Marvel dinner at Bo Innovation: Chris Cosentino and Alvin Leung

  11/15    Hong Kong

Alvin Leung needs little introduction to Hong Kong restaurant fans. The self styled ‘demon chef’ has held three Michelin stars at Bo Innovation (so called because he took on a space formerly called Bo Inosaki) for the last couple of years. As one of only 100 restaurants globally to do so, he’s in illustrious company. His …

Hong Kong Michelin Mayhem


A seven foot tall morbidly-obese man dressed all in white greeted those cramming in to the Mandarin Oriental Connaught rooms for the 2016 Michelin announcement for Hong Kong and Macau. Bibendum, as he is officially known, was there for media photo opps and selfies alike, but the stage belonged to Michael Ellis, the Grandmaster of the guides …

Ducasse Hong Kong

Upcoming dinner with Monsieur Alain Ducasse at Spoon at the Intercon


So word from the folks at the Intercon is that the maestro Alain Ducasse will be back at his 1-Michelin star SPOON restaurant  for a Gala Dinner on Friday, September 11th.  If you don’t know him, then all you really need to know is  that he’s currently at the helm of three restaurants each awarded three Michelin stars …

Caprice Bar Hong Kong

Caprice Bar, Hong Kong: Midi-Pyrenées menu for Le French Gourmay

  05/15    Hong Kong     Michelin Stars

I’ll bore anyone who cares to listen as to why I’m such a big fan of Caprice in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel. Maybe it’s due to my formative culinary years living in Paris, where chorizo from the now sadly-defunct Ed L’Epicier vied with life-changing Basque salads at Chez Gladines before a salary finally enabled me …


Photo Gallery: Spanish cooking class by Fofo with Gormei, Hong Kong


Here’s a quick look at a Saturday morning Spanish cooking class from the folks at Gormei. A group met up in what remains of the Graham St wet market where the affable chef Alex Fargas from Fofo valiantly bought a variety of fish and shellfish. How to tell if a scallop is fresh – it smells …

Fergus Henderson to cook at Blue Butcher in Hong Kong


Although I’ve never posted press releases on here, I’m going to make an exception for Fergus Henderson’s visit to the Blue Butcher. In trying to explain why the great man is so universally-respected and loved, it’s easier for me to let Anthony Bourdain take over: “He is a walking Buddha to chefs all over the world, a …

Test Kitchen, Hong Kong: Kwame Onwuachi at Man Mo Café


“My cuisine is modern American with global influences. Which basically means that I can do whatever the fuck I want.” Take a young, talented, ambitious chef who doesn’t have the physical space to let their skills shine. Provide them a venue – and an audience – to show what they can do. Host the evening somewhere that avoids the …

Umberto Bombana Slow Food ‘chef talk’ at The Fringe Club


“First of all you need to produce great food”. It’s a pretty simple mantra from Umberto Bombana. His Otto e Mezzo is the only three-starred Italian restaurant anywhere in the world outside of his homeland. So when he talks restaurant advice, you listen. At the first Hong Kong Slow Food chef’s talk, a crowd of more than 75 were doing just that. Bombana …