Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Domo Arigato, Mr Robuchon

Just a quick one: we've been neglecting the foodstuffs because I'm on an exceedingly unsuccessful diet to get in bikini shape and I don't want to tempt myself. But I've never been to L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Landmark, although their cakes are little dollops of heaven, and now I want to go try these rather affordable L'Unique sets, for no other reason than that they look really pretty, and I'm superficial like that.

These off-peak-hour bento-inspired sets are designed as dining options for people in a rush, but since I don't sense that anyone who's in a rush goes to Robuchon for a quick bite, I feel like they'll end up being sampler platters for those who want to try the Michelin Man's food without plunking down thousands of dollars for a full dinner. There are 10 different sets at HK$268 that rotate on a time-of-day and daily basis (the press release is tres complicated) and they are available starting yesterday at the following times: 11:30am to 12:15pm; 2:00pm to 2:30pm; 6:15pm to 7:00pm; and 9:30pm to 10:30pm.

Set 1:

1. LE KING CRABE - Alaskan king crab, carrot and cucumber roll with wasabi sauce
2. LE BLACK COD - Cod fish fillet marinated in sake and mirin with miso sauce
3. LE MILLE-FEUILLE - Seasonal berries Mille-Feuille with “crème Madame”

Set 2:

1. LE CONCOMBRE - Cucumber gazpacho flavoured with peppermint and olive oil
2. LE RISOTTO “MANTECATO” - Risotto with green asparagus and Parma ham
3. LA FRAISE - Fresh strawberry compote served as a tiramisu

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is situated at Shop 401, 4/F, The Landmark, Hong Kong. Tel: 852 2166 9000.

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