The restaurant represent a rare breed of fine-dining French restaurants not affiliated with one of the luxury hotels in town, but instead located inside an upscale shopping mall in Causeway Bay. Chef Olivier Elzer has built up his reputation in the local dining scene since opening this restaurant a few years ago, with the restaurant earning its first Michelin star in late 2014 and kept it since.
Despite the wide entrance with a big green facade, the dining space was cozier than I thought, with about a dozen tables in the dimly-lit main dining area then there's more tables at the back along with the garden terrace. On the side was the long and spacious open kitchen where all the cooking actions took place. In front of the open kitchen there are additional seatings available at the high table, in the setting that resembled that of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, where Chef Olivier came from immediately before Seasons.
I thought the meal was very decent and most of the dishes we had well-executed. I never thought of Causeway Bay as a haute cuisine destination, but maybe I should next time I crave for something more formal around this neighborhood, especially I thought their set dinner menu represents tremendous value for the food they serve.
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When? April 6 2016
Where? Seasons by Olivier E., Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Grilled Holstein rib eye, Shallots Confit & red wine sauce
Drinks? Champagne Jacques Picard Brut, Montagne de Reims NV
(The dinner was by invitation and courtesy of Seasons)