FOOD & EATERY

Alain Ducasse

28th May 2012

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I love having an intimate dinner in a quiet, dimly lit room, it’s the only way I can enjoy my food and to keep a conversation on flow in close proximity.  Over a week ago, I had a lovely catch up dinner with fashion pals (Shini, Laetitia, Emily, Tala and Fiona of TCS) at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.

We were seated at the ‘Table Lumiere’ designed by Patrick Jouin, presented with tableware by Hermes, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis.  Of course, our table was cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain of 4,500 shimmering fiber optics, this ambience mood transported us into space enjoying our mouth watering food, forgetting that there were guests sitting near us.

I usually spend half a minute assessing the presentation of my plate before destroying it with a folk, chefs are like seamstresses, fine cuisine is haute couture, crafted by the hands of qualified artisans, what’s presented on your plate is art and craftsmanship.  And the taste?  Well, it’s up to your taste buds.

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Snack: Crispy raviolis.  Wine: 2010 Fiano Di Avelino, Feudi Di San Gregrio.

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Soup: Veloute soup appetiser.

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Instagram Protocol: A snap shot of your food is a rule.

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Starter: Steamed langoustines, ravioli, spicy consomme.  Main: Seared sea scallops, peas and asparagus light green jus.

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Dessert: Wild strawberry ”tartelette”, clotted cream our way.  Snack: Alain Ducasse macarons.

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A lovely cup of English Breakfast tea to end the night.

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Thanks again to Fiona of TCS for inviting me, Head Chef Jocely Herland and staff at Alain Ducasse for your impeccable service, the cuisine was exquisite.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Duck 28th May 2012 at 17:18

    ARGH KIT I am so insanely jealous of this meal! I’ve wanted to go there for ages!! Such beautiful food and lovely plates :)

  • Reply Sam 28th May 2012 at 17:34

    Should’ve taken an instagram of those macaroons. No, wait a sec, your phone’s chilling with the cookies. 😛
    Gah please tell PR companies I wanna do this too so I don’t have to look like an idiot hovering over my table first with my camera moving everything on the table like a game of chess (and then my Iphone for Instagramming)

    • Reply Kit Lee 28th May 2012 at 17:51

      @Sam I though food blogging is huge in Hong Kong and that they wouldn’t mind having food paps waver their cameras around ? I’d suggest you get in contact with restaurant’s PR rep, I know there’s loads of good restaurants in HK to review on, esp private kitchens.

  • Reply Min Seo 28th May 2012 at 17:56

    Wow wow wow mouth watering wow. The food looks delicious, I’m so envy of you that you get to experience fine dinning at The Dorchester.

  • Reply J. Wright 28th May 2012 at 18:09

    Your last paragraph is beautiful, in fact these words are so true, chefs are seamstresses.
    Fab pictures btw.

  • Reply a la mode 28th May 2012 at 18:37

    WOW Kit this looks insanely amazing. I thought at first there were intricate leaves on the plate but is that just the pattern?

    So chic! Making me hungry for dinner 😉

  • Reply KPT 28th May 2012 at 18:49

    Gorgeous photos, the fibre optic lights reminds me of a glistening waterfall.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 28th May 2012 at 18:51

    Your bunny phone is enjoying all the fun with the macarons LOL.

  • Reply diana 28th May 2012 at 20:16

    beauuuutiful, the food and the photos. love how you arranged everything and the lighting is perfect. love how the pink tone gets illuminated in each photo.
    xoxo

  • Reply Mat 28th May 2012 at 21:29

    you’re so swanky

  • Reply Alain Ducasse 28th May 2012 at 22:13

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  • Reply Winnie 28th May 2012 at 22:26

    Haha I love Sam’s comment, especially because I’m sure we all do the exact same thing. I am SUPER SUPER jealous of this beautiful meal. Gorgeously photographed as always and your rabbit cover on your phone is really cute! I actually prefer that case on your phone than the iPhone because it’s a little smaller!

  • Reply Miss Fash 28th May 2012 at 23:30

    Oh Kit, the food, the plates and the whole photographs are amazing and magical. I’m so envy and jealous-s-s-s of your food venture with the top bloggers. I hope I’ll get to dine there with my boyfriend one day.

  • Reply Yan 29th May 2012 at 02:54

    It’s impossible to describe your post, the photos are gorgeous.

  • Reply Jade 29th May 2012 at 02:54

    Jealous!!!!

  • Reply Lola 29th May 2012 at 08:59

    I love how you’ve compared fine cuisine to couture, never thought of it this way but you are spot on. The food looks deeee-lish x

  • Reply Vera 29th May 2012 at 11:55

    The dishes look amazingly succulent, wish I could you fine ladies and share our love with food and fashion.

  • Reply Eugene 29th May 2012 at 12:22

    What a swanky restaurant, the presentation of the food are stunning and your photos of course.

  • Reply Greg 29th May 2012 at 12:59

    God, they look absolutely enticing.

  • Reply NicoleWitch_魔女 29th May 2012 at 12:59

    Yummy.

  • Reply faye 29th May 2012 at 13:06

    Great portion for ladies. Beautiful pictures. xox

  • Reply Edie Lamb 29th May 2012 at 16:51

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. Lovely post.

  • Reply sha 29th May 2012 at 22:50

    The super fatty inside of me is flaming jealous of your little food gathering. Your amazing photos aren’t really helping either because makes me wish I was there EVEN MORE. Next time maybe you could fold me up like a tiny t-shirt and slip me into your bag!

  • Reply Priyanka 31st May 2012 at 11:34

    Looks great! 😉

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