Swedish chef Björn Frantzén heading to Sheung Wan

Swedish chef Björn FrantzénSwedish chef Björn Frantzén, from Stockholm’s Restaurant Frantzen, is to open a restaurant in Hong Kong.
It is a surprise move, announced by the chef on his personal Instagram page, reports Tatler Hong Kong.
He posted an image of chopsticks alongside a knife set on top of a menu of sketches (pictured), announcing exciting times ahead: “We are opening a restaurant in Hong Kong in the middle of November.”
In Sheung Wan, the restaurant will be called Frantzen’s Kitchen by Björn Frantzén, and is a “modern bistro with influences from both Nordic and Asian cuisines”.
Björn Frantzén Hong Kong restaurant 2
Heading up the restaurant opening will be Jïm Löfdahl, currently head chef of Frantzén and project manager at Studio Frantzén. The project is a collaboration with entrepreneurs Arne and Helen Lindman, who run a design studio and whose previous projects include Nosh on Tai Ping Shan Street. On Upper Station Street, the restaurant is in a heritage building owned by the husband-and-wife duo. It has been renovated to blend Scandinavian design with its Chinese-style architecture.
Björn Frantzén Hong Kong restaurant 3
Tatler Hong Kong says the restaurant will seat 36 in a “stylish and relaxed Scandinavian environment”, and will be open for dinner and for lunch on the weekend.
Björn Frantzén Hong Kong restaurant 1
“Hong Kong is one of the world’s most interesting cities for food and it will be a challenge to create a Nordic food experience with local ingredients and influences there,” says Frantzén.

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