Keeping It Casual: Named for chef Tiffany Lo’s grandmother — a great inspiration behind her culinary career — Jean May is a contemporary bistro serving up French comfort food.
Look & Feel: Jean May is tucked amidst flower and fruit stalls in Wan Chai, Jean May is done up in a charming light green with blackboards, quirky pictures, greenery, and other curios brightening up the clean white walls. Wooden tables and chairs sit on a black and white tiled mosaic floor.
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On the Menu: Jean May’s casual dishes are prepared with local, seasonal ingredients and combine traditional French techniques with a modern twist. Expect dishes such as steak tartare, chicken liver parfait with cherries, razor clams with parsley and garlic, and sea bream carpaccio. The food is complemented by natural wines selected by sommelier Florie Tap, who formerly worked at the two-Michelin-starred Hibiscus in London.
Meet the Chef: Tiffany Lo has trained under chefs at three-starred Michelin restaurants in London, including the likes of Michel Roux Jr, Eric Chavot, Phil Howard, and the famed Pierre Koffmann. She took up the position of sous-chef at (LPM) La Petite Maison in Hong Kong in 2018; Jean May is a venture she opened along with her designer brother, Ramon.
FYI: Check out the restaurant’s Takeout Taster menu, which features light bites such as summer salad, confit chicken and leek terrine, and raspberry and almond tart.
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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.