Celebrity Chefs’ view

Like London, Hong Kong has a vibrant dining scene which, combined with its eating-out culture, makes it an appealing destination for international celebrity chefs. Some of those championing great British cuisine here are Jason Atherton, Gordon Ramsay and Tom Aikens – all with Michelin-starred restaurants – plus protégés of these chefs, such as Nate Green. Read what they think is “great” about British cuisine. Originally published … Continue reading Celebrity Chefs’ view

Aberdeen Street Social

Aberdeen Street Social  is the latest opening by the dream-team — Yenn Wong and Jason Atherton. I was invited to join a small group of media on the first day it was open for lunch — less than a week after opening, as Atherton was in town. The restaurant serves Modern British cuisine. What is Modern British cuisine? I asked Atherton after the lunch, and … Continue reading Aberdeen Street Social

Hong Kong’s hot Spanish restaurants

Spanish cuisine is well on its way to overtaking French and Italian in the popularity stakes in Hong Kong. Here is a link to my latest BBC Travel post highlighting three new Spanish restaurants and a personal favourite, 22 Ships (new dessert pictured below). I also think that Tapeo has good classic tapas and thought that BCN was great, but recently learnt that the chef has left. Continue reading Hong Kong’s hot Spanish restaurants

A chat with Jason Atherton: his career, his restaurants & his Hong Kong opening

Chef, Jason Atherton, branched out on his own two years ago after having worked for Gordon Ramsay for 11 years, many of those as executive chef at Maze in London. The gamble to be his own boss paid off and he now has thriving restaurants in London, Shanghai, Singapore, and from October, Hong Kong. I sat down with the affable and seemingly humble Atherton for … Continue reading A chat with Jason Atherton: his career, his restaurants & his Hong Kong opening