We'll always have Paris
The Epicurean Group has closed Le Parisien, its French restaurant in the IFC Mall and replaced it with ... another French restaurant. The group wanted to move away from fine dining to something more casual so substituted the more formal restaurant with Le Petit Paris.
The 3,000 sq ft space (bottom right) seats 130, including six at the seafood bar.
Chef Laurent Rospars' menu includes French classics such as pork rillettes from Le Mans (HK$78), onion soup with gruyere (HK$68), andouillettes (tripe sausage) with mustard and mashed potatoes (HK$218) and poached sliced turbot with hollandaise (HK$288). For diners who like to share, there's a cold seafood platter (top right; crab, prawns, mussels, oysters, clams and sea snails, HK$238 per person for a minimum of two) and choucroute garni (sausages, ham hocks, head cheese, smoked pork belly and sauerkraut, HK$528 for two) .
A two-course set lunch menu costs HK$188, with choices for starters including salt cod with garlic mash, terrine de campagne with cornichons and Bayonne ham with melon, and main courses of steak frites, Nicoise salad and beef bourguignon.
Le Petit Paris is at shop 2076, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 5293.