Hong Kong, 12 May 2015 : On Monday, 18 May, fourteen of the region’s top chefs from eleven Hong Kong restaurants (including several Michelin star ones) will join together to host a special dinner to raise funds for the thousands of victims affected by the tragic earthquake that struck Nepal less than three weeks ago.
The event will begin at 7:00pm with cocktails, champagne and canapés and will be followed by a unique 10-course tasting dinner with paired wines. The evening’s menu will be specially crafted by the following Chefs:
22 Ships Nathan Green
Aberdeen Street Social Chris Whitmore & Jessica Wu
Amber (2 Michelin stars) Richard Ekkebus
Bo innovation (3 Michelin stars) Alvin Leung & Dave Yu
Caprice at Four Seasons Hong Kong (2 Michelin stars) Fabrice Vulin & Herve Fucho
Catalunya Josep Casas Freire
NUR (1 Michelin star) Nurdin Topham
Ronin Matt Abergel
Sushi Shikon (3 Michelin stars) Yoshiharu Kakinuma
Tate Dining Room & Bar (1 Michelin Star) Vicky Lau
The Pawn James Sharman
Event bartenders include familiar Hong Kong faces: Tunny Grattidge of Chachawan, Ryan Nightingale of Ham & Sherry and Joanna Francoise Kent of The Pawn. The evening’s bubbly will be provided by champagne sponsor Ruinart.
During the event, a silent auction of unique experiences will be held to raise additional funds for the cause. Guests can bid on a number of donated experiences, including:
– The tapas dishes of 22 Ships catered for 12 in the privacy of your home by Executive Chef Nathan Green
– A sunset cruise for 15 on board a 78 ft. Numarine yacht by Riviera Oriental
– An indulgent ‘Staycation’ for two in a suite at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental complete with a 2 Michelin star Amber dining experience
– Chef’s Table for 4 persons with paired wines at the 2-Michelin starred Caprice at Four Seasons Hong Kong
– 3 nights at Suralai, a luxury 6-bedroom villa in Koh Samui
With so many Nepalese living in Hong Kong and working in our city’s beloved restaurant industry, this tragedy hits close to home. The above-mentioned Chefs will be donating their time and ingredients from their suppliers, and all proceeds raised from the dinner and auction will be donated to Child Welfare Scheme, a long-standing, pro-active grass roots level organization passionately dedicated to helping needy children in Nepal and their families. Diners will also be requested to pledge a donation towards a list of supplies that are needed for relief and rebuilding work by the organization. The list is specific to avoid wastage of any supplies sent to Nepal.
Over 8 million people in Nepal have been affected by this tragedy and over 8,000 were killed, more than 16,000 were injured and 500,000+ homes have been destroyed or damaged. The long term effects of this will be huge – not just in relation to infrastructure and resources, but also the psychological well-being of survivors. The hope is for this event to contribute to the overall relief effort and to reach as many people as possible with necessities such as medical supplies, water filters, tents, blankets, clothes and food.