The ICC is getting a touch of Paris, as acclaimed French chef Frederic Vardon is set to open the Hong Kong branch of his restaurant Le 39V later this month.
Opened in 2010 and named after its address on 39 Avenue George V in Paris, chef Vardon demonstrates his neo-classical French cuisine with a combination of innovation and rich family traditions, thanks to influence from his charcutier-caterer father. Returning to Hong Kong after his former post as Alain Ducasse’s corporate chef during Spoon’s opening in Hong Kong, Vardon is presenting his personal creations at Le 39V this month.
Located on the 101st floor of the ICC, adjacent to the newly renovated Inakaya, the Hong Kong branch of Le 39V exudes contemporary interior design with warm and comfort, at the same time complementing the unobstructed view of the Victoria Harbour. The restaurant’s kitchen team will be managed by executive chef de cuisine Nicolas Raynal, the right-hand man of Vardon, who splits his time between Hong Kong and Paris.
Guests in Hong Kong can indulge in chef Vardon’s classic dishes that are also being served at the Parisian sister restaurant, as the menu is synchronised with that of the original. Chef Vardon’s classics include:
- ‘Niçoise-style’ red mullet
- John Dory from Brittany
- Roasted lamb rack with confit shoulder
- Souffles with Grand Marnier, creamy orange and verbena sorbet
- Strawberries and wild strawberries with iced meringue cake
Le 39V is set to open mid-June 2017.
Le 39V, 101/F International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2877 5266