MOTT 32, CENTRAL
Maximal Concepts’ lavish, Wong Kar-wai-esque underground lair played the part as the epic setting for our second awards night, with guests milling about the Joyce Wang-designed space, enjoying the kitchen’s signatures in canapé form and free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne. Before the awards ceremony, guests were treated to the premiere of a unique Hong Kong Tatler-produced video highlighting the best dishes of the year, titled The Tatler Tasting, in celebration of the new Top 20 restaurants. Eminent chefs Richard Ekkebus, Hideaki Sato and Chan Yan-tak were all seen mingling with fellow industry friends.
Adrian Li and Charles Pelletier
The team from Four Seasons Hong Kong
Olivier Elzer and Guillaume Galliot
Lilian Lau and Jacqueline Chow
TOP 20 RESTAURANTS
Xuan Mu, Malcolm Wood and Joyce Wang
ABERDEEN STREET SOCIAL | AMBER | BIBO | CAPRICE | THE EIGHT | GADDI’S GOLDEN FLOWER | JADE DRAGON | L’ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON | LUNG KING HEEN MANO | MOTT 32 | PETRUS | PIERRE | THE PRINCIPAL | ROBUCHON AU DOME | SEASONS
SERGE ET LE PHOQUE | THE TASTING ROOM | TENKU RYUGIN
BEST OF THE YEAR
Best New Restaurant MOTT 32 | Best New Chef FABRICE VULIN, CAPRICE
Best Front of House CARBONE | Best Interior Design MOTT 32
Best Sommelier YOHANN JOUSSELIN, PETRUS | Best Wine List ROBUCHON AU DOME
Best Pastry Chef MARIKE VAN BEURDEN, CAPRICE | Best Cocktails ABERDEEN STREET SOCIAL
Best Dim Sum JADE DRAGON | Best Brunch CATALUNYA The centrepieces of the room were two large-scale gold coins, which spun throughout the night and made wonderful backdrops for the perfect selfies.