On the evenings of 28 and 29 May, Vicky Lau, chef of one-Michelin- starred Relais & Châteaux member Tate Dining Room will host a highly anticipated culinary collaboration with guest chef Junghyun ‘JP’Park of Atomix.
This is the first visit of the guest chef Junghyun Park to Hong Kong.
Praised by critics as one of New York City’s hottest new restaurants, Atomix is the innovative one-Michelin-starred Korean fine dining concept by husband-and-wife team Junghyun and Ellia Park.
Successfully fusing traditions from their native Korean roots with a progressive vision, the couple launched Atomix in the heart of NoMad as a follow-up project to their first-born restaurant, Atoboy. Not even a full year into its opening, Atomix was awarded one Michelin star amid glowing reviews from the nation’s top publications.
Among its many accolades include New York Times’ Top 10 New Restaurants 2018, Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America, OAD’s Top 100 North American Restaurants 2019 as a new entry in the 14th place and last but not least, Chef Junghyun Park was recently crowned by Food & Wine as the Best New Chef 2019.
The continually evolving 10-course tasting menu offered at Atomix demonstrates Chef Junghyun’s impressive culinary skills and technique, providing guests with fresh multidimensional perspectives on Korean culture.
Already loved by New Yorkers, Atomix is now set to win over hearts in Hong Kong during its two-night collaboration with Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room this May.
The two evenings are expected to be among the most exciting culinary unions of the year in Hong Kong.
Vicky Lau, is the undisputed queen of innovative French-Chinese fine dining in Hong Kong.
She takes pride in her talent for visual artistry from her previous life as a graphic designer. Her innate creativity is evident in the seasonally evolving tasting menu of“Edible Stories”, each course designed by chef Vicky Lau to evoke emotions and stir the imagination with an intriguing play on flavours and textures. Chef Vicky Lau’sculinary skill and artistic talent earned Tate Dining Room’s first MICHELIN star in2013, successfully maintaining its star in the years that followed.
Junghyun Park has been recognized and celebrated for modernizing traditional Korean fare. Prior to opening Atoboy (which was named one of 2017’s top restaurants by the New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells), JP worked in many of the world’s best restaurants, including the Michelin- starred Cutler & Co. (Melbourne), The Ledbury (London), Jungsik dang (Seoul), and Jungsik restaurant in New York City.
At Jungsik NYC, JP led the American team as chef de cuisine, earning the restaurant two Michelin stars and high critical acclaim. In 2016, JP and his wife, Ellia opened casual progressive Korean restaurant Atoboy, with a focus on banchan. Korean flavors are presented using French techniques. In May 2018, the couple opened their second brainchild, Atomix, highlighting a refined chef’s table tasting menu and bar program led by Jesse Vida (BlackTail) and Samantha Casuga (Dead Rabbit).