My love affair with Hong Kong is becoming something serious, guys. Andrew took us to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon for Saturday lunch a couple of weeks ago and it’s obvious that I’m still suffering from major wanderlust for Hong Kong’s ever dazzling food scene.
We had the four-course lunch set and realised that the only thing Joel Robuchon was missing were some comfy couches to take a sneaky little nap on afterwards. After ordering a glass of the champagne from the bible-length wine list, here’s what we ate.
As an appetiser: L’hamachi en carpaccio au citron vert et langues d’oursin (yellowtail carpaccio with sea urchin and lime zest)
Michael and I had the Le boeuf l’onglet, petits condiments et épinards au wasabi (pan-seared beef flap, baby spinach in wasabi sauce)
Andrew’s main was the winner: Les Spaghettis au homard du Maine, émulsion coralline épicée (Maine lobster spaghetti and coral emulsion)
And Michael’s dessert won the lunch with ‘le chocolat sensation’, a plate of creamy ‘Guanaja’ chocolate, cocoa ice-cream and chocolate biscuit
My advice: take your steak rare and your dessert with coffee. This 3 Michelin-starred chef’s atelier, and its silver cutlery, is seriously unmissable.
An enormous thank you to Andrew who organised the afternoon, Hong Kong is magic.