Seasons by Olivier Elzer was one fine restaurant we recently got to try in Hong Kong. It has just opened for a little more than a month but it is already busy with a lot of diners. Blame it on the fact that the head chef of the Michelin-rated L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Central has jumped ship to establish a resto carrying his name, at Lee Gardens in Causeway Bay. Seeing that we don’t always see handsome, youthful chefs around, Olivier E is as refreshing as the name Seasons, don’t you think?
Upon entering, you immediately get a glimpse of the staff working in the open kitchen. The bar set-up is rather informal compared to the other sections of the resto, but at least you get to see all the action.
My friend Barbie Chan, marketing communications director of Sáv Hospitality treated me to lunch (because am always a lucky girl!) I trust her when it comes to knowing the hottest eating places in town and sometimes I hate her for not gaining a pound, lol. Here’s our photo while waiting for the food service to begin..
First to arrive was the complimentary bread basket with two kinds of butter. You just know a resto is good when they know their dough, but I had to resist from carbo-loading in anticipation of the three courses ahead.