L’Hôtel du Collectionneur
The three terraces at l’Hôtel du Collectionneur’s new eponymous restaurant are so liberally peppered with trees and plants that one could easily forget they are in the centre of one of the world’s busiest metropolises. Inside, the focus turns to texture and design: Marble tabletops, velvet sofas and luxe carpeting anchor the space. The menu (which changes weekly) is equally indulgent. It’s a mash-up of that legendary French gastronomy (hello, sweet darling cream and butter) and flavours from around the world: prawn ravioli with beans; sea-bream sashimi in a yuzu-ginger marinade with pickled daikon turnip; vegetarian cannelloni with zucchini and mushroom caviar and a Parmesan dressing. Magnifique, non?