Morton’s of Chicago’s Hong Kong menu is gluten-free and delicious
American steakhouse’s jumbo shrimp cocktail makes a dramatic entrance and the honey-balsamic glazed salmon fillet is worth a try
FARE American Steakhouse.
AMBIENCEDiners are usually drawn to the harbour view. The décor is contemporary with friendly staff adding to the restaurant’s relaxing vibe.
COST HK$500 to HK$600 for three courses.
WHO TO BRING Family and friends for celebrations and business associates.
TURN-ONS The new gluten-sensitive dinner menu which rolled out across Morton’s worldwide, comprising of 45 gluten-free items from the à la carte, including sides, bar snacks and desserts. There is also a list of salad dressings and condiments that are gluten-free.
We went for the jumbo shrimp cocktail, which makes a dramatic entrance. It is served on ice with the shrimp draped over a tall glass with dry ice swirling from it. The shrimp are delicious and come with a tomato-based dipping sauce. We also tried the lobster bisque, which is always good here. For mains, we went for the honey-balsamic glazed salmon fillet served of a bed of garbanzo beans, corn, tomato and spinach. Staff recommended to cook the salmon medium rare, which was perfect. The balsamic-honey gave it a sweet taste with the beans and corn adding texture. It was truly delicious. We ordered sides of mash and Brussels sprouts, but the portion was generous. For dessert, we went for the crème brûlée – which is always good here – and a cappuccino.
TURN-OFFS They always offer a large onion bread to start dinner, they could offer some gluten-free bread for those having the gluten-free menu.
DRINKS There is a full bar and wine cellar.