Sublime French Dining Experience at Le Pan, Hong Kong
Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Tucked away at Goldin Financial Tower at Goldin Financial Centre, Le Pan offers an opulent and sublime dining experience.
The private room
Worthy of a Michelin star, the elegant restaurant is decked in pristine white marble, white leather seating and white tablecloths. The restaurant has four private dining rooms which can be booked for special events and functions. Book a seat at the Chef’s table and witness the charming Executive Chef, Edward Voon as he dazzles you with his adroit showmanship, attention to detail and pretty insta-worthy creations.
The restaurant focuses on inventive French cuisine curated using fresh and premium ingredients and executed with flair and individuality.
Stepping into the restaurant is akin to walking into a palace, the ambience is magnificent, service is impeccable and food is exquisite.
Our dining experience commenced with the tantalising amuse bouche which comprised of Sweet and Sour Bom Bom Shallot with Garlic Flower, Parmesan Cheese with Eggplant Purée and Lentil Bean with Garlic Purée. Daintily presented, each had a unique flavour of its own, awakening the five senses.
The first course was the Foie Gras Ice Cream with Foie Gras Terrine, Cherry Gel and Hazelnuts. Smooth, luscious and creamy, every mouthful was delightful. The coolness of the ice cream, sweetness of the cherry gel and crunchiness of the hazelnuts added texture and dimension to the creation.
The second course was the Kristal Caviar, with Botan Shrimps, Sea Urchin and Crustacean Jelly. Served atop a chiselled plinth of natural stone, it was one of the most beautiful appetisers I have ever seen. The freshness of the ingredients coupled with the refined presentation was a heavenly treat for the palate.
Another pretty dish which captured my heart was the Kamchatka King Crab with Atlantic Arctic Char, Cucumber Sorbet and a dash of dill cream. The oceanic flavours of the crab and char, with the invigorating and cooling taste of cucumber sorbet and light, delicious dill cream.
The Langoustine with Tomato Shisho Broth was another skilful creation. The broth was meticulously prepared with tomatoes and the Japanese herb Shisho, resulting in a tangy, aromatic and subtle minty flavour. When paired with the succulent langoustine, it brought gratification to my palate.
For those who enjoy beef, another spectacular creation was the Wagyu Beef accompanied with Short Ribs with Onion Crumble, Winter Truffles, Pesto Cheese Croquette, Miso Eggplant with Citrus, Black Garlic Purée and Lentil. The wagyu beef was flavourful and prepared to the right degree of doneness and short ribs melted readily in my mouth. The accompaniments were equally delightful and the black garlic purée enhanced the overall taste.
The Pear with Pear Liqueur, Frozen Sakura Yoghurt Strips and Soursop Sherbet was a palate cleanser, helping to refresh my taste buds.
The finale creation consisting of Szechuan Bom Bom, Chocolate Strawberry with Sago and Profiteroles with Yuzu Cream was equally spellbinding, providing a perfect closure to an excellent meal.
Overall, Le Pan offers a luxurious dining experience where service is immaculate and flavours and textures are harmoniously balanced. Prices are on the high side at approximately over HK$3000 for a set dinner for two (without wines).
Le Pan is located at Ground Floor, Goldin Financial Global Centre, 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Operation Hours of Le Pan are:
Monday to Saturday:
Lunch from noon; dinner from 6.30pm
Monday to Friday:
Happy Hour from 5.30pm to 8pm
Dinner from 6.30pm
For enquiries and reservations, please call (+852) 3188 2355 or email email@example.com
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