The St. Valentine's Day is held on Tuesday this year. Since it’s not an official public holiday, we’re more willing to have the ‘pre-vday’ dinner in weekend than the exact day. We started planning since early Feb. I didn’t expect it would be such difficult. My ideal restaurants were either fully booked or only provided vday menu on the exact day (which means no ‘pre vday menu’). Finally, I came up with Agnès b. Unlike the others, Agnès b provided the celebrating menu ($1680+10% service charge for two persons) from February 6th to 14th
. We decided to go on Sat evening.
Oh my… I was bewitched by its beautiful decoration of the entrance when we arrived the Agnès b. le pain grillé. Embracing by the shining plants on both sides, Agnès b brings out the strong Parisian romantic atmosphere; it reminds me the avenue des Champs-Élysées (The most beautiful avenue in Paris).
feeling of the avenue des Champs-Élysées
We settled in a nice corner with the view of the HK skyline. We first received our ‘welcome cocktails’ before the dinner started. The cocktail was mixed up by Gin, Mint and Milk. My partner said it tasted fine but I didn’t really fancy it, simply I dislike milk mixed with gin… it’s Vday celebration, I was hoping the ‘welcome cocktails’ would be somewhat like cosmopolitan, rose wine, sparkling champagne, etc. A bit disappointed at this point indeed.
The appetizerz arrived, actually both of them adopted similar ingredients but presented differentiatedly. I chose this one for mine, they twisted the salmon marinated into rose shape, served with red beetroot, crab meat, blinis, dill sour cream. Tasted pale but looked so delicate. The other one is the salmon & crab meat tartlet with capsicum & lemon, which seasoned with lobster mayonnaise. Well, simply like the tartlet tasted fabulous and nice decoration with flower on a side.
Following dishes were about smoked duck breast & duck foie gras. The one terrine on warm green lentil salad looked absolutely adorable with its heart shape. The poached salted duck breast marinated stuffed with foie gras were served with four spice, tasted differently according to different layers, nice!
Afterwards the turn of seafood flavors~ Poached lobster & scallop salad served with tomato, cucumber, baby leek & spring onion in lemon vinaigrette tasted absolutely refreshing! Lobster meat was very juicy! The grilled lobster & scallop with lemon braised fennel, comfit lemon, spring onion & sweet chili tasted better, simply like its sweet and sour flavors at the same time!
The main course of meat steak with truffle came accordingly. The beef wellington with truffle, served with parsnip gratin looked nice! Not over cooked while soft in the ‘heart’, thumb up! The roasted capon roulade with truffle, served with crisp potato millefeuille & celeriac mousseline tasted so-so. Not really impressive and I didn’t really enjoy the crisp potato millefeuille.
The dessert was the soul of the night! I was so looking forward to trying the signature Coeur de champagne (cake of champagne) from Agnès b. The jelly top was made by Taittinger champagne, tasted fragrantly sweet. The body was made by champagne mousse, white peach mousse and vanilla sponge cake. The sponge cake with champagne moose tasted soft and smooth. It was placed on a plate with the decorating chocolate words ‘Happy Anniversary’ and served with mixed berries. The chef also used strawberry jam to draw a heart shape on the plate! I was like ‘Wow’ when I first saw the dessert. Very beautiful and touching! I would never forget this taste of L.O.V.E.
Sweet End of Night - Coeur de Champagne
Well, if you want to go for a romantic dinner, it’s one of the choices you can think about within the IFC area. Simply adore its Parisian design and atmosphere. Especially the corridor in front of the entrance, you must not miss it.
Cappuccino & Latte to end the nite
Apart from it, I appreciate the nice and thoughtful service from the staffs here. Very professional and friendly.
Gift from Agnès b at the end of the dinner
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Date of Visit: Feb 11, 2012
Occasion: Valentine's Day Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4