Le French Gourmay 2016

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May 1-Jun 30

This section of Le French May has taken on a life all of its own in recent years. Now in its eighth year, it all seems bigger and better, with more than 110 restaurants getting in on the act alongside a special market, wine tasting events and other foody activities being whipped up this year. Le French GourMay showcases the country’s Alsace region, which lies next to the German border. Restaurants across the city are presenting tailor-made menus and wine pairings from Alsace to celebrate the occasion alongside some great culinary events. Here’re our picks…

Voyage Art, Musique et Vin
This afternoon and evening event combines the joy of appreciating art with indulging your other senses. It’s essentially a music and wine tasting event at Art One gallery in the HKCEC. Pad through the space while sampling more than 80 top varieties of wine. Each ticket includes a complimentary Lucaris glass. Merci bien! $200. Sat May 7, midday-7pm. Art One, M/F, HKCEC, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, 2110 1376; artone-hk.com.

Tasting Alsace Wines
This fun tasting session with the experts from Sommelier at Home is for wine lovers of all levels who love to learn. Participants get to play games and sample three different vintages from Alsace. $498. Fri May 13, 7pm-8.30pm & Sat May 14, 3pm-4.30pm. The Wine Lab, Room A, 15/F, Kingsun Computer Ind Bldg, 40 Shek Pai Wan Rd, Aberdeen, 5661 1012; sommelierathome.hk.

French Traditional Market
With a sea breeze and a historical building as a backdrop, there really is no better setting for a French market than Stanley waterfront. Feast your eyes on Gallic dishes up for sale, as well as seafood, vegetables, pâtés, cheeses and wines. Special vendors are showcasing the best of Alsatian delicacies, including beers and wine. Not only that, there’s a ‘Pichoun Corner’ full of fun activities just for les enfants. Parfait! Free. May 14-15, 11am-6pm. Murray Hse, Stanley; frenchgourmay.com.

Heather and March cooking classes
Cooking classes taught by master-chef Vincent Leroux are being held mid-May by Heather and March. Besides teaching how to make recipes from Alsace, there’s also a demonstration of how to present a meal. $2,000. May 19-20, 1pm-5pm. Kitchen Infinity Island South Galleria, 19/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, 2116 0839; heatherandmarch.com.


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