Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JAMIE'S ITALIAN Harbour City Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong


JAMIE'S ITALIAN

 GARLIC BREAD
WITH OOZY GARLIC & HERB BUTTER

 PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM FRITTI
CRISPY BREADCRUMBED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS & GARLICKY MAYO

 SUPERFOOD SALAD
AVOCADO, SHAVED FENNEL, CANDIED BEETS, PULSES, ITALIAN SPROUTING BROCCOLI, CREAMY COTTAGE CHEESE, POMEGRANATE, SMASHED NUTS & SEEDS. SERVED WITH A FENNEL BLOSSOM SICILIAN HARISSA
WITH ADDITIONAL BEETROOT-CURED SALMON

MUSSEL & SQUID SPAGHETTI NERO
SQUID-INK PASTA, FLASH-FRIED SQUID & MUSSELS WITH SLOW-COOKED, TENDER OCTOPUS, CAPERS, ANCHOVIES, TOMATOES & WHITE WINE

BEEF OSSO BUCCO
FREE-RANGE BEEF, SLOW-COOKED WITH SAFFRON, ONION, TOMATOES & WHITE WINE, SERVED WITH SICILIAN-STYLE ORANGE GREMOLATA

FUNGHI MISTI PIZZA
WITH TRUFFLE CREAM, CHEDDAR CHEESE, WILD & FIELD MUSHROOMS, PARMESAN, SMOKED MOZZARELLA & THYME

 POLENTA CHIPS
WITH ROSEMARY, SALT & PARMESAN

LEMON MERINGUE CHEESECAKE
VELVETY MASCARPONE & LEMON CHEESECAKE TOPPED WITH ITALIAN MERINGUE, SERVED WITH LEMON CURD & MIXED BERRY COMPOTE


We were very excited to hear one of our favourite British imports, Jamie's Italian, had launched it's new location in TST. Featuring a menu of their famous pastas, fun starters, and mouthwatering main courses, we were happy to see the addition of hearty pizzas all freshly made in the in house wood fired oven. We recommend starting with their moreish Garlic Bread with herb butter and the crispy Portobello Mushroom Fritti with garlic mayo. Must try items off the TST menu include the mouthwatering Funghi Misti Pizza with truffle cream, cheddar cheese, wild & field mushrooms, parmesan, smoked mozzarella and thyme, the fresh and tasty Mussel & Squid Spaghetti Nero with squid-ink pasta, flash-fried squid and mussels, slow cooked octopus, tomatoes, capers, anchovies, tomatoes and white wine, and the indulgent Beef Osso Bucco using slow cooked free-range beef, saffron, onion, tomatoes and white wine served with Sicilian style orange gremolata. We also highly recommend the Superfood Salad for a healthy summer treat and sampling their refreshing cocktails of the day. Make sure to save room for dessert and try their sweet and tart Lemon Meringue Cheescake. The TST location also has a spacious outdoor terrace for al fresco dining. A great spot to delve into a feast with family and friends. 





Jamie's Italian, Shop 412, 4/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
3758 3333


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DOM PERIGNON BRUNCH AT OZONE The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong


OZONE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON

 FREE-FLOW DOM PERIGNON VINTAGE 2005

 APPETIZERS INCLUDING IBERICO HAM, SMOKED SALMON AND PRAWN COCKTAIL

 APPETIZERS INCLUDING SUSHI, UNI AND FOIE GRAS

DEEP FRIED BRIOCHE WITH LOBSTER, ZUCCHINI, GREEN ASPARAGUS AND SESAME MAYONNAISE

 WAGYU BEEF BURGER WITH FOIE GRAS GANACHE

 DESSERTS INCLUDING PASTRIES, MACARONS AND CAKES

SELECTION OF CHEESE


Ozone, the world's highest bar, located in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is now serving a decadent Dom Perignon Brunch. Ozone's brunch boasts sweeping wraparound views of HK, as well as modern and elegant interiors and delicious fare to match the free flow Dom Perignon champagne. We loved the selection of light smoked salmon, sushi, cheese, and Iberico ham to start, ideal for grazing and leisurely enjoying the afternoon. Once you are ready for something heartier, you can choose from the list of made to order main courses including a decedent Deep Fried Brioche with Lobster, Zucchini, Green Asparagus and Sesame Mayonnaise and a deliciously rich and indulgent Wagyu Beef Burger with Foie Gras Ganache. Make sure to save room for dessert as they serve some of the best cakes, pastries and macaroons. A must try for brunch lovers. 





Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
2263 2270

SHOKU BAR & RESTAURANT The Pulse Hong Kong


 SHOKU BAR & RESTAURANT

 CRISPY CODFISH WAFERS

DEEP FRIED OYSTERS

 SPINACH SALAD WITH SESAME DRESSING

 WHOLE AVOCADO ON MIXED SALAD LEAVES WITH SHOYU DRESSING

 WHOLE HOKKAIDO SCALLOP

 WHOLE LIVE ABALONE

 CHICKEN WINGS

 SAGABUTA PORK WITH SCALLIONS

 GRILLED OX TONGUE TOPPED WITH AVOCADO

 BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL GRILLED PRIME WAGYU STEAK

 GRILLED EEL FRIED RICE

 SHOKU DESSERT TRIO

 MATCHA KYUSHIKI - "GREEN TEA OLD FASHIONED"
OLD FASHIONED GONE MATCHA
MAKER'S MARK, MATCHA LIQUEUR, TEAPOT BITTERS

 KIRAKIRA TAYO - "GLITTERY SUN"
THE SHOKU MARTINI
KETEL ONE VODKA, SAKE, PLUM WINE, SPRINKLE OF GOLD LEAVES

HOUSE SAKE


Setting up residence in HK's new trendy waterfront location, The Pulse in Repulse Bay, is Shoku, a Japanese bar and grill serving up some of the city's freshest seafood. Following in the footsteps of it's sister restaurant, Kishoku, Shoku aims to bring modern, high quality Japanese fare to the discerning foodie. Boasting Hong Kong's largest authentic "Binchotan" charcoal grill as it's centrepiece, the lively spot serves up fresh grilled seafood flown daily from Japan. We loved the seafood bar where we were encouraged to pick out the day's freshest catch and watch from the bar as our chef slow grilled each fragrant dish. We highly recommend the Tasting Menu featuring a selection of the chef's recommended dishes including the crispy Deep Fried Oysters, the refreshing, summer perfect Whole Avocado on Mixed Salad Leaves with Shoyu Dressing, the popular fresh grilled Fresh Whole Abalone and Whole Hokkaido Scallops, a sampling of their moreish Binchotan Grilled Meat & Vegetable Skewers, and their delicious, juicy Binchotan Charcoal Grilled Prime Wagyu Steak. Each dish paired perfectly with their enticing Asian inspired cocktails and extensive sake menu. The beachfront location makes Shoku an ideal spot to enjoy fresh fare and refreshing drinks after a hot summer day out and we highly recommend sitting at the bar and enjoying the interactive dining experience. 





Shoku Bar & Restaurant, G/F, Shop 109, Beachfront, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
2808 2333


THE POPSY ROOM'S SIX-COURSE SKULLS MENU Hong Kong


 THE POPSY ROOM

 MASQUERADE
BLACK TRUFFLE PROSCIUTTO TOASTINI, QUAIL EGG, FRESH LEMON MAYO
 ACROSS THE POND
SCALLOP TARTAR WITH CRISP SHALLOT AND PESTO, GREEN APPLE, TANGY MANGO AND SWEET STRAWBERRY SAUCE

 WORLD PARTY
FRESH CLAMS, CRISP WATERCRESS, SEAFOOD CREME SOUP

 FORGET ME NOT
BUTTERY FOIE GRAS RICE, SILKY FRENCH SPRING CHICKEN ROLL, BABY CARROTS, MICRO GREENS

 WILDBEAST (OPTION 1)
TENDER PORK, SEARED PEACH, CARROT PUREE, CHORIZO POLENTA CAKE, FRESH MICRO GREENS

 WILDBEAST (OPTION 2)
RED WINE BRAISED BEEF CHEEKS, CREAMY MASHED POTATOES WITH NUTMEG, CHERRY TOMATOES STUFFED WITH EGGPLANT PUREE, RATATOUILLE 

 RIBBON VERT
GREEN TEA CRISPY SURPRISE, SWEET BEETROOT SAUCE, PINEAPPLES, GOOSEBERRIES, RED CURRENT, FRESH VANILLA CREME

PETIT FOURS

We love The Popsy Room's concept of fusing art and fine dining under one roof and letting their exhibitions of modern art inspire the mouthwatering menus, so were very excited to go back and sample what they had on offer this summer. Tracy Lee Griffith is debuting for the first time in HK with her "Ribbons and Skulls" exhibition and we loved the plethora of vibrant colours and textures garnishing the inviting art gallery/dining room. The Popsy Room appropriately created a menu full of refreshing summer flavours, bright pops of colour, and an array of textures that were both a feast for our taste buds and eyes. We loved the indulgent Black Truffle Proscuitto Toastini with Quail Egg and Fresh Lemon Mayo, the fresh Scallop Tartar with Crisp Shallot and Pesto, and the Fresh Clams with Seafood Creme Soup to start. This was followed by the "Forget me Not" a dish made of Buttery Foie Gras Rice, Silky French Spring Chicken Roll, Baby Carrots and Micro Greens. For mains your choices are between the Tender Pork with Seared Peach, Carrot Puree, Chorizo Polenta Cake and Micro Greens, and the Red Wine Braised Beef Cheeks with Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg, Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Eggplant Puree and Ratatouille. The menu ends with a beautiful Green Tea Crisp Surprise with Sweet Beetroot Sauce, Pineapples, Gooseberries, Red Current and Fresh Vanilla Creme. Still one of our favourite spots for a unique date night or private dinner party. 





The Popsy Room, G/F, 30 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan
2234 6711