THREE NEW RESTAU­RANTS IN HONG KONG

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

ECRITURE

Opened in April atop H Queen’s in Cen­tral, ex­ec­u­tive chef Maxime Gil­bert matches French cook­ing tech­niques with sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents from Ja­pan and France, while the in­te­rior blends soft or­ganic wall­pa­per with a sym­met­ri­cal cop­per ceil­ing. Try the Library of Flavours menu (HK$1,488/ US$190) for a sump­tu­ous seven-course tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. lecomp­toir.hk/ecriture

FUKURO

Get a taste of Tokyo af­ter dark at Black Sheep Restau­rants’ first Japanese iza­kaya (ca­sual Japanese pub), which opened in May. From El­gin Street you en­ter a raw con­crete and wood-pan­elled space where denim-clad wait­ers greet you. Choose a booth or stools, and watch the chefs in the open kitchen while lis­ten­ing to a Japanese/ Amer­i­can punk sound­track. fukuro.com.hk

SHANG­HAI GAR­DEN

Shang­hai’s “haipai” (East meets West) cul­ture ar­rived in Cen­tral in May. Lo­cated in Ex­change Square, the French-in­spired space has a sub­tle emer­ald tone, paired with warm, slat­ted wooden walls, plush vel­vet ban­quettes and a mul­ti­coloured her­ring­bone floor. Chef’s rec­om­men­da­tions in­clude sig­na­ture bar­be­cued duck and stir-fried duck. max­ims.com.hk

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