I dined at Tate Dining Room and Bar in Hong Kong a few months ago. This restaurant caught my eyes when the chef of this restaurant, Vicky Lau, was awarded Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant.
When I walked into the restaurant, it was not hard to notice the feminine touches around place. From the decor, cutleries to plate presentation, everything seemed lighter, softer and warmer. You could sense the minimal and elegant Japanese influence in Chef Lau’s choice of ingredients, cooking methods and plating. The food was exceptional and exactly what you would expect from a michelin star restaurant. What made this restaurant raised above others was Chef Lau’s artistic styling of every single plate. Each of them was like a piece of art. When you thought she couldn’t top the last dish, she would prove you wrong. She left the prettiest dishes to the end with dessert. The honey bee dessert and the Japanese zen garden petit four were the highlights of the meal. They were so breathtakingly beautiful you would feel like they were the printings that you were not supposed to touch at an art gallery.
Address: 59 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong