Good croissant is a French croissant

Updated: 2012-10-13 08:10

By Donna Mah in Hong Kong (China Daily)

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 Good croissant is a French croissant

Beef bourguignon tastes incredibly tender and flavorful. Provided to China Daily

 

Flaky and crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, a good croissant is all these and more at Le Salon et Croissanterie at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. This is the latest from restaurateur and celebrity chef Tony Cheng, who just three years ago, debuted in Hong Kong with his Michelin-honored The Drawing Room, also in Causeway Bay.

Le Salon is fine dining on French cuisine in the newest upscale mall in the center of the busiest shopping district in Hong Kong. After a slightly confusing ride on the elevator and a few "express" escalators, potential diners will reach the upper floors where dining options spread out. Le Salon is the only French restaurant and is on the 13th floor.

Good croissant is a French croissant

White table cloths are "framed" to the table, dark sofas and cool grays, and dim lighting provide a very romantic setting for your meal. The food is traditional French with a few creative touches from the culinary masterminds, Cheng and his mentor, chef Roland Schuller.

We started with a basket of