"The foundation for elegant simplicity lies in meticulous preparation"
Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin’s impressive culinary career has taken him around the world, inspiring him to draw on his spirit of adventure to combine the use of pure, simple flavours with timeless ingredients that are light, seasonal and healthy.
Chef Nicolas started his career in France, where he learned fundamental skills in notable restaurants such as Lameloise (3 MICHELIN Stars), Troisgros (3 MICHELIN Stars), Jardin de l’Opera (2 MICHELIN Stars) and Jean Bardet (2 MICHELIN Stars). In 2002, his career hit new heights when he joined two MICHELIN-starred chef Michel Portos at the renowned restaurant, Hauterive Saint-James in Bordeaux. This culinary journey has shaped Chef Nicolas to innovate outside the realms of classic cuisine.
In 2013, he returned to Hong Kong and became the Executive Chef of Gourmet Dining Group and the one MICHELIN starred ÉPURE. With his world-class credentials, culinary artistry and love for simplicity, he offers guests in Ami and Wood Ear a dining experience like no other.