Three days, four meals a day plus ‘tastings’, unlimited wine, the topmost restaurants and bars. Heaven? Try pleasurable torture. Verve experiences a food-athon called the 2009 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and returns pleased, disturbed and afraid to use the weighing scale
Text by Mandira Nevatia. Photographs by Ankur Chaturvedi
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