Both restaurants of celebrated chef Harlan Goldstein were awarded a star in the 2013 Michelin Guide, and the thrilled chef credited the win to his team.
"I have trained a very good team who have worked with me for a long time. I also believe that full concentration to keep the standards high is important," he said. "In my restaurants, Harlan Goldstein is always there and not just a name on the door."
It's double happiness for Goldstein, who gets a star each for Gold by Harlan Goldstein, which opened in late 2010, and for retro-style steak house Strip House, which opened in May.
Speaking of the star status, Goldstein said: "It was totally unexpected ... however, we are very honoured to receive the Michelin star for both restaurants."
Goldstein is now eyeing more stars. He's planning to open three more restaurants next year, including one in California Tower in Lan Kwai Fong.
He also wants to expand his restaurant territory to Causeway Bay.