Published on : Friday, March 13, 2015
Culinary Director of Amber Richard Ekkebus has won the prestigious Chef’s Choice Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Singapore. Coveted by the restaurant community, this honour is voted by Richard’s peers across Asia and recognises him as a master craftsman.
Having guided Amber to the top table of gastronomy, the two-Michelin-starred chef has earned the respect and admiration of his peers and is regarded by the restaurant community as an inspirational leader who is passionate about quality food, the environment and charitable causes.
In claiming the No.6 spot on the S. Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong continues to lead the way by being the highest ranked restaurant in Hong Kong.
“I am extremely honoured and grateful to be recognised by my peers with this Chef’s Choice award,” says Richard.
“For Amber to earn such a high ranking among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants once again is an accolade that my team and I treasure.
Gastronomy is not only a passion of mine but a way to encourage healthy eating while ensuring that we are caring for the community.
This is one of the reasons why Amber is participating in Goût de France this year where a portion of sales will be donated to the local charity, Feeding Hong Kong,”
“Mandarin Oriental hotels are celebrated for dining excellence,” says Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental.
“With Amber’s spectacular showing each year on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, established culinary authorities and discerning diners recognise the sustained quality and creativity of our fine dining restaurant.”
On 19 March, Amber will participate in Goût de France, supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development and by Chef Alain Ducasse.
On the day, 1,000 chefs on five continents will be preparing a French meal to celebrate the excellence, diversity and modernity of France’s gastronomy while also donating a portion of sales to a local charity.
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