Smoked Foie Gras and Unlimited Steaks
This week's new and noted restaurants.
La Table de Patrick
If you’ve been a fan of chef Patrick Goubier (Chez Patrick, La Table de Patrick) for years, you won’t want to miss the commemoration of La Table de Patrick’s 10th anniversary with 10 of Chef Patrick’s all-time favorite dishes, bringing back favorites such as lobster bisque with black truffle foam, foie gras trio, smoked baby eel with fennel mousse and warm crab fritters. The five-course anniversary menu lets diners choose between one of two dishes for each course, so there’s really only one logical way to attack this: grab your BF (or BFF) and book a table for two to share all 10 dishes, culminating in mains of black angus beef fillet with smoked foie gras, and salmon trout fillet with asparagus and red bell peppers. For an extra $98, you’ll get a selection of matured artisan cheeses after dessert; and for $300 more, enjoy expert wine pairings with each course.
After all the Sevens revelry this weekend, you might be in need of a pick-me-up to get you over that massive hangover with, yep you guessed it, more booze. Gaucho’s bottomless brunch is one of our favorite new deals to hit Hong Kong’s bubbly brunch scene, with a live DJ, unlimited cold and hot starters and beefy hunks of steak. The meal begins with a zesty trio of tuna tiraditos, salmon ceviche and shrimp chicharron, followed by baby back ribs, juicy chorizo sausage and fresh empanadas. For mains, you’ll each get three 100g cuts of beef fillet, rump and Gaucho’s signature—the “Tira de Ancho” ribeye slow-grilled with chimichurri sauce. Dig into the salted dulce de leche and hazelnut cheesecake to top off the meal. There are three packages to choose from (from $400) but we recommend “The Virtuoso” ($600) for the full deal: free-flow wine, beer, cocktails, spirits and sparkling.
Steak House Winebar + Grill
So you’ve been working 12-hour shifts and didn’t make it out of Hong Kong for the Easter holidays… time to take a break and treat yourself (and we really mean treat, because it’s going to cost a pretty penny) to a fabulous meal at the InterContinental Hong Kong’s Steak House Winebar + Grill. A haven for meat lovers, the InterCon has introduced a new seasonal menu to entice diners, starting with fresh Spanish-imported seafood such as the jumbo prawn cocktail ($380), air-dried salmon with Siberian caviar ($450), and tuna tartare with charcoal-grilled bread ($368). For meats, it’s all about the lamb—a USDA Colorado T-bone chop ($790) that’s thick and juicy, cooked to a pink blush. If you’re more of a beef eater, the dry-aged porterhouse and Australian wagyu can’t be beat, served with 12 types of mustard and eight exotic rock salts. If that won’t get you off your holiday blues, we don’t know what will.