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Famed Hong Kong-born and Ireland-raised Chef Kwanghi Chan Returns to his Hometown in Partnership with Bord Bia Irish Food Board- Presenting the Land & Sea of Ireland menu to Hong Kong.
Chef Kwanghi Chan (Ireland/Hong Kong) X TEST KITCHEN
Date: 4-6 December, 2019
Seating: 7pm & 8:15pm
8 Course Irish Menu: $1,080
Wine Pairing: $480
Location: TEST KITCHEN
In partnership with Bord Bia Irish Food Board, Hong Kong-born and Ireland-raised celebrity Chef Kwanghi Chan will pop-up at Test Kitchen from 4-6 December.
Chef Kwanghi was a finalist in the FOOD & Wine Magazine awards for “Best Startup in Ireland 2019” and finalist for the All Ireland Restaurant Awards “Best Newcomer 2019”.
Chef Kwanghi has also represented Ireland in various international culinary competitions, including the Germany Culinary Olympics, where he was awarded a silver medal in 2008. In 2014 he was awarded Lauréat of “Le Grand Prix de Cuisine” from de L’Academie De France, Paris after being judged by 25 MOF Chefs in an 8-hour international cooking Competition with 23 countries.
In this upcoming Irish popup series in TEST KITCHEN, Guests can expect a eight-course feast of contemporary Irish cuisine with hints of Hong Kong, made with a blend of imported Irish and locally-sourced ingredients.
The plentiful seven-course menu will feature the best of the Irish land and sea. Dishes such as Irish Oyster with cucumber juice, bonito, flakes, ponzu and citrus fruit act as a refreshing introduction to the talented Chef’s unique style, while heartier dishes like Irish Lamb Rack and Irish Beefshowcase premium Irish meats.
Prototype Land & Sea of Ireland Menu
Smoked potato & leek with herring caviar (Avruga)
Irish scallops brined in seawater with Japanese mirin, sea vegetables, avocado, chicken skin
with cucumber juice, bonito, flakes, ponzu, citrus fruit
Cured & Smoked Salmon
with apple jelly, Irish yogurt, beetroot textures
Irish Lamb Rack
Wild Mushroom, broad bean, squash
Irish Ribeye Beef
Shallot, broccoli, Potato, whiskey
from local market
About Chef Kwanghi Chan (Ireland/Hong Kong):
Kwanghi Chan was born in Hong Kong 1977 and moved to Buncrana, Co Donegal at the age of eight. Working up through the ranks, learning from the best chefs and Restaurants in Ireland, while gaining a BSE Degree in Culinary Arts From “TVU LONDON”, in 2011, he became Head Chef at the 1* Michelin starred Cliff House Hotel restaurant in Ardmore, Co Waterford and in 2015, took on the role of director of Soder+Ko in Dublin.
In 2016 After launching his own range of brand, ChanChan, Household spice and sauce condiments, which has retail distribution in more than 850 stores in Ireland. He recently opened Bowls by Kwanghi as a scalable module for fast casual modern Asian flavours, on Marlborough Street in Dublin.
He is now on the judging panel for the Euro-Toques Ireland “Young Chef of the Year” were he selects the upcoming talent of the future of young chefs in Ireland.
Kwanghi also makes regular TV appearance cooking on Virgin media Television in Ireland for the past 5 years on a primetime show called “Six O Clock Show“.
A few words from David Castello, Consul General of the Consulate of Ireland to Hong Kong & Macau:
“I am delighted to inaugurate the first Irish food week in Hong Kong in partnership with Bord Bia. I believe that a great food experience while embracing home-grown and natural ingredients is also a fusion of our life’s experiences.
Kwanghi Chan is the epitome of this spirit of greatness. Kwanghi is a Donegal boy, trained in French cooking, who first cemented his career as chef with a very traditional-yet-modern approach to cooking techniques at the Michelin Cliff House. Kwanghi also makes regular TV appearance cooking on Virgin media Television in Ireland for the past 5 years on a primetime show called “Six O Clock Show“
This background makes Kwanghi the perfect chef to launch Irish food week in Hong Kong and I’m excited to see how Origin Green ingredients will inspire him cooking in his Hong Kong ancestral home!
With TEST KITCHEN, we have the perfect partner who seek out talented chefs with a passion to cook. Test Kitchen has become the definitive platform for chefs to succeed in showcasing their talents, whilst giving diners a unique dining experience where chefs can share their passion for working with great ingredients,”
About Bord Bia
Bord Bia is the Government of Ireland Food Board with the goal of bringing Irish food and drink to Hong Kong and the world. In Ireland, food and drink is produced in harmony with nature in a sustainable manner. Origin Green is the Bord Bia sustainability programme. It is the only one in the world which operates at a national level and which includes all levels of the supply chain from farm to table. As a committed member of the European Union, all food and drink produced in Ireland must meet the strict EU Food Safety Legislation.