Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong starts a six-month renovation programme this August 2020 – to upgrade and refresh dining facilities on the top floor of the luxury Island-set hotel. The renovation will see Pierre Gagnaire’s Michelin-starred restaurant close after 14 years. At the same time, Man Wah will be expanded into the space currently occupied by M Bar.
Prior to the renovation, special menus and celebrations pay tribute to both dining venues. These include a Grand Finale Degustation Menu at Pierre, and a ‘Salute to a Legend’ eight-course tasting menu at Man Wah, both on 31st July, 2020.
Two-Michelin-starred French restaurant Pierre has been Pierre Gagnaire’s pied-á-terre in Hong Kong since 2006. To pay tribute to his tenure, Gagnaire and resident Chef de Cuisine Jacky Tauvry have created a series of menus called Memoires of Pierre Gagnaire. Available from 8 June until 30 July 2020, there are five-course, seven-course and nine-course dinners, or lunches every Saturday during June and July (these come as three, or five course, with premium wines chosen by Pierre’s sommelier).
Ongoing Man Wah, often referred to as Hong Kong’s most beautiful dining space, has been serving Cantonese fare since 1968 (it too has a Michelin star). Chef Wing-Keung Wong is currently offering, from Monday (15 June) through to 30 July, an All Time Favourites tasting menu, alongside a Signature Celebration menu: both are available as five courses at lunch or eight courses at dinner.
M bar’s swansong, also starting Monday and running through to 30 July, is a selection of its most popular cocktails. And on 31 July 2020, Lights Out at M bar will be highlighted by Krug, a DJ and suitable canapés, all in the presence of the luxury hotel’s connoisseur GM Pierre Barthès.