From 10th April
Lanterne Rooms – from 10th April | Chairman & Yip + Lilotang – from 17th April
THE SEAFOOD FEAST: CREATION, CRAFT, EVOLUTION, INNOVATION.
Our annual Seafood Feast celebration is not only our opportunity to share our new dishes with you, but also our opportunity to offer a statement of who we are and where we are with our food. Food is art for us; and like any art, it is driven by a deep desire to create, to explore, to discover. This is a value that we hold above all else and work tirelessly towards.
The processes involved in creating our food are long, and frustrating at times. Each new dish we create is at 3 to 6 months in the making, from initial concept to table. The same idea will have to be tweaked and adjusted over and over, tried and tested until we have a result that we are proud to share with you. In the Feast, we offer five to six new dishes per restaurant; a total of a year’s work. This is not an easy process, the rigour of testing is demanding on our chefs. But it is a beautiful process, where decades of experience and youthful enthusiasm come together.
This process is not limited to our new dishes. This same commitment to evolution and innovation is applied to all of our food, including our signature dishes – some of which have been on our menus for over 20 years. Every year, we update these slightly, applying new techniques and methods to improve them. The character and essence of the dish remains constant, but its methods evolve; like the classic white shirt, reinvented every season. The true creative challenge is to use the same materials in new ways; to find novelty in what is familiar.
So why do all of this, just for a plate of food? Because food is our passion, our love, the art form we have chosen (or has chosen us). The process of constantly creating, evolving and refining is what defines our team and our organisation. As individuals it lifts us up, and as a group it drives us.
Thank you for being there with us on this journey, for allowing us to do what we love.
We hope it brings you as much joy and satisfaction to experience it, as it did to us in creating it.