Nomadic inspiration: AnOther Place by David Myers in Tin Hau
Located where Esther Sham's Ta Pantry used to occupy, AnOther Place serves contemporary French Asian fare in an industrial chic ambience. The 2,000 sq ft restaurant takes up the whole floor, with a bar lounge and balcony next to the restaurant and a wine store.
Mentored by famed American chef Charlie Trotter and Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, gypsy-chef Myers is known for his international approach to cuisine inspired by his extensive travels. The menu is seasonal and we tried the six-course Discovery Menu ((HK$880). There is also a four-course menu (HK$680).
We started with the konbu cured halibut with nori jam and crispy puffed wild rice followed by the roasted Brittany diver scallops infused with clam chowder and squid ink. We loved the textures and the balance of flavours in both dishes and the scallops were cooked to perfection. I did not flip out over the confit of Norwegian salmon with truffled potato gnocchi, crispy oxtail, buttered leeks in red wine beef jus. However, the peppered Kagoshima wagyu strip loin with parsnip and shiso salad and jus made up for it. The strip loin sat on a bed of creamy parsnip mash. I prefer to taste the flavour of Kagoshima wagyu rather than having it seasoned so strongly. We finished with a refreshing Asian pear sorbet, prosecco granite and pomegranate gelée, and chocolate beignets and malt ice cream followed by petit fours.
ANOTHER PLACE BY DAVID MYERS
5/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson’s Road, Tin Hau,