Le Pain Quotidien and a Caviar Pop-up Arrive in Hong Kong
This week's new and noted restaurants.
Caviar House & Prunier Pop-up
If maxing out your credit card at Prada and Miu Miu just isn’t satisfying enough any more, here might be a more satisfying way to dish out the dollars: Pacific Place is hosting a caviar pop-up shop from now until mid-March, giving shoppers a place to kick off their heels and go pinky-up over champagne, caviar and vodka. The Caviar House & Prunier Pop-up will showcase eight types of caviar, available as caviar shots. Wash down all that fish roe with a selection of sparkling champagne, rosé Champagne or an icy Beluga Vodka. There are also gift sets to purchase if you’re still scrounging for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, starting from $490. 3/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; open daily 11am-8pm.
Tin Lung Heen
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to put down the coffee mug and switch to a soothing cup of tea instead. According to Chinese beliefs, tea helps to remove toxins and excess water from the body, leaving you refreshed and energized during the rainy and humid period. Prefer to eat to your health? Head to two-Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen this month for a six-course spring degustation menu that shows off the versatility of tea as a cooking ingredient. Chef Paul Lau pays tribute to the deep-rooted history of the beverage in a medley of aromatic dishes, from double-boiled chicken soup with Jasmine tea to baked fried rice with chrysanthemum and osmanthus snow pea puffs. A good meal, with health benefits? Now that’s a bonus.
Le Pain Quotidien
Can you hear the baguettes breaking? That’s the sound of international boulangerie chain Le Pain Quotidien heading into town with the help of restaurant group Dining Concepts, bringing with it the heady aroma of freshly baked bread. Literally meaning “The Daily Bread” in French, Le Pain Quotidien was founded in Brussels by baker and chef Alain Coumont, with a focus on good quality artisan bread that features prominently in a rustic all-day dining menu with tartines, soups, salads, homemade pastries and vegetarian or vegan options. Touting its philosophy of organic ingredients and sustainability, Le Pain Quotidien is set to be a one-stop shop for wholesome and healthy food, and your daily intake of carbs—look out for the soft-opening on Feb 22 at The Avenue (Shop G40-41, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai) followed by a second location opening in Pacific Place in August.