Mandarin Oriental HK Welcoming Chef Thomas Keller


By William Stolerman

This autumn the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will welcome Chef Thomas Keller into two of its restaurants where he will cook his contemporary American food heavily influenced by French cuisine.

Keller heads up The French Laundry and Per Se in the USA (both three Michelin starred restaurants) and will bring with him a team of seven members from The French Laundry. They will re-create some of his signature dishes for lunch and dinner at the Mandarin Grill as well as a dinner menu in the hotel's most intimate restaurant, The Krug Room.

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Guests will be able to sample some of Keller’s most famous dishes including “Oysters and Pearls” and “Cornets of Marinated Atlantic Salmon”, and they will also be offered the chance to meet the chef. Furthermore the host of each table for dinner at The Mandarin Grill will receive a signed copy of The French Laundry Cookbook, while diners at The Krug Room will receive one copy per person.

“To say we are excited for Thomas Keller’s arrival at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is an understatement”, said Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Executive Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage David Collas. "Thomas Keller is a superbly talented chef, and diners who have the opportunity to meet with him and enjoy the true French Laundry dining experience are indeed very fortunate. Keller’s food is a work of art and diners can expect to enjoy an exceptional menu full of flavour and life.”

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Keller and his team will be cooking from November 29 – December 2.

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