Renowned three Michelin-starred chef Esben Holmboe Bang is venturing beyond Norway for the first time with his upcoming restaurant, EHB Shanghai, set to open its doors by the end of May. The restaurant aims to provide a novel source of inspiration and challenge to the seasoned chef.
EHB is housed in a historical villa constructed in 1921 at No 11 Dongping Road in Shanghai. The menu at EHB represents a natural extension and exploration of Bang’s cuisine, incorporating reflections and hints of the ancient Chinese food traditions that date back a thousand years. Bang intends to enhance the menu’s diversity by incorporating rich and varied Chinese flavors.
Bang stated, “We are privileged to have the opportunity to create an experience within a building that I believe will be a splendid and incredibly comfortable space where our dreams and ideas about a culinary experience can thrive and grow.” The establishment is expected to offer a memorable gastronomic experience for its patrons.
EHB is poised to provide a unique gastronomic experience that is deeply rooted in the Chinese culinary tradition while reflecting Bang’s culinary style. The restaurant’s menu is expected to showcase Bang’s unique style while also featuring an array of Chinese flavors and ingredients.
The building itself is a work of art that will serve as a fantastic backdrop for the restaurant’s ambiance. The space is set to be a universe where patrons’ culinary dreams and ideas can take shape and be realized. Bang’s goal is to offer an exceptional dining experience that is reflective of his creative philosophy and unique culinary vision.
EHB Shanghai, the new venture by three Michelin-starred chef Esben Holmboe Bang, is a restaurant that seeks to combine ancient Chinese culinary traditions with Bang’s innovative culinary style. The restaurant, housed in a historical building, is designed to provide patrons with an exceptional culinary experience while also serving as a creative space where culinary ideas can flourish. The restaurant’s opening is eagerly anticipated, and it is expected to become a landmark on Shanghai’s gastronomic scene.
Esben Holmboe Bang was born in Copenhagen and discovered his passion for gourmet food while working part-time at a local kitchen while studying philosophy. He later switched venues in Copenhagen to train at various restaurants, accumulating culinary skills and knowledge.
In 2010, he established Maaemo in Oslo, where he could freely translate his imaginative ideas about gourmet food into reality. It’s a place that brings together his creative ideas, and in 2016, he became the first chef in the Nordics to receive three Michelin stars, making him one of the youngest chefs globally to earn Michelin’s highest accolade.
Bang is amazed by Shanghai’s dynamic food culture, quality restaurants, and the efforts of fellow restaurateurs to create gastronomic food. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the city’s culinary landscape and hopes to add diversity to Shanghai’s food culture with his team’s contributions.
He expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I feel incredibly excited and humbled to get the opportunity to have a new universe to explore. Food, for me, is the very essence of life. It nourishes and cultivates its roots in the spark that is created when people, cultures, and emotions meet.” The chef is eager to delve into Shanghai’s culinary scene and add his own unique perspective