The Amber restaurant in Hong Kong has been ranked at No. 24 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and is a 2 Michelin Star restaurant under the able guidance of Chef Richard Ekkebus. Located on the seventh floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Amber comes with an ultra-elegant interior. The Amber was also ranked 4th in the S Pellegrino list of Best Restaurant in Asia. For its delicious food and mouth savoring dishes, Amber has been ranked among many Best Restaurant lists and won many trophies and awards for its fine dining experience.
Chef Richard Ekkebus has been personally trained by the legend Chefs Alain Passard and Guy Savoy, Chef Ekkebus brings with him some innovative and exceptional French dishes using some of the top quality ingredients from both the Southern and Northern hemisphere. Hence the menus are also seasonal and vary every 3 months or so.
Having ordered the 4-course degustation menu, my lunch started with amuse bouche to arouse the taste buds. Then slowly continued with the menu choosing snacks that salt, sweet and bitter. While halfway through my lunch, I can start to feel that most of the ingredients and items are fresh and delicious seafood. I can also see how brilliantly Chef Ekkebus has married the art of French cooking with Asian seafood and provided some innovative and exemplary dishes that made him popular in the culinary scene in Hong Kong. One of the signature dishes of Chef Ekkebus is the utterly delicious sea urchin dish topped with lobster jell-o along with cauliflower puree and caviar served with crunchy seaweed waffles.