Scandinavians and other locals, as well as visitors to Hong Kong can look forward to top gastronomic experiences as the “Chef of Chefs”, the very talented chef Björn Frantzén is opening a restaurant in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong!
In mid-November, the Swedish chef and restaurateur Björn Frantzén will be opening his first restaurant outside Sweden, Frantzén’s Kitchen. Situated in central Hong Kong it will be a modern bistro with influences from both Nordic and Asian cuisines.
Hong Kong’s diners are promised a new restaurant experience, offering À la carte dishes with gastronomic ambitions served to up to 36 guests in a stylish and relaxed Scandinavian environment. The restaurant will be located in Sheung Wan; initially a traditional Chinese part of Hong Kong but now one of the world’s trendiest urban areas.
Over recent years, Björn Frantzén has made a number of guest appearances around the world and has also created a pop-up restaurant in Dubai. But Frantzén’s Kitchen will be his first permanent restaurant outside Sweden.
“Opening Frantzén’s Kitchen in Hong Kong is a natural step for us. I have long dreamt of opening a restaurant overseas and Asian cuisine is very close to my heart”, says Björn Frantzén. “Hong Kong is one of the world’s most interesting cities for food and it will be a challenge to create a Nordic food experience with local ingredients and influences there.”
The project is in collaboration with entrepreneurs Arne and Helen Lindman, who have lived in Hong Kong for 10 years and own the property in Sheung Wan.
“There has long been an absence of modern Nordic cuisine in Hong Kong and we are happy to be involved with opening Frantzen’s Kitchen. The restaurant will represent the best of Swedish gastronomy”, say Arne and Helen Lindman.
To ensure a top quality experience in Hong Kong, Jim Löfdahl will be Head Chef for Frantzén’s Kitchen. Jim Löfdahl has previously occupied the same role at Restaurant Frantzén in Gamla Stan in Stockholm and was part of the team that achieved two Michelin stars there.
“After my time at Restaurant Frantzén it will be incredibly exciting to be involved in taking Bjorn’s gastronomic cuisine out into the world. Cooking Nordic food in such a far-off city as Hong Kong is a major step for us within the Frantzén Group”, says Jim Löfdahl.
The address of Frantzén’s Kitchen in Hong Kong will be 11 Upper Station Street in Sheung Wan. The restaurant will be open in the evenings and for lunches at the weekend.
Restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm is temporarily closed and will open at a new address in the same city in early 2017.
See also: Chef Björn Frantzén guest chef in Macau