Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Welcomes Jean-Denis Le Bras As Chef De Cuisine At Pierre
Hong Kong, 7 May 2013 ? Pierre Gagnaire?s Michelin-starred signature restaurant,?Pierre, on the 25th floor of?Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, welcomes Jean-Denis Le Bras as the new Chef de Cuisine. With an impeccable background in Michelin-starred and Rosette-winning restaurants, he will liaise closely with Pierre Gagnaire to delight diners with signature dishes from the internationally renowned chef, together with new dishes to excite the taste buds and take the restaurant to a further level of gastronomic excellence.
To celebrate his arrival, Chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to Hong Kong, to create and launch a series of new dishes together with Chef Le Bras, alongside a new Summer tasting menu available from 15 to 23 June. Chef Gagnaire will be present for both lunch and dinner throughout this period.
?Jean-Denis Le Bras, born and raised in Brittany, France, has been working with me for many years now. Together we obtained two Michelin stars at Sketch in London? says Pierre Gagnaire. ?I am delighted that he has decided to join me at Pierre in Hong Kong — a place close to my heart — where we aim to delight guests with a range of interesting dishes. I also particularly appreciate Jean-Denis? human values, his talent and also his enthusiasm for artistic things, such as painting, music and design, besides cooking,? he added.
At the age of 36, Jean-Denis already has an extensive amount of experience in working with Pierre Gagnaire, including taking the much-loved Lecture Room and Library at Sketch in London, at which he was Head Chef, from one to two Michelin stars and five AA Rosettes. Other restaurants in which they have worked together include Francois Plantation Restaurant in Guadeloupe, the three Michelin-starred Le Balzac in Paris and the three AA Rosette-winning The Gallery Restaurant at Sketch. With 18 years of experience in leading restaurants around the world, the past six of which have been with Pierre Gagnaire, Jean Denis is the perfect choice to lead Pierre?s culinary team at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
[box type=”tick”]About Pierre
Pierre is the stunning Michelin-starred restaurant, situated on the 25th floor that offers floor-to-ceiling windows framing Victoria Harbour and is Pierre Gagnaire?s pied-a-terre in Hong Kong. Gagnaire is a wizard of innovative French gastronomy, and one of the most original and artistic chefs in the world today. His astonishingly intricate and elaborate dishes are often described as ?modern French?, although his style remains firmly rooted in the French cooking tradition, resulting in dishes that are exquisitely presented and utterly original. The menu changes seasonally, with express lunch and d?gustation dinner menus served alongside the ?-la-carte choices, while a private dining room for 14 people offers the ultimate in exclusiveness at any time of the year.[/box]