Friday, March 2, 2012

Valentines Date at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

It's already March and i'm just writing about my valentine's date! :D I've been busy the past couple of weeks preparing for Jean & Rosz's summer shoe collection! Hopefully you'll all love it, and i can't wait to share them (hint: think neons and color blocking). Anyways, back to my valentine's, K and I spent it at Hong Kong, we don't usually celebrate valentine's and make a big fuss about it, honestly i don't get the hype that comes with it (sorry!) BUT when you spend it someplace else, now that's a different story! haha ;) K surprised me with a trip to Hong Kong and a reservation at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, i was really surprised coz like i've said we don't make a big fuss over valentine's day, but a nice surprise i might add! I've heard great reviews with the restaurant so i was very excited! Upon entering, you'll be greeted by a friendly host and escorted to your seat. We chose the bar area because you'll be able to see the  chef's in action there. It's like watching Top Chef but i get to eat the food! Everything we ordered came out so beautifully plated, but there were some hits and misses with the food. 
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Complimentary Bread Basket
the best bread basket i've encountered so far in terms of taste and variety
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Amuse Bouche - Cauliflower Cream w/ Crispy Bacon
a great start! loved the combination

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LES ASPERGES BLANCHES  French White Asparagus w/ Citrus Confit
just ok nothing too exciting about this dish
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L'OEUF DE POULE Pan fried chicken egg with Sweet Corn Cake and Parmesan Cheese
loved this dish! plus the addition of shaved black truffles made it extra special
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L'OIGNON DE ROSCOFF Traditional French Onion Soup w/ Beaufort Cheese Gratin
great presentation but a little salty for us
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LE FOIE GRAS Warm Duck Foie Gras w/ Caramelized wings and Risotto 
the best foie gras we've ever tried! it was cooked to perfection!
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L'ONGLET DE BOEUF WAGYU Pan Fried Wagyu Beef Flap w/ Shallots and Crunchy green beans, Black Pepper Sauce
it was cooked to a perfect medium but we've had better steak
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MASHED POTATO
rich and creamy! yum!!!
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LE MARRON Chestnut mousse w/ Raspberry Meringue and Chestnut Ice Cream
again great presentation but just ok tastewise
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LE CHOCOLAT Chocolate Biscuit, Chocolate Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream
this was sooo good! a perfect ending to our meal
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PETIR FOURS
the macarons were a little too sweet for me but i appreciated the extra dessert ;)
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Cappuccino with Caramel Sauce
love that they give caramel sauce as sweetener!
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added bonus: We saw Chef Joel Robuchon there!!! 


I wonder what's for valentine's next year? ;)

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Shop 315 & 401
The Landmark, Central
Hong Kong
(852) 2166 9000

-Jean

2 comments:

  1. plus one million points for K for the HK surprise and the Robuchon date!! :)

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    1. yes a million and one points!!! :D You should go there on a date with Paul, i'm sure you'll enjoy it ;)

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