New restaurant concepts by two Michelin-starred chefs


“I am proud to present Cantonese flavors and dishes that reflect my modern sensibility and my unique ingredients,” said Chef Ho Chee Boon. “Through Duck House by Boon, I hope to build on the kitchen’s legacy while bringing guests together for a meal where guests can create lasting memories with their friends and loved ones.”

Chief Boon

Chef Boon recently opened his first restaurant concept, Empress by Boon, in San Francisco’s Chinatown to receive rave reviews and bands. Boon is a Michelin-starred chef with nearly 30 years of experience in many of the world’s most renowned Asian restaurants. Born in Malaysia, Chef Boon is the former international executive chef of Hakkasan and has opened several of its most famous restaurants in the world, including Hakkasan Hanway Place in London, Yauatcha Soho London, Turandot in Moscow and Breeze in Bangkok. He moved to the United States in 2012 to start Hakkasan New York. His international culinary expertise transforms any restaurant and its cuisine into a true epicurean experience.

Duck House by Boon

Chef Boon’s traditional techniques combine with fresh ingredients to produce contemporary dishes with a nod to traditional Cantonese cuisine and flavor profiles. At its new restaurant at Blossom Hotel Houston, the menu will feature Boon’s succulent duck dishes sourced from Joe Jurgielewicz & Son LTD, a fourth generation family-owned duck farm. These ducks are specially bred to have a distinct natural favor and unparalleled crispy skin with an ideal meat-to-fat ratio. In addition to duck dishes, the restaurant will serve traditional dishes such as stir-fries, dim sum and soups. Chef Ho hopes to create an atmosphere for hotel guests and locals alike to have an authentic Cantonese dining experience with a high sense of sophistication that matches the Blossom Hotel brand and its international background.

Chief Akira

Michelin-starred chef Akira Back currently holds a global portfolio of sixteen acclaimed restaurants currently open with ten more establishments slated to open until 2023. Known for his innovative interpretations of Asian cuisine with an American influence, Back’s success is fueled by an impressive culinary experience winning multiple awards and international media attention. Creating a world-class service culture in a welcoming atmosphere, Chef Back’s restaurants embody classic cuisine with innovative dishes that incorporate aspects of his life and travels around the world.

Born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Chef Back spent his early years as a professional snowboarder and began his culinary career working at local restaurants to supplement his income. After seven years on the pro-snowboard circuit, Back realized he felt the same exhilaration in the kitchen as he did on his board, shaping his decision to pursue a full-time culinary career as a chef. .

At AB Sushi – a warm and comforting space designed to make the ingredients shine – Chef Back will offer a menu of high quality sushi, premium sashimi and Japanese-inspired dishes in a friendly atmosphere that is both refined and unpretentious. . With his experience in Michelin-starred kitchens, Chef Back will delight customers with a menu that favors quality ingredients and is strongly influenced by Japanese techniques and flavors.

“AB Sushi at Blossom Hotel Houston will serve as a welcoming environment for fish lovers of all tastes and experience levels,” said Chef Akira Back. “I am passionate about introducing people to my cuisine and look forward to bringing our menu to Houston. “

Both culinary destinations are slated to open at the Blossom Hotel Houston in early 2022. The Blossom Hotel Houston is located at 7118 Bertner Avenue, adjacent to NRG Stadium, the Houston Museum District, popular Houston attractions, and the Texas Medical Center. For reservations and more information on the Blossom Hotel Houston, please visit

Blossom Hotel Houston

About Blossom Hotel Houston

Blossom Hotel Houston, an innovative international experience deeply rooted in Space City recently opened and puts guests within walking distance of Houston’s premier business and entertainment venues, and as the closest luxury hotel to the NRG Stadium, it is also just minutes from the Houston Museum. Houston neighborhood and popular attractions. Whether traveling for medical, business, or pleasure needs, guests can enjoy Houston’s diversity, which is also reflected in the hotel’s chic nods to the city’s aerospace roots, while taking advantage of the hotel’s boutiques, two chef-focused restaurants, unparalleled amenities and services, deluxe accommodations and a plethora of event and meeting spaces. For more information, please visit, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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