Welcome to a very special holiday edition of Where Chefs Are Excited to Eat in Hong Kong. This December, we’ve invited them to share where they’ll be celebrating with friends and family during the holiday season. If you haven’t got Christmas celebrations planned out yet, take inspiration from the following chefs that we spoke to for this article.
From award-winning chef Shane Osborn of one Michelin star restaurant, Arcane; all-day dining concept, Moxie; and Soho’s casual bistro, Cornerstone; Matt Abergel, chef-owner of the city’s hippest modern izakaya spot, Yardbird Hong Kong; and finally, executive chef Braden Reardon of Percy’s, Soho’s newest opening that spotlights responsibly sourced seafood and creative dishes.
Shane Osborn, chef-owner of Arcane, Moxie, and Cornerstone
My friend Graham Long has recently taken over the helm at The Continental in Pacific Place. Graham and I used to work together in London, so our history goes way back and unsurprisingly, we have similar tastes and styles when it comes to cooking.
The food at The Continental is based on modern French cuisine but uses both British and Asian influences. Being Australian myself, there is an Australian lamb loin on the menu served with delicious smoked aubergine that I really enjoy. For Christmas at home, I will often make a slow-braised Shoulder of Lamb with mountains of seasonal veggies, so lamb always reminds me of this time of year.