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You may be familiar with Richard Ekkebus — he’s made a name for himself as the chef at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Amber restaurant, and now he’s taken his skills to Fifty 8° Grill as its chef consultant. Born in Holland, the Dutchman boasts an impressive culinary background, from his time working with French foodies such as Alain Passard, Guy Savoy [of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas] and Pierre Gagnaire [of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, also in Las Vegas] to his stints in Mauritius and Barbados. Committed to using fresh produce — a concept he inherited from his grandparents, who were restaurant owners — you’ll discover sourdough fresh out of the oven, hand-carved charcuterie and a variety of tasty dishes that are sure to whet your palate. With Ekkebus at the helm, Jason Oakley serves as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine. Prior to Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Fifty 8° Grill, Oakley’s background included working at Five-Star restaurant, The French Laundry, as well as 55 & 5th, The Grill at St. Regis Saadiyat Island.