Sean Brock | charleston sc

What | Sean Brock, known for his refined take on traditional Southern cuisine is veering away from his comfort zone and is opening a Mexican restaurant in Charleston. Set to open late Summer, the restaurant will have a 'fun atmosphere, affordable menu, and casual service' and the menu 'is inspired by the food and culture of Mexico.' 

Where | Charleston, South Carolina, USA

When | late Summer (TBC)


Grant Achatz | Chicago

What | With word on the grapevine spreading like wildfire, Grant Achatz has not yet announced the official launch of his new restaurant, but has confirmed that the lease has been signed in Chicago. Working with Nick Kokonas, co-owner of Alinea, Next and the Aviary.

Where | iNG, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

When | TBC 



What | Marco Pierre White's culinary empire is ever expanding and this time to the northern side of the British Isles. Offering 'affordable glamour', guests will be enjoy classic dishes in a relaxed environment. "It isn’t about Michelin standard food, which for most is experienced as a one-off or for a very special occasion. The Steakhouse Bar & Grill will cater for different budgets with a very reasonably set-priced menu to our delicious steaks which will sit at the higher price range of the menu."

Where | Hotel Indigo Glasgow, 75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA, Scotland

When | Late August


Le Café de Joel Robuchon | Hong Kong

What | Joel Robuchon's reliable set of cafes launches in Harbour City, Hong Kong this July. Offering quick café bites in a chic and sophisticated environment.

Where | Shop 2608-2610, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

When | July 2014


The Pawn | Hong Kong

What | Celebrity chef Tom Aikens – the man who mentored many, including Tom Sellers, Lee Wescott, and Nathan Green (the newest chef at 22 Ships) – is working on a modern gastropub concept and interiors revamp for the heritage building’s restaurant. 

Where | 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong;

When | September 2014


Seasons | Hong Kong

What | Olivier Elzer, formerly the head chef at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, embarks on a new restaurant project in Lee Gardens.

Where | Shop 308, 3/F, Phase 2, Lee Garden, 2-38 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

When | Late July, 2014


Vasco | Hong Kong

What | A fine dining concept by Martin Berasategui and Paolo Casagrande of Barcelona, supported by Tony Cheng of Drawing Room Concepts and designed by Joyce Wang. They will be serving two tasting menus – one signature, one seasonal.

Where | 7/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

When | July 2014