Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group honoured in 2012 Michelin Guides – ten restaurants and a total of 12 Michelin stars.
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.
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.