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<<12th December 2019 – Hong Kong>> Two Michelin-starred ÉCRITURE will mark the end of the festive season with the introduction of Galette des Rois, a traditional French pastry that is typically enjoyed during the first week of the New Year. At Écriture, Chef Maxime Gilbert and pastry chef Cyrus Yan have come up with their own interpretation of Galette des Rois, or “King’s Cake”. Inspired by their childhood memories, the Galette des Rois is a homemade puff pastry filled with almond cream, flavoured with rum and orange blossom essence. The annual tradition of eating Galette des Rois is believed to date back to the 14th century, and continues to this day in France as a celebration of the Christian festival, the Epiphany.
Galette des Rois ”King’s Cake” by Chef Maxime Gilbert
From the 1st of January till 31st of January 2020, guests will be able to purchase Galette des Rois at Écriture to join in on the indulgent French tradition. Celebrate L’Épiphanie with Chef Maxime’s flaky, decadent and highly irresistible pastry creation with friends and loved ones. Galette des Rois is available in two sizes, small for HK$288 per tart and large for HK$488 per tart. Orders must be made 24 hours in advance, and picked up directly at the restaurant.
Galette des Rois at Écriture
1st January – 31st January, 2020
Small Sized – Galette des Rois – HK$288 for 2 persons
Large Sized – Galette des Rois – HK$488 for 4-6 persons
Located on the penthouse floor of Hong Kong’s new cultural hotspot H Queen’s, Hong Kong hospitality group Le Comptoir presents ÉCRITURE, a space in which French cuisine is elevated to new heights by uniting it with exceptional Japanese produce to explore the endless possibilities that occur when Western craftsmanship meets Eastern philosophies. The East and the West have long held a mutual fascination and respect for one another, and at ÉCRITURE this comes together not only on the plate, but also in the effortlessly understated interiors. The restaurant takes its name from a series of paintings by Korean artist Park Seo-Bo – a work from which hangs in the private dining room, injecting a bold splash of red into a design scheme that celebrates the untold harmony found in contrasts and oppositions.
About Le Comptoir
Le Comptoir was founded in early 2013 with the goal of redefining what a fine dining experience can be. The name takes inspiration from the vibrant, convivial bar counter found in most French bistros and brasseries, where friends meet up to enjoy the good life. True to its motto ‘fine dining redefined’, Le Comptoir is transforming Hong Kong’s already dynamic F&B scene one restaurant at a time. With each completely original concept, the team at Le Comptoir places great importance in the power of dynamic, art-centric interior design to create a unique vibe within each venue. Uncompromising in their vision, each Le Comptoir property is a feast for the senses, an ode to spectacular design and beautiful art, and takes a no-detail-spared approach in creating memorable experiences for diners at every turn.
The art of fine hospitality is at the core of every restaurant by Le Comptoir. By employing Michelin and 5-Star hotel standards throughout, each venue takes pride in providing exquisite cuisine and faultless service to diners, no matter the setting.
This dedication to fine hospitality runs true in every Le Comptoir property, from the acclaimed and art-centric modern French restaurant Bibo, to Hong Kong’s only contemporary izakaya featuring live jazz music, Silencio, and traditional omakase experience at Umi.
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26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Monday to Saturday Lunch: 12.00 till 14.00 / Dinner 18.30 till 22.00
Closed on Sundays, Open on Public Holidays