Thursday, July 24, 2014

RESTAURANT AKRAME'S NEW WINE PAIRING MENU Wan Chai Hong Kong



RESTAURANT AKRAME

THE "PECKING AT"
PARMESAN / ANCHOVY
CAULIFLOWER / MUSTARD / BREAD
ENDIVE / SALMON ROE

SOUP
WHITE ASPARAGUS / ORANGE BLOSSOM / SMOKED HADDOCK

VEGETABLE
ZUCCHINI / CRAB / MAYONNAISE / BROWN BUTTER

PEARL
OYSTER / MAYONNAISE / RISOTTO

SURPRISE
LOBSTER / TARTAR SAUCE / CAPERS / APPLE

SAILOR
SNAPPER / BLACK RICE RISOTTO

REFRESHING
BASIL ICE CREAM

PIGEON
JELLY OF RASPBERRY / GRILLED LEEKS


MILKY
COMTE CHEESE / MUSHROOM


SWEETNESS ONE
CLAFOUTIS WITH CHERRY / EMULSION OF HONEY LAVENDER


SWEETNESS TWO
MILK FROTH / GINGER / STRAWBERRY JAM / PEPPER


 SWEETNESS THREE
CREAMY MILK CHOCOLATE / TONKA / CRISPED RICE / COFFEE ICE CREAM

PETIT FOURS

DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER SAERING GRAND CRU 2008
PAIRED WITH THE SOUP COURSE

DOMAINE FAIVELEY BOURGOGNE BLANC 2012
PAIRED WITH THE VEGETABLE COURSE

CHRISTIAN MOREAU CHABLIS 2012
PAIRED WITH THE PEARL COURSE


MICHEL OGIER VIOGNIER DE ROSINE 2011
PAIRED WITH THE SURPRISE COURSE

PERRIN RESERVES BLANC COTES DU RHONE 2012
PAIRED WITH THE SAILOR COURSE

VINCENT GIRARDIN BOURGOGNE ROUGE CUVEE SAINT VINCENT 2011
PAIRED WITH THE PIGEON COURSE



We loved Akrame so much on our first visit, we decided to return and sample their new tasting menu and wine pairing. The menu was even more delicious than the previous, utilizing innovative recipes and flavours that made for an extremely exciting meal. Favourites off the menu included light and frothy soup with white asparagus, orange blossom and smoked haddock, the creamy and indulgent risotto with oyster and mayonnaise, the perfectly prepared pigeon with raspberry jelly, and the fresh snapper with black rice risotto. Each course was exquisitely matched with wines that complimented and accented the unique flavours of the dish. We are always enticed by Akrame's intricate and powerful menus which successfully surprise and satisfy.  A must try for an impressive date night or celebratory treat. We are already looking forward to returning for more.


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

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


Restaurant Akrame, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
2528 5068



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB Admiralty Hong Kong


LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB


FRESH CRABMEAT AU GRATIN


LOBSTER BISQUE




THE FAMOUS ORIGINAL SPINNING BOWL SALAD
CLASSIC VINTAGE DRESSING


 ROASTED BONE-IN PRIME RIB OF BEEF AU JUS - LAWRY'S CUT

CREAM SPINACH

 CREAM CORN

YORKSHIRE PUDDING

BAKED ALASKA
MERINGUE ENCASED VANILLA ICE CREAM AND FRESH BERRIES, FLAMBEED WITH RUM


Lawry's The Prime Rib is a chic dining space serving up top quality prime rib and American style cuisine. They source their beef straight from the USA and ensure it's the best prime rib cut, used in Lawry's all across the world. We loved the authentic steak house feel and comfortable surroundings.   The menu is straightforward and delicious with different cuts of prime rib to suite all appetites. We highly recommend the Lawry's cut for big appetites, especially paired with their delicious creamed corn and spinach. Their dinner menu comes with the their signature their famous original spinning bowl salad and creamy lobster bisque as a great precursor to the main. Make sure to save room for dessert and sample the flaming baked alaska prepared table side. A great spot for celebrations and date night or just when you are craving that big juicy cut of beef. 





Lawry's The Prime Rib, Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Admiralty
2907 2218



Monday, July 21, 2014

HANOI HAPPY HOUR AND NEW MENU ITEMS AT CHOM CHOM Soho Hong Kong


 CHOM CHOM


PRAWN SCOTCH EGG
SESAME, SPRING ONION, CORIANDER, NUOC CHAM


SRIRACHA GRILLED CORN
SESAME, SPRING ONION, SRIRACHA HERB BUTTER


CRISPY FROG LEGS
GARLIC, CORIANDER, SPICY NUOC CHAM


CARAMEL BLACK COD
CARAMEL FISH SAUCE, GARLIC, SHALLOT, GINGER, JASMINE RICE



WOK-FRIED US KALE (SPECIAL ITEM)
XO SAUCE, FISH SAUCE, GARLIC


CORIANDER LIME SHRIMP SALAD
WATERCRESS, ROCKET, RED ONION, CORIANDER, LIME, CHILI OIL


BANH MI VIETNAMESE SANDWICH
(AVAILABLE DURING HANOI HAPPY HOUR)
 
SOUTH CHINA SEA ICED TEA
RUM, VIETNAMESE TEA, BROWN SUGAR, MINT 98


Chom Chom, set in busy Soho, is one of our favourite spots to enjoy fresh Vietnamese food in a cool and lively setting. We recently went to check out their Hanoi happy hour special on a sticky hot HK afternoon and ended up staying well into the dinner hours. Wednesdays-Sundays from 4-6:30pm Chef Peter Cuong Franklin makes a limited quantity of his delicious Banh Mi Sandwiches which pair perfectly with their ice-cold Saigon Beer. We loved the flavourful meat and crisp veggies served on a French baguette. At only $68 HKD including the beer, it is an ideal afternoon treat. Other highlights during the happy hour include 1/2 price bottles of house wine (HK$189) and 8-piece buckets of their delicious VFC "Vietnamese Fried Chicken" at HK$88. We couldn't resist trying the new items off the menu while we were there and especially loved the Crispy Frog Legs, the healthy and delicious Wok-Fried US Kale Salad, and the delicious Caramel Black Cod. A perfect menu for hot summer afternoons and cold cocktails and beers. A new favourite venue for after work drinks.


http://www.chomchom.hk/


Chom Chom, G/F BLK A, No.58-60 Peel Street & No.16A Elgin Street, Central
2810 0850



Thursday, July 17, 2014

WILD YUNNAN TRUFFLE & MUSHROOM OUTCRY AT BISTRO DU VIN & LE PORT PARFUME Hong Kong


 LE PORT PARFUME


SEASONAL CEPS WITH 60° EGG

MORELS AND SCRAMBLED EGGS

 BLACK TRUFFLE TART WITH ALSATION BACON AND CARAMALISED ONION

OXTAIL AND BLACK TRUFFLE CONSOMME


USDA BEEF TENDERLOIN IN MOREL CREAM SAUCE



Who else gets excited when truffle season hits HK? For the month of July Le Port Parfume and Bistro Du Vin are serving up a mouthwatering mushroom and truffle menu we couldn't resist. We sampled the delicious dishes at Le Port Parfume and loved the fragrant mushrooms and truffles delivered fresh from Yunnan. Favourites off the menu were the indulgent morels and scrambled eggs, flavourful black truffle tart, and juicy beef tenderloin paired with a delicious and authentic morel cream sauce.  This menu is not one to miss and perfect for an impressive date night. Make sure to sample it with wines recommended from their great list of French vintages and finish with one of Le Port Parfume's amazing desserts.  


http://port-parfume.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Bistroduvin.hk


Le Port Parfume, Shop C, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Central, 2824 3018

Bistro Du Vin, Shop 1D, G/F, Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2824 3010