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Nov 15, 2012 11:30 PM

What's Heston doing in HK?

Taken at HK Airport 3:20pm, arriving today (ie. just now).

Any idea what he's doing in town? Anyone? This is the second time recently someone has said they saw him in HK.

(I know I'm gonna get the anti-chef "who cares?" responses. Just thought it was interesting he's here)

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  1. He is one of the few chefs who's food I would really like to try someday.... ironic that he is not a classically trained chef :o

    1. It's a promo tour a friend recieved an invite - interactive tasks, cocktails and dinner @ $13,800 a head - not certain where. It's part of the HK food month I believe.

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      1. re: PhilD

        Good Lord - HK$13,800, you say?!

        1. re: PhilD

          How does this cost compared to the Thomas Keller meal a while back??!

          1. re: Peech

            Wine pairing with 'decent' wines??!!

            1. re: Charles Yu

              no idea. I don't do these guest chefs at the Mandarin since the cost is often prohibitive. I would perhaps go if they strip out the wines and make the prices more palatable.

              1. re: Peech

                It is just insane, probably cheaper to fly to London to eat at his restaurant and then fly back.

          2. latest update: news reports emerging that of the 3 people killed in the traffic accident yesterday morning involving 2 double-decker buses and a taxi, the 2 passengers in the taxi were chefs from Heston's Fat Duck. This was really sad.

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            1. re: Peech

              Very sad - local papers simply reported the crash that occurred on Monday but UK press picked up it was two of the FD chefs in Heston's team that is visiting HK.

              Ivan Aranto Herrera Jorge and Carl Magnus Lindgren and their taxi driver Wong Kim-Chung died when their taxi was crushed between two double decker busses on a steep hill. Looks like one bus ran down a steep hill and was out of control, hotting a bus coming up the hill. Some reports say the driver collapsed before the crash, others say he was arrested for dangerous driving. Up to 56 bus passengers were also injured. Fatal road accidents are quite rare in HK so this is a big shock.


              1. re: PhilD

                Nasty, I feel sorry for all those involved.

                1. re: PhilD

                  Soooooo SAD!! What a loss!!!
                  Guess they have to cancel the event?!!

                  1. re: Charles Yu

                    I understood it was last Saturday.

                    1. re: PhilD

                      This says they were due to cook last night (Tue):


                      ...and you know newspapers never get it wrong ;-)

                      1. re: p0lst3r

                        the event in HK was already done. Think it was organized by Amex for their clients. The guys were meant to fly out yesterday to Aus but decided to check out the coastline before going to the airport.