The Taste of France – in a Basket
After launching two highly successful restaurants in Hong Kong, Michelin-starred chef Philippe Orrico certainly had his work cut out for him when he decided to open a third.
But Orrico thrives on challenges. He delights in making the seemingly impossible possible. Having founded the Nomad Group in 2013, he rapidly expanded the business.
The group owns and operates Upper Modern Bistro in Sheung Wan and ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge in Central. Both are popular dining spots in a city famed worldwide for its numerous great restaurants.
So when Orrico opened the group’s third restaurant an eager public was waiting with bated breath to see what concept he had in store. They expected something different. And he didn’t disappoint. When Picnic on Forbes opened in December 2015 the impact was electrifying. Orrico has conjured up a masterpiece paying homage to French café culture.
Picnic on Forbes offers the perfect location to get away from it all and relax in the tranquil setting of a French picnic. The ambience at this food lovers’ destination captures that authentic French feel. It serves picnic baskets, free-range chicken, traditional fruit tarts and other Gallic delicacies, the result of Orrico’s desire to create a top-quality eatery offering good, simple and casual meals in a classic atmosphere. Diners can also enjoy sumptuous cheeses by Jeremy Evrard, a carefully selected global wine menu by Nicolas Deneux and perfectly executed cocktails, including signature highballs by Giancarlo Mancino. Most of the items on the menu are available for takeaway in unique picnic baskets.