Amber

Amber

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7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road, Central
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7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road, Central
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中環皇后大道中15號置地文華東方酒店7樓
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Very few bad words among them - Richard Ekkebus' incredibly acclaimed French restaurant might offer possibly Hong Kong's most unique gastronomic experience.
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Dishes at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant are creative and revolve around seasonality to keep things fresh, and Ekkebus’ penchant for seafood means daily shipments from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market.

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It made sense that it would contain a flagship power-lunch restaurant that aspires to a similar level of impeccable, modern style.

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It's food thoughtfully cooked with a lot of heart.

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Now they can add one more to the list:  We think it is Hong Kong’s best restaurant.

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The food is a palette of unique flavors

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Amber is great for power lunches and intimate dinners.

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Once the food arrives, all attention is on the plate.

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It is a special-occasion restaurant which serves the highest quality food, offers superlative service and set in a beautiful dining room. Expect to pay about HK$3,700 for a three-course meal, with a glass of wine each.

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The creative French cuisine of chef Richard Ekkebus remains on top of its game, thanks to the exacting focus on quality produce, adventurous combinations, and wonderful and detailed presentation.

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If ordering a la carte, a three-course meal without wine will come to about HK$1,500 per person. Given the high quality of food on offer, we think this is a reasonable splurge.

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Richard Ekkebus, creates modern French haute cuisine with a dash of the Caribbean that is so inventive it borders on the otherworldly.

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The centerpiece of the Macassar ebony wood filled dining room created by renowned interior designer Adam Tihany is a chandelier of 4,320 suspended bronze rods used to cast a warm metallic glow over the double height interior.

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While it's all seriously "pricey", at least you're likely to "impress your client or date."

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We surveyed the empty plates and declared that Amber was certainly worth all the hype. Each dish was perfectly thought through, impeccably well paired and inventive enough to challenge your preconceptions and taste buds without seeming unnecessarily showy.

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With a quiet setting and splendid service, this culinary hot spot is the perfect place for celebration, indulgence or romance.

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Ekkebus' keen interest in experimenting and concocting new tastes are recognised as one of the best in the world; and if you have a chance, you should try Amber out too.

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I dare say that Amber is the only restaurant in Hong Kong thus far that has wowed me, and not only once, but twice, but now that I've come up with my little theory, I'll make sure Dick's there when I am.

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A pair of slices of Omi Wagyu strip loin follow, alongside a malt vinegar purée, ale-braised short ribs, a quinoaesque crunch and something called celtus, a new one on me, a type of lettuce. It’s just bloody lovely. Once again taste, texture and technique together in perfect harmony.

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Haute Cuisine of Contemporary French with classy imported ingredients from all over the world,  especially from France directly.

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On the other hand I always encountered 2 or 3 obvious weaknesses here:   the appetizers have not changed much over the years,  and their desserts and mignardises have also experienced peaks and troughs.

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Amber is freaking flawless, subjectively I was much more of a fan of the innovative starters and desserts that we had than the solid mains but that’s not negative, it’s just preference.

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What an amazing meal that was! Everything was perfect, and anything that was not was very quickly rectified (one dish was quickly whisked away as soon as it was uncovered when our hostess noticed some garnishing was missing). I highly recommend Amber Restaurant for any special occasions!

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It convinced me enough that I’ll be back for the full degustation menu. The only sour note was some woody unpungent truffle. Here are the pictures.

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The ambiance, fine dining experience & staff is terrific. The presentation and preparation of the food is exquisite. What else can you ask for?? Only thing- perhaps taking out the olive oil in desserts.

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The rest of the dishes from the degustation were good but not mind-blowing. I had forgotten about most of them after day 2.

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The meat was so soft and it tasted lovely gamey, but not too strong. I had a sea bass with heirloom tomatoes and courgettes, plus some tiny squid pieces. Very light and refreshing again – the fish was cooked to perfection. We cleaned our plates easily!

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This place will blow your motherfucken mind.

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STILL FUCK YEAH. STILL ALL THE MOTHERFUCKEN FUCK YEAHS. EVER.

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I love sea urchin and the freshness of it alone pretty much did it for me. A small top up would have included a topping of caviar to the sea urchin, which would have brought this dish up a notch in the ‘luxury’ quotient. However, to me, simplicity is the best, so I chose to do away with the caviar.

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From the very beginning (delightful amuse bouche) to the very end (perfect assorted petit fours), the degustation menu at Amber was absolutely perfect.