Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognised, with no fewer than ten restaurants being honoured in the 2012 Michelin Guides.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Chef Man-Sing Lee
In Asia, Mandarin Oriental has a total of six Michelin stars in Hong Kong alone. The Group’s flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is now the only hotel in the city to have three Michelin starred restaurants. Man Wah – the hotel’s premier Cantonese dining room achieved its first Michelin star in the 2012 Michelin Guide. Headed by Chef Man-Sing Lee who offers an outstanding Cantonese menu of traditional favourites alongside seasonal specialties with touches of modern flair. Always keen to use only the best seasonal ingredients, Chef Man-Sing Lee has gone to great lengths in sourcing the finest Hong Kong has to offer. The Chef Man-Sing Lee lunch time dim sum creations are not to be missed and are the talk of the city.
Pierre, which features the bold cuisine of multi award-winning, three Michelin starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire retained its two Michelin star status, while the Mandarin Grill + Bar, a Hong Kong dining institution, where artistic Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky serves a modern interpretation of grill classics and the city’s finest seafood, also retained its one Michelin star.
In addition, Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, also maintained its coveted two Michelin star status. The restaurant features the innovative and exhilarating cuisine of talented Chef Richard Ekkebus.
At Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Signature (serving contemporary French) and Sense (Cantonese) maintained their single star status: Signature for the fifth time, and Sense for the fourth time.
In Europe, Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London gained its first Michelin star less than a year after opening. This is where Heston Blumenthal and Executive Chef, Ashley Palmer-Watts, serve historic gastronomy with a 21st century twist. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, which opened in 2009, maintained its one star status at Moments restaurant, headed by the renowned chef Carme Ruscalleda and chef Raül Balam in the Spanish Guía Michelin. At Mandarin Oriental, Geneva Rasoi by Vineet has also maintained its coveted one star status in Michelin’s 2012 Guide for Switzerland. In Munich, Restaurant Mark’s under the direction of Executive Chef Simon Larese, also retained its one Michelin star status.
“We are truly delighted to receive these prestigious accolades,” said David Nicholls, the Group’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. “It reflects the dedication to fine dining excellence that Mandarin Oriental hotels offer around the world.”
The Group continues to appoint globally renowned culinary talent throughout its portfolio. Most recently, Chef Thierry Marx is at the newly opened Mandarin Oriental, Paris. This multi award-winning chef is introducing his sensory cuisine to the hotel’s signature restaurant Sur Mesure, and a modern take on traditional dishes in Camélia. This is Chef Marx’s first gastronomic venture in the city and has been enthusiastically welcomed. Elsewhere in Europe, Bar Boulud, featuring the award-winning French inspired cuisine of Lyon-born chef Daniel Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London continues to receive rave reviews.
About The Michelin Guide
Michelin has been in the business of evaluating and recommending restaurants and hotels for over a century. They employ full-time professional inspectors who anonymously visit restaurants and hotels, and evaluate them on a range of criteria, using an evaluation process that has been honed over time to identify consistently high-quality establishments to suit a range of budgets and across a range of styles and cuisines.