[Hong Kong] The “Final Dessert “ at Alinea – one of the World’s Best Restaurants, is known for its theatrical presentation where sweets, cakes and syrup land direct on your table top.
Diners eat DIRECTLY from the table.
Atum Desserant at Hong Kong may have been inspired by the restaurant, specialising in desserts, known for its signature dish called “Improvisation” (HKD348 for two, SGD58.50).
Located at The L Square near Causeway Bay, make your way up to Level 16 in a small elevator.
The lift is likely to stop at other floors, where you can take a peek at studios, hair dressing salons and other restaurants.
Diners sit around a chef’s table. Come daytime and there would be natural sunlight with ample light for Instagram selfies.
NOBODY ate their desserts here without taking any photos. Some quite a dozen at least.
For the improvisation, you first choose a mat – white or black, where the sweets would be laid on.
The sweet petite server asked if I wanted any words on it, most would request for “Happy Birthday”. I shameless asked for “Daniel’s Food Diary”. LOL
In about the next 10 minutes or so, you could watch the ‘artist’ transform the empty ‘canvas’ with ingredients of cake, meringue, pudding, panna cotta, mochi, chocolate chip, chocolate marquise, chocolate powder, loads of sauces, and a grand finale of liquid nitrogen sorbet.
Atum Desserant is not just all looks and gimmickry.
There was a fair mix of textures (some fluffy, some moist) and taste profiles from sweet, tanginess to chocolatey richness.
You could choose to eat the components separately, and mix them all around.
However, I hit my sugar limit a quarter through, and couldn’t consume anymore.
Food now, is really not just about taste, but the entire experience. For instagram and for the thrill, I would recommend coming here to look-see-look-see. Would I return again soon? Perhaps not THAT soon.
16/F The L.Square,459-461 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay Hong Kong (Causeway Bay MTR Station, Exit C)
銅鑼灣駱克道459-461號The L. Square 16樓
Tel: +852 2956 1411
Opening Hours: 2:45pm – 11:30pm (Mon – Fri), 1:00pm – 11:30pm (Sat – Sun)
Google Maps – Atum Desserant
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