We’ve got a whiff of fresh foodie news: Chef Que Vinh Dang will be opening his new restaurant in the next few days, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
We first fell in love with Chef Que’s innovative cuisine when we bit into one of his imaginative macarons at the end of a tasting menu at TBLS, before venturing into the more formal Quest restaurant in Wanchai. He has mentored many young talent, most notably May Chow of Little Bao/Happy Paradise fame.
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A dish from Chef Que’s former restaurant Quest
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Since the closure of Quest more than two years ago, Chef Que has taken time to reflect on what he wants as an chef and restaurateur, especially in a fickle dining scene like Hong Kong’s. A few months back, we walked the site of his new venture, and we saw that excitable fire behind his eyes. The new restaurant feels somewhat like a homecoming, a return to salt-of-the-earth, wholesome Vietnamese cuisine, but with an upbeat, modern yet casual twist. The new restaurant will have a neighbourhood feel, located in a quiet enclave called Circular Path, a stone’s throw away from touristy Cat Alley and busy Queen’s Road Central in Sheung Wan.
Tucked away in a quiet alcove is this magical little corner where Chef Que will open not only a restaurant, but also a bottle shop diagonally across the main venue. Diners can go back and forth between the two spaces, and the small street will act as a “hang-out”. It’s deemed to be not just a restaurant, but an entire lifestyle concept.
Watch this space for more updates on Chef Que’s new restaurant launch, just a few days away!
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