Chef Esther Sham

Chef Tata, Esther Sham, was born in Hong Kong to a traditional Shanghainese family. She migrated to Los Angeles with her whole family when she was small. Esther received her college degree from University of California majoring in Contemporary Arts. After graduation, she backpacked around Europe and shortly after returning to LA, she was determined to rediscover her roots, so she decided to move back to HK.


Following the success of her private kitchen Ta Pantry, maison es is chef Esther Sham’s first full-fledged restaurant destination since 2015. Housed in a sun-filled, vintage-inspired venue, the 2,300 sqft space seeks to transport guests back in time as they dine in the laidback, garden-themed environment designed entirely by Esther herself. Amongst the hand-selected antiques and collectibles sourced from flea markets around the world, guests are invited to indulge in a creative menu of contemporary Asian French fare.