L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)

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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong) is located in Hong Kong Island
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)
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Location on Hong Kong Island
Restaurant information
Established 2006
Head chef Olivier Elzer
Chef Joël Robuchon
Food type French cuisine
Rating 3 stars Michelin star
Street address Shop 401, The Landmark, Queen's Road Central.
City Hong Kong
Country China
Coordinates 22°16′52″N 114°9′29″E / 22.28111°N 114.15806°E / 22.28111; 114.15806Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°9′29″E / 22.28111°N 114.15806°E / 22.28111; 114.15806

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong. It is located at Shop 401, The Landmark, Queen's Road Central. It was his fifth L'Atelier restaurant to open. The restaurant is run by French celebrity chef, Joël Robuchon, while the head chef is Olivier Elzer. Established in 2006, the restaurant was based on his Tokyo restaurant.

Description[edit]

The decor of the restaurant has been described as "contemporary chic featuring lush red velvet seating complemented by dark wood furniture."[1] Like the Tokyo restaurant, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon of Hong Kong is divided into two areas – L'Atelier and Le Jardin.[2] The seats of L'Atelier are in a square around the open kitchen, in a manner similar to a sushi restaurant.[3] The restaurant has an extensive wine collection, and was awarded the Wine Spectator's "Grand Award" in 2010.[1] As of 2012, there are twelve L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurants around the world.[4]

History[edit]

The restaurant was first announced in March 2006,[5] with the restaurant opening later that year. The restaurant concept was based on his Tokyo edition, established three years earlier.[1] It was his fifth L'Atelier restaurant to open,[6][7] which means "artist's workshop".[3]

Reception and recognition[edit]

Zagat says of the restaurant, "Spend your children's inheritance for a fabulous experience at this Robuchon production in Central, where you sit at the counter and watch the show unfold in the open kitchen, which produces a tasting menu of superbly executed, modern French cuisine in small portions, paired with one of the best wine lists in town; beautiful, yet subdued decor graces the impressive space, and the service is excellent."[8]

In 2008, the restaurant received two stars in the Michelin Guide's inaugural 2009 Hong Kong and Macau edition.[9] It was one of two of Robuchon's restaurants in that edition, alongside Robuchon a Galera in Macau, who received three stars.[10] These were amongst the 25 Michelin stars gained by Robuchon that year.[11] L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon later gained three stars in the 2011 Guide,[12] and has maintained this award as of the 2013 Guide.[13] The World's 50 Best Restaurants ranked the restaurant as the 53rd best in the world in 2010.[1]

The restaurant was listed at no. 1 on Asia's Top 20 Restaurants of the Miele Guide in the 2009/2010 edition.[14] It was also listed at no. 2 for 2008/2009[15] and 2010/2011 behind Iggy's in Singapore,[16] as well as no. 3 in the 2011/2012 editions.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon". CNN Travel. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon". Fodors. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon". Time Out London. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Gunn, Jessica (30 March 2006). "Rainer Becker and Joël Robuchon to open in Hong Kong". Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Lonel Discover China. Lonely Planet. 15 October 2011. p. 596. ISBN 978-1-74220-657-8. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Travel & Leisure. American Express Publishing Corporation. 2007. p. 243. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  8. ^ World's Top Restaurants: Covering 1,404 Restaurants in 58 Cities from the Diner's Point of View. Zagat Survey. 15 November 2011. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-60478-410-7. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Lim, Le-Min (2 December 2008). "Michelin Hong Kong Gives 3 Stars to 2 Restaurants (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Kühn, Kerstin (2 December 2008). "Joël Robuchon wins four more Michelin stars in Hong Kong and Macau". Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "The battle of the Michelin stars: Robuchon still on top". Guide Girl. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Vines, Richard (2 December 2011). "Robuchon Gains as Michelin Adds Two 3-Star Venues in Hong Kong". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rice and noodles: Michelin scours Hong Kong back streets for haute cuisine". Reuters. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Li, Zoe (1 October 2009). "Hong Kong restaurants top the Miele Guide". CNN Travel. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Asia's Top 20 for 2008/2009". Miele Guide. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Asia's Top 20 for 2010/2011". Miele Guide. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Asia's Top 20 for 2011/2012". Miele Guide. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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