2016-04 Timeout

Maison Es afternoon tea

If you’re bored of the usual scone and jam combo for tea, Maison Es is the place for you. Chef Esther Sham introduces a new spin to the traditional afternoon tea by adding a Shanghainese touch to the menu. Take a break from the bustling city and relax in the garden-style restaurant, while enjoying this special blend of East-meets-West. Sample delectable bites such as tiger prawn wrapped in egg roll and the black sesame melting cheese tart, which harmoniously blends traditional French pastries with Chinese flavours. $250 per person. 1A Star St (entrance on Electric Street), Wan Chai. 2521 8011; maison-es.com.

HOUSE-MADE DELIGHTS 1 Electric St, Wan Chai, 25218011; rnaison-es.com. Finely crafted dishes that use both classic French cooking techniques and Asian infusions; a lavish interior; a homely atmosphere. That says it all, really. Maison Es appeals to even the pickiest of French gastronomes. With its 18th century Gallic-inspired surrounds, you’re forgiven for thinking you’re in a proper château. The luscious eatery sports a good handful of highlights but we particularly love the crispy foie gras and fig wontons, the red date duck breast and the traditional almond rice pudding. Alb TIME OUT RECOMMENDS Crispy foie gras and fig wontons, red date duck breast.

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