Address: Shop 5, 1/F, Causeway Centre (Brim 28), 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai 灣仔港灣道28號灣景中心(Brim 28) 1樓5號舖
Telephone: 2877 0121
Located in the Wanchai dining destination Brim 28, Chez Patrick Deli is a modern, cosy French bistro that serves a selection of comforting and rustic French cuisine.
The first Chez Patrick Restaurant in Central was opened in 2006 by chef Patrick Goubier and a group of French food lovers, and the authentic and scrumptious French dishes made this venture an instant success. In 2010, the first Chez Patrick Deli, a more laid-back version of the original elegant French restaurant, opened on Star Street. This was followed by a second deli which opened in 2011 in Stanley, and a third one in 2012 in Brim 28, Wanchai.
Serving all day French dining in a spacious, cosy setting, Chez Patrick Deli is a great haunt for casual meals or drinks with friends. The deli also has a fine grocery counter which offers a range of premium homemade products. An appetising summer menu has recently been rolled out to cater for the impending summer months, so a bunch of food lovers and I immediately took the opportunity to try it out!
(1) Now that it is getting rather hot in Hong Kong, a glass of chilled white wine is simply obligatory before we start eating. The waitress very thoughtfully brings us a plate of sliced salami ($178), which is the perfect companion for our bottle of Muscadet Domaine de la Noë, Loire Valley, 2011.
(2) The duck rilette and salmon rillette with cream and lemon, served with French baguette, are completely hearty and enjoyable.
(3) For appetiser, I order the prawn and avocado tartar ($118). Usually this dish is made with salmon or tuna tartar, and it is the first time that I try a version made with prawns, but it turns out to be a great combination, and the flavours are pleasantly bright and fresh.
(4) Recently I have been trying (very unsuccessfully) to consume less calories, but I simply cannot resist a piece of Black Angus flap steak (200g) served with French fries ($218). The steak tastes beefy and flavourful, like a good piece of steak should do, and the crispy, char-grilled surface is marvellous.
(5) I adore eating cheese and am completely over the moon when the cheese platter arrives. Presented in a rustic wooden box are 5 types of fine cheeses – Selles sur Cher, Pyrenee brebis, Brie, Wasabique and Munster. Each type of cheese is enticingly flavour-packed and fragrant, and my favourite is brie, which has a delightfully thick and tasty rind.
(6) There is a selection of traditional French desserts on offer, and it is extremely difficult for us to decide which dessert to order. Fortunately, the chef solves our problem by insisting that we all try the Eclair tagada ($52), a new dessert named after the popular Tagada Strawberry candies made by Haribo. I like the moist texture of the eclair very much and the level of sweetness is just right, but the strawberry flavour is a bit faux.
This is actually my first time having dinner at Chez Patrick Deli, and I find their new summer dishes absolutely heartening! I can’t wait to come here again for some more wine, cheese and desserts.