THE FIRST SUPPER AT BELON WITH
Delicious Debut Hong Kong Tatler
From Calvin Wang and Vincent Guy Raffin fighting over a millefeuille to René Chu discovering a love for uni, it’s safe to say The First Supper was a success. It was the inaugural event in a series that will see Hong Kong Tatler invite the who’s who of the city to preview new restaurants before they formally open. The venue for the premiere was Belon, a Parisian-style bistro on Elgin Street, Soho. The latest addition to the Black Sheep Restaurants portfolio, it was a perfect fit for The First Supper. Hong Kong Tatler editor-in-chief Claire Breen Melwani kicked off the evening with a welcoming address and introduced the maestro of the kitchen, Australian chef Henry James. Henry described the inspiration behind Belon’s menu—which includes such delights as grilled Hokkaido scallops with seaweed butter, and uni on a potato waffle with smoked bacon cream and cherry sorbet, served in a bowl of champagne—before retreating back to the kitchen. His eight-course menu was a hit and had many of the guests planning to return soon; Benjamin and Christy Liang even made reservations for the following night. Turn to p.226 for our feature on the new restaurant.
René Chu and Vincent Guy Raffin