Hong Kong: Harbour View Bistro to Serve Peasant Dishes from Rural France


Le French May

A Parisian style bistro with views of Victoria Harbour celebrates Le French May with dishes inspired by the hearty peasant fare of the Midi-Pyrénées region of Southwestern France.

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Dining room of the French Window Brasserie and Bar at ifc in Central on Hong Kong Island. Photo Credit: Mira Dining.


In celebration of Le French May, the French Window Brasserie and Bar on Hong Kong Island will serve dishes inspired by the robust peasant fare of the rural France.

Matthieu Bonnier, Executive Chef at the French Window Brasserie and Bar, will serve mouth-watering dishes inspired by the earthy peasant dishes popular in the Midi-Pyrénées region of Southwestern France.

There are many farms in the mostly rural region, and local produce is usually used in the preparation of its dishes. Its cuisine is both robust and refined.

Because the region borders Spain, there are both French and Spanish influences in its style of cooking.

Chicken, duck, and goose are featured ingredients. Foie gras, black truffles, and Roquefort cheese are often used.

Traditional Cassoulet


Traditional Cassoulet. Photo Credit: Mira Dining.

One to the most popular dishes in the Midi-Pyrénées is cassoulet, a hearty stew made with gratinated white beans with duck leg confit, cured sausage, and pork belly.

The stew takes hours to prepare. When ready, it is covered with a crusty gratin and served piping hot. Now if that doesn't get your mouth watering, I don't know what will!

Cheese Tasting Sampler


The Flight of Midi-Pyrénées. Photo Credit: Mira Dining.

The Midi-Pyrénées is famous for its wide variety of succulent cheeses. When ordering The Flight of Midi-Pyrénéescheese sampler, diners can select any 3 of the following choices …

  • Cabecou, Fondant de Brebis;
  • Perail de Brebis:
  • Tomme de Chèvre Piment Espelette;
  • Tomme Napoleon:
  • Bleu de Brebis Cire: Bleu des Causses; and …
  • Roquefort Artisanal.

The French Window is a Parisian style bistro in contemporary surroundings with stunning views of Victoria Harbour thanks to the massive 2-storey high floor to ceiling windows.

The menu features seafood dishes and brasserie. Popular choices run from poached duck torchon and steamed mussels in white wine to coq au vin and beef bourguignon.


French Window Brasserie and Bar, 3101, Podium Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong. Telephone:: +852 2393 3812. 

Located in the ifc mall, the restaurant is within easy walking distance of Hong Kong Station, the Central MTR station, and the Macau Ferry Terminal.

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