Epure’s Sister Restaurant Arbor Is Opening At Central’s H Queens
Newly minted as the hub of Central’s art scene, H Queens has finally unveiled its collection of fine dining establishments. Among them is Arbor, the sister establishment to Harbour City’s Epure, the contemporary French restaurant helmed by chef Nicolas Boutin.
Considering Epure is a two-time Top 20 Best Restaurants awardee, we have high expectations for Arbor, which promises an artistic approach to seasonality-inspired cuisine.
In line with its name, which means ‘tree’ in Latin, renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg have created a nature-inspired look of warm, soft textures and botanic tones; the firm also did the interiors for Epure. Beyond the high, arched ceiling lies a sweeping panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.
The culinary essence of Arbor is also inspired by the forest, with a menu created and crafted by chef de cuisine Eric Raty, who pays homage to nature’s seasons. Formerly a pastry chef and most recently the head chef at Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, Raty executes his cuisine with ingredients mainly sourced from Japan, combining his solid training in classic French cooking, with a creative means of presentation.
Arbor’s fine cuisine is supported by a wide range of wines that make up the 1,600-bottle collection at the Central establishment. The collection is stored and displayed within a facility custom-designed by Sensis, using an abundant use of solid oak and climate control systems.
T.Dining is set to host an invite-only First Supper event at Arbor on its opening night on April 12.
Arbor, 25/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3185 8388; http://www.arbor-hk.com