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Celebrate Le French GourMay at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

April 12, 2019 Dining No Comments Email Email

Discover a range of French specialties in celebration of Le French GourMay at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, the official hotel partner!

Let’s explore the culinary treasures from Loire Valley, which is located in central France and known as “Garden of France”. The region is home to abundant majestic châteaux, lush pastures as well as rolling vineyards. The diversified natural landscape, from the region’s river, pastures, fields, forests, to Atlantic coastlines, blessed the terrior with excellent produce, such as premium meat, fine seafood, a wide variety of cheese and exceptional wines. Savour our Lobster, Oyster and International Dinner Buffet with a Loire Valley touch at Café Renaissance or an indigenous Loire Valley 3-course dinner at Mirage Bar & Restaurant to discover the region’s unique gastronomy. You can also create your own pairing notes with authentic Cantonese Cuisine paired with distinctive Loire Valley wines at Dynasty!

Loire Valley Dinner Buffet at Café Renaissance

Savour a series of Loire Valley specialties from appetizers, hot entrées to tempting desserts with a sumptuous seafood dinner buffet at Café Renaissance. Begin your unusual Loire Valley gastronomic journey with one of the most celebrated regional dishes, Duck Rillettes. It is made with small chunks of duck meat and fat that are slow-cooked in the oven for hours for a tender texture and then chilled in the refrigerator. Enjoy the delicate texture and rich flavour of the potted-duck spread with crispy toasts to delight your palate! Continue the journey with other signature dishes from the region including the Poulet en Croute. The premium chicken breast handpicked from Loire Valley is covered with Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley and baked to deliver a crusty skin with tender texture for your enjoyment. With the Royal River meanders through the region, Loire Valley has an abundance of seafood such as Zander Fish that is esteemed for its light and firm meat with delicate flavours. Our chefs specially craft this hearty fish with the butter-based Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce, enriching the taste without overshadowing its natural umami flavour. Be sure not to miss a range of indigenous sausages, especially the Andouillettes with Pickles, which brings you a concentrated and indigenous Loire flavours!

A Loire Valley gastronomy will not be completed without a fine selection of cheeses and desserts! With some of the world’s best and most famous cheeses hail from the region, Loire Valley is considered as the dreamland by many cheese aficionado. Indulge in the distinctive soft-ripened texture, acidic and buttery flavour of the acclaimed Sainte-Maure de Touraine, which is regarded as “King of Goat Cheese”! Wrap up the journey with regional delight Tarte Tatin, which is a caramelized apple tart cooked upside down, the refreshing Cherry Clafoutis, the indigenous shortbread cookie Sables and more!

You can also opt to elevate your dining experience with distinctive wines from the region. Being the third largest wine region in France, the Atlantic breezes, dynamic micro-climates, soils and geographic features all contribute to the lavish style, freshness, fruitiness and maturity of the wines. The Loire Valley wines including Michel Redde et Fils, “Petit F”, Pouilly Fume 2017Domaine de la Chevalerie, “Vin de Garde”, Bourgueil 2005, as well as Domaine de la Taille aux Loups “Triple Zero”, Montlouis sur Loire NV will surely make your dining experience even more memorable.

The dinner buffet will be available from 1 – 31 May 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., priced at HK$ 628 up per adult and HK$ 368 up per child with a free flow of draft beer, orange juice and soft drinks.  Loire Valley specialties will be served on rotation.

Indigenous 3-course Loire Valley Dinner at Mirage 

Mirage Bar & Restaurant presents an indigenous 3-course dinner in celebration of Le French GourMay, offering authentic appetizer, main courses and dessert with distinctive Loire Valley wine-pairing options to whet your appetite! The dinner starts with an intriguing appetizer Tart of Salmon Rillettes, which offers you complex flavours formed by Salmon, Roe, Chive and Sour Cream. Your palate will be freshened up with the fresh, floral and citrusy flavours of the lightly sparkling Domaine de la Taille aux Loups “Triple Zero”, Montlouis sur Loire NV. It uses the champagne method in producing the sparkling wine without adding additional dosage. The exquisite options of main dishes, including the Pan-Fried Zander Fillet with Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce, paired with Michel Redde et Fils, “Petit F”, Pouilly Fume 2017 with lively and mineral notes, bringing you a perfectly balanced and fresh flavours to your palate. While steak lovers can opt for Tournedos of Beef, a local steak garnished with exquisite Foie Gras and seasoned with flavourful Truffle Gravy, which brings you an unforgettable indulgence with a glass of Domaine de la Chevalerie, “Vin de Garde”, Bourgueil 2005! Complete the night with a sweet note by savouring the classicFrench Apple Tart! The simple yet delicious recipe highlights the sweetness of apples on top of the puff pastry.

The set menu is available from 1 – 31 May 2019, from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. and priced from HK$ 428 up per person. Add HK$ 180 to pair with two glasses (125ml each) of Loire Valley wines.

Exquisite Loire Valley Wine-pairing Journey at Dynasty

Indulge in Le French GourMay with an unusual wine-pairing journey and elevated Cantonese dining experience at the award-winning Dynasty Restaurant. The flavourful Braised Fresh Oysters with Homemade Sauce is an ideal choice to pair with Domaine de la Chevalerie, “Vin de Garde”, Bourgueil 2005. The sweetness of the homemade sauce and the aroma of the basil leaves paired harmoniously with the lively and structured wine with dense black fruit notes. You can also create your own pairing notes with indigenous Cantonese Cuisine and interesting Loire Valley wines for a memorable indulgence.

Loire Valley wines available in all outlets Price by glass Price by bottle
Michel Redde et Fils, “Petit F”, Pouilly Fume 2017 HK$ 128 HK$ 600
Domaine de la Chevalerie, “Vin de Garde”, Bourgueil 2005 HK$ 168 HK$ 800
Domaine de la Taille aux Loups “Triple Zero”, Montlouis sur Loire NV HK$ 138 HK$ 650

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