Tuesday, November 25, 2014

L'ENTRECOTE DE PARIS Hong Kong


 THE DINING AREA

GREEN SALAD WITH WALNUTS


TRIMMED ENTRECOTE STEAK WITH ITS FAMOUS SAUCE AND FRENCH FRIES

THE PARIS BREST

THE LEMON PIE

CHEESE PLATE

THE BAR AREA



Steak frites is a much loved classic that is taking Hong Kong by storm. L'Entrecote De Paris, located on buzzing Wyndham Street, is opened by two close friends who were passionate about the L'Entrecote sauce and bringing the Parisian tradition to Hong Kong. The restaurant serves a simple no fuss menu beginning with a walnut salad, followed by trimmed entrecote steak which is cooked to order, and a choice of desserts to follow. Their juicy, thick and flavourful steak was absolutely delicious, definitely one of our favourites HK, and we are still dreaming about their famous L'Entrecote sauce which we couldn't get enough of. Your steak is served in two portions to ensure half is being kept warm while you dig into your first portion. Make sure to save room for dessert, where you will get plenty of choice. We recommend the creamy Paris Brest for an authentic end to your little Parisian escape and maybe some cheese to follow. A definite Hungry Hong Kong favourite.
 

http://www.lentrecotedeparis.hk/

https://www.facebook.com/LEntrecoteDeParisHongKong


L'Entrecote De Paris, 3/F., 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central
3182 0105



RESTAURANT AKRAME Hong Kong




THE DINING AREA

 THE "PECKING AT"
PARMESAN/ ANCHOVY
OLIVE/ YOGURT
ENDIVE/ SALMON ROE 
SOUP/
PUMPKIN/ SEA URCHIN

COCKLES/ 
WINE/ PARSNIP

SAILOR/
SEA BREAM/ COLONATA/ PINK RICE/ LEMON BEURRE BLANC

LIVER/ 
FOIE GRAS/ BEETROOT

REFRESH/
BERRY SORBET/ BALSAMIC

LAMB/ 
SELLE OF LAMB/ VADOUVAN/ CAULIFLOWER/ KUMQUAT

PORK/
PLUMA IBERICO/ JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE/ CARAMEL

MILKY/
COMTE CHEESE/ MUSHROOM/ CHICKEN CONSOMME

SWEETNESS/
TONIC LEMON

SWEETNESS/
RAVIOLI/ ALMOND/ STRAWBERRY

SWEETNESS/
BLACK CHOCOLATE/ SOULAGES


PETIT FOURS

 DOMAINE FAIVELEY BOURGOGNE BLANC 2011
PAIRED WITH THE SOUP COURSE

 VINCENT GIRARDIN BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2011
PAIRED WITH THE COCKLES COURSE


CHRISTIAN MOREAU CHABLIS 2013
PAIRED WITH THE SAILOR COURSE


CHATEAU DE BASTARD 2010
PAIRED WITH THE LIVER AND SWEETNESS COURSES


TRIENNES LES AURELIENS ROUGE 2010
PAIRED WITH THE LAMB AND PORK COURSES


We recently visited Restaurant Akrame, who have been awarded a Michelin star in Hong Kong, to sample thier tasting menu. Once again they thoroughly impressed with the innovative dishes and great flavour combinations. It was our first time dining during the dinner service, so we enjoyed a much welcomed wine pairing with the delicious meal. A few of our favourite dishes off the menu included the Autumn reminiscent pumpkin and sea urchin soup, the perfectly cooked sea bream paired with a fragrant lemon beurre blanc, the foie gras with beetroot, which was a great combination, and the juicy melt in your mouth lamb course which was complimented by flavours of cauliflower and kumquat. Dessert is always an indulgent treat at Akrame, and this time was no exception the unique sweet ravioli with almond and strawberry and a black charcoal ice cream. Service as always was exceptional making it a perfect week night date. A must try spot if you are looking for a fine dining experience in an intimate setting. 


http://www.akrame.com.hk/

https://www.facebook.com/akramehk?ref=stream&filter=1



Restaurant Akrame, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
2528 5068



Monday, November 24, 2014

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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