Life has been quite hectic for both of us lately so the prospect of a slow and quiet dinner at a place we have been perfectly comfortable with was something that we eagerly anticipate. We were also excited to see what new dishes Chef Fabrice and the team would bring to us, as October came the time for the new menu to be introduced for the autumn game season.
The menu was prepared for us as a surprise, and between the small nibbles of parmesan puff and mini financiers to start our feast, and the petit fours with a tray-ful of sweet goodies at the end, we had a number of courses (seven, to be exact) all prepared with perfect consistency.
Not knowing what we were going to have beforehand, I looked upon sommelier Sebestien's help in finding the right wines for us to pair with the dishes and I absolutely loved his selections:
1. Domaine Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut Rose NV - Nice salmon-pink color, very aromatic, refreshing, acidic berry notes and slight brioche hint bringing in some complexity to this easy-to-drink wine.
2. 2012 Domaine Pithon-Paille Coteau des Treilles - Dry, light straw color, with floral, jasmine aroma on the nose. Dominated by mineral on the palate, with grassy finish.
3. 2007 Domaine Michel Bouzereau Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru "Les Champs Gains" - Dry, Ripe lemon, pear and a hint of minerals. Good acidity.
4. 2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate Barolo - Full-bodied with pleasant, complex nose and palate dominated by ripe red fruit characters and hint of sweet tobacco. Very rounded tannin and a long finish.
|Cheeses (from 8 o'clock position and clockwise): Brillat Savarin, Briquette de Joursac, Figue des Garrigues, Rouelle Cendree, Mothais, Perail, Roquefort and Mont d'or (not shown)|
More photos on my Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/albums/72157659953178801
When? October 16 2015
Where? Caprice, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Les Huitres Gilladeau, Les Coquillages: Gillandeau Oysters in Sea Water Jelly, Kristal Caviar, Shellfish Dressing
Domaine Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut Rose NV
2012 Domaine Pithon-Paille Coteau des Treilles
2007 Domaine Michel Bouzereau Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru "Les Champs Gains"
2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate Barolo DOCG