Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hidden Gem

We came across this little Italian restaurant in a commercial building in Causeway Bay and decided to give it a shot for a dinner celebration. I love the simple interiors - modern, cozy with comfortable lighting with tables well scattered across, and the quiet ambiance well suited for the fine dining style of the place.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Ying Jee Club

I can understand why the name "Ying Jee Club" can be confusing to some - Is that a club? Is that a restaurant? Does one need to be a member to eat there? What food does it serve? What's the style of the restaurant? And the food? At least I got those questions answered for myself when I visited the restaurant for the first time last week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Simple Piedmontese Dinner

It's been a while since we last visited Grissini at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and first time since they went through a brief remodeling and the introduction of a new chef late last year. The new decor featured a more casual design with a feel of a countryside cottage or trattoria, but a few things remained, including the harbor view from one side of the dining area, and the show kitchen at the entrance where the namesake grissini sticks were prepared and baked - and they were just as good as ever with just a light dip of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Two Tables

The Front of the House team at Caprice did a fine job of making special arrangement for us to eat at their restaurant recently. With the government rule still in place restricting a maximum of 8 people per table, they managed to set up two "separate" tables of five inside their private room so we could "eat together". And all these were done at a rather short notice – kudos to them for being accommodative.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Meat and More

Our craving for meat brought us back to the Yakiniku specialist Nikushou the other night. And their seasonal tasting menu offered more than just their signature dishes of beef from various cuts prepared right in front of the customers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Star-studded Lunch

For a while Forum in Causeway Bay remained the only Michelin 3-starred restaurant that I have never visited in all of Hong Kong/Macau, but I finally managed to cross that off the list a few days ago when our friends J and P organized a lunch there and asked us to join.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Lunch at Ecriture

Last week I finally manged to sit down and check out the dishes created by Chef Maxime Gilbert’s team at his Michelin-starred Ecriture. With my previous visit to the restaurant being a crossover meal with the guest chef from Moscow, I guess I would only count this time as my first.