Monday, December 9, 2013

Le Jardin at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong

Christmas is creeping up on us this year, and I am so fortunate to be returning back to Hong Kong for the holidays. Last year on Christmas Day, I dined with my family at Joel Robuchon's Le Jardin in the Landmark. Le Jardin offered us a private dining room, while L'Atelier has bar seating around an open kitchen that is more appropriate for more intimate occassions.

What I really admire about Joel Robuchon is the great attention toward detail. Each dish was not only visually aesthetic, but also clearly required a lot of labor. His use of seasonal ingredients, presentation of plates, and decorative atmosphere clearly made this a very modern and delicious Christmas feast.

I would recommend dining at Le Jardin for any special occasion. The service is impeccable (even more impressive than usual because you're in Hong Kong), the tasting menus are thoughtful, and if you're not in Hong Kong, you can easily visit any of other Joel Robuchon's restaurants in major cities around the world. He's even making a return back to New York City!

Le Amuse Bouche

Le Saumon: Norwegian salmon tartar with caviar and homemade crispy potato waffles

Le Bouillon de Volaille: thick chicen broth with black truffle, duck confits, and chestnuts

Le Butternut: Butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and black truffle
Le Homard: Maine lobster fricassee on mushroom spelt risotto with yellow rice emulsion
La Dinde de Bresse: Bresse turkey stuffed with foie gras and black truffle over stewed chestnuts and fennel

Le Choix de nos Patisseries

Selections from the dessert trolley

Les Fromages

Le Petite Four

Le Jardin at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
15 Queen's Road West
Hong Kong

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