A contemporary restaurant concept by Ricardo Chaneton, in partnership with award-winning hospitality firm JIA Group
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<<8th November 2019 – Hong Kong>> Chef Ricardo Chaneton, formerly Head Chef of the 3 Michelin Star and World’s #1 restaurant voted by World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Mirazur, is set to open his first restaurant MONO in Hong Kong together with JIA Group, the Hong Kong-based hospitality firm that operates 14 restaurants in Hong Kong founded by Yenn Wong. MONO will open its doors on On Lan Street, Central, introducing a new take on contemporary French cuisine by South American-born Chef Ricardo, who has worked and trained extensively in French cuisine throughout this career. Most recently, he was the Executive Chef of Petrus at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, where he spent 4 years leading an award-winning team.
The Definition of MONO
MONO takes inspiration from the same essentialist approach but towards cuisine, focusing on a single, ingredients-driven seasonal tasting menu within an intimate 30-seater space. The restaurant features counter seating and a surrounding dining area that can also be converted into a private dining room. MONO will serve weekday lunch sets, and for dinner, discards the traditional a la carte menu format for a MONO (single) tasting menu.
About Co-Founder / Executive Chef Ricardo Chaneton
At MONO, Chef Ricardo will combine his classical French training at 3-Michelin-starred kitchens around the world with his love for pure ingredients. Best known for his Head Chef stint at 3-Michelin-starred Mirazur, the current no.1 restaurant from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, Ricardo spent 7 years training under celebrated chef-owner Mauro Colagreco. His duties as Head Chef comprised of leading day-to-day operations in the kitchen, as well as traveling extensively with Chef Mauro for inspiration, bringing a taste of Mirazur to the rest of the world. In addition, Ricardo had also completed a year-long apprenticeship at 3-Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta in Denia, Spain prior to joining Mirazur.
At Petrus at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Chef Ricardo showcased creative French cuisine alongside the restaurant’s world-famous wine list, featuring a vertical selection of Petrus and back vintage wines from the finest vineyards of Bordeaux.
Stay tuned for more information on the opening of MONO by JIA Group, coming soon to 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central this December.
Award-winning hospitality firm JIA Group joins forces with co-founder and Executive Chef Ricardo Chaneton to present contemporary French concept MONO, whose name takes inspiration from the late 1960’s Japanese art movement (Mono-ha). Set within a sleek and minimalistic 30-seater space, MONO serves a single seasonal tasting menu with a wine menu focused on exquisite wines from the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France. Mono is set to open this early December in Central, Hong Kong.
Connect with MONO
Website – www.mono.hk
About JIA Group
JIA Group is a Hong Kong based hospitality firm that is internationally praised and recognized for executing spaces and experiences rooted in style and substance. Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Yenn Wong, JIA Group has established a reputation internationally as an award-winning trendsetter in the hospitality industry. The current portfolio includes 14 venues in Hong Kong, full list of the restaurants and bars could be found on JIA’s website here. MONO, a refined contemporary French concept by Chef Ricardo Chaneton in Central, will be open in Q4 2019. JIA Group is listed on the GEM board on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.