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Restaurant Spotlight: Épure

Old World wines and nouvelle cuisine in Hong Kong
Some of Épure's 5,000-bottle inventory is displayed in the grand but comfortable dining room.
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Some of Épure's 5,000-bottle inventory is displayed in the grand but comfortable dining room.

Posted: October 11, 2018

Hong Kong’s Épure presents contemporary French cuisine in an opulent yet intimate 50-seat dining room. À-la-carte items are available, but chef Nicolas Boutin’s three tasting menus are the main draw. There’s a four-course menu with themes like caviar or truffle (prices vary based on the showcased ingredient), a six-course menu for $190 and an eight-course menu for $240, with optional wine pairings. Most dishes change seasonally, but luxurious French-favored ingredients like lobster, saffron and foie gras are the common thread. The Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence–winning wine list is managed by wine director Sebastien Allano, who’s garnered experience in restaurants such as Grand Award winners Tour d'Argent in Paris and Daniel in New York. The program focuses on France, excelling in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and also boasts strong collections of labels from California, Italy and Australia. Standouts among the 1,290 selections include verticals of nearly all Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s grand cru vineyards and more than 50 vintages of Château Mouton-Rothschild going back to the late 1800s.

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