The oldest Michelin Guide selection in China displays the remarkable evolution of Hong Kong and Macau. Six World-Class Chefs from Michelin-starred Restaurants Around the World Gathered To Celebrate the 11th Edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau.
Hong Kong and Macau are very special cities within the gastronomic world. They attract many tourists and business people from around the world, and as a result these cities have been blessed with gastronomic influences that oscillate between traditional Cantonese and Macau cuisine, combined with international flavours.
“While conversations and debate continue to rage on regarding the relevance and subjectivity of restaurant awards rankings — here in Hong Kong, for the time being, Michelin is still seen as the pinnacle of achievement for many local chefs and restaurateurs,” commented lifestyleasia.com.
“This year, there is particular cause for celebration: Balking the rather anti-climactic pattern of prior years‘ results, a handful of surprise victories this year has the restaurant industry abuzz following the announcement of 2019’s stars,” added lifestyleasia.
With 2 new three star restaurants, 4 new two star restaurants and 6 new one star restaurants, the oldest Michelin selection in China displays the remarkable dynamism of the region.
“The 2019 selection highlights this diversity particularly well, and the many star additions testify to the dynamism and talent that permeate the Hong Kong and Macau dining scene,” commented Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of Michelin Guides.
Caprice receiving three stars brings to 7, the number of three star restaurants in Hong Kong. Chef Guillaume Galliot, who joined the restaurant two years ago, and his team offer contemporary French cuisine that highlights the most luxurious ingredients in its refined and perfectly executed dishes. The turbot served with a delicate sea urchin sauce, particularly impressed our inspectors, as did the remarkable wine list.
In Macau, Jade Dragon high-end restaurant receives its third Michelin star. In beautiful surroundings of ebony, crystal, gold and finely-chiselled silver, a delicious ballet of authentic Cantonese specialties, made from the highest quality ingredients, will not fail to delight the taste buds of gourmets. With this new distinction, Macau now has 3 three star establishments.
The 2019 selection is also enriched with 4 new two star restaurants (3 in Hong Kong and 1 in Macau). Écriture restaurant (Hong Kong), which offers cuisine celebrating French specialties combined with Japanese ingredients, and Sushi Saito (Hong Kong), among the best Sushi restaurants in the city, make their very first entry in the MICHELIN guide with two stars. The Cantonese restaurant Ying Jee Club (Hong Kong), which had one star in the previous selection, this year gains a second star. In Macau, the restaurant Alain Ducasse at Morpheus receives two stars. Located in the heart of the Morpheus Hotel, it offers, in addition to original creations, some of the most famous dishes of the iconic French chef.
The MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 also lists 55 one star establishments, including 6 new additions in Hong Kong: Arbor, Guo Fu Lou, New Punjab Club, Octavium, Xin Rong Ji and Belon. These new establishments alone illustrate the gastronomic diversity of this selection. Arbor and Belon are inspired by the codes of French cuisine, while New Punjab Club offers excellent specialties from North India, and Guo Fu Lou serves tasty Cantonese dishes. Xin Rong Ji showcases some of the finest flavours of Taizhou cuisine and Octavium serves delicious Italian cuisine.
3 Michelin Stars Restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau: Caprice restaurant, Jade Dragon restaurant, Bo Innovation restaurant, The Eight restaurant, Otto e Mezzo Bombana (HK) restaurant, Tang Court restaurant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant, Robuchon au Dôme restaurant, Lung King Heen restaurant, and Sushi Shikon restaurant.