Dates: 10-14 January 2018
Location: 158A Connaught Road West, Shop 3, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets: $980 (8 course tasting menu)
$300 (wine pairing)
Test Kitchen starts 2018 with an incredible trio of chefs from Lyon’s La Bijouterie restaurant who between them have some of the most impressive culinary resumes to grace our Sai Ying Pun home.
Although still young, Chef & Manager Arnaud Laverdin, Chef Thomas Pezeril and Chef Pâtissier Remy Havetz have worked for years in legendary kitchens including the three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Anne-Sophie Pic’s three-starred restaurant in Valence and at the two-starred Helene Darroze at The Connaught.
Chef Arnaud Laverdin explains, “At La Bijouterie we wake up each morning more adventurous and inspired than the day before, we work every day with a lot of love, daring and commitment and we can’t wait to take this approach to the incredible city of Hong Kong. Our cuisine is above all the legacy of our experiences of travel, meeting an insatiable thirst for discovery and sharing. Authentic and inspired, it respects the seasons, the products and the producers who trust us and reinvent themselves permanently.”
The team uses countless different techniques from fermentation to slow cooking, BBQ, pickling, maceration and many more, trying all their dishes at least five times before putting them on the menu to make sure they are absolutely perfect.
Sea Snail / Beetroot / Xipister / Parsley
Market white fish / Salsify/ Hojicha Tea/ Juniper Berry / Pears jus & Pine Honey
Turnips / Smoke Cod roe butter / Kimchi/Kasha /Radish /Daikon Cress
Lettuce / Yuca / Smoked egg yolk / Comté cheese / Lardo / Fermented lettuce
Duck Heart / Chutney Yuzu / Yoghurt
Pigeon / Smoked Eel / Carrot and tahini Purée / Calamansi
Butternut / Chestnut / Poppy
Chocolat / Sesame / Miso
After a brilliant 2017, we are blessed to launch 2018 with the guys from La Bijouterie, one of France’s most exciting restaurants. We are eager to impress our guests both regulars and new diners alike to some seriously impressive food from La Bijouterie with their flawless technique, global innovations and influences, but most of all impeccable balance of flavours and textures. And most importantly their heart and soul in every single dish. For example, their dessert is a beautiful, delicious creation of tempered chocolate shards, chocolate meringue, a caramel soya sauce, sesame crumble, miso powder and grapefruit snow. We can’t wait to see the reactions on the faces of Test Kitchen’s diners
31-year old chef Remy Havetz started his career back in 2009 in the then one Michelin star restaurant du golf de Bondues, and thereafter worked at Gauthier Soho (*), restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (***), Pollen Street Social (*) and Umu Restaurant (**). He spent the majority of his career in London, working as a pastry chef, learning from the very best. He is certainly bringing his vast experience and A-Game to Hong Kong at our pop-up.
Chef Thomas Pezeril, still only 26, started his restaurant career at the age of just 15 and has worked 11 years at Les Etangs De Guibert : Xavier Frenot, Gauthier Soho(*) in London, La Maison Pic : Anne Sophie Pic (***) in Valence, France, and Helene Darroze at the Connaught (**) in London.
Last, but not least, is chef Arnaus Laverdin, the Founder and Head Chef of La Bijouterie. With 15 years’ experience, he and his team have brought their Lyon restaurant to critical and public acclaim in just a few months. Awarded the prestigious ‘Fooding D’amour’ by le Fooding guide a year after opening, and later the Omnivore Guide ‘Chef Rebel’ in 2017, he is profoundly creative, innovative and driven.
We couldn’t be more excited that he and his team are visiting us at Test Kitchen. These three chefs are the heart and soul of la Bijouterie and they are bringing all their experience – and passion – to Test Kitchen Hong Kong.
La Bijouterie (Lyon)