T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - The New Gastronomy -

Four years af­ter its open­ing,

Serge et le Phoque con­tin­ues to sur­prise and de­light in the most de­li­cious ways pos­si­ble. Its ex­cit­ing, sea­sonal menu re­mains ut­terly unique in the city—a mod­ern, stylish blend of pre­mium pro­duce and French-meets-Asian flavours and tech­niques that lingers in the mem­ory long af­ter the last bite of your meal. The restau­rant’s lo­ca­tion in the heart of Wan

Chai’s wet mar­ket is a telling g rep­re­sen­ta­tion of how Serge rge shakes up the idea of fine e din­ing; with its teal ban­quette tte seats, bleached wood fur­ni­ture and hang­ing globe lights, it ex­udes a ca­sual-cool am­bi­ence, with friendly and knowl­edge­able staff that fur­ther con­trib­ute to its laid­back wel­com­ing vibes. The food too wears its ex­cel­lence lightly; the kitchen makes com­bin­ing eclec­tic el­e­ments like scal­lops, cau­li­flower, an­chovy, poutar­gue and yuzu kosho seem easy, with ex­pertly judged hits of flavour. The wine list fo­cuses heav­ily on French la­bels, with more un­usual nat­u­ral and bio­dy­namic va­ri­eties of­fered along­side the clas­sics. Serge et le Phoque re­mains a true one-off in Hong Kong—de­liv­er­ing con­fi­dent, so­phis­ti­cated cook­ing with a cre­ative, play­ful heart—and we can­not wait to dis­cover what new won­ders lie ahead on our next visit.

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