The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Amber Restaurant Is Awarded Two Michelin Stars for the Ninth Time
The 2017 edition of the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau has once again accredited Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong with a two-star honour. This is the ninth time the restaurant has received one of the highest accolades in culinary excellence, confirming Amber as one of the best restaurants in the world.
Culinary Director of the hotel, Chef Richard Ekkebus says, “My team and I are thrilled that our dedication to consistently delivering the highest standard of cuisine and service excellence has been recognised by the Michelin inspectors. These accolades would not be possible without the support of our loyal guests, FANtastic owners and the entire team’s desire to constantly excel and innovate to stay relevant in a highly competitive dining scene.”
Forty nine-year-old Richard Ekkebus began his illustrious career with an apprenticeship in his native Holland under Michelin-starred chefs Hans Snijders and Robert Kranenborg. He further perfected his art under the tutelage of some of the greatest three-star chefs in France, including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy. Prior to opening Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in 2005, he worked as Executive Chef at The Royal Palm in Mauritius and The Sandy Lane in Barbados.
In 2015, Richard was awarded the “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite” by the President of the French Republic, Francoise Hollande. Created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle, the Order of Merit recognises distinguished service to France, in the public and private sectors.
Having built his reputation on a solid foundation of traditional French cooking techniques, Richard is renowned for his focus on superior produce and innovative presentation, creating cuisine with a contemporary and light feel.
“We are truly delighted that our team effort has been acknowledged both locally and internationally by these prestigious awards,” said Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. “We are thankful for the loyal patronage of our guests, and can assure them that Amber will continue to strive for culinary perfection.”
Designed by renowned architect Adam Tihany, Amber’s 60-seat dining room provides a stylish and elegant setting for the restaurant’s modern French cuisine. Amber also offers two private wine rooms with seating for up to 12 guests. For reservations or further information, please telephone Amber on +852 2132 0066, e-mail: [email protected] or visit www.amberhongkong.com.