Country : Hong Kong
Restaurant : NUR
NUR restaurant opened in Hong Kong in April of 2014 with the vision to serve a holistic food experience with consideration of nutritionand exploration of ingredients within the region. The restaurant is now one of Hong Kong’s leading dining destinations, offering creative, inventive and intelligent gastronomy.
The restaurant is named after its founder and Executive Chef Nurdin Topham. The first syllable in his name means “light” in Arabic, a meaning that also resonates with his dishes.
Nurdin came to Hong Kong with over 19 years of experience working as a chef, the majority of which was spent with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. Nurdin worked two years in the two Michelin starred kitchen, five years as the personal Development Chef to Raymond Blanc. He was then entrusted to run The Raymond Blanc Cookery School as Cookery School Head Tutor for three years. It was there that he studied nutrition and qualified as a nutritional therapist.
Nurdin has also spent time at the Nordic Food Lab (NOMA), Copenhagen in a research and development capacity exploring the deliciousness of foods with a focus on natural fermentation.