Culinary director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Richard Ekkebus gives us the inside track on how to win a Green Michelin Star and challenge conventional ideas about luxury.
The future of sustainable gastronomy
Chef Richard Ekkebus has been leading the charge at Amber, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s two-Michelin-starred French restaurant, for more than 18 years. In that time, he’s transformed the approach of both the restaurant and the hotel in terms of cuisine and sustainability, challenging perceptions and practices to create a dining experience that has kept Amber on Michelin’s leaderboard for the last 14 years. In 2022, it was awarded a Green Michelin star, and is one of just two Hong Kong restaurants to currently hold the accolade. We spoke to Richard about his journey within sustainable gastronomy, plus his top spots for green eating around the world.