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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hong Kong: Spoon by Alain Ducasse

May and I have been together for 13 years, married for 8. We used that opportunity to try Spoon by Alain Ducasse. I had high expectations and Spoon fell somewhat short. While the food was all quite good, it is also quite expensive (HKD $4000 for the two of us, before the Premier card discount of 15%-20%). Tasting menu for May was HKD $1,388 + $688 wine pairing (we didn't think the pairing was all that great) I preferred The French Window which, to me, was a notch better and also less expensive.

I also thought that the service could have been tweaked a little bit (please, don't come ask if we are ready to order if the menus are still open. That's the basic etiquette; open menu, we're still deciding, closed menu, come take our order. Oh, yeah, while we're at it... cutlery lined-up on the plate; we're done. Cutlery resting on the side of the plate, we're still eating)

Views of the harbour are quite amazing.

Amuses-bouche

Bread was good. On the right was a brioche that was light and fluffy.

Marinated sea scallops, seasonal vegetables with truffle condiments HKD $310. There was about a total of half a scallop on that dish. Sorry but the price charged is outrageous. Was tasty but it didn't blow my mind... only my wallet.

Cep mushrrom and lobster light velouté

Bresse chicken and foie gras paté en croute.

Pan-seared sea scallops, endive-orange. Quite good.

Filet of venison, fruits and vegetables, pepper sauce. Satisfying. Honest dish. Pricey.

Veal tenderloin, Choisy-style.

Some macaroons.

Monte-Carlo chocolate palet with gold leaf.

Spoon by Alain Ducasse
Intercontinental Hotel
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong 

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