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What's Heston doing in HK?

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p0lst3r Nov 15, 2012 11:30 PM

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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    cacruden Nov 16, 2012 01:34 AM

    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. PhilD Nov 16, 2012 03:09 PM

      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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        klyeoh Nov 17, 2012 01:56 PM

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

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          Charles Yu Nov 18, 2012 09:35 PM

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

        2. Peech Nov 17, 2012 09:44 AM

          Mandarin Grill

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          1. re: Peech
            Charles Yu Nov 17, 2012 03:20 PM

            Wine pairing with 'decent' wines??!!

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              Peech Nov 17, 2012 08:39 PM

              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.

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                cacruden Nov 17, 2012 08:50 PM

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

          2. Peech Nov 20, 2012 12:00 PM

            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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              PhilD Nov 20, 2012 03:01 PM

              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.

              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

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                klyeoh Nov 20, 2012 05:11 PM

                Nasty, I feel sorry for all those involved.

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                  Charles Yu Nov 20, 2012 06:44 PM

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

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                    PhilD Nov 21, 2012 03:13 AM

                    I understood it was last Saturday.

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                      p0lst3r Nov 21, 2012 03:22 AM

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

                      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/...

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

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                        Peech Nov 21, 2012 07:56 AM

                        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.

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                          Charles Yu Nov 21, 2012 11:08 AM

                          What a bummer!!! Sigh!!

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