Create Your Own Tasting Menu at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong

Food Chronicles

Hong Kong’s Only Three Michelin-Starred French Restaurant

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is Hong Kong’s only three-Michelin-starred French restaurant, and deservedly so. Formal modern French cuisine in a relaxed and casual, yet modern setting. Plus, if you love food shows, sit at the counter to have front row seats to all the cooking action.

Menu Options

When you open the menu, you will undoubtedly get overwhelmed with your options – 2 set degustation options, a la carte entree portions, or small tasting plates to create your own degustation. (At lunch, there is also another format of 4 set menus to choose from.)

If you like all the plates in either set degustation menus, go for that. If you want larger plates, order the appetizers and entree portions. And, if you want to choose your favorite flavors, create your own tasting menu with the selections of small plates.

 

Bread Basket & Amuse Bouche

After settling into the restaurant, ordering drinks, and reviewing the extensive menu, a generous freshly baked bread basket warmly welcomes you to the restaurant. While you enjoy the variety of bread, you are further gifted with a delightful and generous amuse bouche. From beginning to end of the meal, you will be spoiled like VIP guests with all the treats.

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong Bread Basket
Bread Basket. This is a serving for 2 diners. Yes, only 2 people to savor all this variety of bread and pastry. Some are artisan bread, while others are buttery croissants. Have a taste of everything. And, if you cannot finish, you can take home the rest of your basket
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong Butter
You cannot fully enjoy your bread basket without butter. A generous serving of “JR” butter for each guest to further indulge in the amazing selection of bread. It is too easy to get full from the bread basket; so pace yourselves
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche. The welcome taste for the meal ahead. The dish comes in a smoking bowl which is ceremoniously revealed as the server welcomes you to the restaurant with this complimentary tasting

 

Degustation

Depending on your capacity to eat, the servers recommend ordering 4 to 5 small plates in creating your own tasting menu. They will assist you in the progression of the meal, as well as pace it out according to how fast or slow you eat (or if you have an event to attend after, they will speed up the meal for you).

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong LOursin Uni Lobster Jelly
L’Oursin – Sea urchin in a lobster jelly, topped with cauliflower cream. One of Joel Robuchon’s signature dishes. If you are a lobster lover, uni-obsessed, or simply a seafood fan, you must start your degustation with this order
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong LOursin Uni Lobster Jelly
Underneath the cauliflower cream is an intensely flavored lobster jelly which is on top of the freshest and perfectly chilled uni. Every bite explodes with the taste of the sea and creates an excitement for the next dishes
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong Morille
La Morille – Morel mushroom and Iberico ham ravioli. The menu has its standard items that do not change nor leave the menu, then there are seasonal dishes like this ravioli. The favorite dishes and seasonal dishes are what make customers come back again and again
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong Langoustine Crispy Lobster
La Langoustine – Crispy langoustine papillote with basil. The best dish of the night. Every lobster and langoustine dish has exceeded my expectations. The next time I dine at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, I will order all the seafood dishes, including this one and L’Oursin
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong La Caille Quail
La Caille – Free-range quail with foie gras, served with mashed potato. Another signature dish of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Perfectly cooked and succulent quail with the best mashed potatoes which are so creamy, smooth, and buttery tasting

 

Final Treats and Thoughts

After your degustation concludes, that is not yet the end of your night at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. When you ask for your bill, you will also get a small plate of sweet petit fours. Then, if you chose to take home your bread basket, it will arrive in a proper box and bag along with a final gift of pound cake. Gift after gift after gift – that is the Robuchon and proper three-Michelin-star touch.

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Petit Fours
Petit Fours to conclude the night at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Even if you are bursting full from the meal and skip dessert, you are still treated to a sweet ending with a small plate of petit fours, including a caramel macaron, a bite of fruit pate, and a chocolate truffle

 

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L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
4th Floor, The Landmark Atrium
Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852-2166-9000
Lunch, 12pm to 2:30pm
Dinner, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

 


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