Ever since AVA opened at the refurbished Hotel Panorama, I have heard quite positive news about this space and in particularly that Rose Petal ice cream dessert which is apparently to die for! We were here for previewing the French Le GourMay menu and hoping to spread the words. The price for the Le French GourMay 4 courses dinner menu is $468 which is well priced. I do suggest that you order a separate serving of their amazing Rose Petal dessert, as it will definitely make an impressio
. Gorgeous View -
The view from Kowloon side towards Hong Kong island, never ceases to amaze!
. Warm Bread with a Tri-Colored Butter -
The layered Butter is made from Sun-dried Tomato, Pesto and Garlic Butter.
. AVA Martini - $118
Came with a dry-ice smoky effect. Made with a combination of Absolut Mandarin, Belvedere Raspberry vodka, Malibu, Orange and Cranberry juice. Lovely Signature drink.. ~ 9/10
. The Le French GourMay Menu. This year, the focus is on Burgundy region -
The Wine Pairing is only $48/glass, or $248/bottle. A great deal.
. Flan of Asparagus on Saute Oyster -
The asparagus are flown in from Europe, so was the French oyster. Lovely starter ~ 8/10
. Frog Legs & Mushroom Forest & Spiced Foam -
I liked the variety of forest mushrooms including diced porcini. I personally think the frog legs were cooked perfectly, but the foam can still have more spiced flavour ! ~ 8/10
. Eggplant Trout Filet with Creamy Potato Rosette & Tomato Compote -
The potato rose reminds me of the dessert coming next in shape! Back to the topic.. The trout was quite flavourful yet also bony. This is definitely a fresh water Salmon Trout, Steel Head Trout or what I usually refer to as Rainbow Trout. I think this could be grilled more charred and also less bony, especially if you’re arriving in to eat with your date ! It also needed more sauce to complement it I believe? ~ 6/10
. Mixed Berries Charlotte -
This dessert is a work in progress actually! The final version will be coated with a Chocolate Sphere but this was quite tasty as it is.. They were still setting up the final Chocolate mould but didn’t want to deprive us of the chance to try out the underlying flavour anyway during this preview dinner. The external biscuits are like sponge fingers, but it’s the berries crème inside which was quite tart and right up my alley..
. Rose and Raspberry Ice Cream in Pastry Tart, with Liquid Nitrogen freeze-dried then shattered Rose Petal -
This was simply beyond words amazing. Some people might think this is too molecular science kind of food but I digress. The taste of the rose and raspberry fruit was definitely apparent and likeable. I joked with my Dining Companions, that I will selfishly inhale this all by myself next time on my next visit… Stuff the so-called date I don’t want to share it with. Just joking, I will definitely hope for my other half to enjoy this tremendously ~ 12/10
The final Le French Gourmay Menu will have some adjustments and also more items available. Personally I liked the Fried Oyster with Asparagus Flan and also the Rose Petal Dessert the most. Here's to a happy Le French GourMay month!