Les Saveurs has always been one of my most-recommended place for French food. Having tried their lunch menus for a few times, I decided to come with friends for their dinner sets.
The dinner set consists of 3 entrée, 1 soup, main and dessert. We started off with some fresh bread. I had a bit of croissant which was flaky and buttery, irresistible indeed.
The amuse bouche of the day was a cauliflower cream with uni, sakura shrimp and lobster oil. It was so silky and delectible, with so much flavours all in one bite!
First came the poached lobsters, which were chopped in small bites, tossed in a cream sauce and was delicately wrapped with thin slices of avocado. It came with truffle, yoghurt and these cubes of jelly, which was pretty much made of very concentrated shrimp stock which made this dish a true epic.
Fresh applewood smoked salmon - Salmon was cooked to perfection which gave such a smooth, aromatic sensation. The smoked caviar, however, lift it to another level while the apple & horseradish sauce in molecular parcels worked as a subtle kick to the dish.
The pina-colada version foie gras was nicely prepared, so silky that it dissolve instantly in the month, leaving a nourishing note. It could be more caramelized with the malibu but it worked the same with the sugared pineapple purée. Love the coconut crisps that came on top where it added a bit of crunchiness and highlighted the differences.
Cream of Watercress soup tasted just like one of those Chinese watercress soup but blended and in a thicker texture. The jamón flake was a nice kick and the geoduck was cooked to perfection - remarkably sweet and tender.
For main, you could either go with pork collar, smoked USDA rib eye or fish of the day. I had the Sous-vide Iberico Pork Collar which came with braised pork cheek and some purple sweet potato puree. The collar part was scrumptious and rich with the marbled layer of fats in between, while the braised cheek was perfectly tender and flavourful. The potato puree was rather light and foamy, I wouldn't call it a mash but it was just right considered the amount of proteins that has been taken in.
At the price of HK$788, I would definitely say it is such a bargain to enjoy some of the signature dishes in Les Saveurs, not to mentioned some of the dishes could be derived from the chef's past experience catering in the Michelin-starred restaurant Amber. For dinner, you can also enjoy a room to yourselves even if you are only in a party of 2 and you can guaranteed the food is only prepared when you ordered it (given the pace they serve to be fair, but also how you can see everything from the open kitchen). Together with the stunning view looking out to the harbour and the city skyline, this is for sure a place I will back again and again.
Les Saveurs Private Kitchen
10/F., Universal House, 229-230 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay