Timing has played a crucial role in restaurateur Sandeep Sekhri's success. The managing director of Dining Concepts has established 19 restaurants in 10 years, including Lupa and Carnevino with celebrity chef Mario Batali.Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 3:21pm
Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich Brilliance Audio (audiobook)10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
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
While many firms are worried about anaemic business this year and are consolidating staff, the city's hotel and restaurant sector is booming, offering fresh opportunities and excellent career prospects.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Chefs can say the sweetest things. At his restaurant in Shanghai, Jean-Georges Vongerichten once took my hand, looked into my eyes and said: 'Do you want to order from the menu, or should I cook for you?'
A maitre d' conveyed a message from Thomas Keller (of French Laundry and Per Se fame), saying softly in my ear: 'Chef Keller would like to go off-menu for you.'12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Managers, supervisors, receptionists, line cooks, waiters and waitresses Dining Concepts
Maximising on the tourism boom in Hong Kong, Dining Concepts is opening a new Italian restaurant in Central as part of a steady expansion this year, and is hiring across the board.25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
'Myth' of Larry Yung's golf refreshment cart is bunkered
We recently wrote of the sale by Larry Yung Chi-kin, former chairman of Citic Pacific, of Birch Grove House, in southern England, once the home of former British prime minister Harold Macmillan.12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
WHEN TOM Cruise landed in Hong Kong for the premier of Mission: Impossible II he arrived on a private jet that he piloted. From the airport, he was whisked by chopper to the rooftop of The Peninsula where a private elevator delivered him down to a press conference. Sound tempting?6 May 2011 - 12:00am
For those with wanderlust, the bug bites the hardest now, in spring. There's nothing like a balmy breeze and the warm sun to make you want to get out and hit the open road. Alas, few of us can just up and leave our jobs, our pets - our televisions. For many, watching travel shows can be a form of self-torture.12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am