Vong: Hong Kong
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
5 Connaught Road

Menu: a la Carte

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the internationally renowned restaurateur and Liam Lambert, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, opened Vong -- the critically acclaimed Thai-Inspired French restaurant concept currently in New York City and London -- at this award-winning luxury hotel in Hong Kong in September of 1997.

Vongerichten, best known for his three-star restaurants Jo Jo and Vong, and his new four star restaurant Jean Georges, all in New York City, is internationally reputed for his innovative, ground breaking cuisine. He trained in France with such world-renowned chefs as Paul Haeberlin, Paul Bocuse and Louis Outhier. Vongerichten worked in Asia from 1980 through 1985 -- coincidentally cooking for a year at the French restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. It was during this time that Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East that would later translate into his own unique style of cuisine at Vong. The Oriental-inspired French menu draws on signature dishes from Vong's celebrated menu in NYC, but uses indigenous ingredients found in the Hong Kong markets.

Sautéed Foie Gras with Ginger and Mango, Chicken and Coconut Soup with Galangal and Shiitakes, Lobster with Thai Herbs, 27 Asian Vegetables Simmered in Ginger with Shiitakes, Crisp Squab with Egg Noodle Pancake & Glazed Pearl Onions, Roasted Asian Pear and Sableuse Cake & Licorice Ice Cream are just some of the dishes you might find on the menu.

Designed by Hong Kong's Alison Henry Design, Vong is located on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, offering a 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour and Statue Square in Central. The room, which seats 110, has contemporary lines in hues of cream, black and gold. Noteworthy design features include a handcarved Carrara marble sculpture patterned with a central floral motif and interweaving branches, a circular bar with a Turkish onyx counter top and 24-carat gold leaf light fixtures. The overall feel of the restaurant is warm and inviting, sophisticated and elegant, without being formal.

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