[Hong Kong] Sushi Gin 鮨吟

My visit:  Finally checked out this popular sushi restaurant for lunch after hearing so much about it ever since its opening back in February.  We went with the 12 piece premium sushi set for $490 and sat at the sushi bar watching chef Ah Do prepare our meal.  Upon the 12 pieces, some of my favorites were the…

[Paris] L’Arpege***

A little background:  There were those who thought Alain Passard was going mad when he announced several years back that he would turn L’Arpège’s focus to the vegetables he was raising at his biodynamic farm just outside Paris. Now, in 2015, it seems the epitome of fashion. After nearly three decades of cooking at the…

[Seoul] Jungsik

A little background:  Jungsik offers a modern and unique understanding of contemporary Korean cuisine – innovative chef Yim has christened it as New Korean. The name for the restaurant, Jungsik, was a play on words. In the Korean language Jung Sik is a formal dinner and it is also the name of the chef.  Restaurant Jungsik…

[Hong Kong] Akrame*

Restaurant Akrame, which has been awarded with one Michelin star, is one of my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong.  I’ve had only good experiences here and they manage to continuously astound my palette every time.  One thing I adore about Chef Akrame Benallal is the way he uses ingredients you never imagined putting together and making it work…

[Hong Kong] Sushi Tokami

A little background:  The original Sushi Tokami in Japan was established in Ginza Tokyo in 2013. The restaurant immediately earned its Michelin star status in 2014. And in 2016, it continued to be recommended by the Michelin Guide as one of the best sushi restaurants.  Sushi Tokami takes advantage of the freshest and finest ingredients…

[Hong Kong] L’atelier de Joel Robuchon***

A little background:  Awarded three Michelin stars by the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau for the fifth consecutive year. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened its doors in Hong Kong in 2006, based on a new concept which Joël Robuchon created in Tokyo in 2003. The décor of the L’Atelier restaurant series is contemporary chic…

[Hong Kong] On Dining Kitchen & Lounge*

A little background:  ON is a creation of Philippe Orrico following the launch of his first solo venture, Upper Modern Bistro, in 2013.  The menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors of southern Europe and the Mediterranean.  It features comforting dishes that are simple and well executed plated in front of guests…

[Hong Kong] VEA Restaurant and Lounge

A little background:  VEA stands for “Vicky et Antonio”, and can also mean “being different”.  Perched on the top floor of The Wellington, VEA is a restaurant helmed by Chef Vicky Cheng, to offer you a stunning 8-course seasonal tasting menu that is essentially “Young Modern French” with an Asian influence. The bar seating opens…