FeedMe Guru has collaborated with the popular Quarry Bay restaurant and bar Mr & Mrs Fox to put together a "Signature Staple" Tasting Menu for the month of July. Consisting of a welcome cocktail - the champion cocktail of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan leg of Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2016, to be exact, - followed by four delicious courses filled with seafood, steak, and dessert, complimented by an optional wine pairing. This new menu makes it worth a visit to the other side of the island.
Welcome Drink - Reborn Padre Blanco
We began our dinner with a glass of the champion cocktail from the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2016 (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan). Each sip of this cocktail transported me to lounging on a beach somewhere in Mexico. The blend of Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, guava, agave, lime, egg white, and lager (used for the foam on top) tasted akin to a daiquiri and I'm pretty sure I could have drank five more of these "summer in a glass" cocktails throughout the evening - it was that good.
Starters - Hokkaido Scallop & Oyster Ceviche / Tea Smoked Tarakihi
The pomelo, coriander, and lime in the oyster ceviche was a tangy addition to the fresh Hokkaido scallops. There's really not much else to say about this dish (I'll let the photo do all the talking), aside from it was as beautiful as it was delicious. The Antica Fratta wine - a sparkling chardonnay - paired well with the piquant ceviche.
The presentation of the Tea Smoked Tarakihi was quite impressive. The green onion and tomato vinaigrette was served in a coffee press on the side, which made for an Instagram-worthy dish (especially as a member of the waitstaff came around to pour the vinaigrette into the bowl). The fish was a bit heavier than I had expected, but the crunchy bok choy was a welcome addition to the dish and the light and fruity Albarino wine enhanced the overall flavour.
Main Course - Rangers Valley "Black Market" Strip Steak
For the main course we moved away from seafood and made room for a delicious Rangers Valley Strip Steak, cooked medium rare. Accompanying the juicy steak was a Yukon Gold baked potato with smoked bacon and sharp cheddar on top, and a fragrant chimichurri sauce on the side. The steak was paired with a fine Bordeaux wine, specifically from the Moulis-en-Médoc area.
Dessert - Gianduja Chocolate Tart OR Cheese Selection
Choose either an incredibly rich and satisfying Gianduja Chocolate Tart or a three Cheese Selection to end your meal. My favourite was the tart - the rich chocolate and apricot complemented each other surprisingly well, and it was just so ridiculously decadent and satisfying. The cheese selection consisted of a Brie cheese, blue cheese, and a third mild cheese with an apricot jam, nuts, fruit, and two different types of toast.
Tasting Menu: HK$545/person
Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing: HK$800/person Available only for the month of July.
For more details and to make a reservation, click here.
This article was originally published on thisgirlabroad.com