Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hong Kong: La Marmite

After our terrible brunch experience of the morning at La Joia, we were a little bit apprehensive of the dinner.

But La Marmite turned out to be excellent. From the typical bistro experience it offers (lively and affordable) to the excellent food it serves (earthy, bold and delicious), we were very happy foodies at the end of the night.

If one focuses on main course, dishes are not much more expensive than, say, Simply Life, but the quality is up a notch.It's great to have a true French bistro in Hong Kong in a sea of expensive nouvelle-cuisine offering.

Highly recommended.

Smoked salmon and caper rillette, sour dough toast and salad. Bold flavors, perfect execution. 

Yellow chicken and cray fish pie, glazed asparagus with nantua sauce and green olives. The cray fish and chicken are nice complements and the puff pastry was just the right thickness, yet not too doughy. Very good.

Thyme crusted rack of lamb, potato mousseline with black olive and Tomates Provencale. Very good rendition of traditional French cuisine.

HKD $891with a drink, 2 glasses of wine and dessert.
La Marmite
44 Stauntun Street
SOHO, Central
Hong Kong
2803 7808

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