AMBER AT THE LANDMARK MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG RANKS NO.24 ON THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS LIST 2017
The annual list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has just been announced at the award ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is for the seventh year listed on the prestigious list, and earns the honourable 24th spot this year. Being the only restaurant in the city made to the list, Amber reinforces its strong position as a frontrunner on the world’s gastronomic scene.
An annual celebration of global gastronomy that recognizes restaurants around the world for their culinary prowess, the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, seen as Oscars of the fine dining world, is formed by the most influential panel of almost 1,000 international restaurant industry experts across 26 regions around the world.
“I am delighted to be on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, and it shows that Amber continues to be recognized as one of the relevant restaurants in a highly competitive world,” Amber’s legendary Chef, Richard Ekkebus says, “I would like to thank my team for working with me daily, ensuring our guests a consistency in service and dining experience, and keeping us on the list for seven consecutive years is a truly remarkable achievement. I would also like to thank our guests for their continuous support of the restaurant which enables us to evolve further; my heartfelt thanks to the hotel’s owners Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, for their vision and support towards the finest dining experiences a hotel can offer.”
Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong says, “We are delighted that Amber has a firm grasp on the coveted World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, in addition to earning the 3rd spot and claiming the ‘Best Restaurant in China’ in the Asia list. It is an affirmation of the culinary team’s hard work and dedication.”
With talented chef Richard Ekkebus at the helm, the star-studded Amber restaurant has been honoured with prestigious awards including a Two Michelin Star accolade in the “Michelin Guide Hong Kong, Macau”, which it has held since 2009, for nine consecutive years, as well as the 3rd spot and China’s Best Restaurant on the San Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list which came out earlier this year.
Being crowned as “Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite” by the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande in September 2015, Richard began his illustrious career with an apprenticeship in his native Holland under Michelin-star chefs Hans Snijders and Robert Kranenborg. He further perfected his art under the tutelage of some of the greatest three-Michelin-star chefs in France, including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy.
Having built his reputation on a solid foundation of traditional French cooking techniques, Richard is known for his focus on superior produce and innovative presentation, creating French cuisine with a contemporary and light feel.
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