Friday, August 1, 2014

GRANO ITALIANO Pizza Tailor iSQUARE TST Hong Kong


 GRANO ITALIANO

 CUSTOMISE YOUR PIZZA
CHOOSE YOUR TOMATO SAUCE, CHEESE AND TOPPINGS
 
 YOUR OWN CUSTOMISED PIZZA 

REGULAR TOMATO SAUCE, MOZZARELLA, PARMESAN, SAUSAGE, ARTICHOKE, SUN DRIED TOMATO AND BASIL

 SPICY TOMATO SAUCE, SMOKED CHEESE, MOZZARELLA, CHICKEN, MUSHROOM, COURGETTE AND PEPPERS


We were excited to try out the concept of tailor made pizzas at Grano Italiano's new spot in iSQUARE where you are free to choose your sauce, cheese, meats, and plenty of other fun toppings to create a pizza that is made to your exact taste. Grano Italiano utilize high quality ingredients from Italy and combine Italian flour with clean water imported from the Italian Dolomiti Alps to make a superb pizza base. We were very impressed with the quality and flavours of every topping. A great concept that is delivered with delicious style. We look forward to returning soon and experimenting more with our pizza creating skills.





Grano Italiano, Shop 705, 7/F., iSQUARE, 63 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2325 1920



Thursday, July 31, 2014

ELEPHANT GROUNDS Coffee Shop Sheung Wan Hong Kong


ELEPHANT GROUNDS COFFEE SHOP


BULLETPROOF COFFEE


ICED COFFEE


DRIP COFFEE - HEIGHTS OF GUANACASTE BADILLA

HOMIE COOKIES

ICE CREAM SANDWICH
(ONLY AVAILABLE WEEKENDS AND LIMITED TO 40 A DAY)

PART OF THE MENU


Elephant Grounds, located in ultra trendy concept store Woaw, is serving up artisinal coffee at it's best. After plenty of taste tests and research, the inviting and fun space is proud to offer some of the best blends in the city. They take their coffee seriously, with knowledgeable baristas who can recommend the right drink for you. We loved their Bulletproof Coffee paired with a delicious Homie cookie and highly recommend their perfectly constructed drip coffee. If you love your caffeine with a sweet snack, don't miss their mouthwatering ice cream sandwiches which are only available on weekends at a limited quantity of 40 a day. A definite must visit for coffee aficionados or if you are looking for a cool place to hang out. 


http://www.elephantgrounds.com/

https://www.facebook.com/elephantgrounds


Elephant Grounds, (Inside Woaw Store), 11 Gough Street, Sheung Wan
2253 1313



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FISH & MEAT'S SUNDAY BRUNCH Central Hong Kong


 THE DINING AREA

 BRUSCHETTA STATION
WHITE BEAN PUREE / GOATS CHEESE / ROASTED RED PEPPERS & ANCHOVIES / SALSA VERDE / GRILLED MUSHROOMS

 MOZZARELLA CHEESE
BLACK LABEL GALLONI PROSCIUTTO / COMPRESSED  MELON / ORANGE & BASIL VINAIGRETTE


SELECTION OF SALADS INCLUDING:
DEVON CRAB SALAD, CURRIED FENNEL AND WATERCRESS SALAD, US CEDAR RIVER FARM SIRLOIN SALAD AND SMOKED CAESAR SALAD


 FARMED HOMECURED BEETROOT GRAVLAX / ROCKET / CREME FRAICHE

SEAFOOD STATION
FRESH SHRIMPS, MUSSELS AND CLAMS


VEAL AND PORK FRESH HOMEMADE MEATBALL SALAD


PRIME RIB OF BEEF / ROASTED GARLIC MASH / BEEF JUS

 'DIAVOLA' STYLE FRENCH BABY CHICKEN / PEPPERONI & APPLE STUFFING / CHICKEN JUS

WHIPPED MASCARPONE "CHEESCAKE" / RASPBERRY / SHORTBREAD CRUMBLE

 SICILIAN LEMON TART / TAHITIAN VANILLA CREAM
 

Fish & Meat have introduced a Sunday Brunch menu and it's the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely afternoon with the family. We loved the selection of delicious starters including healthy and fresh salads, a mouthwatering seafood station with fresh shrimp, mussels clams and oysters, a unique DIY bruschetta making station, and a new buttermilk pancake station. Luckily the appetizers aren't overly heavy as Fish & Meat offer one of the best main course brunch options we've sampled. The juicy, thickly sliced Prime Rib Of Beef cooked to a perfect medium rare, was irresistible and their 'Diavola' Style French Baby Chicken served on top of a pepperoni and apple stuffing was absolutely delicious. If you still have space, the set still includes a signature dessert. Our favourite is the super light and melt in your mouth Whipped Mascarpone "Cheesecake", perfect after a satisfying meal. Don't forget brunch isn't complete without a few of their intricate and fun cocktails or a glass of crisp champagne. Ideal if you are looking for beautiful industrial surroundings and a great brunch menu comprised of fresh produce and hearty, delicious recipes.





Fish & Meat, 2/F., 32 Wyndham Street, Central
2565 6788



Monday, July 28, 2014

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT BLOOM LKF Tower Hong Kong



BLOOM'S DINING AREA

FRESH OYSTERS


 CEDAR RIVER BEEF TARTARE
QUAIL EGG, SMOKED EGG DRESSING, TRUFFLE OIL, AVOCADO, BREAD CRISP
 

 UNI TOAST
AVOCADO, RED RADISH, PRESERVED LEMON, THAI BASIL
 

 BOSTON LOBSTER ROLL
FRESH POACHED BOSTON LOBSTER, SLAW, MILK BUN
 

ROASTED BONE MARROW
RED WINE REDUCTION, BAYONNE CRUMBS, APPLE FENNEL SALAD


CARROT-MISO BLACK COD
ASPARAGUS, SWEET POTATO TEMPURA


DRY AGED BLOOMBERG-ER
WAGYU BEEF PATTY, SAUTEED ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS, FRESH THYME, HAND CUT FRIED


ROASTED IBERICO PORK CHOP
BRAISED RED WINE CABBAGE, SAGE MARMALADE


SLOW COOKED PORK BELLY WITH GREEN RICE & BABY VEGETABLES


AUSTRALIAN M5 WAGYU PORTERHOUSE 32oz

BLOOM CAESAR
ESPELETTE CAESAR DRESSING, SOFT SPA EGG, SPICED FOCACCIA

PEAR TARTE-TATIN
CANDIED MACADAMIA NUTS, VANILLA PISTACHIO ICE CREAM

CHERRY ANGLAISE TARTE
MACARATED FRESH CHERRIES, CREME ANGLAISE, ALMOND CRUMBLE, CREME FRAICHE SORBET


BUZZ CONCEPTS' MIXOLOGIST ERIC STEPHENSON

LAVENDER BUZZ COCKTAIL

THE JACK SPARROW
PYRAT AGED RUM, PIERRE FERRAND DRY CURACAO, CORCCHI TORINO VERMOUTH, HOUSE GRENADINE, TEA BITTERS


 PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT BLOOM

We have recently become new parents to a cute baby girl, which of course means long nights and very busy days. We've been lucky enough to meet a few great couples who are going through the same experience in this busy city so were very excited when Bloom asked us to invite a few of our favourite parents as they wanted to treat us to a fun night out. It all started with a cocktail mixing session and ended with plenty of food and wine.

We loved sampling the unique cocktails Bloom had on offer, which are also served in their chic bar, Lily, located on the floor above. Favourite of the night included the Snickers Old Fashioned, which was contsructed from chocolate infused Bourbon. After a few drinks we moved to the dining area and decided to order a selection from the menu and share family style. The round table is perfect for a big group of friends and catered towards lots of conversation and food sharing. To start we highly recommend their fresh and delicious Oysters, sweet Uni Toast, creamy Roasted Bone Marrow, and perfectly prepared Cedar River Steak Tartare. For the mains we loved their indulgent Dry Aged Bloomberg-er made with a Wagyu beef patty, the Roasted Iberico Pork Chop with braised red wine cabbage and the Slow Cooked Pork Belly with green rice. We also couldn't resist the Australian M5 Wagyu Porterhouse on the specials board which was a favourite for everyone. For lighter options their melt in your mouth Carrot-Miso Black Cod and Beetroot Salad side were also delicious options.  Although everyone was ridiculously stuffed we managed to squeeze a little extra space for their tempting desserts and could not get enough of the indulgent Pear Tarte-Tatin with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Vanilla Pistachio Ice Cream. Definitely a great spot to unwind and share a fun night with friends. Can't wait to return for more fun drinks and mouthwatering dishes. 





Bloom, 5/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
 2810 6166



MAMA SAN Central Hong Kong

 
MAMA SAN

 TUNA BETEL LEAVES WITH LEMONGRASS, GREEN TOMATO, SAMBAL MATAH AND BUMBU PASIH


 OYSTER NAHM JIHM WITH CORIANDER AND CRISPY SHALLOTS

BEEF TARTAR WITH SAMBAL ULEK MUSTARD SEED, SHALLOTS, HOME MADE CASSAVA CHIPS AND WHITE ANCHOVIES

"BABI GULING" SUCKLING PIG WITH SAMBAL MATAH

CRISPY WHOLE SNAPPER WITH THREE-FLAVOUR SAUCE, WILD GINGER, TURMERIC, PINEAPPLE, CHILLI AND TAMARIND

CRISPY HALF DUCK WITH PICKLED MUSTARD, GREENS, CHOY SUM, GREEN NAHM JIM

COOKIES & CREAM WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 
SERVED WITH STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM & BERRIES


The newest addition to the Dining Concepts family, Mama San serves delicious South East Asian cuisine in cool and modern settings. We loved the lively atmosphere and delicious tropical inspired cocktails, reminding us of holidays on Thailand's pretty beaches. The menu has plenty of choice and we found it hard to narrow down the options so decided to feast instead. We were blown away by the strong flavours and delicious ingredients in each dish, making for a satisfying and mouthwatering meal. Favourites off the menu include their citrus and creamy Oysters Nahm Jihm, the succulent and crispy "Babi Guling" Suckling Pig, flavourful and perfectly cooked Crispy Half Duck, and the fresh Crispy Whole Snapper with Three-Flavour Sauce. Everything tasted authentic, fresh and kept us wanting more. There is still plenty to try on the menu, so we are looking forward to returning and devouring more from the delicious menu.  Perfect for a fun meal with friends, and make sure to bring plenty of them so you can try as much as possible. 


http://www.diningconcepts.com/mama_san/

https://www.facebook.com/MamaSanHongKong


Mama San, /F, 46 Wyndham Street, Central
2881 8901