So this is it. The end of an era. My friend Uwe Opocensky had decided to leave the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong after 9 years to pursue greener pastures. Besides passing the baton for the job of executive chef, this also means that both the Mandarin Grill + Bar as well as the Krug Room will be helmed by someone different.
As soon as I found out that Uwe was leaving, I rounded up a few friends who are also fans of Uwe's cuisine. We were lucky enough to be able to book the Krug Room for Uwe's last day at the Mandarin, and I figured we just had to be there to give him a proper send-off. I even asked Uwe for permission to BYO so that we could share some wines with him.
I was completely shocked to have gotten a ping from My Favorite
After the Fergies arrived, the 12 of us were led through the usual route to our dining room. We did have a couple of people who hadn't been here before, and the remark about the space looking like a vintage luxury train was spot on.