The Harvest Feast 2013April 2nd, 2013 | Posted by in Daily life...
April won’t be a bad month at all, besides April’s fool maybe… but this year, The Harvest Feast will fool no one. Aligning nothing less than 11 top Hong Kong Chef’s behind the stoves, the 2013 edition of the Harvest Feast looks way more than promising.
The Harvest Feast is fundamentally organized towards supporting local and organic farming. For the 3rd edition, we, humble Chefs, say thank you to the amazing work of these artisan of taste that are the farmers. With a bigger scale event than the previous years, accommodating around 300 guests, the Harvest Feast also takes under its wings two charities: The Hummingfish Foundation (a charity that supports Green Entrepreneur programmes) and The Homegrown Foods Academy (a newly launched charitable arm of Homegrown Foods that is raising money to provide sponsored farm trips and field trips to schools).
The Harvest Feast will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 12noon – 5pm at Zen Organic Farm in Fanling! That’s right, it is deep in the country side, in the middle of strawberry fields, tomato plants and other bushes of rosemary that guests will enjoy dishes prepared by the 11 guest chefs, along musical entertainment as I have heard.
I happen to know the ground of the farm fairly well, having been there previously several times, notably for the planting of fig and pitaya trees with Four Seasons Hotel, and I can totally picture the event being a success. The guest tables will be set on a stamped potato field – how cool is that? I love the whole idea and with food made from organic and local produces, everything will be there to create the perfect Harvest Feast.
This year, I will team up with Pastry Chef Tracey Wei, and together, we will work around pumpkin, sesame and peanuts for the bread and around passion fruit, banana and ginger for the dessert! I have heard of a few dishes from the other chefs and I definitely want to sneak out to their station to taste their creations, especially when you know the impressive line up of chefs:
- Vinny Lauria (IHM)
- Matt Abergel (YardBird)
- Erik Idos (Nobu)
- Jeremy Biasiol (The Mirror)
- Peggy Chan (Grassroots Pantry)
- Tracy Wei (IHM)
- Shane Osborn (Saint Betty)
- Anthony Fletcher (The Pawn)
- Gregoire Michaud (Four Seasons) (hi!)
- Jack Carson (Restoration)
- Matt Bishop (22 ships)
If you haven’t been to a local farm yet and you want to find out what’s all the fuss about local organics, AND you want to try food from the chefs of all these top restaurants in town, then this is the occasion! Tickets available here: www.homegrownfoods.com