Originally from France, Vanessa Robine is founder of Metropolis, a new museum concept in Wong Chuk Hang that offers immersive 3D displays and workshops for kids and adults. My favourite summer destination is the Mediterranean. The climate is dry with no rain, it’s warm and has beautiful waters. One of the best islands for food is Mykonos. Not all Greek islands have Mykonos’ amazing cuisine. One of my favourite restaurants there is Spilia Seaside (Agia Anna Beach, Kalafatis, Ano Mera, 84600 Mykonos Island, tel: +30 6949 449729). The setting is grand, right on the water. The seafood is as fresh as it gets, from sea urchins to langoustines. Summer also does not feel like summer without a few days in Saint-Tropez. Restaurants change every year, but there is one that I have been going to forever. The BanH-Hoï (Place de l’Ormeau, 12 rue Petit Saint-Jean, Saint Tropez, tel: +33 (0) 4 94 97 36 29) is a Thai restaurant on a narrow street. You sit outside, feel the ambience of the town, and order their famous caramelised pork and sticky rice. Also, I like to splurge on food in Capri, near Naples, dining at Restaurant Il Riccio (Via Gradola, 4-80071 Anacapri, tel: +39 081 837 1380) and lunch at Restaurant La Fontelina (Via Faraglioni, 2, 80073 Capri, tel: +39 081 837 0845). However, I do think the world’s best food is in France. You don’t have to take the caviar at Caviar Kaspia (17 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, tel: +33 (0) 1 42 65 33 32), although the baked potato with caviar is to die for. Try the salmon, tarama, or the royal Kamchatka crab while dining in front of the Madeleine church. The ambience is always fun as vodka flows all night. La Méditerranée (2 Place de L’Odeon, 75006 Paris, tel: +33 (0) 1 43 26 02 30) is a typical Parisian connoisseur restaurant. The menu is mostly fish and seafood, prepared delicately and served beautifully. It’s a very Rive Gauche [Left Bank] ambience, with intellectuals, artists, and actors. Arpège (84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, tel: +33 (0) 1 47 05 09 06) is by chef Alain Passard, probably Paris’ most sought-after chef now. It is all about the grandness of French cuisine. In Hong Kong, Arcane (3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2728 0178), no doubt, is my absolute favourite on any occasion. The menu never ceases to surprise with its inventiveness. When you taste savoury combinations you would not have imagined, your mouth melts. Chef Shane Osborn is a genius. I also like Ecriture (26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, tel: 2795 5996). I like the literary ambience, the succulent and poetic dishes. You don’t feel like you are in Hong Kong, you are transported out of time. VEA (29/F and 30/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2711 8639) is the ultimate food fusion experience. When you leave you wonder if it was all a dream. La Petite Maison (1/F, H Queen’s, 23-29 Stanley Street, Central, tel: 2887 1113) reminds me of a New York-style restaurant. The crowd is also quite artsy. I can go with friends for lunch or dinner. The building has lots of art galleries. A quick visit after lunch to the higher floors is a must. Then, for a Saturday brunch with family and friends, it’s definitely Cipriani (12/F, Bank of China Building, 2A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, tel: 2501 0222). The buffet is glamorous, from the antipasti to the pasta, the pizza and the desserts. Italian food is another of my favourites.