Le Salon Restaurant et Croissanterie
If an award were given for Hong Kong’s most versatile chefs, Tony Cheng and his partner Roland Schuller would surely rank amongst the finalists, if not take the crown.
The men behind Michelin-starred Italian fine-diner The Drawing Room, former ammunition compound turned Asian-inflected haute eatery AMMO
and relaxed Singaporean-inspired spot Hainan Shaoye have added yet another string to their bow, this time in the form of Le Salon Restaurant et Croissanterie - a part French bistro, part homage to the most famous Gallic pastry, situated in Causeway Bay retail hotspot Hysan Place.
Hoping to appeal to both the convenience-seeking shopping crowd, as well as discerning fans of French cuisine, Le Salon has been split into two parts – a chic, black, white and grey, 40-seat dining room and a casual, café-style ‘croissanterie’.
While in the former you’ll find well-executed classics like escargot with tomato compote, Marseille bouillabaisse and duck leg confit, the latter is all about artisanal croissants, with chestnut, chocolate, caramel and tiramisu flavours all made daily in-house using imported ingredients and a thigh-destroying 50:50 butter to flour ratio.
There’s a neat selection of gourmet coffees and a 150 name-strong, all-French wine list, making Le Salon the perfect pitstop for both three courses or three minutes. Cheng, Schuller – merci!