Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Harlan Version 5.0
Comfort restaurant once upon a time, but these were definitely an improved version. But I thought both the affogato and tiramisu were a bit too similar in taste, and even came in similar "deconstructed" presentation - a little cliche I would say. They tasted fine though with rich coffee flavor.
I thought most of the dishes we tried on the night of our visit were right on point, while some might need a bit more tuning. Simple, no-nonsense dishes are what Chef Harlan is good at and I think he delivered largely as expected at this rustic restaurant serving classic Italian-American cuisine. If that's the yardstick of what were to come under the same roof, I am optimistic and will be curious to try the other ones when they are in full operation. Fifth time's a charm perhaps?
(Dinner was by invitation)
When? August 15 2016
Where? Ee-da-le, Level 2, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Bistecca (12oz) Tagliata style, Prime Rib Eye Steak, Salsa Rossa, Arugula and Balsamic
Drinks? 2014 Beni di Batasiolo Gavi di Gavi Granee DOCG