Thursday, August 27, 2015

KETTLE BLACK Hong Kong


KETTLE BLACK

 CRISPY SCALLOP WITH SWEET CORN SAUCE

 TRADITIONAL FRENCH ONION SOUP

 KB'S CHICKEN AND SWEET YELLOW POTATOES 

 BLACK TRUFFLE PORCINI MUSHROOM WITH CORDYCEPS PIZZA

 WAGYU BEEF & FOIE GRAS BURGER WITH KIM CHI PICKLE

YEASTIE BOYS POT KETTLE BLACK (BLACK IPA)
WINNER ON HONG KONG'S BEST BEER 2014


Kettle Black, the new all day dining spot that has opened up on Wellington Street, serves up a quality, hearty themed menu around the colour Black. The minimalist, modern design and relaxed atmosphere matches the creative theme and creates the ideal spot for casual lunches or drinks and food after a long day. We recommend the warming French Onion Soup, the unique and tasty Crispy Scallops with Sweet Corn Sauce, the crispy and flavourful Pizza with Black Truffle Porcini Mushroom and Cordyceps, and our favourite dish, the indulgent Wagyu Beef & Foie Gras Burgers with Kim Chi Pickle. Everything tasted fresh, healthy, and creative. Make sure to try their Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black IPA if your looking for a drink to go with your meal.




Kettle Black, Shop 1, G/F., The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
3628 2238


AFTERNOON TEA AT SKETCH London


 SKETCH

 HOMEMADE AFTERNOON TEA
SERVED SKETCH STYLE

 SKETCH PASTRIES
STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY TART, EARL GREY MACAROON, CHERRY CHOUX, PEACH & LEMON VERBENA CHEESECAKE, MERINGA TARTA, CHOCOLATE MINT "LIGNON" CAKE, CASSIS MERINGUE, MALABAR MARSHMALLOW

 ASSORTED FINGER SANDWICHES
SMOKED SALMON & JACOB'S CREAM, CUCUMBER & RICOTTA, MOZZARELLA & PESTO PANINI, EGG & MAYONNAISE WITH QUAIL EGG AND CAVIAR

 MOUSSE FILS ROSE CHAMPAGNE


Sketch, one of Regent Street's trendiest spots, serves up our favourite, decadent afternoon tea. We loved the innovative, artistic design, impeccable service, and delicious fare. Upon sitting at our cozy corner booth, we were given a choice of champagnes from their enticing trolley. We went for the Mousse Fils Rose Champagne to match the pink setting and opted for fragrant vanilla and rose teas to pair with our indulgent selection of treats. Make sure to arrive hungry as there's plenty to devour.  We loved the unique finger sandwiches, delicate macaroons, freshly baked scones with fig jam, and other mouthwatering sweet treats. An ideal way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends or a fun twist on a traditional afternoon tea for those visiting London.



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Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG
+442076594500


LITTLE L.A.B. LAUNCHES NEW COCKTAIL AND BAR SNACKS MENUS


 LITTLE LAB

 TOMMY'S SPICES
DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL / ANGOSTURA BITTERS / LEMON / ORGEAT / SPICED CINNAMON SYRUP

DAISY'S TEAR
GREY GOOSE LA POIRE / LUXARDO MARASCHINO / CREME DE VIOLET / LEMON / ROSE WATER

 LAB POLOMA
HERRADURA BLANCO / ST. GERMAIN / LIME / GRAPEFRUIT SODA / GRAPEFRUIT BITTERS

 SWEET SPUDS
HAND CUT SWEET POTATO FRIES / CINNAMON HONEY MUSTARD

 CRABBY PATTIES
CRAB MEAT / MUSTARD / BREADCRUMB / WATERCRESS / AIOLI

 PORKY SLIDERS
SLOW COOKED & BRAISED PORK SHOULDER / TOASTED BUN / APPLE SLAW


Little L.A.B. have debuted an exciting new cocktail menu full of innovative recipes and a new bar snacks menu to match. Favourite new cocktails include the fragrant Tommy's Spices, full of enticing notes of cinnamon and Angustora Bitters, as well as the very refreshing Lab Paloma, incorporating fresh grapefruit and tequila, and the powerful Green Hornet with Bacardi, Absinthe and ginger honey. We were pleased to hear that Little L.A.B. had introduced a bar snacks menu to pair with the delicious cocktails and recommend the juicy "Porky Sliders" using slow cooked and braised pork shoulder on a toasted bun with apple slaw, the moreish "Sweet Spuds" hand cut sweet potato fries with cinnamon honey mustard, and the indulgent "Crabby Patties" using crab meat, mustard, breadcrumbs, watercress and aioli. A favourite choice for quality, innovative cocktails in a friendly, welcoming environment.




Little Lab, Shop B, G/F 48-50 Staunton Street, Central
2858 8580


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MONDAY & TUESDAY SUSHI-TINIS AT ROOM ONE The Mira Hong Kong


 ROOM ONE

 SUSHI BENTO BOX
1 x SALMON SUSHI, 1 x EEL SUSHI, 1 x SWEET SHRIMP SUSHI, 1 x SQUID SUSHI, 
2 x LOBSTER MAKI ROLL, 2 x CALIFORNIA ROLL

 HOKKAITINI
SAKE, SUSHI VINEGAR AND SYRUP

 FUKUTINI
SAKE, PEACH PUREE AND PASSION FRUIT SYRUP

 TIPSY 'TNIS & SOBER 'TINIS


For those who are looking to get the week off to a fun start, visit Room One at The Mira Hong Kong and join in on their Sushi-Tini nights. On Mondays and Tuesdays Room One serves up unlimited sushi bento boxes and saketinis for only $288 per person from 7-10pm. We loved the fruity and vibrant selection of saketinis and sobertinis on offer as well as the light and freshly made sushi bento boxes which included Samon, Eel, Sweet Shrimp and Squid Sushi, and Lobster and California Maki Rolls. A great way to unwind after a stressful start to the week.




Room One, Lobby level, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2315 5888


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PORTERHOUSE BY LARIS Hong Kong


 PORTERHOUSE BY LARIS

 TORCHED SCOTTISH SALMON WITH KETA CAVIAR
XO SAUCE, SLOW COOKED EGG

 KING CRAB AND AVOCADO COCKTAIL
LEMONGRASS GAZPACHO

 HERITAGE LINZ USDA PRIME KANSAS CITY STRIPLOIN ON THE BONE
NEW YORK'S OSCAR STYLE TOPPED WITH BUTTERY KING CRAB, ASPARAGUS AND BEARNAISE SAUCE

 ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

 POTATO AND TRUFFLE GRATIN

 MAC AND CHEESE

 KANSAS CITY STRIPLOIN WITH A SELECTION OF SIDES, SALTS AND MUSTARDS

 DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
MARINATED MIXED BERRIES

 PAVLOVA MESS
PASSION FRUIT, MANGO

 CHATEAU MOULINS DE CITRAN, HAUT MEDOC, 2007

 LUSTAU EAST INDIA SOLERA SHERRY


Located in the new, ultra trendy California Tower, Porterhouse by Laris serves up quality steaks, charcoal grilled and prepared to perfection, and an array of fresh seafood to match. We loved the sleek and sophisticated setting, with grand elements showcasing their decadent selection of cuts of meat and seafood on offer. We decided to opt for light seafood starters and loved the melt in your mouth, indulgent Torched Scottish Salmon with Keta Caviar, XO sauce and slow cooked egg, and their signature, refreshing King Crab and Avocado cocktail with lemongrass gazpacho. For steak lovers we highly recommend the delicious Heritage Linz USDA Prime Kansas City Striploin on the bone. A thick, tender, juicy cut with plenty of flavour. We chose to top it up New York's Oscar Style with buttery fresh king crab and indulgent Bearnaise sauce. Don't miss their vast selection of sides including the rich potato and truffle gratin, cheesy mac and cheese, and perfectly prepared roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon. Our meal wasn't complete without a few of their signature desserts and we couldn't resist the rich Dark Chocolate Mousse with marinated mixed berries, and the delicious Pavlova Mess with passion fruit and mango. Pair your meal with a bottle of wine from their impressive wine list, we recommend the Chateau Moulins de Citran, Haut Medoc 2007, which went perfectly with the steak. An ideal spot for dining with friends or entertaining guests and a must visit if you are in search of one of HK's best steaks houses.


http://porterhousebylaris.com.hk/en/




Porterhouse by Laris, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2522 6366


SCARLETT CAFE & WINE BAR Hong Kong


SCARLETT CAFE & WINE BAR

 MUSSELS MARINATED IN VINEGAR

 CLAMS IN SHELL WITH GARLIC

 MARINATED BUTTER FISH

 SARDINES EN BOITE
CANNED SPANISH IMPORTED SARDINES, TOAST AND SALTED BUTTER

 L'OS MOELLE, ECHALOTTES ET POIVRE NOIR
BONE MARROW,  SHALLOTS AND BLACK PEPPER

 LE COQUELET DE FERME ROTI AUX HERBES DE PROVENCE
ROASTED BABY CHICKEN, PROVENCAL HERBS

 AUSTRALIAN WAGYU BEEF TENDERLOIN 
WITH PEPPER SAUCE AND POTATO WEDGES

 FLOATING ISLAND

 CHATEAU DU CAVALIER-TRADITION, BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX


Scarlett Cafe & Wine Bar is a new cozy all day dining establishment located in TST. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Scarlett is spread over 2 floors with a wine bar, displaying an impressive wine cellar on the ground floor and a comfortable dining set up on the first floor. We visited during the evening and loved the vibrant and energetic atmosphere of the venue. We recommend starting by ordering a few items off the tapas menu such as the mussels marinated in vinegar, the clams in shell with garlic, and the marinated butter fish. From the main menu we loved the savoury canned Spanish imported sardines and the indulgent, generously portioned bone marrow with shallots and black pepper to start. For mains their perfectly roasted baby chicken with Provencal herbs is a must order, and their Australian Wagyu beef tenderloin was flabourful, juicy and perfectly cooked. Perfect for after work drinks and snacks, relaxed weekends with friends or celebratory dinner parties, Scarlett is a very welcome addition to TST.





Scarlett Cafe & Wine Bar, G/F., 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
3565 6513