Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Exquisite Dining, Exquisitely Presented at The St. Regis Hong Kong



Hong Kong Island’s latest luxury hotel introduces French haute cuisine, modern Cantonese fare, legendary signature cocktails, a redefined Afternoon Tea concept, the St. Regis Sabrage ritual, and Canto Mary cocktail.

Drawing Room Dining Area

The grand opening of St. Regis Hong Kong in April 2019 introduced an exceptional culinary experience supported with new dining and bar concepts: French haute cuisine, modern Cantonese fare, legendary signature cocktails, a redefined Afternoon Tea, the St. Regis champagne sabering ritual and the Canto Mary cocktail. Contemporary French and signature Chinese restaurants are led by Michelin-starred chefs; and cocktails are complemented by live jazz music within a curated ambience inspired by the St. Regis New York’s stately residential atmosphere, Hong Kong’s distinctive architecture and East-meets-West culture.

L'Envol Wine Cheese Cellar

L’Envol French Restaurant

Helmed by Chef Olivier Elzer from France, L’Envol offers an inventive interpretation of French haute cuisine, incorporating the use of selected ingredients and seasonal produce from France and Asia. The sophisticated dining room perfectly encapsulates Parisian flair in an opulent and feminine palette of beige, white and gold with pastel marble and brushed bronze, reflecting Elzer’s contemporary culinary compositions. For a more intimate dining experience, L’Envol offers a private dining room that can sit up to six guests.

Bringing over 20 years of experience, Elzer has previously led Pierre and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon to two and three Michelin stars respectively, as well as opened Seasons, a local French eatery in Hong Kong. Highly regarded as one of the leading French chefs in Hong Kong, Elzer is passionate about refining and redefining the tastes, textures and techniques of French cuisine with his menu constantly evolving. This passion drives the creation of innovative, seasonal dishes showcased on the menus at L’Envol.

L’Envol Main Dining Room

Looking into St. Regis Bar from the Drawing Room

Elzer’s seasonal 8-course Prestige Menu showcases the most premium caviar from around the world including Shadi, Kristal, L’Imperial, Oscietra and Beluga caviar. Dishes include Kristal Kaviari with Brittany razor clams “a la marinière” with pressed Kristal caviar cream, Poached French pink rock lobster with Imperial caviar, cucumber and dill emulsion and Seared Wagyu beef tenderloin and beef marrow with beluga caviar and blinis.

The 8-course Prestige menu is priced at HKD2,688 per person. L’Envol also serves the 8-course Signature menu at HKD1,888 per person and the 5-course Decouverte menu at HKD1,288. These menus are available for lunch and dinner; and in addition for lunch, the Allure set lunch menu is available, from HKD588 per person including coffee and tea.

The St. Regis Hong Kong offers guests over 800 wine and Champagne references including red, white, rosé, and dessert wines, including more than 100 references for Champagne. Chief Sommelier Tristan Pommier’s mission is to provide an extensive and holistic wine and beverage list, focusing on small boutique wineries so that guests can enjoy rare vintage or limited edition bottles with their selected menu.

Outdoor Seats at the Astor Terrace adjacent to the Drawing room

For connoisseurs, they can enjoy labels that are exclusively available at L’Envol and the St. Regis in Hong Kong including the Pommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or” 1983, and Pommery, “Les Millesimes d’Or”1964 Magnum. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1975 from Saint-Estèphe in Bordeaux is considered one of the fifteen Deuxiemes Crus, a vintage red wine that L’Envol also houses. Aside from vintage and iconic wines, guests at L’Envol can also enjoy premium Armagnac and rare cognac selections for the perfect after dinner digestif.

At the end of every meal, guests can enjoy a decadent selection of cheeses served on a cheese trolley paired with homemade condiments including Iranian honeycomb, white chocolate, homemade fig and pepper. A unique cheese offered at L’Envol includes the 24-month aged Artikadza from Pays Basque that is only produced in small batches annually and Le Salers, a traditional French semi-hard cheese from the volcanic region of Auvergne.

L'Envol is open for lunch from 12:00pm-2:30pm; and dinner from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call 2138 6818 or email srhk.lenvol@stregis.com

Rùn Tea Pavilion-inspired Main Dining Room

Rùn Chinese Restaurant

Led by award-winning chef Hung Chi-Kwong from Hong Kong, Rùn sets the scene for a relaxed and social dining experience featuring modern Cantonese cuisine prepared with the flair and passion that is the acclaimed Hung’s trademark. Culinary highlights include sophisticated dim sum, fresh seafood, signature roasts and nourishing soups - altogether an exciting contemporary take on classic Chinese cuisine.

The menu showcases the gastronomic mastery of Hung’s decades of knowledge and experience, using the best quality ingredients to create delicate and innovative seasonal dishes in a modern setting inspired by a traditional Chinese tea pavilion. Featured on the menu are seasonal specialities menu including Chilled Lotus Roots, a refreshing and vibrant dish marinated in red dragon fruit; Baked Diced Wagyu Beef Puff, a delicate two colour hand-woven puff pastry wrapped with diced Wagyu Beef in a succulent black pepper sauce; Simmered Tiger Prawn in Crab Roe Sauce and Double-boiled Abalone Soup, Kelp, Goji and Baby Coconut. A freestanding abstract pavilion in pale oak creates a building-within-a- building flanked on two sides by window-side tables, and two private dining rooms with distinctive lighting and artworks that can sit up to 16 and 10 guests.

At Rùn, Tea Master Kezia Chan greets guests with a welcome tea of the day and can tailor each brew according to guests’ preference. In summer, a cold infused tea is presented; and a digestif tea is offered at the end of the meal. A summer favourite includes a specially brewed tea with 10 types of flowers including lily, jasmine, thousand-year red flowers, rose bulb, chamomile, osmanthus, chrysanthemum, sakura and orchid for a floral note. Other tea offerings include the Heritage Pu-erh Tea 50 years and Aged Pu-erh with Tangerine Peel.

Breakfast is served at Rùn from 6:30am – 10:30am; lunch service is from 12:30pm – 2:30pm; and dinner service is from 6:00pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call 2138 6808 or email srhk.run@stregis.com

The Drawing Room and Astor Terrace

The captivating ambience at The Drawing Room, a relaxed and inviting residential setting that resonates with Western and modern Asian influences, transforms from day to night along with its spectrum of offerings. Cool and verdant, the adjacent Astor Terrace is a peaceful, inviting, open-air haven with al fresco custom-made banquette seating, striking sculpture installations and a lush ornamental garden extension to The Drawing Room.

The Drawing Room serves a fresh, seasonal menu of international dishes throughout the day and in the afternoon, the Afternoon Tea service. At 5:30pm, the unique St. Regis Champagne sabering (sabrage) ritual takes place orchestrated by our St. Regis Host.

Poised to redefine the St. Regis legacy, signatures that include locally-inspired rituals unique to the property are introduced:

  • Afternoon Tea: a reinterpretation of the traditional Afternoon Tea, the St. Regis Hong Kong Afternoon Tea allows guests to select their choice of savouries and sweets based on their preferences from a dim sum-inspired trolley 

  • Champagne Sabering: dating back to the battles of Napoleon Bonaparte who famously opened champagne with his saber, the St. Regis Hong Kong performs the sabrage ceremony at 5:30pm every day to celebrate the transition from day to evening 

  • Violet Hour and Spirits Trolley: At dusk, St. Regis Hong Kong will present a spirits trolley and create bespoke martinis paired with customised tasters presented at table side. Spirit selections are different every day, allowing guests to sample unique spirits available at St. Regis Bar 



This seasons, The Drawing Room launches an all new summer Afternoon Tea menu created by executive sous-chef Chef Vincent Leroux and executive pastry chef Chad Yamagata including summer treats such as Oishi, a Japanese inspired finger sandwich served with tuna, shiso, marinated tomato and fresh cheese; A French Affair, creamy smoked salmon rillettes served with cucumber and Greek yogurt; and sweet treats like Lychee Rose Verrine,Cherry Pistacho and Prosecco Tart. The summer Afternoon Tea is available every day at 2:30pm – 5:30pm, priced at HKD388 per person, and HKD688 for two persons including coffee and tea. 


At St. Regis, jazz plays an intrinsic part of the St. Regis legacy and signature. Every evening at 6:30pm, guests are treated to live performances by international jazz musicians that complement dinner and drinks as dusk sets in. 


The Drawing Room is open from 9:00am – 10:30pm; lunch is served from 12:00pm – 2:30pm; Afternoon Tea is served from 2:30pm – 5:30pm; dinner is served from 6:00pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, please call +852 2138 6800 or email srhk.drawingroom.bar@stregis.com

St. Regis Bar Mural

The St. Regis Bar

Adjacent to The Drawing Room and Astor Terrace, The St. Regis Bar celebrates the feel of quintessential old New York City and classic Hong Kong. Featuring a customized handpainted mural that takes centre stage behind the bar by Beijing artist Zhang Gong, the art piece depicts Hong Kong’s rich history, cultural and natural sources, as well as local icons such as old Wan Chai and its colourful street scenes, the Hong Kong Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour. Rich warm tones, tweeds and brass details along with bronze oak paneling and olive leather upholstery give the bar a cosy and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy evening drinks or an after-hour digestif.

The bar evokes a tale of two cities with New York’s subway and Hong Kong’s tram, both launched in 1904, also the same year the St. Regis New York was founded, providing the inspiration for 14 unique cocktails, including the classic Bloody Mary and a Hong Kong curated Canto Mary made with local ingredients such as dried tangerine peel, five spice and Kowloon soy sauce. The bar also serves the unique Two Cities craft beer that is customized for the St. Regis Hong Kong in partnership with local brewery Young Master. The signature brew, a rye lager, combines the old-school lager brewing tradition with the addition of rye malt as homage to the iconic delicatessen culture of the city.

During Violet hour from 6:30pm, St. Regis Bar will present a custom-made spirits trolley decked with spirits of the week where personalised cocktails can be created to the guests’ preference. Guests can sample over 100 labels of liqueur and spirits at the St. Regis Bar, including new era liqueurs namely Vodka au caviar petrossian, H. Teoria Hysterie, H. Teoria Perfidie, H. Teoria Procrastination in tomato, tea and passionfruit flavours uniquely offered at St. Regis Hong Kong. St. Regis Bar also houses a limited edition whisky from Komagatake – Komagatake Yakushima; Samaroli Demerara 19 Years Old “Old Vintage 1998” rum from Guyana, South America and Armagnac collection including those from Baron Gaston Legrand, a brand passed down from generations in Lannepax, in the Bas-Armagnac region for over 120 years. For a bespoke cocktail experience, a unique line of essences from Santa Bianca, Italy are used to enhance your cocktails with unique flavour undertones including bergamot orange, rose, lavender, vetiver, bay, cedarwood and clary sage.

The St. Regis Bar is open daily from 11:00am – midnight. No reservations allowed, for more information, please call +852 2138 6800 or email srhk.drawingroom.bar@stregis.com

Bespoke Tableware

D. Porthault, well known for their luxurious embroidered and printed linens, designed the tablecloths and tablemats at the hotel. The feminine interior of L’Envol is reflected in the tablecloth, which is light beige in colour with a delicate pattern of linear ascending effervescence of champagne bubbles, symbolising a spirit of celebration. At The Drawing Room, the tablemat takes after the original pattern of the Orient Express train, symobolising the connection between East and West.

The glassware in the hotel is created by Cristallerie de Paris. Following with the champagne motif, L’Envol’s glassware mimics the sparkling fizz of the beverage, with carved lines that represent the iconic shape of a Louis XIV Crystal Chandelier, a symbol of royalty, purity and serenity. At The St. Regis Bar, the pattern of the glassware is a tribute to the rich St. Regis legacy, and to Mrs. Caroline Astor, the mother of the St. Regis founder Mr. John Jacob Astor IV, who loved diamonds and often adorned herself with her collection of diamond jewellery.

Bespoke Spirits

St. Regis Hong Kong also partnered with Distillerie De Paris, one of France’s most innovative distillery to create bespoke and branded spirits for guests. Each in-house guests can find specially curated gin, flavoured vodka and rum in the mini- bar for their enjoyment.

Olivier Zatka, Director of Food and Beverage comments: ‘The St. Regis Hong Kong is bringing an exceptional dining experience to the region, masterminded by award-winning chefs with years of experience in creating sophisticated, seasonal and delectable dishes for guests at the hotel. We also strive to create bespoke and personalised experiences for our luminaries, from tablecloth to glassware, each painstakingly designed for the outlet. We also house an extensive beverage collection from bespoke branded spirits, vintage wines to beautifully created cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks; as well as rare teas at Rùn and decadent cheese presented in a custom-designed cheese trolley at L’Envol.”

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