This was my first time to visit. The tables were too close, the food was a bit dissapointing, but the excellence of service of one of the Managers (I believe so - he was wearing grey suits) complemented it. And they got an impressive wine list to choose from!
We had the 4 course menu for each of us, plus a bottle of white wine recommended by the restaurant within our desirable price range and we were too full to finish the petit four in the end!
Before I move on to the food, I would really want to say a BIG THANK YOU to that Manager/ waiter who served us that night.
He, together with the rest of the crew in the restaurant was very considerate and had strong attention to details, :
#1: I told the restaurant that we would be celebrating my friend's birthday while I made the booking. However, on the day, I completely forgot to inform the restaurant which one of us was the "main character" of the night! When we had our second/ third course, I got an unfamiliar number calling my mobile, I picked up and the other end of the phone said gently "Hi, we are calling from the restaurant that you are dining at the moment, can you please tell us which one on the table is the birthday girl tonight (followed by very secretive instructions so that i could let them know who was the birthday girl without any of my friends noticing)"
This is very kind and I am impressed. Thanks for saving me the embarrasament while my friend could happily have her name written on her dessert plate with a candle! Also a polaroid picture!
#2: We were not prepared to splash out on wines. And the sommelier politely recommended some nice wines which we could choose from the very extensive wine list. He did it in a much nicer/ polite way than the sommelier in Mandarin Grill!
#3: The restaurant was full on the evening that I went. But as soon as all of us arrived, when we looked around and before we even tried to raise our hands to request for menus/ wine lists, the grey-suit manager already brought them along.
Moving on to food, thank you for the very detailed explanation.
The bread was warm. I love the onion bread!! but would be much better if we can get a wider variety of olive oil/ balmasic to choose from.
The Beef cheek was quite disappointing. I did not like the sauce. The Ox Tongue is better.
Coffee/ Tea: Surprise surprise, the Manager would bring a big box and introduced one by one to you!
Finally, ending our dinner with petit four (again, a wide variety to choose from):
Recommended Dish(es): Homemade Tagliolini with Lobster
Spending per head: Approximately HKD1100(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Keep it up!