A taste of home: What to expect at WOM’s The Gourmet Theatre

by: WOM Contributor
03 Jan 2020

The concept of home can evoke strong, personal feelings that can be difficult to put into words. Sometimes a smell, a taste, or even a sound can offer a sense of nostalgia for a place we once knew.

For The Gourmet Theatre, WOM Guide’s first event of 2020, we’ve asked five of our favourite Hong Kong-based chefs – Jacky Chan of The Refinery, Nicholas Chew of Bibo, May Chow of Happy Paradise, Sang Jeong of Ichu Peru, and Barry Quek of Beet – to create two never-before-seen dishes that represent the flavours of their home. There are no rules or boundaries, so we’re leaving the creativity to those who know best.  

WOM x Swire Properties - The Gourmet Theatre kv

The chefs’ creativity will be enhanced by specialist ingredients sourced by culinary curator Christina Keung, farm-fresh produce by the collective farms showcasing at Tong Chong Street Market. Each chef’s course will also be accompanied by a wine pairing by internationally celebrated sommelier Ambrose Chiang.    

As the name suggests, there will be a theatrical element to the event. Each chef will man an intimate, open kitchen, with 16 seats around each station. You’ll have 30 minutes to enjoy the food, wine and stories at each station, after which you’ll be asked to move to the next station – think of it as speed dating, but with a 10-course dinner instead. As well as the kitchens, the journey will also include a stop at a speakeasy-style bar by Baijiu Society, who will be serving bespoke, made-to-order cocktails.

The two-night dinner takes place on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January on the 37th floor of One Island East, Taikoo, and will be set against a spectacular urban backdrop. This is one you definitely won’t want to miss.

Find out more about each chef and what they're cooking on our page dedicated to The Gourmet Theatre, or, alternatively, head to Eventbrite to purchase your tickets.

The Gourmet Theatre is presented by WOM Guide in collaboration with Taikoo Place and supported by Tong Chong Street Market and Asia Miles.