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Twenty Six by Liberty to turn into MIC by Liberty

Written by
Dorothy So

Central’s Twenty Six by Liberty will close its doors in March and relaunch as MIC by Liberty. If that name rings a bell, it’s because it’s taken from ‘demon chef’ Alvin Leung’s MIC Kitchen in Kwun Tong.

While MIC Kitchen has been known for its modern, molecular-tinged comfort food, MIC by Liberty is set to offer a more refined, prix-fixe, chef’s-table experience. Twenty Six’s executive chef Chris Keung – a Bo Innovation alum and chef de cuisine at MIC Kitchen when it won its first Michelin star – will continue to helm the open kitchen after the relaunch.

The new restaurant will pay homage to rice – ‘the ingredient that ties all Asian cuisines together,’ Keung explains. For the launch, Keung is planning a Korean-inspired degustation menu ($800, plus 10 percent) that will feature dishes such as yukhoe beef tartare, reimagined as a carpaccio with cured duck yolk, olive oil and pear sorbet. Also look out for a modern riff on traditional ginseng chicken, as well as a soju rum baba served with makgeolli-soy milk ice cream.

The exact relaunch date is still to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more details.

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