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    Chef Ricardo Chaneton will collaborate with internationally renowned Chefs Virgilio Martínez, Pía León and Agustin Balbi in an exclusive eight-hands dinner event at Mono Hong Kong

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    <<9th January, 2020 – Hong Kong>> MONO, the latest addition to JIA Group’s growing restaurant empire, is thrilled to host an exclusive eight-hands chefs collaboration dinner on the evening of 22nd January, 2020. Executive Chef / Co-Founder Ricardo Chaneton welcomes distinguished culinary talents Agustin Balbi (HAKU), Virgilio Martinez (Central Restaurante) and Pia Leon (Kjolle) for a one-night-only event showcasing multi-faceted cuisine by four chefs with shared South American roots. The 12-course menu (2 dishes + 1 canapé by each Chef) will be priced at HK$2,880 +10% per guest, with an optional wine pairing at an additional HK$880 + 10% + a 3% carbon tax.

    About Virgilio Martínez, Chef-Owner of Central Restaurante

    With the high distinction of No.2 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 and No.6 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list, Central is considered one of the leaders of Lima’s transformation into the world’s most sought-after dining destination. Led by Chef-owner Virgilio Martínez, Central is an exploration of its country’s spectacular biodiversity in all its altitudes, with surprising but well-researched forays into the Andes, the Amazon and the sea. Martínez, a well-recognised figure in the industry, was this year voted by peers to win the Chefs’ Choice Award sponsored by Estrella Damm, and also featured in the 2017 Chef’s Table series on Netflix.

    About Pia Leon, Chef-Owner of Kjolle

    Over the past decade, Pia León has worked alongside husband Martínez as the co-owner and head chef of Central. In 2018, Pia was bestowed the title of Latin America’s Best Female Chef by Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, and in the same year, opened her first solo venture Kjolle. Named after the bright orange Peruvian flowering tree that grows at extreme altitudes, Kjolle is inspired by the nature and biodiversity of Peru, with all restaurant furnishings made from 100% Peruvian materials. Kjolle is currently #21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019.

    About Agustin Balbi, Executive Chef of HAKU.

    Agustin Balbi first made a splash in Hong Kong’s competitive fine dining scene at The Ocean in Repulse Bay, where he was recognised for his exceptional culinary artistry and crowned Best New Chef 2016 by Tatler Hong Kong. Chef Agustin now helms the culinary operations of contemporary Japanese restaurant, HAKU. He blends age-old Japanese culinary traditions with modern aesthetics using daily-imported and locally grown premium ingredients, bringing guests on a journey reflective of his career as a chef born in Argentina, trained in the USA and Japan, and now living in Hong Kong. Recently, he won the prestigious title for one of the “Best Young Talent” of the World by La List 2020, where Haku also featured as one of the world’s 1000 Outstanding Restaurants.

    MONO by JIA Group is located on 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central. For reservation enquiries, please contact reservations@mono.hk.


    About MONO

    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.

    Opening Hours
    Monday to Friday




    Connect with MONO
    Website – www.mono.hk

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monohkg
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monohkg/

    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. JIA Group is listed on the GEM board on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.