The long-awaited news from the world-renowned Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2016 is officially out today. Chinese restaurant Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong receives two Michelin stars, and Italian restaurant Tosca, also at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, receives one star.
This is the fourth year in a row for Tin Lung Heen to be awarded with two Michelin stars, one of the nine Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong to receive this prestigious honor. Riding on the success of previous years, Tin Lung Heen earned its fifth fork and spoon for the ultimate luxury dining experience delivered by Chef Paul Lau and his team. A one-star rating for three consecutive years is an incredible feat for Chef Pino Lavarra, who has helmed Tosca only since 2013.
Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, commented, “I am delighted that Tin Lung Heen garnered a two-star rating, an exceptional achievement that demonstrates our commitment to culinary and service excellence. I am also thrilled that Tosca has been recognized with a one-star rating and listed in the prestigious Michelin Guide. This is the result of the combined efforts of all the Ladies and Gentlemen at our hotel and restaurants who are dedicated to crafting distinctive and exceptional dining experiences for our guests. This recognition continues to elevate Tosca and Tin Lung Heen to new heights.”
Chef Paul Lau, the Chef de Cuisine at Tin Lung Heen, said, “My cooking philosophy is simple. The presentation can be innovative, but you always have to respect the traditional cooking methods and techniques. Ultimately, what I want to see are the smiling faces of the diners, and I have to ensure every diner is able to taste and enjoy the food to the fullest.”
Chef Lau is highly regarded as one of the top Cantonese chefs in Hong Kong. He has over 36 years of experience in the culinary industry and has worked in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, as well as in Dubai and the UK.
Chef Pino Lavarra, Director of Tosca, said, “The dining scene in Hong Kong has such an enormous gastronomic energy. I am truly excited to be part of this dynamic culture, where I can introduce guests to innovative Italian food which they have never experienced before.”
Having over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry around the globe, including working in countries like Germany, England, Malaysia and Italy, Chef Lavarra is one of the top Italian chefs specializing in Italian fine dining. He has gained national recognition for his creative and innovative style, and had been awarded two Michelin stars for nine consecutive years for Rossellinis on the Amalfi Coast since 2004.
Located on Level 102, Tin Lung Heen presents authentic Cantonese cuisine, the best in town. It is a popular venue for traditional Hong Kong dim sum complemented with a variety of premium tea. On the same floor, Tosca offers innovative Italian cuisine in a dramatic, stylish setting. The open kitchen design and high ceiling complete the one-of-a-kind dining experience.