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2013-12-03 2979 views
The people behind the Joel Robuchon name have certainly been busy. Only recently opening a branch in IFC, Elements now have their very own Salon de The too~ Happy happy for Kowloon-siders!Compared with the others, the one at Elements occupies a much bigger space with the enclosed area giving more of a restaurant feel. Again gorgeously decorated with the striking colours of their signature black and red, it certainly looks classy~As we were seated, the server specially pointed out their new menu
Compared with the others, the one at Elements occupies a much bigger space with the enclosed area giving more of a restaurant feel. Again gorgeously decorated with the striking colours of their signature black and red, it certainly looks classy~ As we were seated, the server specially pointed out their new menu for crepes something I haven't seen at other branches so of course we had to try.
Bread was served first, a selection of three soft and warm from the oven. My sister and I both thought the cheesy herb roll was the best, with a mochi-like chew and it just smelled so good! The salmon crepe arrived as a big enough portion to be shared among two people. It looked so simple, yet the flavours were anything but... Chunky slices of potato baked to a melting softness, layered with smoked salmon and sprinkled with dill all surrounding a barely cooked Japanese sun egg. I loved how thin and crisp the crepe was allowing the actual flavours of the filling to shine through and best of all it didn't have the pungent odour of buckwheat which I really dislike. I wanted to try the chicken risotto, but it was unavailable that day so they suggested I try the chicken burger which is also a new item. First bite and I was smitten~ A fluffy bun hugging two pieces of pan fried chicken fillets with avocado (love!), tomato and lettuce. The chicken was really juicy with a crunchy crust and despite it being a burger I felt quite healthy eating this The burger is already tasty enough on its own, but they do have an accompanying egg and caper sauce which became my dipping sauce for the crunchy french fries. The corolles pasta was an accident since they placed it on our table by mistake. However when we told them, they let us keep it anyway. A mound of al dente pasta scattered with French ham cooked in a creamy butter sauce. Definitely comfort food and perfect for the upcoming cold weather. My sister having had a marvelous croque monsieur from another place, wanted to try the croque madame after seeing it on the menu. A toasty hot roll filled with a thick slice of french ham, sunny egg and smothered in melted cheese. Mmm~ the oozing yolk, slight saltiness from the ham, richness from the cheese and the pillowy bun... such simple ingredients, but combined together make for quite a yummy mouthful. If I worked at Elements this and a cup of their Blue Mountain blend coffee is what I would want for breakfast~ Although they have some new cakes on the menu, I only wanted my beloved salted caramel tart while my sister chose the citron tart to balance out the sweetness of mine. The richness of the chocolate and burnt caramel never fails to please, while the pleasant sharpness of the lemon was enough to pull me out of my caramel induced haze So satisfied~ the crepe and chicken burger is really worth trying and although we were too full for coffee this time, there is always next time... preferably paired with a sweet crepe ;)