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Friends of Pelagos: Maxime Gilbert from Ecriture **

A Heartfelt Reunion – Friends of Pelagos

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February 10 and 11, 2023 heralds the return of the popular ‘Friends of Pelagos’ series, with Chef Luca Piscazzi reuniting with French maestro, Maxime Gilbert, of ÉCRITURE, Hong Kong, for a delectable showcase that alternates between the two former colleagues. 

Named South China Morning Post’s ‘Chef of the Year 2021-2022’, Gilbert was Picazzi’s former culinary partner-in-crime at two-Michelin-starred Amber at The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental (2015 to 2016). He then went on to found, ÉCRITURE Hong Kong: a French fine-dining phenomena that received two Michelin stars in its first eight months of opening. 

For just two nights only, the dazzling Piscazzi-Gilbert menu showcases the artistry of these two leading lights. Chef Piscazzi kicks off proceedings with Amberjack Ceviche—salsify tagliolini and "cacio e pepe"—hotly followed by Chef Gilbert’s Caviar and Uni Tart featuring Royal Caviar Club Schrenckii and Hokkaido sea urchin. 

The dance continues with Chef Piscazzi’s Dover Sole Meuniere with saffron, black olive and liquorice, artfully echoed by Chef Gilbert’s Brittany John Dory with Kakinoki Take, ikura, chorizo, and sauce vin jaune. Priced at €145 per person (8-course menu), it’s a homage to creative friendship not to be missed.