Chef Olivier Elzer Opens Speakeasy: La Suite in Central

La Suite: Chef Olivier Elzer's New Speakeasy of Sensational Spirits

This November, Hong Kong welcomes a new culinary and mixology gem - La Suite, a speakeasy nestled within the renowned contemporary French restaurant, Clarence. Brought to life by one of the city's French culinary leaders and the mind behind Clarence, Chef Olivier Elzer, La Suite is a unique cocktail bar and outdoor lounge that presents guests with the breathtaking backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline.

La Suite speakeasy cocktail bar venue

Chef Olivier Elzer's name is synonymous with excellent French cuisine. With an impressive career that has seen him at the helm of celebrated restaurants like L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Pierre, Seasons, and L'Envol, Chef Elzer has accrued an astounding 25 Michelin stars. With La Suite, Chef Elzer takes his culinary knowledge to explore the intricate world of mixology.

La Suite will serve as a destination where guests can unwind for an entire evening, with its name being a dual entendre: "La Suite" means "next" in French, signifying Elzer's next adventure, while also evoking the cosy allure of a private hotel suite where you can drink the night away.

At La Suite, the spirit of France permeates every aspect. From the choice of spirits to the selection of herbs and spices, the bar takes a deep dive into French culture. Managing the bar's beverage program is Max Traverse, a French native with over two decades of experience in prestigious establishments in France and London.

La Suite speakeasy cocktails
La Suite, Le Smoking Old Fashioned

The signature cocktail menu at La Suite surprises with unexpected herbs and spices.

Featuring a symbol of luxury and a staple in French gastronomy, Saffron takes centre stage in cocktails like "The Missing Key" and "The Saffron Negroni." These drinks bring a touch of opulence to classic recipes, reimagining beloved cocktails with an elegant French twist.

La Suite's signature cocktail, "La Suite," is a refreshing blend of Ketel One Vodka, apple juice, and berry purees, enriched with crème de cassis and a hint of vanilla whipped cream.

La Suite Clarence

At the heart of the La Suite experience is Chef Elzer's "Yakifrenchy" concept, which reinvents French classics into skewered delights. These skewers are a tribute to French culinary tradition, allowing guests to experience the richness and complexity of French cuisine in a casual and communal setting where late-night drinks go with easy bites.

Where: La Suite, 25/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

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