[Hong Kong] Belon

A little background:  Belon is helmed by Chef James Henry who headed up the much-adored Bones in Paris before it closed its doors in Aug 2015.  Belon will be reminiscent of the dynamic food scene found in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. Well-executed basics made from scratch form the foundation of the menu, which showcases French-rooted yet locally-influenced cooking created with the…

[Paris] Septime*

My visit:  Passard trained Chef Bertrand Grebaut’s modern, one Michelin star, casual neo-bistro is one of the hottest tables in Paris and has been included in nearly every “must eat in Paris” list across the globe since opening five years ago. I was wondering if it will live up to the hype having stalked the online reservations for…

[Paris] Clown Bar

A little background: Opened summer 2014 in the former canteen of the 19th century Cirque d’Hiver, Clown Bar’s Belle Époque décor isn’t as lavish as you might expect. The vibe is more clean and cool and hipster, like many other contemporary ‘néobistrots’, with extra clown around the edges.  There’s a prestige team behind the scenes…