[Hong Kong] Ta Vie*

A little background:  Ta Vie 旅 means ‘your life’ in French and ‘journey’ in Japanese.  Chef Sato Hideaki, who has worked at Ryu Gin for three years, wishes to bring customers on a tasty journey through his special menu with French and Japanese fusion dishes that allows the ingredients to shine, accentuating their purity and original flavors…

[Hong Kong] Le Rêve

A little background:  Le Rêve combines the art of French cooking with specially selected fresh ingredients from Japan, to present their guests with an unprecedented experience in fusion fine dining. Head Chef, Ryogo Ozawa, is a rising Japanese talent who honed his skills as poissonnier at three-Michelin-starred L’Assiette Champenoise in Reims. At Le Rêve, he demonstrates…

[Hong Kong] Kasa 家香

A little background:  Hong Kong’s newest Cantonese restaurant is serving up a playful twist on traditional dai pai dong classics, fusing them with contemporary dishes for both nostalgic and modern palates alike. With wall paneling mimicking the stalls of yesteryear and door frames copied from 19th century tong lau buildings, Kasa is stylish with a flare…

[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…

[Tokyo] Florilege フロリレージュ*

A little background:  “Florilège” means a collection of beautiful poems like flowers.  Florilege reopened in a new location and they opened with a desire to make customers happy through the experience of their meals. Chef Hiroyasu Kawate hopes that his food will leave his guests with some new insight. There are 11 thoughts into each dish. Chef Kawate and his team delivers…