Deemsum recommended a place at Exchange Square and said that place should be cheap, so we nodded and decided to give it a go.
The entrance was at the Forum, along the walkway to IFC. The waitress was polite and greeted us happily, it was very windy that day, so we went into the restaurant quickly.
There were two storeys in the restaurant and we were brought to the upper floor. Decor was stylish and modern.
She passed us the lunch menu and it was a disaster, at least for zinnamon and me.
A selection of 3-course-set-lunch was served at an affordable price of around $180 per head +10%
Zinnamon and I were so shocked by the price and when we were asked to order, we could not say a single word.
Another waiter came by, saw us shivering, asked what water we would like, still or sparkle.
Since we were shaking badly, we thought still water could keep us still, but it didn't.
Warm bread was served, not so sure what bread that was, presumably deep fried, looked like a bagel with a piece of garlic placed in a middle. I liked it though.
Seafood Crab Cake
The dish was served hot, perfect on a cold day, and the mango adds a bit of excitement to the dish.
The chipotle mayo sauce that comes with the dish was great, it matched with the crab cake nicely. Well done.
Maple Glazed Salmon
The salmon was slow cooked and broiled. It came out warm, I hoped it could be slightly hotter. Turned out to be slightly undercooked inside, timing of the dishes could be improved.
Liberty Steak Tartare
We weren't very pleased to see this piece of swissroll on our plate, especially Zinnamon and I were so shocked seeing that presented to us.
I regretted for having this posh lunch, and I'm hoping my new merc would not be towed away from my carpark next week for failing to meet the next instalment.
Mercifully, we were given tea to calm ourselves a bit, just before the hectic week continues.
Recommended Dish(es): tap water
Table Wait Time: 1 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 15, 2012
Occasion: Chinese New Year
Spending per head: Approximately HKD200
Value for Money3
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