Orlando says he'll cook at Amass every day, while Mendes continues to oversee the Corner Room kitchen on-site.
Casual dining has never been finer.
12 bargain gourmet restaurants worth visiting
1. 22 Ships, Hong Kong
Chef: Jason Atherton, former head chef of Gordon Ramsay's Maze (one Michelin star) and owner of Pollen Street Social (one Michelin star).
Does he cook here? Yes, when in Hong Kong.
Cuisine: A massive menu of modern Spanish tapas that covers classic seafood and meat dishes -- Iberico ham included, of course -- then gets more experimental with salmon ceviche and watermelon, or pineapple carrot sorbet with coconut tapioca.
In keeping with the informal setting, there's a no-booking policy -- and no service charge.
Prices: From HK$70-140 ($9-18) for one tapa, compared with a seven-course tasting menu for £75 ($113) at Maze.
22 Ships, G/F, 22 Ship St., Wan Chai; +852 2555 0722
2. &Made, Singapore
Chef: Bruno Menard, former head chef of triple-starred L'Osier in Tokyo.
Does he cook here? No, entrusts it to a chosen chef lineup.
Cuisine: Every type of burger imaginable, from veggie to lamb sauced with choice of seven mayos, four cheeses and extras that include curried raisin onions, shiitake mushrooms and pan-seared foie gras.
Sides include truffle fries, posh salads and lychee milkshakes.
Prices: From SG$38 ($30) for a shake, salad and burger, compared with ¥22,000 ($222) for a set dinner at L'Osier [reopens October 2013].
&Made, 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, #01-04-06, Singapore 228210; +65 6690 7566
3. Amass, Copenhagen
Chef: Matt Orlando, ex-head chef of triple-Michelin-starred Noma and two-starred Per Se in New York.
Does he cook here? Yes.
Cuisine: Modern and fresh, prepared from seasonal, local produce including herbs, radishes and turnips grown in the large garden at the restaurant's front. There won't actually be a printed menu, with the restaurant's offerings based on the vegetables farmers say are freshest, changed weekly, says Orlando, to keep his chefs on their toes.
Prices: DKK 575 ($100) for either a multi-course tasting menu or a simpler three-course lunch with DKK 375 ($66), wine not included, compared with DKK 1,500 ($263) with DKK 1,000 wine pairing at Noma.
Amass, Refshalevej 153, 1432 Copenhagen, Denmark; +45 2696 3963; email@example.com
4. Bistrot Bruno Loubet, London
Chef: Bruno Loubet, former head chef of Raymond Blanc's two-starred Four Seasons.