time out hong kong published its first issue last week in hong kong and i am told it sold out in just a few hours on their first day. that is great news, for me anyway, because i have used their publication in buenos aires, paris, london, and tokyo and i have never been disappointed by their recommendations. you can be sure i will peruse the magazine extensively here in hk!
and so, to launch their presence with full fanfare, i received information from the good people of zest and frog face fish on wyndham st that they are starting an annual "wine walk" to be held on june 7th from 3 to 6 pm.
the concept is loosely based on hk's famous artwalk. for hkd 280, wine lovers will get a glass and a passport and will be able to walk (or crawl) from one restaurant to another along wyndham street and enjoy as much wine you can drink & snacks you can eat on offer by those participating.
a fantastic way to sample wines from around the world, sample the food of those great restaurants and meet the owners, chefs, staff, and generally flirt with other wine walkers.
maxxium will supply the wine and they have a whole bunch of other sponsors for this event so that all profits will go to a great charity called "room to read" which builds librairies and school around the developing world and help children get a better education.
check out their website for more details: http://www.timeout.com.hk/winewalk/ . be sure to check early because their will be space for about 800 wine walkers. you will also be able to get your registration form at the various restaurants along wyndham st in early may.
see you on the crawl!