Boasting everything from chic neighbourhood joints to Michelin-starred masterpieces, Hong Kong's culinary endeavours are increasingly being matched by design excellenceLe Pan
Located inside the distinctive structure of Goldin Financial Global Centre in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong's latest commercial hub, Le Pan is the city's newest fine-dining restaurant, frequented by celebrities and socialites alike. Chef Edward Voon orchestrates a refined menu of contemporary French cuisine, served on delicate Ercuis Paris flatware and silver. White marble and leather set the tone for the beautiful decor, punctuated with glamorous crystal chandeliers and warm accents of lavender, exuding unadulterated French elegance inside and out.
Australian designer Ashley Sutton has made quite a stir on Hong Kong's nightlife scene with his creations, from Ophelia to J. Boroski (both of which have been featured by Perspective in print and online). Another fantastical creation dreamed up by him is Iron Fairies, set in the quirky heart of achingly hip Hollywood Road. Here, a hanging garden with 10,000 intricately crafted butterflies flutters beneath low-slung ceilings, inspired by his children's book trilogy about miners trapped underground and tasked with forging iron fairies.
This bewitching space is fashioned after an ironsmith's workshop, furnished in raw iron, hand-hewn timber and soft, supple leather. Amid the worldly interiors, whimsical cocktails, live jazz and blues performances turn the bar into a magical wonderland.
Located in the increasingly snazzy district of Sheung Wan, Frantzén's Kitchen — chef and restaurateur Björn Frantzén's first establishment outside Sweden — is imbued with the stylish spirit for which his home country is
famed. Harnessing its influential design aesthetic, the interiors channel a cool and relaxed Scandinavian vibe, with minimalist silhouettes and a palette of pastel blue adorned with vibrant stripes that reflects and completes the eatery's Nordic gastronomic experience.
This is an excerpt from the “A feast for the eyes" article from the June 2017 issue of Perspective magazine.
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