Amber Restaurant At The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Voted ?Best Restaurant In China? In The Inaugural ?Asia?s 50 Best Restaurants? List
Hong Kong, 4 March 2013 ? Following two consecutive years of recognition as the only restaurant in the Greater China region listed in the ?World?s 50 Best Restaurants? Awards,?Amber?continues to shine as the ?Best Restaurant in China? in the inaugural Asian edition of this renowned publication. The restaurant at?The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong?also claimed the 4th spot in the inaugural ?Asia?s 50 Best Restaurants? Awards? organised by Restaurant Magazine in the UK.
Amber?s two-Michelin-star chef, Richard Ekkebus, says, ?It is a great honour to appear on the ?Asia?s 50 Best Restaurants? list.? The award is recognized as a highly credible indicator of the best places to dine and its panel is made up of 932 leading restaurant critics, chefs and restaurateurs across 26 regions of the globe whose opinions matter.?
Richard began his illustrious career with an apprenticeship in his native Holland under Michelin-star chefs Hans Snijders and Robert Kranenborg. He further perfected his art under the tutelage of some of the greatest three-Michelin-star chefs in France, including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy.
Having built his reputation on a solid foundation of traditional French cooking techniques, Richard is known for his focus on superior produce and innovative presentation, creating cuisine with a contemporary and light feel. His signature creations such as ?Sea Urchin in a Lobster Jelly with Cauliflower, Caviar and Crispy Seaweed Waffle? continue to delight guests with every bite.
?Mandarin Oriental hotels are renowned for creating memorable dining experiences for guests through excellence and innovation,? said David Nicholls, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.? ?We are very pleased that Richard and his team?s efforts have again been acknowledged, particularly in light of the fact that he will also be overseeing our newest restaurant,?Fifty 8? Grill?at the highly anticipated?Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai. We are delighted to be able to showcase Richard?s talents to a wider audience on the mainland, and have no doubt that on opening, this will be one of the finest dining experiences in the city.?
[box type=”tick”]About?The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Intimate, contemporary and ideally placed in the vortex of Hong Kong?s financial and luxury shopping districts, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong sets the standard for personal service and stylish sophistication. State-of-the-art technology compliments alluring interiors in all 113 spacious rooms and suites, each one a tranquil retreat for business and leisure travellers. Chef Richard Ekkebus helms the kitchen at two Michelin-starred Amber restaurant and world renowned musical talents play in the unparalleled exclusivity of MO Bar, equally popular on Sundays for its indulgent lobster lunch. Escape Hong Kong?s urban bustle at The Oriental Spa with rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates plus the pure pleasures of exclusive facials, body treatments and award winning Signature Treatments.
About?Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 44 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. [/box]