Dan stands beside a window display promoting his Amber dinner with Richard Ekkebus in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of Dan's Instagram
Dan stands beside a window display promoting his Amber dinner with Richard Ekkebus in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of Dan's Instagram

Dan Hunter brings Brae to Hong Kong

The acclaimed Australian chef joins Richard Ekkebus at Amber in Hong Kong for a stormy four-hands dinner

Winter has come to the southern hemisphere, and the acclaimed seasonal chef Dan Hunter is taking time away from his Melbourne restaurant and smallholding, to cook in warmer climes. Dan flew into Hong Kong a few hours ago to prepare a series of four-hands dinner (two chefs doing dinner) with the Michelin-starred chef Richard Ekkebus at Ekkebus’s Amber restaurant – currently 24 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

The trip forms part of Hunter’s Asian tour, staged to promote his new book Brae: Recipes and stories from the restaurant.

 

Dan's shot of a rainy Hong Kong street. Image courtesy of Dan Hunter's Instagram
Dan's shot of a rainy Hong Kong street. Image courtesy of Dan Hunter's Instagram

June may be warmer in Hong Kong but it's also wetter and Dan’s arrival coincided with a Signal 8 Typhfon warning. However, this hasn’t stopped Dan and Richard’s dinners, which are due to be held in Amber on 14 and 15 June.

 

Dan Huner signing copies of his book Brae over in Hong Kong
Dan Huner signing copies of his book Brae over in Hong Kong

Diners can look forward to a selection of signature dishes from both Hunter and Ekkebus, including Brae’s calamari and fermented celeriac, barbecued peas and beef fat, and Amber’s caviar, leek and crème fraiche tart, as well as a signed copy of our new book Brae: Recipes and stories from the restaurant. Let’s hope that pen’s waterproof Dan. For more on Dan’s life, food and philosophy order a copy of Brae: Recipes and stories from the restaurant here

 

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