bask in the allure of french gastronomy
at the ritz-carlton, hong kong
HONG KONG, April 5, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is set to tempt epicures with a scrumptious selection of Alsatian delicacies throughout the month of May, as this cultural and historical region in eastern France will take the center stage of Le French GourMay this year. French food and wine lovers may feast on a range of traditional Alsatian recipes and decadent wine selection at Ozone and Café 103 from May 1 to 31, 2016.
Organized by the French Trade Commission – Ubifrance in collaboration with Le French May, Le French GourMay festival is dedicated to promoting French wine culture and culinary arts in Hong Kong and Macau. Each year, Le French GourMay highlights a different wine and culinary region of France, and Alsace takes the spotlight this year. Strategically situated at the crossroads of Europe, the gastronomy of Alsace has a strong identity shaped by its culture, history and heritage. Alsatian cuisine captures the essence of French cuisine while reflecting heavy influences of German culture. Blessed with the advantage of low rainfall and a semi-continental climate, the region has a sunny and dry weather that is favorable for the extended ripening of grapes, resulting in wines with highly elegant, complex aromas.
To mark its first participation in Le French GourMay, Ozone has prepared an enticing medley of Alsatian Flammekueche, specially crafted cocktail, wine and cider, bringing French epicurean pleasures to after-hours rendezvous. A blend of Alsatian and South German cuisine, Flammekueche is the epitome of Alsatian dining culture. Traditional Flammekueche is thinly rolled-out bread dough baked with smoked French pork belly and caramelized onion. Chef de Cuisine Rafael Gil has also added a creative spin to the original recipe with two additional flavors: Terre et Mer and Nutella. Highlighted by the rich and flavorful combination of camembert cheese, tuna belly and tarragon, Terre et Mer Flammekueche is an appetizing treat for any occasion. The Nutella Flammekueche is a bold version of this traditional delicacy with the experimental blend of Nutella, strawberry, marshmallow and chocolate pop rocks. Mixologist Miguel Fernandez has also paired these gourmets with a specially crafted cocktail, Alsace, an inventive mix of foie gras-infused Cognac, 10-year-old port wine, spiced sugar and egg, presenting the best of Alsace in one glass.
This year, Café 103 will once again support Le French GourMay with themed buffets featuring more than ten delectable dishes and premium wines from the Alsace region, along with an tantalizing selection of international favorites. The Le French GourMay buffet is available nightly throughout the month of May at HK$828+10% per person, where lunch buffet is available on Saturday and Sunday only at HK$788+10% per person.
Le French GourMay Specialties
|Date:||May 1 – 31, 2016 (Except May 8, 2016)|
|Venue:||Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong|
|Time:||5pm to 1am (Monday to Wednesday)|
5pm to 2am (Thursday)
5pm to 3am (Friday)
3pm to 3am (Saturday)
12pm to 12am (Sunday)
Le French GourMay Buffet
|Date:||May 1 – 31, 2016 (Except May 8, 2016)|
|Venue:||Café 103, Level 103, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong|
|Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday|
|Time:||12:00nn – 2:30pm|
|Price:||HK$590 for adult/ HK$788 for adult (with free flow of sparkling wine, red / white wine, orange juice and soft drinks)|
HK$378 for child aged 3 to 12
|Monday to Sunday & Public Holiday|
|Time:||6:30pm – 10:00pm|
|Price||HK$828 for adult (with free flow of sparkling wine, red / white wine, orange juice and soft drinks)|
HK$538 for child aged 3 to 12
For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or email email@example.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The hotel’s 312 guestrooms all offer spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues including the state-of-the-art Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Tosca; two-star Michelin Chinese restaurant, Tin Lung Heen; The Lounge and Bar, which features an international all-day dining menu; and Café 103, which serves signature chocolate afternoon tea. The rooftop bar, Ozone, is truly a stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on the 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple’s suites, redefining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel features a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling, as well as one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, the ballroom has become the major social venue for Hong Kong and has set the benchmark for events in the region. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/HongKong.