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Mott 32 Hong Kong Officially Open

March 28, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

With over 2,000 of Hong Kong finest society helping to celebrate its arrival we are proud to announce that Mott 32 is officially open.

image013Mott 32 represents modern Hong Kong. It is a restaurant that embodies the Chinese culture and philosophy of farm-to-table cooking that has been shaped from generation-to-generation. It embraces flavours and ingredients from around China and the world and delivers it as home cooking should be, in a more rustic and honest way. After all China is one of the largest farming nations in the world.

We want our dining experience to embody a modern Hong Kong; Traditional and respectful of our culture and heritage.  Modern, in our passion for the best ingredients such as our use of Prime Iberico Pork. Progressive, in design and visual experience reflected in our careful fusion of New York industrialism and Hong Kong imperialism.

image015Spoilt in our selection of the finest wines such as our vertical of Chateau Cheval Blanc starting in1961. Buzzing, reflected in our 170 covers, 7,500 sq. ft. expansive space and the energy of the venue. As with any detailed project we hope that all of these layers unravel over time offering more and more connections with the brand.

Our cooking is a selection of Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing styles, ingredients and techniques. Our custom-made duck oven and special air-drying duck fridge are central features. We offer roast ducks in two ways: the traditional Cantonese style (available daily); and the classic Beijing style (to be ordered 24 hours in advance).

image016As part of our farm-to-table philosophy, we believe in bringing the cooking into the restaurant. Our kitchen offers a window directly to the heat excitement of the red hot woks stations and guests can dine around the duck oven and BBQ kitchen.

Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott St. in New York. 32 Mott St. was the first ever Chinese convenience store to open in 1891and was the nucleus for what is now a vibrant Chinatown in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Mott 32 is a celebration of Hong Kong culture and cuisine, which thanks to the bravery of families, such as those who left Hong Kong in1891 to open 32 Mott St., is now a global phenomenon. Today, patrons from Doha to London crave dim sum and Cantonese cooking.

image017Chef Fung and Malcolm Wood are teaming up to produce the Mott 32 menu with their combined years of experience. Malcolm Wood spent his younger years living in Taiwan before moving to Hong Kong and has always been passionate about the traditional recipes of Chinese home cooking that have been passed down through generations. He is excited to combine this with Chef Fung’s talent for producing some of Hong Kong favourite dishes. Chef Fung is well known for his Michelin-awarded traditional Cantonese cuisine at Dynasty Restaurant in Renaissance Hotel. Chef Fung grew up in Hong Kong, starting his culinary career in 1979. He started working at Golden Jade Seafood Restaurant and learnt the basic craft of Chinese cooking from Chef Wong. Then, in 1985, he moved on to Lei Garden Restaurant Group(利苑). In just a few short years, he rose through the ranks to become head chef at the legendary Lei Garden (Pitt Street).

image018Chef Fung strongly believes in using great ingredients and letting the true flavours shine in his dishes. “The most important component to a dish is fresh ingredients,” says Chef Fung. “At Mott 32, I use long standing traditional Cantonese cooking techniques, with an added touch of creativity, while using the freshest ingredients we have carefully sourced from all around the world.”

Paired with our cooking is an innovative cocktail menu that will intrigue and compliment any Mott 32 experience. Our mixologists have meticulously researched Chinese ingredients such osmanthus honey, jasmine tea, ginger, matcha powder, Szechuan pepper, tangerine, shiso, plum, five spice and goji berry to name but a few.

image019Mott 32 also has an extensive wine collection with wines ranging from the best of the Old World, like Château Latour 1989, to famous New World wines, like Screaming Eagle from Napa Valley, California. Additionally, we have a wide selection of sake from various regions in Japan.

Joyce Wang and Maximal Concepts teamed up to design and create Mott 32.  Joyce, a Hong Kong native, helped expand Hong Kong’s reach, through her talent and skills, most famously with her design of the Cabana Rooms at the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Joyce is arguably one of the most exciting Hong Kong-based architects. This past February, Joyce was honoured by Hospitality Design Magazine USA as winner of “Wave of the Future 2014” – an award for designers who are considered accomplished internationally, but young enough to be considered visionary. The design of Mott 32 lifts the industrial elements from New York and pairs them with classic Chinese elements creating an exciting combination that reflects the greater interconnectivity of the East meets West design cultures.

Mott 32 is located in the Standard Chartered Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, right in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. It is 7,500 square feet with 5 private rooms and can accommodate up to 170 diners, at any one time. Mott 32 is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

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