Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech to host Michelin-starred chef

Hong Kong's Richard Ekkebus, who has won two Michelin stars for his restaurant Amber, will be in Morocco for a two-day residency on February 1-2, 2019

Richard Ekkebus, culinary director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Richard Ekkebus, culinary director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will host a pop-up by Richard Ekkebus, culinary director at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, on February 1-2, 2019.

In Hong Kong, Ekkebus manages The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s modern French restaurant Amber, which was ranked 56 in the World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2018 and was awarded two Michelin stars for the tenth consecutive year in 2018.

While Amber undergoes renovation, Ekkebus and his team will offer a set menu to diners at Mes’lalla, priced at MAD 980 (US$103) per person. Reservations are available subject to availability. 

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Among his many awards, the chef received the Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite from the President of France in 2015, in recognition of his contribution to French cooking.

Ekkebus began his career as an apprentice to chefs who have won Michelin stars: Hans Snijders and Robert Kranenborg in his native Netherlands. He then went on to win the Golden Chef’s Hat for Young Chef of the Year. He has also worked with chefs including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard and Guy Savoy.

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