French Words and Phrases

The French confection

A few years ago, sweet lovers would have found it hard to buy macarons. But now these yummy little cakes are everywhere, and in every flavour you can imagine - from chocolate to wasabi.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Paris My Sweet

Paris My Sweet by Amy Thomas Sourcebooks (e-book)

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan Tel: 2547 8008 Open: daily noon-10.30pm (Sunday until 4pm). Closed Mondays Cuisine: international

Price: about HK$300 without drinks. No service charge, so they encourage tipping according to the experience.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A Very Modish Maison

Surprisingly in Paris, the home of couture, there are only a handful of fashion hotels. There's Christian Lacroix's riotous and frou-frou collage and mural work at the bijoux Hotel le Bellechasse and Hotel du Petit Moulin, and Azzedine Alaia's 3 Rooms, where reservations are harder to come by than a meeting with the Pope.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Off the wall

Art of glass

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

La Parole

La Parole is the latest addition to the increasingly sophisticated local French dining scene. It features an understated and inviting design scheme matched by food overseen by a chef who trained at Michelin-starred establishments. Having served as head chef of the Belgian pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, executive chef Eric Taluy's traditional French cooking is the main attraction.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mesa 15 Restaurante Bar

15 Hollywood Road, Central Tel: 2530 1890 Open: Mon-Sat noon-10.30pm (last order Fri and Sat 11pm)

Cuisine: modern Spanish

Price: about HK$350 per person without drinks and the service charge.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Table talk

Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu InterContinental, will be joined by his friend Yasajima Sasajima, chef of Italian-Japanese restaurant Il Ghiottone in Kyoto and Tokyo, for a promotion from March 17-19 at the InterContinental hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Double delight to tempt palates

Charles de Gaulle once asked in mock despair: 'How can you govern a country that has 246 varieties of cheese?'

The job hasn't become any easier since de Gaulle died in 1970, although it is not clear whether or not this is because the number of French cheeses keeps growing.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


35 Ship Street, Wan Chai Tel: 2528 5818 Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm (last order)

Cuisine: British

Price: about HK$300 for a three-course dinner without drinks and the service charge.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Cepage, the Hong Kong arm of Singapore-based Les Amis group, won its first Michelin star last year and, in recent months, has extended facilities on its premises further by opening barcepage, a rooftop alfresco wine bar, and Vinum Fine Wines, a wine merchant.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Sum time

Last year, food writer Michael Ruhlman (The Making of a Chef, The French Laundry Cookbook - with uber-chef Thomas Keller) published a book called Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Simple French Food

Simple French Food

By Richard Olney

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Captains of the kitchen

'A good general wins a lot of wars because his soldiers are behind him completely. It's the same spirit inside the kitchen,' says chef Patrick Goubier of Chez Patrick.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Hot spots for dining

Pre-dinner snacks

Places to try

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am