The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong announces renovation of Amber Restaurant
Amber, the two Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by renowned chef Richard Ekkebus at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, will temporarily close on 10 December 2018 for a four month renovation and menu reinvention designed to ensure that Amber remains at the top of Hong Kong’s dynamic and evolving dining scene.
Since 2005, Amber has earned a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s leading fine-dining destinations. Over the last 13 years, the award-winning restaurant has hosted dignitaries, celebrities and global gourmands eager to experience Richard Ekkebus’s contemporary menu infused with the freshest, most exclusive and unique ingredients. As Culinary Director of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Richard’s refined style and passion for excellence has guided Amber to the top table of global gastronomy. Committed to pushing culinary boundaries, Amber has also welcomed some of the world’s top chefs, from Ferran Adrià and Corey Lee to Virgilio Martinez.
On re-opening in Spring 2019, Amber will reveal a stylish and contemporary new interior by celebrated designer, Adam Tihany, and will once again be positioned at the forefront of culinary innovation and creativity.
“I’ve always wanted Amber to reflect the soul and energy of this dynamic region,” says Richard Ekkebus. “The all-new Amber will inspire culinary exploration and reflect the new direction I hope to take fine dining. While the menu and interiors will change, guests can expect the same care in ingredient selection, purity of flavours and standards of excellence that have always defined the Amber experience.”
While the restaurant is under renovation, Richard and his team will travel the region to explore native ingredients, study new cooking techniques and exchange ideas with other leading chefs through a series of pop-ups in leading and emerging food regions. The inspirations and insights gained from these experiences will help shape Amber’s new menu. During this interim period, the team will continue to focus on reducing the restaurant’s carbon footprint through innovative initiatives.
To mark this iconic restaurant’s closure and reinvention, diners can enjoy an exclusive dinner designed to celebrate Amber’s 13-year history and prepare for its next phase. A Feast for the Future will take place on Sunday 9 December 2019 and will comprise a 14-course tasting menu showcasing Amber’s best-loved dishes and a commemorative cocktail designed by Jeff Bell, co-founder of PDT and current titleholder of America’s Best Bartender.
The all-new Amber is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com or call +852 2132 0188.