Fine dining fans and lovers of Gallic gastronomy will want to save the date for Monday, 12 August, as two pioneering French chefs join forces to present an exclusive pop-up dinner at two-Michelin-starred Écriture. For one night only, award-winning chef Vincent Thierry of Chef’s Table, The Dome at Lebua in Bangkok teams up with Écriture’s head chef, Maxime Gilbert, for a 9-course degustation showcasing creative French cuisine.

Maxime Gilbert of two-Michelin-starred Écriture.
Vincent Thierry of Chef's Table, The Dome at Lebua.

For chef Thierry, the event marks a bit of a homecoming: Fine dining aficionados will know him as the founding chef of Caprice, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong’s three-Michelin-starred gem. A native of the Loire Valley, Thierry’s cooking rests on classic French recipes served simply and free of pretensions — a philosophy he abides by at Chef’s Table, which opened in March 2019 on the 61st floor of the prestigious dining destination, The Dome at Lebua. Just a few months old, the exclusive tasting counter has already received widespread acclaim for its exquisite French fare served up in stunning surrounds.

Challans duck roasted breast and leg parmentier at Chef’s Table, The Dome at Lebua.

In joining forces with chef Maxime Gilbert — the ex-Chef de Cuisine of Amber who led Écriture to pick up two Michelin stars just 8 months after opening — the two chefs are set to elevate French cuisine beyond traditional notions using the finest ingredients. The 9-course collaboration offers a handful of dishes from both chefs; from Thierry, expect tantalising dishes such as king crab tiramisu with marinated tandoori fruits, Scottish langoustine and sweetbread lasagna, and Brittany turbot with verbena-infused violin zucchini and pistachio purée. Alternating with Thierry, Gilbert will present a series of five dishes that showcase the elegant simplicity of his Japanese-inflected French fare, from a tasty sardine appetiser to caviar bone marrow and a dessert built around bright Japanese citrus.

The 9-course joint menu will be priced at HK$2,880 plus 10% service charge per guest; book from the website here.

Écriture, 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2795 5996

Leslie Yeh
Editor in Chief
Having worked as a lifestyle editor for almost 10 years, Leslie is thrilled to be writing about the topic she loves most: wining and dining. When she's not out pounding the pavement for the latest new restaurant opening or tracking food trends, Leslie can be found at home whipping up a plate of rigatoni vodka and binge-watching Netflix with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.