Acclaimed restaurant reopens with a progressive new menu by chef Richard Ekkebus
May 24th, 2019
Two-star Michelin restaurant Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, reopened for service in early May. After closing the restaurant for renovations in December, Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus spent the last four months exploring new ingredients, contemplating the changing needs of diners and crafting a bold new culinary philosophy.
Richard Ekkebus’s progressive menu showcases pure flavours, complemented with masterful techniques and creative vision. Taking a thoughtful approach to fine dining, the new menu dispenses with dairy products, minimises refined sugar and reduces salt. Diners appreciate the flavours in their purest form. Drawing on his years of experience working across four continents, and driven by his innate sense of curiosity, Richard Ekkebus has reexamined how to best express taste. Through his considered approach, the finely constructed dishes showcase clean flavours and the freshest natural ingredients.
Amber’s lunch menu comprises three, four or five-course options, including vegetarian formats. At dinner, guests can choose the five, six or seven-course menu or select the all-vegetarian option. And honouring the restaurant’s rich legacy, Amber’s much-loved signature dishes are also be offered as additional extras.
Acclaimed New York designer Adam Tihany, who oversaw the restaurant’s original interiors, returned to Hong Kong for the renovation. Less formal and more contemporary, the new design features warm, neutral colours and organic forms, creating a softer, more inviting environment. Curving low partitions snake through the restaurant creating pockets of intimate dining spaces.
Amber serves lunch between 12 pm and 2 pm, and dinner service from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Table reservation recommended.
See also our 2015 review article
(images credit Landmark Mandarin Oriental)