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“The best French restaurant in HK and my best meal ever”
Review of Caprice (Central)

Caprice (Central)
Ranked #20 of 8,204 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central
Description: Michelin starred French restaurant, Caprice is located on Level 6 of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Enjoy contemporary French cuisine accompanied by an extensive selection of wines, one of the city's largest selection of French artisanal cheeses flown in weekly from France and panoramic Victoria Harbour Views.
Hong Kong, China
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“The best French restaurant in HK and my best meal ever”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I had lunch in Caprice with my partner on a saturday afternoon.
They had booked a table near the windows for us, which was super for our experience.
We started our Caprice journey with squeezed orange juices and then spent at least 30 min to make our choice from the menu.
We hesitated between the set lunch and a la carte. Since we wanted to discover Caprice food at its best, we finally opted for a la carte (and never regreted!).
With kind help and suggestions from Sébastien, we composed our menu and couldn't wait to start our journey.

First came a basket of bread, from which we could choose different kinds, all excellent, to be combined with fresh butter and olive oil (Château d'Estoublon).
The amuse-bouche was "Chestnut Soup with Parma Ham and Crispy Aged Parmesan". The association of chestnut with parma ham was superb. The flavour, just salted perfectly, was fantastic, and we were already in heaven before the meal actually starts.

We were offered to have our starters split in 2 semi-portions, so that we both could enjoy each fully. It was really like having 2 starters each.
The 1st one was "Langoustine Ravioli with Veal Sweetbreads, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Delicate Shellfish Sauce", which is a signature dish of Caprice.
OMG!!! This is the best thing I've ever tried in my life. I can't describe the sensation of tasting the shellfish sauce. This only could justify the Michelin 3 stars. Incredible.
This dish is perfect, nothing else to say. The langoustine is so fresh and huge. I've seen similar raviolis in other restaurants, but nothing can compare with the Caprice creation.
The 2nd starter was "Canadian Snow Crab Gourmand with Mango Mousse, Tomato Rougail and Fresh Herb Shoots", which my partner loved so much.
The crab was also incredibly fresh and the marriage with mango mousse amazing.
We chose a Riesling white wine to drink with the starters.
My partner would revisit Caprice just for them :)

Then came the main courses.
We had "Milk-Fed Veal de Corrèze with Creamy Girolle Lasagne, Pommery Mustard Faisselle and Sherry Vinegar" and "Challans Duck Fillet Cuit au Plat with Buttered Savoy Cabbage and Parmentier in Braised Jus".
Still shocked by the perfection of our starters, we savoured the meats with delectation.
What to say, except again that the main ingredients were incredibly fresh and tender, cooked to perfection.
The duck was both in the plate and in hachis parmentier, which is so great.
Mashed potatoes are like Joël Robuchon's special, buttery and sweet like in a dream.
We chose a Nuit Saint-Georges red wine to drink with the main courses.

By that time we were already full and were handed the menu for dessert choice.
We chose a cute one made of pineapple confit, biscuits, ice cream and meringue. As cute as delicious. But this one couldn't be split in 2 haha!
We finished our journey with tea and mignardises (chocolate and macaron).

Because we finished quite late (nearly 4pm), Sébastien did a quick tour of the restaurant for us, from the private dining room to the impressive wine and cheese cellar, where it is also possible to have private dinner for regulars;

Overall an unforgettable meal. I'm French and I'd never had experienced such a high level of cuisine in France.
I've also tried top cantonese and chinese restaurants in HK. No matter what their quality is, they can't provide similar emotions and feeling of heaven. You don't remember the taste still after 1 month.
Caprice is definitely N1 of N1 in Hong Kong!!!

  • Visited January 2012
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“A Cheese CellaR!!!”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Seriously!! this place will destroy that waistline.. and keep you begging for moreeeeeEEEE!!!! The Maitre D brought us an amazing selection of cheeses and bottle of wine to go with it. At the end we were bursting at the seams but the Maitre D brought us dessert -ON THE HOUSE, and tempted us to finish it by giving us beautiful explanations about how the desserts had been prepared. A meal never to forget!

Visited December 2011
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“Mesl of a lifetime”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Absolutely, without doubt one of the finest meals I will have the pleasure to eat.

Yes, it is pricey, but completely worth it.

At the end of the meal, as we said goodbye to the staff it was like saying farewell to family. So surprisingly unpretentious for this category of restaurant.

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“excellent”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Service, food, decor are top notch.
This restaurant is the epitome of service in HKG. No surprise since it is part of the Four Seasons Hotel.
Try the game when in season. You may even get some souvenir buckshot. Shows that the hares are caught wild and not inhumaely farmed in a battery.

Visited February 2012
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“Go but leave space for the cheese!!!!!!”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

What woudl you expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. This place just delivers. Fine food, creative, super service and a wine list to die for (after you faint from the prices of course). The open kitchen is rather unique and adds to the overall atmosphere of a less than stuffy high class dining experience. The peice de resistance has to be the cheese platter. The Affiniere is a master. I always leave space and go back for more. They don't mind!!!

Visited February 2012
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