This newcomer to the dining scene is owned and operated by chef Renaud Marin, whose joy for classic French cooking is palpable from the first bite.
The deli touts a selection of high-quality French cold cuts and cheeses, from pâtés to rillettes and sausages, and precious tinned goods filled with anchovies and caviar. Dig into this side of the menu with the warm chunks of baguette and a glass of wine, and you’ve got a pretty decent meal. But don’t ignore the rest of the menu, which offers comforting French bistro food at its finest: The free-range organic chicken is beautifully basted and falling apart in its own jus, while the beef tartare is perhaps the best we’ve tasted in the city, with a combination of fresh and aged beef complemented by creamy avocado and smoked sardines.
26 Peel St., Sheung Wan, 2561-3336.
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