Parisian Pastries: The famed French pastry brand boasts over 50 bakeries across the globe, including Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. Hong Kong gets its first taste as the brand opens its first bakery and all-day dining restaurant in the city.
Look & Feel: Located in K11 Musea’s Food Playground, the art mall’s swank F&B hub, Gontran Cherrier’s Hong Kong branch is a generous 3,500-square-foot space that comprises of a bakery, restaurant, cafe, and retail area. Plenty of greenery and wooden furniture make for a casual yet chic dining experience. Head to the open bakery to watch the chefs do their thing.
On the Menu: There’s the bread, of course, which is baked fresh on site every day. Croissants ($24-28) and baguettes come in inventive flavors such as sesame and curry. Other pastries include scones ($17-20), diamant butter cookies ($18-31), and patisserie cakes such as eclairs, pastry puffs and lemon tarts—all light and delicate in true patisserie style. These treats can be paired with GC Signature Blend coffee from the cafe.
The restaurant has a bistro-style menu with soup, entrees, pasta, risotto, and meat and fish dishes. Try the French onion soup ($78) or squid ink and seafood risotto ($120).
Meet the Chef: Gontran Cherrier, for whom the brand is named, is a fourth generation French baker who grew up around the aroma of baking bread. (His family opened a bakery in Paris when he was eight.) He’s also published a number of cookbooks.
Great For: A leisurely coffee-and-croissant pick-me-up; stocking up on baked goods for an at-home gathering.
FYI: Over 2,000 of Gontran Cherrier’s signature baguettes have been sold every day since the restaurant’s opening—talk about selling like hot cakes!
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.