In the interest of shameless self-promotion, we’ve scoured the city for ridiculously fancy dishes that cost HK$1K (©,™) to start our post-millenial era. Read up and shell out. Bits & Pieces Go full-on with a tasting menu at Italian fine-dine L’Altro ($1,180). The set comes with an amuse-bouche and another seven courses including duck leg confit, a scallop and prawn dish in martini sauce, a chef’s surprise, and two desserts—one of which includes a milk chocolate soup with almond gnocchi bits. Sign us up! L’Altro, 10/F, L Place, 139 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2555-9100. All Inclusive Revolving restaurant View 62 has a $950 tasting menu that comes with everything from tapas and molecular snacks to mains, a dessert and petit fours. Start with an olive oil butter (which admittedly doesn’t sound as good as it tastes), proceed to a liquid ham croquette, then move on to a red mullet with saffron potato puree and a gazillion other dishes before finishing off with a black sesame charcoal dessert. We encourage you to look past the funky, unappetizing dish names to enjoy this (relatively) affordable deal. View 62, 62/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Rd. Central, Wan Chai, 2574-6262. High Steaks The Steak House has a USDA Organic Prairie 24-ounce (that’s 0.7 kg) rib steak, wet-aged for 60 days, going for the neat little price of $1,080. This baby comes bone-in, which means all the flavors of the meat are kept intact. Don’t even try to finish this on your own. The Steak House Winebar + Grill, Lower Level, Intercontinental Hotel, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313-2323. Under the Sea In the mood for seafood? Try the braised sliced abalone in oyster sauce at Spring Moon for $948. The abalone is meticulously selected and shipped from South Africa, and matched with an intense oyster sauce. Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2696-6760. French Obsession The Menu Epicurien ($1,080) at Cepage is one helluva celebration of fine French fare. You start off with a caviar dish, move on to a foie gras salad and a lobster and sea urchin specialty, then dive right into either a truffle-covered lamb or a plate of pan-fried Hida beef slices. The only thing that sounds civilian on this menu is a bacon cappuccino. Cepage, 23 Wing Fung St., Wan Chai, 2861-3130. Can Do Canton Enjoy the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour while digging into your Man Wah Set Dinner Menu ($938), which includes a roast goose with plum sauce and roast suckling pig. Feast also on baked green crabmeat with cheese, corn and pomelo; and steamed fillet of spotted garoupa with minced pork, crispy eggplant and black truffle. End your meal with two desserts: double-boiled pear and Chinese petit fours. Man Wah, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd. Central, 2825-4003. Go With the Flow Cuisine Cuisine’s Henriot champagne dinner set ($1,188 for two) starts with an appetizer of baked stuffed sea whelk and crab, then follows with pan-fried fresh prawns, pan-fried cod fillet and a roasted sliced pork roll stuffed with jumbo scallops—talk about seafood overload. Finish with a mango pudding topped with chilled sago cream and pomelo. Of course, you’ll also get to enjoy a bottle of Henriot with your meal. Cheers! Cuisine Cuisine, Shop 3101-3107, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2393-3933. Meaty Feast It’s all about the meat at rustic Italian resto The Mistral. Try the massive a la carte dishes, like the 900-gram Tomahawk bone-in prime rib of Australian Black Angus beef, served from the carving trolley ($988), or the crispy milk-fed suckling pig cooked seasoned with Colonnata lard, rosemary and garlic ($948). The Mistral, B2/F, Intercontinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2731-2870. Look, Maw The auspiciously named Best of the Best Degustation menu (with wine pairing, $1,144 per person) at Hoi King Heen comes with a traditional double-boiled fish maw soup, steamed fresh crab claws, steamed garoupa rolls with Yunnan ham, sautéed diced beef, and a whole bunch of other Cantonese delicacies. If you’re going with a big group, split a large pot of double-boiled soup with pig’s bladder, black chicken, lotus seed, Yunnan ham, red dates and glutinous rice for $980 (order two days in advance). While you’re at it, might as well get a plate of braised abalone with sea cucumber, fish maw and black mushrooms ($950) to go along with it. Hoi King Heen, B2/F, Intercontinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2731-2883. Drink Up Get crunk with the Honi Honi All the Way ($900), a ginormous cocktail served in a watermelon shell and made with Bacardi Superior, Gosling’s Black Seal spiced rum, Cointreau, passion fruit puree, watermelon and orange juice. Do NOT drink alone. 3/F, 52 Wellington St., Central, 2353-0885.