Heads up, food people. Another big name in the culinary world is setting up shop in Hong Kong this year. This time it’s Julien Royer, the chef behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Odette. JIA Group (aka the folks behind Duddell's, Potato Head and Old Bailey) just announced that Royer will open a French restaurant called Louise in PMQ this June.
Louise is the chef’s first foray outside of Singapore and will take over the spot currently occupied by Jason Atherton's Aberdeen Street Social. High-profile designer André Fu will handle the interiors. No word yet on what the design concept will be, but with Fu at the helm, you know it will be handsome.
That spot in PMQ has been difficult for lots of restaurants over the years. But if anything can pump some energy back into the space, a new restaurant from one of the world’s rising culinary stars should do it.
Work will kick off at the start of April, which obviously means Aberdeen Street Social will vacate the premises soon, too. We’ve been promised more information about Louise's menu, design and concept in May. Stay tuned for more details.