Parisian Bistro: Renowned French chef Yannick Alléno has been looking to bring his casual French bistro dining concept to Hong Kong as early as 2006. A collaboration with Epicurean Group has finally made that vision a reality.
Look & Feel: While the restaurant might be tucked into the classy Prince’s Building in the heart of Central, its interiors are bright and convivial, with big tables, warm lighting, and an interactive, open-kitchen layout. Touches such as a blackboard wall with lists of dishes add to the bistro-like atmosphere.
On the Menu: The dishes are just as casual as the interiors. In many ways, Terroir Parisien marks Alléno’s return to the cuisine that’s closest to his heart — the simple Parisian bistro fare of his childhood created with seasonal ingredients sourced straight from Paris. Think escargots baked in mushroom caps with parsley-garlic butter ($158) and Grand Marnier baba and vanilla cream ($88), but also burgers with Comté cheese and fried egg ($268).
Meet the Chef: Alléno grew up in the kitchens of family-run bistros in his hometown of Paris. As a chef, he’s whipped up dishes in top-class hotels and headed up three-Michelin-starred fine dines Le Meurice and Pavillon Ledoyen.
Great For: A casual night out with friends or family.
FYI: The restaurant’s signature butter-dipped radishes and pâte are available for purchase.
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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.