hong Kong’s irresistible dining, drinking and entertainment offers.  To tie in with the promotions, local travel agencies will also introduce tours that combine sightseeing and dining.

The MasterChef Australia judges, host and contestants take in Hong Kong’s spectacular views on the rooftop of Langham Place. Pictured from Left to Right are:
Chris Badenoch (contestant), Sam Ciaravolo (contestant), Gary Mehigan (judge), Julie Goodwin (contestant), Sarah Wilson (host), George Calombaris (judge), Justine Schofield (contestant), Matt Preston (food critic) and Andre Ursini (contestant).

Source = Hong Kong Tourism Board
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