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Discover four new dining experiences at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s new seventh-floor dining concept, including Amber and SOMM, pictured.
After months of anticipation, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental debuts a newly renovated Amber as well as a trio of enticing new restaurants at its new seventh-floor dining concept.
There are few restaurants in the world as memorable as two-Michelin-starred Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Since 2005, the restaurant has earned a reputation for being at the forefront of culinary innovation and for its sustainable initiatives.
Since Amber closed for renovations last December, the culinary world has been watching and waiting to see what’s next. This May, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental unveiled an incredible new iteration of its flagship restaurant, as well as three new restaurants – all located on the seventh floor.
The new dining destination provides a rich variety of dining experiences, from fine-dining at Amber to intimate omakase experiences at the three Michelin-starred Sushi Shikon, curated wines and sake at SOMM, as well as seasonal Japanese dishes expertly presented at Kappo Rin.
Eat clean at Amber
Amber’s new menu explores the possibilities of fine-dining and new ways to experience flavours, textures and taste.
After four months of renovations, beloved Amber has reopened its doors with a fresh new look and a bold culinary philosophy. Conceptualised by New York designer Adam Tihany, who also oversaw the original design, the new interiors are light, curvaceous and less formal, embracing the evolution of fine dining and reflecting the direction of the progressive new menu.
In a move towards healthier and more sustainably sourced ingredients, Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus trawled the globe in search for inspiration for ingredients. The result? Fifty new dishes, each crafted without any dairy products and with reduced presence of salt and sugar.
Chef Ekkebus finds creative uses for soy, rice and nut milk to replace dairy and, instead of sugar, reaches for agave, maple and honey. Taking it one step further, Chef Ekkebus amplifies the natural sodium in ingredients such as seaweed to replicate salt, while fatty flavours come from non-saturated plant-based oils.
“In developing this new menu, my intention was to strip away artifice or gimmickry and enhance the dining experience by presenting seasonal dishes that are sublime in their subtlety,” explains Ekkebus. “At the end of the meal, discerning diners want to feel nourished and comfortable, a feeling that can only be achieved through clean, pure ingredients. That is the new definition of indulgence.”
An oenophiles’ escape
Take your pick from SOMM’s list of more than 1,600 Champagnes, wines and sakes.
Along with Amber, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has also unveiled several new restaurants on the seventh floor, including SOMM. A treat for wine and sake lovers, this polished French bistro boasts a selection of over 1,600 champagnes, wines and sakes on the menu.
Come for the drinks, but stay for the buzzy atmosphere. At SOMM, you'll feel right at home in the plush banquettes, deep burgundy seats, and sculptural walnut wood surrounds. The bistro provides an excellent setting for sampling rare vintages and exclusive Japanese sakes but don’t overlook the gourmet offerings. Designed to be paired with wine, SOMM serves seasonal menus, including the signature ’Sommeliers Lunch’ on weekends.
Watch master chefs craft delectable sushi at Sushi Shikon.
Awarded three Michelin stars for the past five years, Sushi Shikon has relocated from its Sheung Wan location to continue its legacy at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. The two-hour, Ginza-style sushi omakase dining experience turns a spotlight on traditional Edomae sushi – an ancient style of sushi where chefs typically focus on one distinct flavour per bite and, often, marinate fish in vinegar or soy before serving. As you’d imagine, fresh ingredients are flown in daily from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market and transformed by master chefs into delectable dishes.
Japanese restaurant Kappo Rin serves multi-course meals that are created by the resident chef and based on seasonal ingredients and the freshest produce of the day. Designed to provide an intimate, memorable experience between diners and the chef, the eight-seat restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Yoshitake of Tokyo’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Yoshitake and Hong Kong’s three-Michelin starred restaurant Sushi Shikon. With such talents at the helm, guests can expect world-class sushi and anticipatory service at this special occasion restaurant.
Ready to please your palate? Visit the seventh floor of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental this May!
In celebration of the new restaurants, the hotel has introduced the Great Gourmet Escape package – a dining staycation where guests will be able to stay at the hotel’s glamorous Joyce Wang-designed suites, dine at the newly reopened Amber for dinner, then enjoy a Champagne breakfast at SOMM.
Learn more here.