Friday, October 24, 2014

ALCHEMY GASTRO LOUNGE Hong Kong



ALCHEMY GASTRO LOUNGE

 HOMEMADE WHOLE WHEAT BAGUETTE
WITH BALSAMIC OLIVE OIL & SEA SALTED BUTTER


 JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE 
WITH SEAS SALTED CUCUMBER, PINK RADISH & LIME MAYO

 SEARED DUCK FOIE GRAS 
WITH APPLE COMPOTE, CELERY ON TOASTED BRIOCHE

VENISON CARPACCIO
WITH SHAVED PARMESAN, WILD ROCKET & BLACK TRUFFLE OIL

SEARED BLACK PERCH (DAILY SPECIAL)
WITH CELERIAC, WILD ASPARAGUS, VERMOUTH CREAM, BLACK TRUFFLE OIL AND SHAVED CHIOGGIA BEETROOT

 ROASTED CHICKEN & CURRIED SEA SCALLOPS
WITH LOTUS CRISP & XO SAUCE

 CREAMY & CRISPY MUSHROOMS
WITH SUCRINE LETTUCE, HERBS SALAD & BLACK TRUFFLE OIL

CHEF'S SELECTION OF SIGNATURE DESSERTS

THE MASCARADE COCKTAIL
CHIVAS 12 YEARS, CHAMBORD LIQUEUR, STRAWBERRIES, LEMON JUICE, FRESH MINT, GOME SYRUP

THE BUDDHA'S TEARS COCKTAIL
ABSOLUT VANILLA VODKA, LIME JUICE, COCO SUGAR, KAFFIR LIME LEAF, EGG WHITE & THAI CHILI


Alchemy Gastro Lounge, set in a beautifully designed, French inspired space, serves up an array of delectable sharing style fare and intricately delicious cocktails to match. We loved the cozy ambiance which felt like a small hideaway from the busy city. Their tapas style menu is created by talented Chef Pascal Breant who boasts an impressive resume of experience at an array of Michelin starred French restaurants inlcuding La Tour d'Argent. The menu at Alchemy offers modern European cuisine with great flavour and attention to detail. We loved their unique cocktails mixing unexpected flavours for a refreshing treat. Our favourite cocktail is the spicy Thai influenced The Buddha's Tears cocktail, integrating chili, coco sugar and egg white for savory and sweet combo. Favourite dishes off their menu include their perfectly prepared Venison Carpaccio with shaved Parmesan, wild rocket & black truffle oil, their Creamy & Crispy Mushrooms with sucrine lettuce, herbs salad & black truffle oil and the Seared Black Perch with cleriac, wild asparagus, vermouth cream, black truffle oil and shaved Chioggia beetroot. Each dish was prepared with attention to detail and quality ingredients making the sharing and dining experience truly enjoyable. A great spot to share food and cocktails with friends.





Alchemy Gastro Lounge, G/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central
6821 2801



Thursday, October 23, 2014

MGM MACAU'S OKTOBERFEST 2014



MGM MACAU OKTOBERFEST 2014


APPETIZER PLATTER
FRIED VEAL AND PORK PATTIES, POTATO CHEESE WITH RYE SOURDOUGH BREAD, COLD SLICED ROASTED PORK WITH SHREDDED HORSE RADISH, SALTED WHITE RADISH SALAD, FRESHLY BAKED WARM BAVARIAN PRETZELS

 MAIN COURSE PLATTER
ROASTED PORK KNUCKLE, ROASTED PORK SAUSAGES, NURNBERGER SAUSAGES, BOILED VEAL SAUSAGES, MASHED POTATO, SAUERKRAUT AND SWEET MUSTARD

DESSERT
BAKED BAVARIAN APPLE STRUDEL WITH VANILLA SAUCE, CHOCOLATE ALMOND PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND WHIPPED CREAM, SLICED EMPEROR'S PANCAKES WITH STEWED PLUMS

SPATEN BEER

 DINING AREA 

PERFORMANCES


MGM Macau's annual Oktoberfest is not one to miss if you love German beer, food, and general merriment. We visited Macau especially for the festivities and loved the party that took place. In association with the German Consulate General for Hong Kong and the German Macau Business Association, they have brought an authentic festival featuring Munich band Hogel Fun, whip-cracking, the playing of traditional Alpenhorn and more. We loved the live performances, lively ambiance, and fun platters of mouthwatering German saugages, pork knuckles, saurkraut, and more. Transport yourself back to Bavaria with a night at MGM Macau's Oktoberfest.




MGM MACAU Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
MGM MACAU Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
MGM MACAU

MGM Macau, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPA, Macau
853 8802 8888



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JAMIE'S ITALIAN Causeway Bay Hong Kong


JAMIE'S ITALIAN

 FRIED THREE-CHEESE GNOCCHI
CRUNCH GNOCCHI WITH A FIERY ARRABBIATA DIP

BAKED CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS
WITH SMOKED MOZZARELLA, THYME & CRISPY MUSIC BREAD

 TRUFFLE TAGLIATELLE
FRESH FORAGED BLACK TRUFFLES, BUTTER, PARMESAN & NUTMEG

 SAUSAGE PAPPARDELLE 
BRAISED FENNEL SAUSAGE RAGU WITH CHIANTI, PARMESAN & PANGRATTATO

BREAM ACQUA PAZZA
GILT-HEAD BREAM WITH OLIVES, GARLIC, WINE, CAPERS, PARSLEY & SWEET CHERRY TOMATOES

10oz RIB-EYE STEAK 
10oz CHARGRILLED RIB-EYE STEAK WITH WILD MUSHROOMS, PEPPERY ENDIVE, TRUFFLE BUTTER WITH WILD BLACK TUSCAN TRUFFLE SHAVINGS AND POSH CHIPS

EPIC BROWNIE
WARM FUDGY BROWNIE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM AND CARAMELISED POPCORN


We fell in love with Jamie's Italian years ago in the UK and were so excited to hear he was bringing the delicious comfort food restaurant over to HK. The vast, warehouse style space is inviting, trendy and lively. We were excited to see lots of diners sharing platters of food and looked forward to a fun dinner. The waitstaff were all friendly, helpful, and incredibly accommodating with recommendations and navigating the menu. We loved the Fried Three-Cheese Gnocchi and perfectly Baked Chestnut Mushrooms with smoked mozzarella to start. Pasta is a must try at Jamie's Italian and their indulgentl Truffle Tagliatelle and Sausage Pappardelle did not disappoint. Our fragrant and fresh gilt-head bream with olives, wine, garlic, capers, parsley and cherry tomatoes was exactly what we crave in a European fish dish and the moutwatheringly tender Rib-Eye Steak paired with truffle butter and posh chips was the highlight of our delicious meal. A great restaurant to enjoy with friends and family. We can't wait to try more of the menu.





Jamie's Italian, 2/F, Soundview Plaza 2 - Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
3958 2222



Monday, October 20, 2014

GIN SAI'S CRAB TEMPTATION MENU Wan Chai Hong Kong


GIN SAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT


STARTER
TARABA CRAB MEAT, CAVIAR WITH PERSIMMON MIXED WITH BEAN CURD SAUCE


APPETIZER
ZUWAI CRAB, FRESH BEAN CURD SHEET WITH DARK SAUCE


GRILLED DISH
GRILLED HAIRY CRAB SHELL



TEMPURA
CRAB CLAW WITH SEA URCHIN, CRAB MEAT WITH BEAN CURD SHEET ROLL, CRAB MEAT WITH SHITAKE MUSHROOM


VINEGAR DISH
TARABA CRAB MEAT, MAITAKE MUSHROOM WITH VINEGAR JELLY



MAIN COURSE
HOT POT WITH TARABA CRAB, VEGETABLE

RICE
CONGEE OR UDON NOODLE

DESSERT
HOIJICHA MOCHI

PRIVATE ROOM



Hairy Crab season is upon us and while there are many menus at numerous Chinese eateries around the city serving up the much coveted delicacy, we were eager to go another route and sample Gin Sai Japanese Restaurant's Crab Temptation menu. Gin Sai's menu features a variety of different crabs including Hairy Crab, Taraba Crab and Zuwai crab, prepared in a modern Japanese setting. Favourites off the set menu included their light and refreshing starter of Taraba crab meat and caviar with persimmon mixed with bean curd, their fragrant grilled hairy crab shell, their crab claw with sea urchin tempura and their hot pot served with Taraba crab and vegetables. An ideal seasonal menu for crab lovers like ourselves. Pair everything with the recommended sake and be prepared for a satisfying and luxurious meal.


http://www.ginsai.com.hk/

https://www.facebook.com/ginsai


Gin Sai, 32-38 Cross Lane, Wan Chai
2574 1118


Saturday, October 18, 2014

HONG KONG'S BEST JUICE CLEANSES



HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST JUICE CLEANSES THAT WE HAVE PERSONALLY TRIED IN HONG KONG. CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS TO SEE A FULL POST ON EACH OF THE JUICE CLEANSES




    GENIE JUICERY


SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON GENIE JUICERY HERE




    BE-JUICED

 SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON BE-JUICED HERE




    PUNCH DETOX
 SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON PUNCH DETOX HERE




    HYAKU


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     MR. GREEN JUICE
SEE OUR FULL FEATURE ON MR. GREEN JUICE HERE