Guests praise the hotel chain's Feast for the Senses Some of the region's best chefs last night dazzled a select group of diners with an assortment of exquisite Japanese, Chinese, French and Australian dishes at the Island Shangri-La. The six-course meal marked the end of the hotel chain's first Feast for the Senses - a week of events which brought together two of Hong Kong's major obsessions: fashion and food. The 90 guests at the hotel's Petrus restaurant were also treated to a fashion show featuring clothes from French design house Christian Dior. An expert from Moet & Chandon helped recommend champagnes to go with each dish. Money raised from a silent auction held during the dinner went to the charity Room to Read, which supports literacy programmes throughout the developing world. Shangri-la Hotels' group director of food and beverage services, Jean-Michel Offe, said the Feast for the Senses aimed to offer more than just gastronomic satisfaction. 'It's not only a food and wine event,' he said. 'It's also lifestyle and fashion.' The feast moves to Taipei next month and Singapore in July. 'People have been working very hard and they are now in a mood to spend a little bit more money on themselves,' Mr Offe said. Socialite Sophia Harilela gave her endorsement to the format, which also featured guest speakers and cooking classes. 'I thought it was a very classy event. It's a good mix and it's definitely a great idea.' Also at Petrus was lawyer Kevin Egan, who said: 'It's a combination of people wanting a good time, good food, good wine, great ambience, together with the willingness to serve a worthy cause.' He also liked the fact the dinner was held in a venue smaller than 'a ballroom with 600 people'. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is owned by the Kerry Group, the biggest shareholder in the SCMP Group, publishers of the South China Morning Post.