Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hong Kong: Al Molo

Tried Al Molo on the cruise pier in Tsim Sha Tsui.

I suspect that the Michelin starred chef Michael White just lent his name to this place. Many things wrong with this place, starting with the service which was rushed taking the plates out as soon as we had taken the last bite (now, slowdown guys, this is a European-style joint where dinner is expected to last 3 hours), waiters that obviously do not know much about the dishes they serve. Plating is weak. And the food is just OK, not terrible, not extraordinary, just OK (with the exception of the truffle pasta May had which was great).

Bread. Too crunchy to go well with Olive oil. Not very tasty. Waiter seemed to be baffled when we asked for a little bit of balsamic vinegar.

Caprese salad; tomato wasn't  all the great. Didn't have this great refreshing taste that a Caprese salad usually  have. HKD $128

Pasta Garganelli; pasta quils, prosciutto, basil and mozzarella. Now, that was very tasty. Well done but for the plating which was a bit too rustic. HKD $178

Spigola: Seabass , artichokes, pine nuts, roasted peppers. $258. Not bad but just not good enough. Reference for Seabass? Fererra in Montreal. Now, that's a sea-bass!

Torta della Nonna. Well, Nonna is not going to be all that impressed with that one... No subtle, not particularly appetizing. A lazily made dessert. HKD $88.

HKD $923 for two, with 2 glasses of wine + Cafe latte
Al Molo
Cruise pier, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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