Marriott Bonvoy has launched a six-part video series giving viewers a special behind-the-scenes look into the minds of some of Hong Kong and Macau’s greatest Michelin-starred chefs. Titled “Fueling the Culinary Fire”, each video in the series will explore the chefs’ inspirations, passions and philosophies that have brought them to the pinnacle of their professions and established their unique identities in the world of fine dining through vivid cinematography and first-person narratives.
“We are proud to be part of the vibrant food scene here in Hong Kong and Macau, which have a wonderful diversity of cuisines,” said Bart Buiring, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Marriott International, Asia Pacific. “Our distinguished chefs are the secret ingredient behind every one of our restaurants. By capturing their untold stories, we hope to engage with guests to strengthen the emotional connection between kitchen and table.”
(Photo Courtesy: Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong / Morning Studio, South China Morning Post)
The first video shines a light on Chef de Cuisine Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the foremost authorities on Cantonese cuisine, believes that dreams are only the beginning, but it takes discipline to succeed.
The next looks at one of Hong Kong’s youngest Executive Chinese Chefs Jayson Tang, of Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, and his views of how the kitchen ‘is like a battlefield’, and endeavours to create connections with his guests by better understanding their preferences and push the boundaries of his craft.
(Photo Courtesy: Rùn at The St. Regis Hong Kong / Morning Studio, South China Morning Post)
The third instalment follows Executive Chinese Chef Hung Chi-Kwong of Rùn at The St. Regis Hong Kong, who reimagines traditional techniques with striking presentations and pairs signature dishes with Chinese tea to create new interpretations of classic Cantonese cuisine.
The fourth focuses on Chinese Executive Chef Jackie Ho of Lai Heen, at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, as he reflects on his 40-year career working in Mainland China, Southeast Asia and Europe, and believes that cooking is about the taste and feelings of dishes, which must be continuously improved and change with the times.
(Photo Courtesy: Tosca di Angelo at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong / Morning Studio, South China Morning Post)
The fifth part gives viewers a look into Chef Angelo Agliano of Tosca di Angelo at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, as he shares his childhood memories of growing up by the sea in Sicily, and how this inspiration allows him to convey the tastes and impressions of the Mediterranean to his restaurant in Hong Kong.
Finally, we find ourselves at L’Envol in The St. Regis, Hong Kong, where Culinary Director Olivier Elzer strives to be the best in anything he chooses to do by remembering the importance of seasonality in foods and practising determination and perfectionism in his craftsmanship.
(Photo Courtesy: (Left) Chef de Cuisine Paul Lau – Tin Lung Heen, (Right) Chef Olivier Elzer, Culinary Director – L’Envol / Morning Studio, South China Morning Post)
Marriot Bonvoy guests can also stand the chance to experience all these chefs specialities through limited-time menus created in conjunction with the campaign launch. Enjoy culinary wonders such as the Braised Sea Cucumber with Preserved Vegetables from the Man Ho Chinese Restaurant deluxe menu, the Saffron Risotto and Green Asparagus with 24 Months Parmesan Cheese from the Tosca di Angelo Weekend Lunch menu, the Deep-fried Diced Wagyu Beef Puff from the Rùn Dim Sum menu, the Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup with Conpoy and Blaze Mushroom from the Lai Heen Autumn Mushrooms Tasting Menu, or the Drunken fresh abalone with Huadiao wine from the Tin Lung Heen Michelin Degustation menu. Visit Marriott Bonvoy Asia to make a dining reservation or for more details.
The six-part video series is available for the public to watch now on the Fueling the Culinary Fire series page, with new videos to be released subsequently throughout the following months until October.
Source: Marriott International Inc