Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Jean-Georges' Comfort Food
I was not particularly eager to be the first to check out any newest restaurant but I do trust Chef Jean-Georges of doing things right given his track record of restaurant expansions in New York City and overseas. That plus they didn’t charge additional for BYO bottles during the soft opening period (since they were still waiting for their liquor license to serve wines at the time of our visit) so we wanted to take advantage of that with a few of our own bottles.
Service was great throughout the evening, the restaurant was well-staffed and the team was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Hope they will keep it up once the place got more crowded. There’s no surprise that some of our friends was already on their second visit in less than a week, and some even planning for a third visit later on when Chef Jean Georges is in town. So that goes without saying we enjoyed our meal and the Sunday evening for a treat of easy-going, comfort food at this new restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong.
When? June 5 2016
Where? Mercato by Jean Georges, 8th Floor, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Char grilled Octopus, Caper Garlic Dressing, Warm Potato Salad with Green Olives and Fennel
Champagne Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut 2009
Sadie Family "Skurfberg"Chenin Blanc 2013
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 2011
Chateau Liversan Haut Medoc 2011
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 2010
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