Mandarin Oriental, New York is delighted to welcome Two-Star Michelin Chef Richard Ekkebus from Amber, the 4th Best Restaurant on the 2016 San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. From June 8 to 11, 2016, the Culinary Director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will introduce his contemporary French fare and signature dishes for the first time to New York City diners during an exclusive four-day culinary pop-up at Restaurant Asiate.
Celebrated for his focus on maintaining the integrity of superior produce, taste and innovative presentation style, Chef Ekkebus’ pop-up will feature special four-course lunch and six-course dinner menus. Alongside Asiate’s panoramic views of the city skyline, guests will enjoy a gastronomic journey highlighting Chef Ekkebus’ acclaimed signature dishes at Amber, including Sea Urchin in a lobster jelly with cauliflower, caviar and crispy seaweed waffle, a recipe which will also be featured at In Situ restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art starting June 1, 2016. In Situ, to be opened by Benu chef-owner Corey Lee, will feature an a la carte menu of dishes recreated from famous chefs around the world, and Chef Ekkebus’ Sea Urchin dish will be included in the menu. Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Wine Director and Master Sommelier Laura Williamson has also collaborated with Amber’s Head Sommelier John Chan to develop a menu of wine pairings to complement the culinary experience.
Having perfected his art under the guidance of some of the greatest Michelin Star chefs in France, including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy, Chef Ekkebus’ Amber claimed the impressive 4th spot on the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 and was awarded Two Michelin Stars by the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2016 for the eighth
consecutive year. In 2015, Chef Ekkebus was presented the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite” by the President of the French Republic of Francoise Hollande, recognizing his distinguished service to France in both the public and private sectors.
Reservations for Richard Ekkebus at Restaurant Asiateare available from June 8 to 11, 2016. The four-course lunch menu is priced at USD 125 per person and the six-course dinner menu is priced at USD 195 per person with wine pairings for an additional USD 115 per person. Seating is very limited to ensure an intimate dining experience.