Thursday, November 20, 2014

VASCO FINE DINING Hong Kong


 VASCO

 AMUSE BOUCHE

 SELECT YOUR OLIVE OIL

 6 DIFFERENT FLAVOURS OF BUTTER

FRESHLY BAKED BREAD

 AMUSE BOUCHE

 MUFFINS

AMUSE BOUCHE OF CLAMS AND SHAVED TRUFFLE

 WATERCRESS RISOTTO WITH ESCARGOT AND BURRATA

 ROAST RHUG ESTATE VENISON SADDLE WITH CONFIT POTATOES, FENNEL AND GRANNY SMITH MARMALADE AND BLACK PEPPER SAUCE

CHOCOLATE, COCONUT PIEDMONT HAZELNUT

Vasco Fine Dining is the beautiful venue set in PMQ, featuring an alluring terrace view and deliciously indulgent food to match. We loved the luxurious venue and intimate atmosphere making it an ideal date night spot. Service was impeccable throughout the dining experience including giving us a selection of olive oil choices and six different flavours of butter to pair with the freshly baked bread. Despite only being a table of two, we were seated at a cozy and spacious booth that could easily fit six people. The private space played on the romantic vibe and got us in the mood for a gastronomic meal. We sampled their exclusive truffle menu during our visit and literally enjoyed every single bite. Our favourite dishes off the menu included the fresh watercress risotto paired with escargot and burrata, the perfectly prepared roast Rhug Estate venison saddle with confit potatoes, fennel and Granny Smith marmalade and black pepper sauce, and their unique chocolate, coconut piedmont hazelnut dessert. Every dish was deliciously executed and highlighted their chef's talent and skill. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience we are eager to repeat.





Vasco, Shop H701-H708, 7/F, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
2156 0888

Monday, November 17, 2014

CIRQLE Ovolo Southside Aberdeen Hong Kong


THE TERRACE AT CIRQLE

LOMI LOMI SALMON SALSA
ORANGE TOMATOES, CILANTRO, PACIFIC SOY DRESSING


ZESTY CRAB CAKES
CABBAGE SLAW, POMELO, SESAME SEEDS


TRUFFLE MAC AND CHEESE
HERB CRUMBS


ROASTED BONE-IN GALICIAN PORK LOIN
5 LEGUMES, GRANNY SMITH APPLES, PORT RAISINS


STRIP CORN 
DILL AND SAFFRON

 BROILED ALASKAN BLACK COD
BEETROOT MISO, BABY CORN, FAVA BEANS


CREME CATALAN

PASSION FRUIT MOUSSE


CIRQLE, located in ultra cool Ovolo Southside, serves up modern Mediterranean cuisine in a chic and trendy setting. We loved the semi open kitchen and lively atmosphere. Chef Krzysztof Bandel has successfully created a mouthwatering menu full of Mediterranean classics but with a unique and stylish twist. As starters we loved the spicy and refreshing Lomi Lomi Salmon Salsa with orange tomatoes, cilantro and soy dressing and the Zesty Crab Cakes which were filled with chunks of sweet crab. For mains we highly recommend the melt in your mouth Broiled Alaskan Black Cod with beetroot miso, baby corn and fava beans and the star of the night was the tender and perfectly cooked Roasted Bone-In Galician Pork Loin which was bursting with flavour. Make sure to save room for dessert and try one of the Chef Bandel's unique recipes such as beautiful Passion Fruit Mousse. Make sure to stop by their rooftop bar for a cocktail or two and enjoy their cool patio area and great view. 





CIRQLE, 4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
3460 8100


Sunday, November 16, 2014

QUAYSIDE Wan Chai Hong Kong


 QUAYSIDE


FOIE GRAS TERRINE "TARTUFO"
DUCK LIVER TERRINE WITH TRUFFLE, GRILLED FIG & WALNUT RYE BREAD & MASCARPONE ESPRESSO ICE CREAM SERVED ON FRESH TUILE

 CHARCUTERIE PLATTER
COMPOSED OF PORK RILLETTES, DUCK RILLETTES, FRENCH SAUCISSON, GAMMON & PARMA HAM SERVED WITH OLIVES & GHERKINS

 FRENCH MUSSELS WITH ROQUEFORT SAUCE
ONION, WHITE WINE, BLUE CHEESE, WALNUT, BRANDY & CREAM


GRILLED FRENCH YELLOW SPRING CHICKEN (450g)
"BUTTERFLY" WITH "DEVIL'S SECRET" SAUCE

ROASTED DUCK MAGRET
WITH RED WINE GREEN PEPPERCORN SAUCE SERVED WITH POTATO GRATIN, GREEN BEANS & GRILLED TOMATOES

NOUGAT GLACE
HONEY, GRILLED PISTACHIO, FOREST FRUIT COULIS

 PROFITEROLES
WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM & HOT BRANDY CHOCOLATE SAUCE


We are always on the search for delicious food with a side of HK's beautiful harbour view and Quayside offers just that with a European seaside ambiance. We loved the spacious outdoor terrace perfect for drinks, dinner parties, or a quiet date night and their French bistro influenced menu was just what we were craving. For starters we recommend the foie gras terrine "tartufo" and the generous and mouthwatering charcuterie platter with pork rillettes, duck rillettes, French saucisson, gammon & Parma ham served with olives and gherkins. For mains we loved the butterflied juicy grilled French yellow spring chicken and their quintessential roasted duck magret with a red wine green peppercorn sauce served with potatoes gratin, green beans & grilled tomatoes. Finish your meal by sharing a big plate of the indulgent profiteroles with vanilla ice cream & hot brandy chocolate sauce and a glass of wine while admiring the view. 





Quayside, Fenwick Pier, Fleet Arcade, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai
2661 6708


Monday, November 10, 2014

ZELO Pacific Place Admiralty Hong Kong


ZELO


CHORIZO


COCA DE JAMON
SERRANO HAM, ONIONS, GREEN BELLPEPPERS, MOZZARELLA 

COCA DE MORCILLA
SPANISH BLACK SAUSAGE AND ROASTED RED BELLPEPPERS


 PULPO A LA GALLEGA
OCTOPUS, PAPRIKA, NEW POTATOES, OLIVE OIL
 
CHAMPINONES AL AJILLO
MUSHROOMS SAUTEED WITH GARLIC

PAELLA WITH SCALLOPS AND IBERIAN PORK TENDERLOIN


SLOW COOKED BLACK COD FILLET WITH POTATOES, SAUTEED GREEN ASPARAGUS AND RED BELLPEPPER "MOJO" SALSA

ROASTED IBERICO SUCKLING PIG WITH SAUTEED PINEAPPLE, BROCCOLI, SHALLOTS, CHERRY TOMATOES AND ORANGE SAUCE

SPANISH ALMOND & PEAR TART WITH ORANGE COMPOTE, SLOW COOKED BABY PEAR AND AMARETTO ICE CREAM



Zelo is a Spanish eatery serving up delicious tapas and authentic cuisine and is conveniently located in Pacific Place. Their chic and welcoming ambiance is perfect for date nights or wine fuelled dinners with friends. Start with a selection from their traditional tapas menu. We especially loved the Coca de Morcilla featuring Spanish black sausage and roasted red bellpeppers and the Pulpo a la Gallega featuring octopus, paprika, new potatoes and olive oil. The tender and crispy Roasted Iberico Suckling Pig is a must have as a main course and we also loved their fresh and fragrant Paella with delicious plump, sweet scallops and Iberian pork tenderloin. Finish with an almond and pear tart indulgently paired with a scoop of amaretto ice cream and a nice glass of Spanish dessert wine. The perfect spot if you are craving Spanish flavours. 


http://www.gaiagroup.com.hk/zelo

https://www.facebook.com/ZeloSpanishRestaurantTapasBar


Zelo, Shop 007, LG1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
2918 1028


Thursday, November 6, 2014

ISONO EATERY & BAR Hong Kong


THE DINING AREA AT ISONO


60-MONTH IBERICO HAM

SAUTEED MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE & BASIL

BEEF TARTARE WITH ORGANIC EGG & TRUFFLE MAYONNAISE

CHARGRILLED SPANISH RED PRAWNS WITH PARSLEY PESTO

ROASTED IBERIAN PORK SHOULDER WITH HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE

CLASSIC SEAFOOD PAELLA
(MUSSELS, CLAMS, PRAWNS & CUTTLEFISH)


CATALAN CREAM FOAM WITH TOFFEE ICE CREAM & PINEAPPLE

ISONO NEGRONI
BOTANIC GIN, CARPANO ANTICA FORMULA CAMPARI & BARREL BITTERS


Holding prime location in trendy PMQ, Isono Eatery & Bar is the new place to be for cocktails and great Spanish cuisine to match. We loved the lively ambiance, industrial design, and ultra cool mood. Their menu is equally impressive with quality ingredients and an authentic Mediterranean flavour. Must try dishes include the Sauteed Mussels in a delicious white white wine & basil sauce, the indulgent Beef Tartare with Organic Egg & Truffle Mayonnaise, the sweet and fresh Chargrilled Spanish Red Prawns with Parsley Pesto, the tender Roasted Iberian Pork Shoulder with Homemade BBQ Sauce and the authentic Classic Seafood Paella. Isono is the perfect spot to meet friends for drinks and affordable, impressive dining. Whether just for a snack or a food coma inducing feast, it's the perfect stop for any occasion. 


http://www.isono.com.hk/

https://www.facebook.com/IsonoBarandEatery


Isono Eatery & Bar, Shop H601-H608, 6 /F, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central,
2156 0688 / 2156 1828