This article was created in partnership with Hotel ICON

Every year, this month brings with it the gastronomic celebration of the European capital of culinary arts with the Le French GourMay festival. Hotel ICON is marking the month with a very special collaboration rejoicing in the occasion at its renowned Chinese restaurant in the clouds, Above & Beyond.

The six-course wine-pairing menu is East meets West themed, featuring seasonal Cantonese dishes matched expertly with a selection of favourites inspired by premium French wines from the Loire Valley. Priced at $1,288 + 10% per person, this special dinner, available throughout the month of May, is the perfect way to celebrate the one-and-only major festival in Hong Kong dedicated to gastronomy à la française, with a glass of beautiful French wine in hand – santé!

Have a look at the delights that await:

Hotel ICON Hong Kong Above & Beyond

Le French GourMay East-meets-West wine-pairing menu

The meal begins with a decadent Chinese speciality platter of barbecued suckling pig, marinated Japanese cucumber with garlic and jellyfish, along with marinated black fungus and scallops with chilli sauce.

This is flavour-paired with an elegant and fresh Chenin Blanc that rings of apple and citrus, Méthode Blanc Domaine Plou & Fils NV.

Next comes deep-fried crab claw with shrimp mousse and honey citrus sauce complemented by a crisp and aromatic Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeois 2015.

The braised asparagus with conpoy and bamboo pith reaches new depths when paired with the rich and complex Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fumé La Demoiselle de Bourgeois.

Pan-fried garoupa fillet with balsamic vinegar goes perfectly with the light and pleasant Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rouge Les Baronnes 2015, along with the always-popular fried rice with conpoy, egg white and minced ginger.

Finish with the indulgent wok-fried Wagyu beef cubes with black pepper, paired with the fruit-forward knockout Olga Raffault Chinon Rouge Les Picasses 2011.

Hotel ICON Hong Kong Le French GourMay

Above & Beyond

Designed by world-famous Sir Terence Conran, Above & Beyond complements the stunning panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. This authentic Chinese restaurant offers both classic and contemporary dishes, while the wine list provides the perfect accompaniment for adventurous palates.

28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, TST East, 3400 1345,

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