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Jun 18, 2010 07:25 AM

Best French in HK?

What's the best place for a French dinner in HK?? Gaddi's?? Robuchon??

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    1. As much crap as I'd like to give the Michelin people about their HK/Macau choices, they do know their stuff when it comes to French cuisine. So yes, it's Caprice.

      1. I used to like Gaddi's in the 80s and Petrus (and the more casual Le Tire Bouchon and Cafe Des Artiste) in the 90s. These days, my favourite French places are:-
        1. Caprice at the Four Seasons, lovely furniture and ambience. Delicious, traditional French food. Nice selection of cheeses.
        2. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Landmark. Not too enamoured by its dark furniture and black-red decor, but I'm told that's their trademark on L'Ateliers all over the world - oh well, what can I say if Joel Robuchon wants his restaurants to look like Varlhorna chocolate wrappers. But the food is absolutely gorgeous and full of flavours, perhaps the tastiest in HK. The food presentation is also a class above that you'll see at Caprice, so much finesse and attention to details. But I gave higher marks to Caprice overall because I love their elegant, old-fashioned atmosphere more - just like I had loved Gaddi's in the "old days".
        3. Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Lovely, tasty food which i enjoyed very much, although I must say that I quite "detest" molecular cooking or whatever they call that dreadful trend which Ferran Adria started. Besides, L'Atelier and Caprice, this is the only place I really like in HK for a "French-style" fine dining experience, although I'm not sure if traditionalists will regards Amber as truly "French".

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        1. re: M_Gomez

          If the master chef himself is in town and man the kitchen, then I would add 'Pierre' to the list.

          1. re: Charles Yu

            Agree! I absolutely love Pierre Gagnaire in Rue Balzac in Paris, and his Tokyo outpost. But my dinner at Pierre HK (when the big man himself was not around) was a big let-down.