Hong Kong’s plant-based dining scene has seen some setbacks recently, with talented restaurants like Soil to Seoul and Miss Lee closing their doors. So it’s encouraging to learn that culinary pioneers, dedicated to the art of health-conscious fine dining, are setting their sights on Hong Kong. Notably, Daniel Humm of New York’s Eleven Madison Park – the world’s first vegan restaurant to earn three Michelin stars – will be gracing the city with a five-night, plant-based residency at Rosewood Hong Kong.
Taking place at Rosewood’s Asaya Kitchen from November 14-18, Chef Humm will serve up an eight-course tasting menu inspired by his iconic New York restaurant. Priced at $3,988 (plus 10% gratuity), the menu will include wine pairings by Eleven Madison Park’s wine director, Gabriel Di Bella, with a dedicated focus on handpicked, locally sourced produce from Hong Kong’s organic farms.
Those lucky enough to snag a reservation can expect to be impressed by signature dishes: a vibrant pairing of summer squash and poblano peppers, an ethereal strawberry and cherry blossom meringue, and the pièce de résistance – the restaurant’s signature sunflower butter, crafted by a cutting-edge fermentation lab in Brooklyn and served with fresh bread rolls.
The residency marks Eleven Madison Park’s 25th anniversary. But it’s only since 2021 that Chef Humm, the restaurant’s owner, shifted to a plant-based menu, aiming to inspire haute cuisine towards sustainability. The decision to take animal products off the menu appears to have paid off tremendously, as Eleven Madison Park became the first plant-based restaurant in the world to snag the coveted distinction of holding three Michelin stars.
Keen on trying arguably the world’s finest plant-based cuisine? Book your spot now, this sought-after epicurean experience is likely to sell out.
6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui