Hong Kong amaze me each time I visit as there is always new food places I can explore. This time round with the trending social media platform, I get to know about ATUM Desserant. It is one of the classic and ‘atas’ (referring to high-class) patisserie I ever visited. The current trend has lead to few new places such as DOUX as well. Since ATUM is the first origin concept, we decided to go for it last month (September).We arrived there on Sunday noon and surprised to see the space is actually limited. We approached one of the staff who just coincidently walking pass through us at the entrance of the lift for seats. We were told that the booking list was full for the day. I was surprised to hear and lucky for us, we got a slot at 2.45pm as one of the customers cancelled the booking. Thus, I would advise you to make a reservation to avoid any disappointment.
One thing to highlight is that we were told that there is timing for dining which is 1 hour 30 minutes. I do admit that they did pretty well on the turnover operation. The timing was just perfect for everyone to indulge and enjoyed the moment.
We began with welcome drink served in a tube glass each.
Then, we placed our orders. There is a requirement that each person will need to order one choice of dessert with compliment tea or coffee. Thus, we order Improvisation HKD348 (2 pax) and Bamboo Charcoal HK138. Improvisation is started with choosing the choice of colour of the canvas-plate-mat. We opt for white for photo taking purpose. This is literally a must-try signature dessert as most of the customers who shared the same session with us ordered this. Each table has their own unique designs by the desserant.
The mat then is filled with many kinds of sweet ingredients to be called Improvisation. To name some of the ingredients : caramelized honeycomb, dark chocolate jelly, dark chocolate crips, strawberries, mousse, cubes of kumquat jelly, blueberries, caramel blobs, yuzu mochi and many more. The mat also filled with cryogenically cooled charcoal and raspberry sorbet in the middle and finish with strawberry dragon’s beard. The nitrogen ice-cream was made right in front of us and we get to watch the cool smoke just when we heard the kids went ‘wow’. Absolutely sweetness overload.
Our desserant, Nikkie started off inviting us to join the fun to draw on the mat but we let the expert do it. She also asked if any words that we would like to write on it, Ron (E’s friend) suggested ‘HK ATUM’. Even the staff took a picture of the creation as this is the first time customer requesting it as most of the customers visit the place for birthday celebration, anniversary and special occasion.
Next, Bamboo Charcoal which has the same flavour with the Improvisation. If we know that the flavours are the same, we would opt for other flavours. Dark chocolate chips and raspberry sorbet served in classic and exquisite on the table.
We opt for tea and there are few tea flavours to choose from. I was recommended with rose infused tea. The process of tea brewing trigger our interest as it will surge to the cylindrical flask filled with strawberries and rose petals when it boils and subsequently flows back upon cooling. A jar of honey is served at the side for personal add in sweetness. Other teas are served with timer at the side to indicate that the tea is ready to drink.
ATUM gives a new life of food art. With all kinds of ingredients and their nitrogen-made ice-cream certainly give a certain level of attractions. Overall it is something new and different to explore and experience it but one time is good enough. Unless any celebration, I will consider coming back for the creativity and artistic food art.
As for the services, no doubt it is good (Note: 10% Service charge applicable).You will notice most of the desserants serving each customer by interacting with them and invite them to join in the fun. Each personalized desserts are their selling point and what attracts people to come.
ATUM Desserant (銅鑼灣)
16/F The L. Square
No. 459-461 Lockhart Road
銅鑼灣駱克道459-461號The L. Square 16樓
Tel: +852 2956 1411 | +852 2377 2400
Tuesday – Thursday 2:45PM-12:00AM | Friday – Sunday 1:00PM – 12:00AM (Closed on Monday)
Direction: 2-min walk from Exit C, Causeway Bay MTR Station
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