Enjoy today’s catch at Rech by Alain DuCasse

French restaurant with Mediterranean feel offers a fine selection of seafood and has tremendous views over Victoria Harbour

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2018, 5:32pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2018, 5:32pm

FARE French seafood.

AMBIENCE Huge windows offer views over the harbour. An interior with light wooden tones is suggestive of the Mediterranean.

COST The Royal Platter for two comes at HK$2,200 and includes a 450ml carafe of white wine and 12 different types of seafood. Separately, oysters are served in batches of six and range from HK$400 to HK$500. A signature menu (HK$1,188) is also available with wine pairing (HK$388) or free flow Champagne (HK$588).

WHO TO BRING Seafood lovers, business partners or a date you want to impress.

TURN-ONS The staff were on point and made great recommendations. They suggested a selection of each of the different types of oyster on the menu to kick off the evening. We also tried the winter salads with herbs, root vegetables and black truffle, a light and fresh dish with some thought in its presentation. The sea bass was perfect. Fresh and succulent, balanced out perfectly with the sauces.

TURN-OFFS The scallops in shell were unexpected. The molluscs were a decent size, but were otherwise lacking in taste and were completely overwhelmed by the pumpkin-cranberry-hazelnut condiment that comes with them.

DRINKS We started with Champagne that pairs well with the oysters. The subsequent pairing of wine to each course as recommended by their sommelier was also spot on.