Agustin Balbi To Collaborate With Jia Group To Open New Restaurant Ando In Central This July 2020
This July, Argentinian chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi, formerly of Haku, is opening Ando, his first solo restaurant in collaboration with Yenn Wong of Jia Group. Tentatively opening on July 7, the new restaurant will present Balbi’s cuisine with Spanish and Japanese influences in forms of tasting menus.
The name ‘Ando’ takes after part of Balbi’s name which also is the Spanish verb participle to describe an action in the present; while in Japanese, language the term refers to a sense of solace. The new restaurant is set to present a cuisine with elements derived from Balbi’s Spanish roots and influences from Japan, where the chef honed his craft during his tenure at Tokyo’s Cuisine Michel Troisgros and Nihonryori Ryugin.
Balbi and his kitchen chef team including head pastry chef Joanna Yuen (winner of the Tatler Dining Best Pastry Chef Award for 2020) will present tasting menu options for lunch Tuesdays to Saturdays, and dinner from Monday to Saturdays. Reservations for July 7 and beyond are available here.