Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bad photos, decent food - Le Marron

Here's another 'private kitchen' for ya. Located above a PC games place in a commercial building in Causeway Bay is this surprisingly well fitted out French restaurant with fairly decent food.

The interiors, I had decided on the night, should be called 'shabby opulent', that, unlike it's 'chic' sister, is more lacy and Victorian, but nonetheless seemingly haphazardly put together.

Despite all this lace (or perhaps because of it), it's not such a great place for that romantic candlelit 6-and-a-half month anniversary. Tables are all partitioned with lace drapes, but basically it's a large apartment with wooden boards all round, the perfect springboard for bouncy sound waves.

The menu is surprisingly large, considering most speakeasies have set menus, but it's probably because this place does more covers - it's almost impossible to book on the day - you'd be better off booking a week ahead!

L-R, from top left: beef carpaccio; escargot; duck confit (a little too salty for my liking, but quite tender); kurobuta pork (very juicy, nicely done, shame about the thick gravy thingy); grand marnier souffle (forget it, looks ok from the outside but was undercooked and tasted like diluted cough syrup); a bad latte.

apologies about the inexcusably bad photos... i really shouldn't rely on my camera phone so much and start bringing my real camera out with me again...

nota bene: minimum per person is $280 - so choosing your meal requires a bit of mental jigsawing...

Le Marron
12/f Ying Kong Mansion
2-6 Yee Wo St (opp. Sogo)
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
+852 2881 6662