In France, the word “Épurer” means to streamline and make pure, which is truly reflected in ÉPURE’s spirit of extracting simplicity and presenting it in clear geometric lines with demarcation of ingredients. The restaurant will offer diners light, seasonal and healthy dishes, with ingredients flown in directly from France three times a week. ÉPURE takes diners through a quintessentially French journey of natural beauty and freshness with its meticulous décor and presentation of best dishes.
Behind every successful brand, the masterminds in the kitchen are crucial for a memorable experience. Two internationally acclaimed chefs with the perfect balance of heritage French culinary background and innovative gastronomy were appointed to delight the taste buds of gourmets. Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin, with his classic French cuisine training and wealth of international experience at five-star establishments, will be bringing a refreshing and highly anticipated menu to the gastronomy house.
Matthieu Godard, Head Pastry Chef, brings his passion and two decades of patisserie-making experience to the table. His strive for excellence and quality makes him the perfect creator of the desserts provided by ÉPURE.
To create the most extraordinary experience for diners, interior architecture is inseparable from culinary resplendence. Award-winning international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, fascinated by the Chefs’ inventive reinterpretation of the standards, took on the challenge to invent the interior and create the romantic atmosphere of the restaurant. The designers took a “de-luxing” approach to the overall space — simplifying, paring down, embellishing — to create a quiet and enduring luxury.
French doors leading to ÉPURE are detailed with gold-leaf patterns. Visitors are instantly engulfed in a darker and more intimate setting. Each surface is meticulously designed, from the fumed-oak rose-patterned ceiling, custom furnishings, plum glass and mahogany satin glass wine cellar, to metal mesh mirrored walls and hand- painted murals. The curved banquettes flanking the wine cellar feature murals of mysterious, whimsical forest scenes.
ÉPURE also offer a special dining room for private gatherings. Walls are wrapped in back-lit laser-cut metal panels designed to mimic traditional molding. Above the custom furnishing is a pair of sculptural hand-formed woven wire nest-like pendents.
As cheese is a crucial part of French culinary culture and has been produced for centuries in France, the Cheese Cellar, with an impressive variety of cheese made in strictly designated geographical area, is featured in the establishment.
The Wine Cellar, which boasts its range of around 430 labels with a storage of 1,000 bottles of wine featuring mostly French wines, also stocks a rare collection of the well-known Domaine Burgundy and Chateaux with vertical vintages, and a connoisseur collection from Champagne, Italy and Napa.
La Terrasse, a modern interpretation of the classic French garden, which will open in the 4th quarter of 2014, features sophisticated geometric greenery, artistic sculptural installations and fountains. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining with the spectacular views of Hong Kong harbor.
For reservations go to www.epure.hk