Tatler Dining Kitchen’s newest chefs-in-residence are two of Hong Kong’s most forward thinking culinary minds in the business. For four weeks between 16 June and 10 July, chefs Shane Osborn (chef-owner of Arcane and Cornerstone and Netflix’s The Final Table’s breakout star) along with Michael Smith (Arcane’s chef de cuisine) will present The Arcane Collective at Tatler Dining Kitchen, where they’ll cook up a tasting menu celebrating the freshest seasonal vegetables, sustainably-caught seafood and the beginning of the Australian truffle season.
This exciting pop-up comes fresh off the launch of The Arcane Collective as one of Hong Kong’s newest hospitality groups, established by Osborn in May 2021 to bring together under one umbrella “a collection of independently-minded restaurants”. The group includes the Australian chef’s first two openings, and will include a third soon-to-launch venue in Landmark this summer. Until then, diners can experience a different facet of Osborn and Smith’s cooking as they take over our space on the first floor of Haus, the new lifestyle concept by Mercedes Benz and IWC.
The Arcane Collective tasting menu at Tatler Dining Kitchen is purposefully meat-free, with a focus placed on fresh local vegetables and herbs, and sustainably caught seafood. A fully vegetarian menu is also available and makes full use of the myriad flavours, textures and aromas that only the best of the season produce can provide, and falls in line with Osborn’s philosophy of utilising more undervalued vegetables in his cuisine. In addition, a five-glass wine pairing by The Arcane Collective’s resident wine expert Didier Yang is designed to raise the profile of the various dishes. The pop-up will operate four days a week in the evenings only, from Wednesday to Saturday.