Located at Landmark a high fashion and jewelry landmark *oh the name says it all right?* the building is one of the most recognised one and our favourite too....hehehehe hahahaha...no explanation needed and the next favourite building down the corner is Pacific Place. Buildings like these offer better shopping experience with lesser crowds but most of all, the brands that we want ranging from Moynat to Goyard and cult brands are all here :))))Monkey in her flats for ease of walking round the island and her Chanel Boy in galuchat skin :))) *read bout how we fell in love with her here*
It's the same tableware and setup at every L'atelier de Joel Robuchon u go to....not that we have been to that many, only in Paris and Taipei. Perhaps it's time to try the one in Tokyo.
The butter and bread were so orgasmically yummy...but we had to refrain ourselves from eating way too many pieces. The french baguette were crispy and malty, those with bacons bits were so so good and brioche was so rich and buttery,
It was the month of Le French May and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon participated in the programme with a special menu. But we were more interested in the signature and iconic dishes
and JS found this baby among its wine list :))) excellent choice!!!
Le Jambon....iberico de Bellota Gran Reserva from Spain
we wanted to try as many favourite dishes as possible hence all were cut into tapas portion to be shared between JS and Monkey.
The sweet and tart tomatoes with basil, dash of extra virgin olive oil and some pepper....then presented on crispy sour dough that has been rubbed with garlic....that's the way the Spaniards enjoy their bruschetta.
Really iconic and signature of L'atelier de Joel Robuchon - carpaccio of langoustine and sea urchin. Sometimes it can be fish, or scallop and in this case it was rich creamie langoustine :)))) Yep all raw and the sweetness and richness was very well cut through with the secret recipe dressing.
Toasted waffle was served with the carpaccio.
wat a bomb!!! served with some exotic rock salt.
lobster salad with buffalo mozzarella. Good texture and flavours :))
JS said we ordered too much of food but I insisted that we must have this too. Thankfully we ordered this bcoz it's so good!!! reminded us of Paris. Parts of pork were wrapped in the diaphragm of the pig before being fried in pork lards. I know this is so super sinful but so yumsss.....served with new potatoes on the side. This is a must eat dish!!!
Our maitre'D was serving us the entire evening steadily and really friendly with good wine knowledge. Monkey was already clapping when she saw what's coming!!!! Le Burger!!!!
aahhhhh with a piece of rich foie gras
the piece of rockets were already cooked from the heat. Look at the bottom layer...there's pieces of really fine homemade pickles for the burger...how could they make this so meticulously??? But it was sooooo yummmmsss.
the fries were so crispy with good flavours and aroma of potatoes, served with a very asian infused sweet sauce to replace ketchup.
our main course of Japanese beef and we specifically requested for grade A5
the crust on the outside were so amazing, and the beef were still pink on the inside.
really really finely chopped ingredients there, and pieces of capers too!!!
mashed potatoes were so creamie and velvety.....despite us being way too full, we managed to finish it too.
a bottle just nice for the two of us.
No desserts for us, so only petit four.
haaaaaa....what a happy meal. :))))
Conclusion: this branch is as good as the outlet in St Germain Paris....and we concluded that certain dishes may be lacking in dimension when compared to the main restaurant but this was due to the ingredients. However the beef was outstanding and definitely way way much more superior in terms of execution and flavours when compared to Paris.
Whatever it is, the one in Taipeh scored lowest in our own personal opinion.
Service was really outstanding here too :)))
Happy Monkey wanted to go onto the ferris wheel despite of her fear for heights, but Mr. JS said it's late and time to go to bed.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon *3 Michelin Stars*
Shop 315, 334 & 401,
Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2166 9000
Lunch: 12pm - 2.30pm (last order)
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm (last order)