Ta Pantry is a place where people can share their passion for food & wine. Located on Star Street, an up and coming neighbourhood in Wanchai, in the heart of vibrant Hong Kong. We have a dining area with a single table for up to 10 guests, a living room with comfy sofas, a furnished balcony and of course, an open kitchen where guests can see their food being prepared. Since there is only one dining table, guests have total privacy for their own party. It is a perfect venue for small gatherings & celebrations.
Chef Tata, Esther Sham, was born in Hong Kong to a traditional Shanghainese family. When she was little, her whole family migrated to Los Angeles, USA, where she grew up & received her college degree from University of California majoring in contemporary arts. After graduation, she backpacked around Europe and shortly after returning to LA, she was determined to rediscover her roots, so she decided to move back to HK. Esther started her career in modeling, which was her childhood dream, but cooking has always been her passion. During her 3 years in modeling, she had many chances to travel & to dine at many of the world’s greatest eateries. Eventually her love for food & interest in cooking has elevated to the level of obsession. She would always explore & experiment cooking different dishes at her home & her ultimate wish was to share her passion others.
Esther gained experience at the 3-star Michelin restaurant, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Soon after she opened her own little private kitchen, Ta Pantry, and she has also apprenticed at the 2-star Michelin restaurant, Amber of Landmark Mandarin with chef Richard Ekkebus. In the summer of 2011, with the heart of striving for further learning & perfection, Esther has closed Ta Pantry for 3 months to work train in two restaurants in France: the 2-star Michelin restaurant, Relais Louis XIII with chef Manuel Martinez in Paris & the 2-star Michelin restaurant, Le Jardin des Sens with the Pourcels brother in Montpellier.
All dishes at Ta Pantry are creations of Chef Tata, each of them have great sentimental value to her and relate extensively to her childhood & life experiences
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