If you work in Central and seek to avoid either rain or heat by using the network of bridges that interconnects the Landmark office and mall buildings, you’ll probably have seen the hoarding that announces French chef Yannick Alléno is finally opening up shop in Hong Kong – in Prince’s Building, to be specific.
Terroir Parisien, which will open its doors next month, is a far cry from the fine-dining spots on which the chef of many Michelin-starred venues has made his name, and which are admittedly more and more difficult to sustain in today’s dining market. A bistro, and an offshoot of the Parisian original which opened in 2012, it will offer dishes such as Parisian mushroom and snail patties, lamb stew and spring vegetables in a casserole, and Nanterre brioche French toast with vanilla ice-cream. Ingredients imported from France will perform alongside fresh market produce, best evidenced in daily blackboard specials.
Keeping the atmosphere casual and convivial at Terroir Parisien will be a long bar and open kitchen so that customers can be part of all the action. Alléno himself will grace town with his presence to oversee the opening.