The first thing that caught my attention as I walked out of the elevator was the bright and comfortable decor. The light-colored furniture, minimalist arrangement and ample natural light let in from the large windows on the side made the dining space particularly pleasant to be in. It's not particularly crowded on the day of our visit, so that added to the rather laid-back atmosphere, despite its location right in the middle of the central business district.
Our lunch was organized by their PR team and the menu was customized in smaller, tasting portion so we could try as many dishes as we could, and luckily I did bring a good appetite for the 8 courses presented. Overall I would describe the cooking as contemporary Italian - all dishes started with a good, simple combination of traditional ingredients, then added to it moderate use of avant-garde techniques and delicate plating to finish.
At the end of our 3-hour lunch we were completely stuffed in a delightful way. Thanks L'Altro for the lovely treat and I will certainly add this to my list of favorite Italian restaurants in town - under the "Fancy" category.
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When? October 5 2015
Where? L'Altro, Level 12, L Place, 139 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Roasted Baby Iberico Pork - belly and loin, plum-sichuan pepper sauce, fried potatoes
2014 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio, IGT Venezia Giulia, Italy
2008 Tenuta J. Jofstatter Riserva Mazon Pinot Nero, Alto Adige DOC, Italy