Save for your average beer halls and obligatory annual Oktoberfest, we are not exactly spoiled for choice when it comes to German gastronomy in Hong Kong. Yet earlier in the year we had the opening of Margo by Mario Paecke, who packs the flavours of his east German upbringing into contemporary plates, and coming March 2022 will be Heimat—the debut Hong Kong restaurant by veteran chef Peter Find.
Born in Bersrod, Germany, Find has worked in high-end kitchens around the world for more than 30 years—a large chunk of it based here in Hong Kong, first landing a job as the executive chef of Pierrot at Mandarin Oriental in 1995 where he stayed for six years. After stints in Singapore, Bahrain and Macau, Find became part of the founding team of Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong when it opened in 2010, as executive chef.
Heimat—which translates to ‘homeland’ in German—is a project that celebrates everything about German gastronomy and culture, wrapped up in a stylish, multi-room space (designed by JJ Acuna) in Central’s LKF Tower. The menu, which Find presented through an intimate preview dinner for media at his own home, offers a cross section of regional German dishes from Berlin to Bavaria and more—each reinterpreted in a way that is unique to the chef.