NEW Restaurant Review: Plat du Jour Pacific Place

NEW Restaurant Review: Plat du Jour Pacific Place

Brought to you by:   lolleroll  lolleroll  | over 2 years  ago

Plat du Jour's second outlet opens in the prime location of Pacific Place but the prices were shockingly reasonable, and I daresay the best deal for a three course dinner


Swire has opened a second Plat du Jour right inside Pacific Place and the casual French bistro is exactly what this and most upscale malls are missing: simple and affordable food made with good quality ingredients. They've even apparently got baristas trained in Italy and some legit Italian coffee machine. And as an avid coffee lover, I can attest to its good standards - not exactly as good as my favourite coffee shops, but definitely won't disappoint. 

Beautiful decor and comfortable seating is almost a given for such a prime location, but you wouldn't have guessed that for this environment and quality of food, you would get a three course French meal for just HK$275.

Get yourself there before 10 February 2016 during their soft opening phase, and you'll even be getting 50% off the entire menu. Now that deal is definitely unbeatable.

Home tea smoked salmon


Starters

For starters, the lobster bisque is the biggest must; it's one of their signatures and I had not forgotten that this was one of the best lobster bisques I've had since I tried it at their first Quarry Bay branch close to a year ago. Their house tea-smoked salmon is also very aromatic and delicious. But the biggest surprise came from the scallops atop braised oxtail (+HK$75) which I haven't seen served elsewhere and it was made so well.

Image title


Image title


Image title


Mains

The moules frites (mussels and fries) is their signature and while it was pretty good, I thought the pork chop was even more outstanding. And you'll rarely hear me say this because pork will always certainly be my last resort. It was cooked in a sous vide which explains how it could be so tender.

Image title


Desserts

The desserts here are definitely worth stuffing yourselves over. I sampled a range of their desserts and I honestly find it the hardest to give a recommendation on this section of the menu.

The apple tartin has a hot thin crispy pastry bottom and is topped with meaty chunks of apple, but thankfully it wasn't too sweet. The fruit tart was perfect: pretty and traditional, and was not too sweet either. The chocolate fondant was done well with a crispy exterior and lava (but not too lava) centre. For something less common, try the petit baked alaska (+HK$40). It is filled with banana and ice cream, poured over with rum and put on fire - I had something similar at Swire's Mr. & Mrs. Fox and it was nothing short of EPIC.

In conclusion, conserve stomach space because you'll have to order something from the dessert section!

Image title



lolleroll

lolleroll | Hong Kong

Food blogger - bringing you foodporn and ideas for dining in and out. Check out lolleroll.com!

share the ♥


Banner giveaway