La Maison is your home away from home, literally, if you’re in search of a memorable dining experience in Hong Kong. This restaurant, tucked upstairs in the Mountain View Mansion along Wan Chai’s Swatow Street, is modelled on the popular private dining experience that is taking the city’s gourmet scene by storm, and while the name suggests food with a French provenance – indeed there are many Gallic-style dishes on offer – the kitchen is a restless animal that changes up the menu regularly to feature a wealth of global cuisines. Add to that live entertainment and regular collaborative efforts with like-minded foodies and wine-buffs and you have an unmissable gastronomic destination on your hands.
Just as enjoyable as before. The lamp taste great and waiters very attentive. It was a little bit noisy there as most tables were occupied.
Very good food while a bit slow for serving the food because almost full that day
La Maison, like most private dining restaurants in Hong Kong, switches menus and culinary theme on a regular basis. At the time of writing, La Maison’s lunch menu ranged across dishes such as an Asian-Italian angel hair pasta with clam and cream sauce, corn-fed pork ribeye with garlic sauce, and grilled halibut with cream butter. But this is only scratching the surface of what this Wan Chai restaurant’s international crew can achieve. The real magic lies in their dinner menu or their cleverly focused themed menus, all of which demand an advance reservation.
Lavish dinner options at La Maison include roast piglet served as a quarter, half or whole, baroque French escargot, tuna tartare, tapas-style Iberico ham matched with sweet melon, regional German sausage samplers, eminently Gallic frogs’ legs and pan-fried foie gras, European cheeseboards and charcuterie. A likely clincher for Hong Kong’s seafood fanatics is La Maison’s deluxe seafood platter, loaded with lobster and French crab, razor clams, Alaskan crab legs, shrimp, king clam, scallops and whelks, available to share among two, four or six guests. This is only a glimpse of what’s on offer at this esteemed Wan Chai private dining restaurant – you may also be lucky enough to catch their themed menus, such as the Portuguese-focused set dinner. Make a booking at La Maison’s Swatow street hideaway for Thursdays and be treated to live jazz, and keep your eyes peeled for sommelier-hosted wine pairing dinners, too.