Épure

Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants (Hong Kong / Macau) - - Editor’s choice -

et­ter known f or its shop­ping than its fine din­ing, Har­bour City is nev­er­the­less home to a true culi­nary gem. In a quiet cor­ner on t he fourth floor of the com­plex, with its peace­ful out­door ter­race where you can gaze out to­wards the hori­zon, is a restau­rant that truly takes French fi­nesse to new heights.

Forget about the hordes of shop­pers as you en­ter this por­tal—in­ter­na­tional de­sign firm Yabu Pushel­berg has done a fine job with Épure, from the drama of the gilded sliding doors sep­a­rat­ing the main space and the i nti­mate pri­vate room to the whimsy of t he painted mu­rals de­pict­ing i dyl­lic f or­est scenes. Clock the ii nnt­ti­im­mate booths that are clearly de­signed ff oor a r oman­tic tête-a-tête, t he low lli­ight­ghti­ing and serene mu­sic set­ting

the mo­mood.

In tt he kitchen i s Ni­co­las Boutin, a vvet­eran French chef who has ssp­pent t he best part of 30 years ww o r k i n g for lux­ury ho­tels— RRaf­fles, the Man­darin Oriental

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