Two Michelin Stars Awarded to Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Grill + Bar

As their first and flagship hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is as legendary as the city itself. The iconic hotel is the epitome of contemporary luxury combined with Oriental heritage. Having delighted guests with award-winning services and impressive facilities for over 57 years, it is a much-loved address for those seeking exclusive experiences in this dynamic city.

The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites offer magnificent views of the famous Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s skyline. A collection of nine outstanding restaurants and bars, including two with Michelin stars, a luxurious club lounge and a Shanghainese-inspired holistic spa make Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong the quintessential ‘home away from home’ for discerning leisure and business travellers alike.

Man Wah

Celebrations are underway at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong following today’s ‘Michelin Guide, Hong Kong and Macau 2022’ awards ceremony where Man Wah and Mandarin Grill + Bar each retain one star status, joining 71 restaurants in the two territories to obtain this prestigious accolade. Mandarin Grill + Bar has been part of the Michelin family for 14 consecutive years, and Man Wah for 9 consecutive years.

Long renowned for excellence in dining, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to be able to offer guests time-honoured Cantonese cuisine at Man Wah, and contemporary adaptation of classic grill specialties at Mandarin Grill + Bar.

Man Wah: chilled marinated abalone cucumber

Leading the hotel’s culinary team is Executive Chef Robin Zavou. Right by his side is Chef de Cuisine Simon Guthridge at Mandarin Grill + Bar, and Executive Chinese Chef Wing-Keung Wong at Man Wah, who both lead the success in each of their restaurants respectively.

“To be recognised by the highest standard in the culinary world is a true testament of the labour of love that everyone has contributed. Our mission is to continue to be a world-class dining destination worth visiting, and we look forward to delighting guests with star-worthy experiences,” said Chef Zavou.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Man Wah, Mandarin Grill + Bar and the Mandarin Oriental.

T’ang Court at The Langham, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has retained the coveted Three-Michelin Star rating

T’ang Court at The Langham, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has retained the coveted Three-Michelin Star rating in the 2022 Hong Kong and Macau edition of the Michelin Guide for the seventh consecutive year.

Offering a fine selection of authentic Cantonese delicacies over the years, T’ang Court has been recognised by Michelin inspectors since 2009 when the distinctive red guide first launched in Hong Kong and Macau, and has kept its three Michelin-star status since 2016.

Helmed by Chinese Master Chef Kwong Wai Keung who has been in T’ang Court since its opening in 1988, and Executive Chef of T’ang Court, Wong Chi Fai who has been with the restaurant for nearly two decades and risen through the ranks since joining as a junior chef overlooking the steamers. This dynamic duo have led the team in maintaining the highest culinary standards and in achieving this coveted recognition in addition to numerous international culinary awards and accolades.

Sherona Shng, Managing Director of The Langham, Hong Kong and Regional Vice President, Operations – Asia for The Langham Hotels and Resorts expresses her pride and delight with the winning team and their milestone achievement. “I congratulate our team at T’ang Court led by Chef Kwong and Chef Wong along with Restaurant Manager Rosa Lau for achieving the coveted Three-Michelin Star accolade for the seventh consecutive year! This is a feat that few restaurants in the world can stake claim to and our team has done it yet again despite the challenges of the last year. T’ang Court has been and will continue delighting our guests with the team’s culinary prowess, commitment to quality and impeccable service”.

Kwong Wai Keung, Chinese Master Chef, Right and Wong Chi Fai Executive Chef of T’ang Court Left – The Langham, Hong Kong

Chinese Master Chef Kwong Wai Keung states, “Despite this being our seventh time achieving this award, I am still surprised when the results are announced. Each day my colleagues and I come to work and we simply give it our best. I am delighted that this pleases our guests and honoured for the Michelin Team to confer upon us this highest accolade. We are grateful for the all the support and will continue to delight all our guests with our traditional Cantonese cuisine. We look forward to your continued patronage”.

T’ang Court creates authentic Cantonese cuisine using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients; favourite signature dishes include the Stir-fried Fresh Lobster with Spring Onion, Red Onion and Shallot, Baked Oyster with Port Wine as well as the Baked Stuffed Crab Shell with Crab Meat and Onion.

T’ang Court reflects the classic timelessness of the Tang Dynasty, China’s golden age. It is a Michelin-starred restaurant that has been recognised by the coveted Michelin Guide, Hong Kong and Macau since 2009.

Amid lavish furnishings, graceful silks with a gold accent and contemporary sculptures adorn the walls, while a dramatic spiral staircase leads up to five private dining rooms which have been named after famous Tang Dynasty poets – Tai Bai, Le Tian, Zi Shou, Bai Yu and Zi Mei. This is one of Hong Kong’s finest Cantonese restaurants where many of Hong Kong’s top business leaders and celebrities are regular

Louis Vuitton Le Café V in Japan

French Maison Louis Vuitton opens the second Le Café V in the Ginza Namiki store, following the debut of its first opening at the Maison Osaka Midosuji.

Focusing on a finessed service within a sophisticated setting, celebrated chef Yosuke Suga invites clients with his innovative sweet and savory creations, favoring ingredients sourced from across Japan. Located on the 7th and top floor of the Ginza Namiki store, Le Café V offers an artistic, yet warm atmosphere, layered with design elements that blend traditional and contemporary organic inspirations. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades from the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders and Barber & Osgerby highlight the immersive experience.

Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April.

Louis Vuitton Ginza Namikidori Store
7-6-1 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours
Monday-Sunday 11 am – 8 pm

Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Bowmore® and Aston Martin unveil first collaboration


Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Aston Martin have unveiled their first collaborative creation; Black Bowmore DB5 1964. A striking concept which brings together an iconic whisky and a legendary car in a bottle of equal parts, featuring exceptional single malt and a genuine Aston Martin DB5 piston.

With only 25 bottles for sale, this exceptionally rare Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is a celebration of time; a definitive moment in history for both Bowmore and Aston Martin. It is also a celebration of shared values and passions; showcasing great innovation and invention. A beautifully inspiring masterpiece; this unique, handcrafted vessel houses an equally exceptional single malt, Black Bowmore. Inspired by the past, but truly breath-taking in today’s world.  The significance of 1964 is paramount. This represents a truly defining era of evolution for both Bowmore and Aston Martin.

For Bowmore, 1964 is arguably one of the most significant points in the distillery’s 240-year history. The arrival of a new boiler saw the distillery enter the modern age of distilling as coal fires made way for steam in heating the stills. It was the first distillation from this new boiler that produced the spirit which was to become the iconic Black Bowmore; a sublimely rich and decadent single malt, reflected in awe-inspiring deep darkness.

First distilled on 5 November 1964, over the years Black Bowmore has become one of the rarest and most sought-after single malt whiskies ever created. This latest release represents only the sixth bottling of this exquisite single malt. Since 1993, only around six thousand bottles of Black Bowmore have been made available, thus adding to the desirability of this iconic whisky.

1964 represents a significant date in the modern history of the distillery. Not only a key moment in how we distilled our spirit, but perhaps even more significant as this very spirit went onto create Black Bowmore. These defining moments are fundamental to the history of Bowmore. This collaboration with Aston Martin has allowed us to once again showcase this iconic single malt in the most incredible way.

David Turner, Distillery Manager at Bowmore

For Aston Martin, this was the era of their most iconic car. Launched in 1963 to considerable acclaim, the Aston Martin DB5 is now widely regarded as ‘the most famous car in the world’, not least by virtue of its links to the world’s most celebrated secret agent in 1964. On its debut the DB5 represented a subtle but important evolution over its immediate predecessor, the DB4 Series 5, not least by virtue of an increase in engine capacity to 4.0-litres. This of course made the DB5 that much more of a sporting saloon which, combined with its exceptional styling, helped it to become one of the most desirable and admired sports cars of its generation.

Sir David Brown, the then owner of Aston Martin Lagonda and the man who gave his initials to the ‘DB’ lineage, said of the car: “I believe it is the essential character of the DB5, and its ability to perform perfectly in all conditions, that makes this car so intensely satisfying to own”. It is this relentless pursuit of power with purpose that still helps to define the appeal of Aston Martin today.

In keeping with a commitment to true craftsmanship, the Black Bowmore DB5 bottle itself is handcrafted by Glasstorm, a bespoke contemporary glass studio, based in North East Scotland. With over 50 years of glass design, sculpting and creative expertise, each bottle took up to one week to be complete, reflecting the continued thread of attention to detail and skill which defines this collaboration.

Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is presented in a handmade presentation box; itself a work of art. Inspired by the distillery’s coastal home, the deep blue colour and wave embossing evoke a true sense of place. Created from the finest string-grain calfskin, featuring a custom solid brass latch and hinges, plated with nickel, reflective of the DB5.


The partners are set to unveil a series of collaborative projects and products over the coming months and years, ranging from exceptional experiences to design-led product initiatives with the goal of offering fans of the brands, across a broad spectrum, the opportunities to connect with the partnership.

As world class luxury brands Bowmore and Aston Martin urge consumers never to drink and drive. Drink Smart® messaging will be integrated into all brand activations around the partnership; while the dedicated Drink Smart® platform ensures communication with legal-purchase age adults about making informed, responsible choices.

Black Bowmore DB5 1964 will be available from late Autumn 2020 with an RSP of GBP£50,000. Come into the beautiful worlds of Aston Martin and Bowmore.





Moët & Chandon Imperial celebrated this year its 150th anniversary


Moët & Chandon organized several festivities, including a wonderful evening on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, to celebrate an important milestone in the history of its most iconic and best-selling champagne in the world and specially designed a logo for the occasion visible on Limited Editions.

For the end of year celebrations and in order to finish the year 2019, Moët & Chandon offers limited editions and several activities in Switzerland.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial, born in 1869, Moët & Chandon unveiled its new bottle with a redesigned logo. The ‘I’ of Imperial pays homage to the 150 years of history of this champagne and becomes the new symbol of Moët Impérial at the end of the year.



Indeed, the Maison has maintained close ties with Napoleon Bonaparte, who became a close friend of the champagne house, and it is in his tribute that Moët & Chandon created Moët Impérial with the intention of assembling a champagne that is up to of this link ‘Imperial’.

To crown the 150 years of history of this exceptional champagne, the ‘I’ represents this historic link that must be celebrated according to the style that is the hallmark of the French Maison. Come into the world of Moët & Chandon.





Partners in Motion: Hennessy and Pelipe Pantone


Nothing can stop Felipe Pantone, this phenomenon of the contemporary art world. Arrived in Spain at the age of 10, this budding rebel native of Buenos Aires went from his first graffiti to a style at the crossroads of vintage typography, optical art and kinetic art. Today, Felipe Pantone is a world-renowned art pioneer. His visual language develops into an explosion of mesmerizing colors, bold graphics and 3D illusions, while his style evokes a vision of history that is constantly transformed by a technology focused on the future.

My work is inspired by the past, but it is totally contemporary. I like to transcend time through an unexpected experience that can only be achieved through art. I always try to jump on the next wave, to innovate.

Felipe Pantone

Felipe Pantone has achieved star status without ever revealing his face to the public, making him an exception on the contemporary art scene. Indeed, his art speaks for him, which gives the artist the ultimate freedom: the whole world has become his canvas.

The artist crosses time zones and mediums with the utmost ease, leaving his mark on the most popular artistic destinations and seemingly randomly chosen and unexpected places. We can find the signature of Felipe Pantone, a mix of vibrant colors and dynamic lines, in museum exhibitions and buildings in New York, Madrid, Paris, Bangkok, Shanghai or Tokyo, find her in forgotten corners of the cityscapes, or discover it in the form of embellishments of subway stations or race cars.



Founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, Maison Hennessy is a reference on the subject of cognac. Today Hennessy releases the 9th edition of the Hennessy V.S artist series in collaboration with international urban artist Felipe Pantone. Both Hennessy and Pantone share a passion for blending tradition and innovation to express a dynamically unique, limited edition that remixes the present. The limited-edition Hennessy V.S 750ml bottle & gift box designed by artist Felipe Pantone in his signature aesthetic is the perfect bottle to add to your collection.

The Hennessy V.S Pantone Limited Edition is available now at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Hennessy.




Aan de Poel is shining again after

On Friday morning, July 6, around 05.30 am, a short circuit in the meter cupboard caused a fire to break out in the renowned Dutch two-star Michelin restaurant Aan de Poel (at the pond). The hall at the back of the building burned down completely. In addition, there was a lot of smoke and soot damage everywhere. But those who love a snack and a drink at ‘Aan de Poel’ can breathe a sigh of relief again. The restaurant is open again and fully ready to welcome guests with the best service and the tastiest food.

The two-star restaurant in Amstelveen was closed for just 7 weeks after it was hit by a fire in the meter cupboard. In addition to the material damage, they had mainly lost that piece of history that they had all worked so hard on. “It is said that during moments like this you learn who your friends are and we have learned that over the past 10 years we have built something very beautiful that no one can take away from us”.

With the help of regular guest and crisis manager Xander Smit, they worked with all their might to repair the enormous damage to the restaurant of matre-sommelier and owner Robbert Veuger and co-owner and chef Stefan van Sprang. “We are very proud that we have succeeded in reopening after seven weeks,” says the assistant of the two owners, Rens Pielage. “The restaurant was declared a total loss due to the fire. But thanks to a great team of contractors and others, we made it”.

Restaurant Aan de Poel has been completely renovated. That has its advantages. “Because we had to move the wine room due to the fire, we rearranged the tables. This allows everyone at the window to enjoy a beautiful view. Everything else is really new. From front door to back door. The wine room, the bars, the chairs, the tables, the curtains. You name it. And we now have a nice private dining room in the new wine room”.

With the reopening, Aan de Poel has also received a new logo and house style designed by Maurice Franssen. In addition, a completely new website will be launched shortly. Last weekend it was already possible to test run in the restaurant with friends and acquaintances. “We all drank a nice glass of wine to toast the reopening,” Pielage says.

The renowned restaurant has always had an international clientele. From tonight, everyone is welcome again in the completely renovated restaurant. “We will skip lunch this week until Monday 10 September to put the very last dots on the i’s”, says Pielage. “But everyone is welcome again in the evening. And that’s a good thing. We have all been eager for weeks to be able to receive people again with good food and drinks. Finally it’s allowed again.”

Come into the beautiful and delicious world of Aan de Poel.

Camus receive prestigious French Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label


French Maison Camus has been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label in recognition of itssavoir-faire, advanced technical skills and commitment to crafting quality products.

Created in 2005 by the French State to promote its industrial and craft heritage, the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label rewards outstanding economic and cultural talent across the country. Selected companies undergo a rigorous and lengthy examination process by an official body comprising independent and governmental entities.

Camus has been recognized as one of the select few Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant labeled brands to contribute to France’s economic standing, which include Baccarat, Boucheron, Chanel, Hermés, and Chateau Laubade.

Cyril Camus, President of Camus, representing the fifth generation of the founding family, said: “It is a privilege for Camus to receive the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label, which testifies to the devotion and savoir-faire passed on from each generation of my family to the next, as well as to the ongoing support from all those who have worked alongside us over the years. This success is also theirs”.

Maison Camus spans more than 150 years. With 180 hectares in the Borderies cru, the smallest and rarest district in the Cognac appellation, the Camus family has always been deeply involved in making and distilling Cognac.

Come into the beautiful world of Camus.





‘Grand’ metamorphosis for Restaurant Bridges

Restaurant Bridges has undergone a complete redesign. The French interior designer Christophe Daudré transformed the modern seafood restaurant of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam into an even more cozy, elegant and warmer culinary hotspot. Het restaurant is recent feestelijke geopend.

Where in Paris a visit to the Eiffel Tower should not be missed, tourists come to Amsterdam for the canals. The Michelin-starred Restaurant Bridges is located on Amsterdam’s oldest canal and the movement and reflection of the water was a source of inspiration for the designer involved. The result is an intimate atmosphere in the former canteen of the old town hall.

The interior is specially designed for Bridges. The comfortable seats are Daudré’s own hand. The mirror panels decorated with gold and metal were created by the German mural Haute Couture designer Susanne Köhl. The graceful and elegant lamps are a design by Ombre Portée (designer duo Ēric de Dormael and Agathe Tiret), whose clients include Chanel and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

The renewed Bridges shows that it can also be very relaxed in a star restaurant. Bridges is the place where every Amsterdammer feels at home, with good service, hospitality and conviviality. Chef Bobby Rust is in charge in the kitchen, while Lotte Wolf is responsible for the other half of the wine-food combinations as wine director. This makes Bridges a culinary experience for all senses.

Bridges, inspired by Ron Blaauw
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1012 EX Amsterdam, Holland

For info and reservations: of 0031 (0)20 555 35 60
Opening hours: lunch Tuesday – Friday 12.00-14.30 (weekend from 13.00)
Diner Tuesday – Sunday 18.30-22.30

Come into the beautiful world of Bridges.

Limited Edition Givenchy cocktails at Hotel Café Royal

London’s Hotel Café Royal has partnered with French Maison Givenchy to create a cocktail collection in honor of L’Atelier de Givenchy, a collection of seven haute couture-inspired perfumes.

To recreate the notes of white pepper, white musk and leather in Cuir Blanc, hotel bar mixologist Tiziano Tasso uses Siberian pine needle extract in a Martini-style cocktail to lend the beverage a woody taste.

Oud Flamboyant, pitched as ‘strong and mysterious’ with scents of leather, oud and labdanum, is recreated in drinkable form with Japanese whisky and mandarin juice for a bold, magnetic, smoky wood flavor.

The special cocktail collection will launch February 1 until March 31 at the hotel’s Green Bar. The cocktails cost £13 ($20). To try one or more of these special limited edition cocktails, you can make a reservation at the Green Bar of the hotel via Email or telephone.

Hotel Café Royal
tel: +44 (0)207 406 3310

Come into the beautifl worlds of Givenchy en Hotel Café Royal.