Mejekawi By Ku De Ta Bali Set To Stage In Hong Kong This March
The month of March is in no shortage of gastronomy showcases, from Taste of Hong Kong to the opening of Theo Mistral, featuring British celebrity chef Theo Randall. Joining the fray is Test Kitchen, which will be kickstarting the month with a five-day dining event featuring Benjamin Cross and Steven Moore from Mejekawi by Ku De Ta Bali.
From March 7 to 11, Cross, Mejekawi’s executive chef and Moore, his head chef of the team, will present their unique cuisine fusing elements of Australian and Indonesian cuisines through an eight-course tasting menu, priced at HK$980 per person.
Originally from Byron Bay, Australia, Cross began his culinary career in Perigord, France, followed by stints in Switzerland, the UK, and some of Australia’s most revered restaurants. He worked with Neil Perry to reopen XO, and was the sous chef at Rockpool. Cross arrived at Ku De Ta in 2013 to open Mejekawi, the lifestyle club’s casual fine dining establishment.
Moore followed a similar path as Cross, building up his culinary expertise through France, New Zealand, and Australia. He too, worked with Neil Perry before furthering his culinary experience with a stint at Aman Resorts in New Delhi, India, as well as Spain’s El Raco de Can Fabes, and most recently, Australia’s The Bridge Room working alongside Ross Lusted.
The menu the duo will present in Hong Kong includes some of Mejekawi’s signatures such as fish skins with tonnato, trout roe and ash, suckling ‘urutan’ pig terrine with palm hearts and toast, and black cod with chilli paste, smoked parsnip and jicama slaw. Guests can indulge in a wine pairing package at an additional HK$300 per person. For more information and reservations please click here.
Test Kitchen, Shop 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; http://www.testkitchen.com.hk/