The joke goes something like this: How many Canadians does it take to scramble an egg? Five: one to hold the pan and four to shake the stove. The Canadians among us will say, first of all, that it isn't funny, and second, that it's worth a trip to Canada just to taste some of the country's finest culinary creations.
On Saturday night, Canada came to Lan Kwai Fong for an exclusive dinner hosted by Guy and Michael Rubino (pictured with Janet Ma Si-wai), known to some for their award-winning Canadian restaurants Rain and Luce, and to many more for their Made to Order cooking show on Discovery Travel & Living. While the masses outside guzzled their way through the LKF beer and food fest, upstairs at Cafe des Artistes, the Rubino brothers served something a bit more refined to 100 guests.
With cameras rolling for the coming third season of Made to Order, the Rubinos led a dining adventure for celebrity guests like models Sofie Lee Ka-wai, Eunis Chan Ka-yung and Cathy Chui Chi-kei, popular artists Eric Got Man-fai, Michael Wong Man-tak and his wife Janet Ma Si-wai, plus food critic William Mark Yiu-tong. Here's a taste of the menu: sashimi brulee; 'Tuna Three Ways' featuring sashimi avocado flan and pickled chantarelle, Kobe and toro tartar with Chinese ham and quail egg; and a 'summer fruit dim sum dessert' featuring white peach lassis and red current agar dumplings.
Ma tells CitySeen: 'The sashimi brulee was the best, the scallops were really fantastic. If I ever visit Canada again, I would like to check out their restaurant.'