Björn Frantzén opens temporary restaurant in Macao

Restaurang Frantzén will be making a guest appearance lasting almost three months at the five-star Hotel Altira in Macao. 12 guests per night will be served tasting menus with exclusively Scandinavian ingredients from 1 October to 17 December.

Restaurant Frantzén closed earlier this year in order to open at a new address in Stockholm in spring 2017. In the meantime, some of the staff are moving to Macao in China for a three-month guest appearance at the Hotel Altira. The two different tasting menus that will be served are based on Scandinavian ingredients.

“Our guest appearance in Macao gives us the opportunity to perform in a distant part of the world. It also gives us the opportunity to research and be inspired by the local restaurant culture in the region”, says chef and restaurateur Björn Frantzén.

The temporary restaurant in Macao will be run by Restaurant Frantzén’s head chef, Marcus Jernmark. Also present will be Oskar Johansson, who is the head bartender within the Frantzén group. In a bar at the Hotel Altira he will be serving a drinks list he has composed himself, together with small tasters of Frantzén cuisine.

During the guest appearance, Björn Frantzén will also take part in the first gala dinner to be held as part of a new collaboration between Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate. The dinner in Macao will be served to 700 specially invited guests, and Björn Frantzén will be preparing the menu together with Michelin star chefs from Japan and Macao.

Björn Frantzén is also soon to present Frantzén’s Kitchen, a new Scandinavian restaurant which will be opening permanently in Hong Kong in November this year.


For more information, contact:

Stefan van der Kwast Gissberg, Communication Manager Frantzén Group

Photo: Hotel Altira Macau