Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alain Ducasse is opening Rech at the Intercontinental Hong Kong

Rich by Alain Ducasse
at the Intercontinental Hong Kong

This post is about how Alain Ducasse is opening Rech at the Intercontinental Hong Kong.
Alain Ducasse Entreprise and the InterContinental Hong Kong are opening a new restaurant called Rech by Alain Ducasse within the former SPOON restaurant space which will be newly renovated.

SPOON by Alain Ducasse, which opened in 2003, will have its last night of service on January 1, 2017. The Rech opening is planned for mid-February 2017.

ABOUT RECH BY ALAIN DUCASSE
AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HONG KONG


Rech is one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Paris.

It was created in 1925 by Adrien Rech, who arrived in Paris from Alsace. He first opened a grocery store that soon became a stylish café-restaurant where customers came to enjoy oysters from all around France, with seafood stalls, abundant with fresh shellfish just outside.

Very quickly the reputation of the restaurant grew all around Paris, and an institution was born. The restaurant was reborn through the efforts of Alain Ducasse who took over Rech in 2007.

Mr. Ducasse said, “To appreciate beautiful seafood is to appreciate its personality by knowing how to adapt the cooking process to reveal all the subtlety of flavours, unique to its own.”

THE MENU AT RECH BY ALAIN DUCASSE


The menu is an invitation to dive into the big blue, with inspired, passionate and creative dishes that change with the tides and the seasons, adapting to what the sea has to offer.

From the freshest oysters and fish directly from France, to appetizers with such tantalising names as:

Quick-sautéed baby squid with sea-scented herbs
Blue lobster, courgettes & currants
Thinly sliced sea bream, cucumber & ginger

Meanwhile, the entrées include:

Pan-seared line-caught sole, new potatoes (a Rech signature dish)
Baked John Dory, baby Swiss chard & confit lemon 
Oven-baked gilt-head bream, tomatoes with pesto

The signature dessert is called "XL éclair, chocolate or coffee."

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