BELON, the eagerly anticipated neo-Parisian bistro by Black Sheep Restaurants, is now open.
The exquisitely designed Elgin Street restaurant is the latest opening by the renowned hospitality group. The beautifully contoured teak façade stands out amongst the typical Hong Kong shops adorning the SoHo street, granting access to a chic yet relaxed respite from the neighbourhood hustle and bustle.
A diverse menu by Chef James Henry is traditionally divided into Hors D’oeuvres, Entrées, Plats,Accompaniments and Desserts; guests are recommended to make a selection from each section whether sharing or consuming individually.
Expertly prepared dishes such as Beetroots baked in salt with walnuts and Tête de Moine (HK$128) showcase a mindful combination of both local and homemade ingredients, whilst the Whole roasted chicken with pommes Anna (HK$538), served intact with minimal butchery, celebrates simplicity and the beauty of nose-to-tail consumption.
Crafted using thoughtfully sourced ingredients, the French-rooted fare exhibits touches of regional influence such as with the Grilled Hokkaido scallops with seaweed butter (HK$138 P.P.) and Shima aji with pomelo, avocado and nori (HK$198) where Asian ingredients elevate fresh, premium seafood.
A meal at BELON is consumed at a leisurely pace and is best accompanied by a choice selection from the restaurants all-French wine programme. The impressive selection of natural and biodynamic pours are created out of a philosophy of care attention, complementing Henry’s approach to cooking.
An interior of polished stone, chromatic metals and flawless woodwork creates a calming reprieve that lends itself to the unhurried dining experience whilst an instrument-driven soundtrack mirrors the restaurant’s commitment to craftsmanship.