Friday, November 20, 2015
From Spain to Vietnam
And better yet, soon I got an invitation from the restaurants for a sneak preview a week before the menu is launched. It's something hard to say no to, especially when I found out I am not available on both nights of the actual event.
The crossover menu features a number of new dishes served tapas style, all designed with a touch of both Spanish and Vietnamese cooking and ingredients. Both restaurants serve the same order of dishes, even though the individual versions looked slightly different based on their own chefs' different interpretation and personal styles. We tried the dishes at La Paloma on a weeknight, just a few days after we were at the same place for brunch with a totally different menu.
Good job to the teams at La Paloma and Viet Kitchen for this unique collaborative effort. Thanks for the kind dinner treat and for saving me from having to miss this because of my schedule challenge. Wonder what else they can do together next time - Banh Xeo with Pulpo Gallego maybe?
When? November 18 2015
Where? La Paloma, First Floor, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Calamares Rellenos - baby squids stuffed with iberico pork, lemongrass, black tree ear mushrooms, cellophane noodles.
Drinks? Vietnamese-style Sangria
La Paloma: www.lapaloma.hk
Viet Kitchen: www.vietkitchenhk.com