Step into the saucy era of the '40s with a slippery tipple

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 March, 2012, 12:00am


Celebrity chef and restaurateur Harlan Goldstein is calling his new venture Strip House.

'People will probably let their mind wander a little bit ... 'Oh my God, where are the girls from'?' Goldstein said. 'Well ... the beef comes from California.'

Goldstein, of Gold, and formerly Tuscany by H and Harlan's, broke the news of his latest undertaking on Tuesday at a cocktail reception on the balcony of Gold in Lan Kwai Fong.

The 1,980 sq ft, 1940s New York-style steakhouse is on the fifth floor of Grand Progress Building in Lan Kwai Fong - the same building that Tuscany by H used to be in - and it is expected to open late next month.

The decor, Goldstein said, featured red velvet and leather, dark wooden floors and posters of '40s pin-up girls in bathing suits, while the vibe would be warm, old-fashioned and infused with jazz music.

'It has a little bit of sex appeal about it,' he said.

The menu may put a smile on your face as many dishes take names that echo the provocative name of the restaurant.

The signature cocktails, specially made for the restaurant, include the Dirty Mofo Martini, Panty Dropper and Striptease.

Guests at the cocktail party tried a few appetisers from the menu, including My Amazing Beef Steak Tartare and The Sickest Crab Cake on the Planet, while sipping mulled wine.

'Oh, you have to try the Slippery Nipple,' Goldstein said.

By that, the cheeky host meant Baileys creme brulee served with black Sambuca ice cream - naturally!