This post will be a little different to my regular posts but I’d like to explore and work with something new. Some of you might already know that a few years ago, I decided to quit my previous job in the advertising industry and to moved to Paris to work on my pastry diploma. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in 2016 and returning to Hong Kong where I spent roughly 2.5 years working at The Peninsula, I realized that making pastries in a professional setting is very, very different from making pastries at home.
Who would have thought a restaurant would name itself “Écriture,” which means “writing” in French? Shouldn’t that be a name for a bookstore or a cafe at most? The only connection between écriture and the restaurant is that both are French. Executive Chef Maxime Gibert, also the former Chef de Cuisine at Amber, combines French techniques with Japanese foodspirations into his dishes. It seems like more and more restaurants in Hong Kong are leaning towards French-Japanese fusion, catering to Hong Kong’s appetite for fine dining with a healthier and lighter tastes.
If it’s not obvious enough, I’m a big fan of Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert’s work. His desserts is the reason why I’ve been visiting and revisiting Caprice countless times over the past year. After finding out that he was leaving Caprice to continue developing his career somewhere else in the world (I’m not sure whether it’s been publicly announced yet so I’m not going to reveal where he’s going yet), I HAD TO squeeze in another visit before the new Caprice pastry chef takes over and changes the menu (as I’m typing this, the new Caprice Pastry Chef, Vivien Sonzogni, has already taken over).
It was nothing less than a blissful afternoon at Bliss Spa. I’ve been feeling pretty tired lately due to the lack of quality sleep and long work hours. It wasn’t until a coworker asked me when my last facial was that I realized how tired I must have looked. That’s why I decided to splurge a little and treat myself to a facial treatment at Bliss Spa for some quality relaxation.
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Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
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