Fish farms finding chefs' support

Lloyd Moskalik of OceanEthix at a fish farm in Fo Tan. Photo: Dickson Lee

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild and resist settling for a perceived inferior alternative.

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Sotheby's Hong Kong to auction dinner of a lifetime with El Bullistar chef Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià is considered one of the best chefs in the world.

Hongkongers who missed a chance to dine at one of the world's greatest restaurants will be offered the next best thing when Sotheby's Hong Kong auctions off a meal with El Bulli star chef Ferran Adrià next month.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:43am

Ask The Foodie: Noemi Acosta Gutierrez

Noemi Gutierrez started preparing dishes for her family when she was just 12 years old.Photo: Dickson Lee

Noemi Gutierrez is executive chef at Zelo in Pacific Place. She grew up in Madrid in a house with an orchard and vegetable garden, an influence that's obvious in her produce-heavy cooking. Her father is from the Canary Islands, where she attended catering college. After that came stints at five-star hotels and with some of Spain's leading chefs.

13 Sep 2012 - 12:02pm

La vie en boeuf

The fifth round of Towngas Young Master Chef took place on Wednesday. The head chef of European restaurant Whisk, Bjoern Alexander, imparted the wisdom of French cooking to our contestants.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

The Chef

Starring: Michael Youn, Jean Reno, Julien Boisselier, Raphaelle Agogue Director: Daniel Cohen Category: IIA (French)

For Hong Kong audiences, the top draw for The Chef is probably Jean Reno, the veteran French actor who remains best known here for his hitman role in the 1994 film Leon: The Professional.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Ramsay protege grazes a trail across Asia

Jason Atherton has been racking up the air miles between Britain and Asia recently. The former Gordon Ramsay protege and head chef at Maze in London - now with his own Michelin star restaurant, Pollen Street Social - has made three round trips in the space of seven days.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kirala Kitchen

2/F Henry House, 42 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2808 0292 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm Cuisine: Japanese, specialising in kaiseki

Price: about HK$1,300 without drinks or the service charge.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gaddi's ready to please with new chef

Gaddi's, a bastion of fine dining in the city, is turning the tables with the appointment of a new chef. Fresh from Paris, Remi Van Peteghem is now in charge of the kitchen at the Peninsula hotel's much-loved French restaurant.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Award-winning chef coming to town with an array of modern goodies for lovers of Russian cuisine

If you are a fan of Russian cuisine, you are in for a treat. Following the success of its first pop-up restaurant, featuring 'Iron Chef' Masaharu Morimoto, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel has lined up award-winning Anatoly Komm from May 7-9 to cook for diners in its Tian and Di function rooms.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

US chef Mario Batali and Dining Concepts feed the multitudes at opening of Lupa in LHT Tower

When Dining Concepts' managing director, Sandeep Sekhri, launches a new restaurant, it's almost a guarantee that there will be an impressive turnout. He outdid himself with the opening party for Lupa last Thursday.

More than 2,000 guests attended the opening of the restaurant - a partnership with US celebrity chef Mario Batali, who was also at the event.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fare of the heart keeps Hugo's honcho inspired

Renaud Marin, who took over the chef's role at the Hyatt Regency's Hugo's restaurant in February this year, was born in Nice and grew up near Antibes.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Jordi Villegas, chef at JW's California at the JW Marriott in Admiralty, will cook a five-course dinner with his mother, chef Elvira Serra, on April 6. Dishes include squid-ink lobster fideua, suckling pig and almond tart with rum. The dinner is HK$788 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 2810 8366

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Onshore accounts

Being a sailor isn't what it used to be, especially for the professional athletes in a Volvo Ocean Race. Not only is there a lack of rum-swilling yo-ho-ho - the crews eat freeze-dried food and must do weight training in each port to regain body mass lost at sea - but they rarely get a chance to explore, let alone fulfil that fantasy of having a girl in every port.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Private pleasures

The Ritz-Carlton's Chef's Table has been set.

In a private dining room on the 102nd floor of the International Commerce Centre, Kowloon, executive chef Peter Find and his team will be serving customised dinners of up to 12 courses featuring seasonal produce.

'Guests are booking a unique experience - and everything is personalised,' Find says.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

An unsavoury world where the chef, not the customer, is king

There seems to be some confusion around the meaning of the term 'foodie', perhaps because we have not previously needed a word meaning 'someone who really likes food'. More often than not, 'greedy' would have done.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am