Inside one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotels, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, which is in its turn located in the centre of the city’s financial and luxury shopping district, there is the Amber – one of the most acclaimed restaurants in all Asia.
Its classy interior was designed by the well-known architect Adam Tihany, and houses the eye-catching bronze candelabra in the dining room in which wonderful dishes prepared by the award-winning Dutch chef, Richard Ekkebus, are served. But despite his origins, Ekkebus’ cuisine has been strongly influenced by such top chefs as Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy, who have given it a strongly French character evident in the close attention paid to both ingredients and innovative presentation.
Richard and his restaurant have received a number of awards, including two Michelin stars, the title of ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite’ conferred by French president François Hollande, and twentieth position in the prestigious classification of ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’.
The refined atmosphere and Ekkebus’ superb food have transformed the Amber into one of the hottest food destinations in all Hong Kong. And indeed in all of Asia.
Hong Kong, March 2017