If you’re in Hong Kong for October 1st make sure you have a room with a view – of Victoria Harbour for the National Day fireworks.
View of the fireworks in the harbour from the Intercontinental hotel
The Interconti is perched right on the harbour’s edge giving it some fantastic views from many of its guests rooms where you feel you’re right on the water and the rooftop Presidential Suite as well as the Lobby Lounge and Harbourside restaurant plus Alain Ducasse’s Spoon and Nobu if you can bag a window table.
All the restaurants have special menus planned for October 1st including a six course tasting menu at Alain Ducasse and an eight course omakase menu at Nobu.
Helena Rizzo former World’s Best Female Chef
Food and models are not an obvious pairing. Rather than going together like crispy duck and plum sauce, the modelling industry is more likely to make you think of faddy diets or eating disorders. Yet these rarefied sylphs are moving from the catwalk to the kitchen.
Amber, Hong Kong’s stuck position at 2 Michelin stars continues to mystify foodies.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2014: Caprice lost its third Michelin Star in 2014, the same year that the restaurant’s head chef left. Yesterday, it failed to regain the star in the 2015 guide. Pierre regained its second star in the 2014 Michelin Hong Kong & Macau guide and yesterday retained it for 2015. Amber still, inexplicably, has two stars. Hong Kong’s foodies continue to seethe.Tim’s Kitchen lost its remaining star in 2015.
Tosca, the Ritz Carlton’s Italian fine dining restaurant, and the Mandarin Oriental’s Cantonese Man Wah were both awarded one star in 2014 and retained them yesterday.Given the proliferation of one stars in Hong Kong it’s hard to see why Tosca in particular hasn’t been elevated to two.
Following the meteoric rise of Duddell’s in the 2014 Guide, the restaurant has been elevated to two stars for 2015 and further restos that have been open for less than a year have been awarded a new star including Nur and Seasons.
Three more hole in the wall joints have been awarded one star: Yat Lok, Tim Ho Wan (Tai Kwok Tsui branch – adding to two other venues) and Kam’s Roast Goose. Cue flurry of media interest around the globe about cheap Michelin eateries. Read on for my original post.
Tosca at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is deserving of two Michelin stars
Man Wah at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong retain its Michelin star
The 2013 Michelin red guide to Hong Kong and Macau, launched today, is in many ways mystifying. While Caprice and Yung King Heen undoubtedly deserve their retained three star status, there are several other question marks.