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Pig Out with Peace of Mind

By Stasia Fong 13 November 2013
  Ever wondered where your meat comes from? In most cases it’s probably best not to ask. If it matters to you how your meal gets to your mouth however, sign yourself up for East Meets West and Flying Pigs - the first Hong Kong installment of a growing sustainable eating sensation. In association with culinary gurus Disciples Escoffier Asia, the first East meets West and Flying Pigs event will be held at Central’s Wild Grass restaurant on Wednesday, November 20th. The Flying Visits initiative is spearheaded by Dingley Dell - a sustainable pig farm in the Debden Valley, England, that maintains the best tasting pork comes from happy pigs. As Flying Visits spread their wings overseas for the first time, Hong Kong’s responsible foodies will be treated to an evening exploring all elements of pork, from the pig farm to the plate. Dingley Dell co-founder Mark Hayward will first take diners on an introductory video tour of his Epping Forest farm, before master butcher Kevin Burrows leads a live demonstration.
Swine & Dine from mark Hayward on Vimeo.
Finally the feast will commence, as a stellar line up of Hong Kong’s top chefs are assigned a different part of the pig on which to unleash their creativity and expertise. On the menu is Jaakko Sora of FINDS, Jean Paul Gauci of Wild Grass, Jeremy Biasiol of Mirror Restaurant and Guillaume Galliot of Tasting Room Macau. The entire porky experience is priced HK$820 for four courses, or HK$1,230 for the menu paired with La Truffiere wine from Perfect Vintage. A proportion of the funds will be going to the World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong, so you can consume and conserve at the same time!

What: Dingley Dell’s Flying Visits – “East meets West and Flying Pigs” Where: Wild Grass, 1/F 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central When: November 20th at 7pm Price: Four Courses for HK$820 or HK$1,230 with paired wines Tickets: Call 2810-1189 or email [email protected]

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Born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, Stasia Fong is a freelance writer with dreams of breaking into the television industry and executive produce her own television show.