In collaboration with non-profit organisation The Sovereign Art Foundation, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be presenting new art-inspired dishes alongside the “Art of Hope” exhibition from now to 31 July.
Transform the Michelin-starred restaurant Mandarin Grill + Bar into an art gallery, the “Art of Hope” exhibition displays 13 works by up-and-coming artists hailing from Asia including Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. Each of them is available for sale and part of the proceeds will be donated to the charity.
Presented alongside the exhibition is an exclusive main dish and dessert inspired by two specific works of art. “Collapsing Evolving 2”, created by Singaporean artist Nandita Mukand, symbolises the increasingly tenuous relationship between nature and society. Chef de Cuisine Simon Guthridge reimagines this delicate ecosystem by creating a Zucchini Tagliatelle made with green and yellow zucchini mixed with parmesan cream and a duck egg yolk that offers complexity and richness.
Meanwhile, the dessert is an interpretation of “What Will You Leave Behind?” by Thai artist Nino Sarabutra, representing the passing of time and the fine balance of mortality and life. Comprised of a myriad of skulls, the dish takes a similar shape made from chocolate and filled with vanilla ice cream atop caramel chocolate cream with mandarin orange and raspberry, while the black activated charcoal sauce across the plate symbolises the movement and speed of life.