Monday, March 30, 2015

BIG JO'S Wan Chai Hong Kong


BIG JO'S

BACON CHEESEBURGER

 CHILI CHEESE FRIES
 
 BIG JO'S STEAK SANDWICH

 GRILLED CORN


Originating from Santa Monica, CA, Big Jo's is working to bring a true Californian flavour to HK. Using 100% USDA beef, never frozen and free of preservatives and additives, the burgers are far from the usual fast food variety. The burgers are made to order and flame grilled on the spot. We loved the casual, intimate setting and recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger with a side of their indulgent Chili Cheese Fries and the Big Jo's Steak Sandwich with a side of grilled corn.





Big Jo'e, Shop C, G/F, Wai Cheong Building, 5-9A Gresson Street, Wan Chai
2752 6880


Saturday, March 28, 2015

TOSCA'S SUNDAY BRUNCH The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong


THE DINING AREA AT TOSCA

 THE APPETISER SECTION
INCLUDING LOBSTER SALAD, FOIE GRAS ON TOAST, BRESOLA, ARICHOKES AND PARMA HAM AND MELON

 THE MAIN COURSE SECTION
INCLUDING ROAST BEEF, ROAST LAMB, LOBSTER, SALT CRUSTED SEA BREAM, MUSSELS AND CLAMS, SLIDERS AND PIZZA

 THE DESSERT SECTION
INCLUDING VARIOUS, CAKES, CHEESE, MACARONS, BREADS AND PASTRIES

FREE FLOW RUINART ROSE CHAMPAGNE


One of the most decadent and delicious Sunday brunches resides in Hong Kong's luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is served at their Michelin starred restaurant, Tosca. Nothing beats setting foot in Tosca's beautiful and chic space, encompassing a wide open dining area and sweeping views of Hong Kong. Every member of staff is professional and helpful, creating the ideal memorable experience. We loved their seafood abundant appetizer selection full of fresh fare including melt in your mouth smoked salmon, perfectly poached lobster, and a variety of authentic Italian antipasti.  Main courses offered plenty of star dishes including a juicy roast beef and roast lamb, flavourful and tender salt crusted sea bream, tasty and moreish sliders, and impressive lobsters. We made sure to save room for dessert where we enjoyed a selection of Italian cheeses as well as indulgent chocolate cakes, macarons, and a heavenly tiramisu. Everything was made even better with the option of free flow Ruinart Rose Brut, or if you are really looking to splash out go for their Krug option. A must do on a Sunday if you love champagne brunches as much as we do.





Tosca, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
2263 2270


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SOI 7 Hong Kong


 SOI 7 

 BEEF SALAD
ASIAN BEEF SALAD, TOMATO, CHILI DRESSING

 SPRING CHICKEN
SATAY GRILLED, MISO-COCONUT MARINATED, PEANUT SAUCE

 TUNA TARTARE WONTON "TACOS"
TUNA TARTARE WITH CHILI-LIME TOMATO DRESSING IN A CRISP WONTON SKIN

 STEAMED FISH IN CHILI-LIME BROTH
STEAMED SEA BASS IN A BROTH OF CHILI, LIME JUICE, GARLIC, CORIANDER, CORIANDER ROOT AND PICKLED GARLIC

 PAD THAI LOBSTER
PAD THAI WITH WHOLE BOSTON LOBSTER, BEAN SPROUTS, GARLIC CHIVES, DRIED SHRIMP, TOFU AND PEANUTS

 LAMB RACK
NEW ZEALAND LAMB RACK LEMONGRASS-CRUSTED WITH A FRESH HERB SALAD

 MANGO CHEESECAKE
CLASSIC TANGY AND SWEET MANGO CHEESECAKE

 CINNAMON SPICED OLD FASHIONED
JIM BEAM BOURBON, INFUSED CINNAMON AND STAR ANISE SYRUP, A COUPLE DASHES OF BITTERS AND A CINNAMON STICK 

 BETEL MARTINI
GREY GOOSE VODKA, PERNOD, FRESH LIME JUICE AND HOUSE SUGAR SYRUP MIXED WITH BETEL LEAVES


SOI 7, the new Thai spot to hit Wyndham Street, is the perfect mix of lively atmosphere, delicious fare and fun cocktails to match. We loved the industrial and stylish interiors and were excited to start our meal off with a few fresh and innovative cocktails such as their Betel Martini using Grey Goose Vodka, Pernod, fresh lime juice and house sugar syrup with betel leaves, and, our favourite cocktail of the night, the Cinnamon Spiced Old Fashioned with Jim Beam Bourbon, infused cinnamon and star anise syrup, bitters and a cinnamon stick. Their menu incorporates authentic Thai dishes with a modern twist and we loved the crispy and sharing friendly Tuna Tartare Wonton "Tacos" and the juicy and flavourul satay grilled, miso-coconut marinated spring chicken with peanut sauce to start. Must try mains are their impressive Pad Thai Lobster using a whole Boston lobster, bean sprouts, garlic chives, dried shrimp, tofu and peanuts, and their very flavourul Steamed Sea Bass in a broth of chili, lime juice, garlic, coriander, coriander root and pickled garlic. A great addition to Wyndham Street.





Soi 7, G/F, 57 Wyndham Street, Central
2840 0041


ON LOUNGE BRINGS SALVATORE CALABRESE TO HONG KONG


 ON LOUNGE

 THE BRANDY CRUSTA COCKTAIL
$35,000HK PER COCKTAIL
MAISON PRUNIER COGNAC 1850 AND DOBBS CURACAO 1860

 MARGARITA SHOT
GRAN CENTENARIO REPOSADO, BERGAMOT, HIMALAYAN SEA SALT, THE REST IS SECRET

 GRAN MILANO-TORINO 2ND VERSION
MANCINO VERMOUTH ROSSO, NARDINI BITTER, RHUBARB BITTER, EARL GREY FOAM

 BREAKFAST MARTINI
D1 LONDON GIN, COINTREAU, LEMON JUICE, ORANGE MARMALADE

 SPICY FIFTY
VANILLA INFUSED TITO'S VODKA, CHASE ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL, LIME JUICE, HONEY, RED CHILLI PEPPER

 SALVATORE CALABRESE AND THE TEAM AT ON


We recently visited ON Lounge to sample cocktails created by one of the world's leading bartenders. On's very own Giancarlo Mancino introduced his mentor and world renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese to Hong Kong and invited him to serve a few of his most well known cocktails. Calabrese otherwise known as "Il Maestro" visited On Lounge for a fun weekend where he played guest bartender and gave us a sneak peek of what he would be serving. We loved his classic, marmalade inspired "Breakfast Martini" and the chili and citrus "Spicy Fifty". We were also lucky enough to sample the awe inspiring "Brandy Crusta" featuring Maison Prunier Cognac 1850 and Dobbs Curacao 1860 and cost $35,000HK per cocktail, which was a truly unforgettable experience. Other favourite cocktails of the afternoon were Giancarlo's unique and refreshing "Gran Milano-Torino 2nd Version" using his own brand, Mancino Vermouth, and his party ready "Margarita Shot". On Lounge is definitely a must visit spot if you appreciate the fine art of cocktail making. We loved that much thought went into each drink and every sip showed the quality of the ingredients and liquours utilized. 






ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 28-29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
2174 8100