In a move guaranteed to delight Hong Kong’s epicureans, a special collaboration is created between chefs Paulo Airaudo and Agustin Balbi.


What follows a hectic 2017 for chef Paulo Airaudo, where he entered San Sebastián and remarkably early earned a seat at the high table of grand chef in one of the most recognised culinary destinations of the world.

The ambitious Argentinean-native now charges 2018 with same appetite, starting out by joining forces with chef Agustin Balbi of also newly opened and quickly celebrated HAKU in Hong Kong. The two chefs cook a grand joint-dinner for two nights only in the dazzling jewel of South East Asia.

Situated in the burgeoning lifestyle hub of Harbour City, modern Japanese restaurant HAKU opened in 2017 under the auspices of three Michelin star Chef Hideaki Matsuo. Under the watchful eye of his Argentina-born Executive Chef Agustin Balbi, Haku has become one of the hottest eateries in town, featuring innovative ingredients prepared through traditional Japanese techniques.

In a move guaranteed to delight Hong Kong’s epicureans, a special collaborationis created with Chef Paulo Airaudo, the Argentinean-native who opened his first personal venture, Amelia, in the majestic and heavily accoladed San Sebastián and nabbed his first Michelin star just 7 months after.

The joint eight-course menu adheres to Haku’s kappo style of dining, with dishes embracing the five primary cooking techniques of grilling, steaming, frying, simmering and raw preparations.

From Airaudo, expect to see such mouthwatering dishes as scallops with pepper consommé, celeriac cacao e pepe with back truffle, and duck with humita and pine. Meanwhile, Balbi will showcase signatures including Haku’s Polmard beef with Kristal caviar, and king crab paired with Koshihikari rice and togarashi.

HAKU is named as one of the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, with the city looking forward to what 2018 has in store for this Harbour City gem. This two-night collaboration dinner is guaranteed to be a showstopper.



What: The Balbi-Airaudo Collaboration Dinner.

Who: August Balbi (Hong Kong) and Paulo Airaudo (San Sebastián).

When: Saturday January 20th, Sunday January 21st.

Where: Haku, Shop OT G04B, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Menu: 8 course collaboration menu at HK$1,980 plus 10% surcharge per person.

Reservations: +852 2115 9965.


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Hungry for more? Have a look at when Amelia was awarded a Michelin star.