Le French GourMay
Three restaurants at the InterContinental Hong Kong will celebrate Le French GourMAY with wine pairing menus featuring wines from the Alsace region of France.
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Now in its eighth year, Le French GourMAY is the gastronomic component of Le French May.
Launched in 1993, Le French May is a celebration of French culture in Hong Kong.
Despite its modest beginnings 23 years ago, Le French May has evolved into one of the most significant cultural events of the year in Hong Kong – if not Asia.
Roughly 500 events are held in Hong Kong from 1 May to 30 June. Culinary events fall under the Le French GourMAY umbrella.
Each year, one particular region of France is featured, and this year it will be Alsace, a picturesque region along the French-German border.
Wine Pairing Set Menus
Many food and beverage outlets in Hong Kong hold French food and wine promotions during Le French May.
For the first time during Le French May, Asian food and beverage outlets at the InterContinental Hong Kong will serve wine pairing menus pairing French wines with Asian dishes.
Yan Toh Heen, the hotel’s fine-dining Chinese restaurant, will serve a five-course Cantonese set menu paired with four different grape varieties from the Alsace region of France.
Nobu, the hotel’s elegant Japanese eatery, will serve an eight course Japanese set menu paired with five Alsatian wines.
Harbbourside, which serves international buffets, will offer a Culinary Tour of France, lunch and dinner buffets featuring dishes from around the country.
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The InterContinental Hong Kong will also celebrate Le French GourMAY with wine and champagne dinners at three of its signature restaurants.
On 22 May, Yan Toh Heen, a Chinese restaurant with two Michelin stars, will showcase six different Grand Vintages of Chateau Daugay and Chateau Angelus.
They will be paired with a menu of Cantonese dishes created by the eatery’s Executive, Chef Lau Yiu Fai.
On 24 May, Spoon by Alain Ducasse, a fine-dining French restaurant with one Michelin star, will serve a Deutz Champagne Dinner.
The set meal will feature five Vintage Deutz Champagnes, which will be paired with a six-course menu by Spoon Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina.
On the same evening, The Steak House winebar + grill will present a wine dinner with Carpineto Winery in Tuscany, which will feature a four-course menu paired with six Carpineto wines from Italy.
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telephone: (852) 2313-2323. Hotel Website: InterContinental Hong Kong
The hotel is within walking distance of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Star Ferry, Nathan Road, Canton Road, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, and the Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations.