Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Looking for an intimate rendez-vous with your lover? Or a girls' night out off the beaten track? Entourage may fit the bill. In any case, when you go west on Elgin Street it turns right, down before Hollywood Road and that's where the French restaurant is. Walk up the stairs and you'll find curved dining booths for parties of two to six. French executive chef Franck Lebiez has a good selection of dishes on the menu and he's very personable; he likes to come out and greet guests and suggest some items that will be good that evening.
This was balanced out with a crispy goat's cheese and pesto parcel salad, with lavender and honeydew dressing (HK$110). The goat's cheese and pesto were wrapped in filo pastry triangles that were deep-fried, making them quite oily, but the package inside was very nice. It was accompanied with some fresh greens.
By now we were quite full, but we were tempted by the selection of desserts.
Nevertheless, we also quite enjoyed the thin apple almond tart with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce (HK$85), the pastry light and fluffy.
On the evening we went it wasn't very busy, but there were couples and a group of ladies having a good time. So while it may not be party central, it's definitely a place for good food and quality time with whoever you're with. No questions asked. I never did find out if it was named after the HBO TV series or had connotations of party groups though. Guess that means I need to return.
1-5 Lower Elgin Street