Auor celebrates nature and life’s defining moments through innovative cuisine inspired by the passage of time

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    <<9th June 2022 – Hong Kong>> Award-winning chef Edward Voon, formerly of Le Pan, has announced plans to open his latest innovative fine-dining venture, Auor (pronounced as “hour”), in the heart of Wan Chai this July.

    Inspired by the circle of life and the passage of time, Auor melds the past and future into the present, showcasing the diversity of nature with ingredients that are focused on seasonality. French dining traditions are honoured while steered by the vast and vibrant flavours of Asia – the homeland of Chef Voon, and the place that holds his fondest memories.

    Auor debuts at dinner with its signature experience of the Six Rounds (six plates at HK$1,680 per person), a procession of taste experiences that respect the seasons and evoke the circle of life. With a culinary philosophy that revolves around time, each ‘round’ showcases a perfect balance of ritual and avant-garde flair as prompted by the Chef’s imagination. A Menu Dégustation (eight plates at HK$1,980 per person) is also offered. Commencement of lunch service will be announced in due course.

    Auor is named for the magical moment right before sunset, when the sun dips towards the horizon to produce a brilliant, glowing sky filled with mesmerising colours. Chef Voon welcomes guests to gather for golden hours spent at Auor, creating memories that stir up the same feelings of warmth and wonder.

    I liken the Auor dining experience to boarding a French train laden with Asian memories for a gastronomic adventure through the circle of time, and I can’t wait to take you on the wildest of rides,” says Chef Voon.

    Inside Auor: Designed by Chef-Proprietor Edward Voon

    Circles are everywhere in life, and Auor celebrates their symmetry. Through a rotunda of radial motifs, seasonal flowers welcome guests into an ambience of umber, gold and dark greys. Curved walls lined with warm timber and textured carpeting conjure comfort as an interplay of brass, leather and graphite instils a contemporary edge. Life’s symmetry is reflected in the round tables of the main dining room, each seating up to four people, and the Gold and Bronze private dining rooms that each seat up to six people. A terrace adds an airy lightness to the space, while live theatre is ensured by the open view of the buzzing kitchen, with up to ten diners at the Chef’s Table enjoying the best seats in the house.

    Six Rounds: Celebrating life’s most heartfelt moments

    The six-course tasting menu at Auor bows to nature’s bountiful heritage and is paced in thoughtful accord with the 24 solar terms of the Chinese calendar. The experience begins with “I. Awakening”, providing the first taste of life at the top of the hour, followed by purifying “II. Rain”, nature’s prelude to sunshine and growth.

    The menu continues with “III. Colours”, demonstrating the rich and imaginative stories that add vivacity to life’s moments, and “IV. Diversity”, a reflection of Chef Voon’s formative years in the bustling cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, where he learned to find and embrace diversity in chaos. “V. Soul” is a brooding deep-dive into the complex layers and textures of life, a natural segue into “VI. Memory”, a blissful and nostalgic bow into the past – the course that completes the circle of life.

    At the centre of everything we create at Auor are the Six Rounds, a procession of taste sensations that respect the bountiful seasons and embrace the evolving nature of life in all its beauty,” says Chef Voon. “Dishes are inspired by conversations with friends or the sounds I’m listening to, as words and music stimulate the mind to explore uncharted paths. Minutes will melt into golden hours as guests board a French train laden with Asian memories for a gastronomic adventure through the circle of time.

    Note to Editor

    Auor will open for lunch from 12pm – 3pm on Tuesday – Saturday (except public holidays) and dinner from 6pm – 10pm on Monday – Saturday. In addition to the signature Six Rounds tasting ritual, a four-course lunch menu is available for those pressed for time, and an eight-course dégustation menu is offered in the evening.



    Auor, an innovative French restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong helmed and co-owned by Chef Edward Voon, opens this July with an original approach to dining that evokes the circle of life. It presents a tasting menu – the Six Rounds – at lunch and dinner of layered tastes tracing the rounds of the clock. This thrilling gastronomic journey is grounded in French dining traditions, steered by essences of a vast, vibrant Asia, and flows in harmony with the passage of time.


    Address: 4/F, 88 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    Tel: (+852) 2866 4888

    Email: info@auor.com.hk

    Website: www.auor.com.hk

    Reservation Link: see HERE

    Social Media: @auor.hkg @edwardvoon74