Sunday, March 13, 2011
I was interviewed for this TV show about Michelin starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau.
Quest for Stars - Now-TV Channel 516 - LiTV ~ Life Inspired
Date: Two-part series: Sundays, March 20 & March 27
Time: 9 pm
Where: Now TV Channel 516 (Li TV), subscribe now HKD 21/month
Li TV website: http://litvchannel.com/hot/
With over 11,000 restaurants in Hong Kong alone – and even more in Macau – diners have plenty of choice when it comes to eating. That’s why it’s become one of the favorite pastimes for residents.
In 2008, the famed Michelin Guide made its debut in both Hong Kong and Macau.
Since then, the 478 page bi-lingual guide has been the source of much controversy and questions abound:
•How did Hong Kong end up having the world's cheapest one star restaurant?
•Are Michelin reviewers biased towards Western restaurants?
•And finally, do Michelin stars truly matter to the 69 restaurants selected?
This two-part series, hosted by prominent food writer Reggie Ho, will answer many of these questions and more via interviews with world famous chefs, prominent food critics, bloggers, Michelin star recipients and future would be hopefuls.
In providing a balanced look at the cause and effect relationship between the Guide and local restaurants, the series will also show how the area's established scene forced changes on the traditional ways that the Guide operates.
The series will then conclude with a look at what Michelin may do in the region to change perceptions of its brand as well as how venues, diners and critics feel that the pursuit of the elusive star may affect the local food scene. It promises to be a revealing look at a revered institution and a program that regional foodies can love and learn from.