Table talk

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 June, 2012, 12:00am


Altaya wine importers will hold a 'passion for pinot' tasting and dinner on Saturday at the W Hotel in Kowloon. The event - led by master of wine Debra Meiburg with guests from wineries that include Domaine Faiveley, Domaine Vincent Girardin and Mahi - costs HK$1,080. The tasting of 12 pinot noirs will be followed by an eight-course Chinese dinner. Dishes of wok-fried Australian MB8 wagyu beef and crispy garlic and oyster, and foie gras with ginger and onion will be paired with pinot noirs from estates that include Churton and Gladstone vineyards. Bookings: 25238333

Plaza Mayor Wining and Dining Workshop in Wan Chai will have a wine dinner on Tuesday. The five-course dinner is HK$488 and includes Iberico and prawn skewers with Gloria Mayor 2006 DO Ribera del Duero; and dessert of strawberries with chocolate cream with Elixir de Cuba Legendario rum. Bookings: 28666644

Also on Tuesday is a dinner hosted by Stefano Mangiarotti from Tenimenti Angelini in Tuscany at the Lobster Bar at the Island Shangri-La in Admiralty. The dinner includes a main course of braised veal shin in Madeira with San Leonino Syrah di Toscana Salivolpe 2004 and Val di Suga Brunello 2006. HK$748 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 25557431

The Studio by CulinArt in Aberdeen will have a pop-up dinner on Wednesday featuring the Thai cuisine of chef Kittiya Fuangfoo. Guests will be served dishes of thinly sliced grilled pork neck with Thai herbs, fresh vegetables and sticky rice spring roll; and green chicken curry with chayote. HK$580. Bookings:

Black n White Dessert Cafe in Tai Kok Tsui will hold a series of chocolate workshops over the next two months. The theme of the workshops on June 19 and July 31 is dark chocolate truffles; on July 3, marshmallow lollipops (left); and on July 17, liqueur chocolates. The classes are HK$350 each. Bookings: 27891330

The DiVino Group is celebrating the best of Italian regional cuisine with a promotion until June 30. Goccia (tel: 21678181) is featuring the cuisine of Campania, and dishes include braised lamb shank with roasted potato and crispy salad; DiVino (tel: 21678883) is showcasing Venetian cuisine, with dishes such as beetroot gazpacho with parmesan cheese mousse (above); and Spasso (tel: 27308027) is promoting Apulian cuisine, with dishes such as house-made black ink spaghetti with sea urchin.