Next up - the wondrous special of the day - stewed pear stuffed with a foie gras mousse, served over a bed of raspberry sauce. Although big, it wasn't heavy because of the abundance of fruit, cutting through the rich creamy mousse.
The baked escargot with a garlic and basil pesto baked over a bed of sea salt was very fresh and crunchy in texture. Although the pesto did little to lift it from being slightly one-dimensional, the slug was fortunately good enough on its own.
Our main course of the roast lamb was grilled to perfection - nice crisp on the outside and pink on the inside. Very tender indeed and not gamey at all. The balsamic was a nice touch and lifted it from being too monotonous without an overwelming gravy.
We ended with 2 desserts. The baked apple tart came highly recommended by 3 waiters and it did not disappoint. The thin apple slices fanned out prettily over a crisp base topped off with a scoop of caramel ice cream. The other dessert of crepes with lemon and sugar was not bad at all - very al dente crepes with a light drizzle of lemon juice and icing sugar, but paled next to the apple tart.
Anyone dying for a slice of Paris in the bustle of Hong Kong should visit. Down to the decor of the purposely aged fixtures and fittings, to the French coffee counter and the enticing dessert display, you just may find yourself humming "I love Paris.." unwittingly. Ooh la la..