The One And Only: After four years as chef de cuisine at Island Shangri-la’s Restaurant Petrus, Ricardo Chaneton is debuting his first restaurant with Jia Group: an intimate, contemporary French affair whose menu focuses on single ingredients, hence the name “Mono“.
Look & Feel: The Lan Kwai Fong restaurant comprises only 30 seats spread over a chef’s counter and a main dining room. While the chef’s counter is vivid — all bright blue tiles and colourful vinyls displayed on a shelf — the dining room is more muted and chic, with light wood chairs and plenty of natural light pouring in through the windows onto black walls.
On the Menu: Mono’s dishes are seasonal and ingredients-driven, with a set menu served at lunch and a tasting menu served at dinner. Both feature dishes such as lobster with Alba white truffle and monkfish with green curry. The food is complemented by wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Meet the Chef: In addition to his work at Petrus, Venezuelan chef Ricardo Chaneton is well-known for his head chef role at Mirazur in the French Riviera, which holds three Michelin stars and the top ranking on the World’s Best Restaurants list.
FYI: The dining room can also be booked out for private dining.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.