Dinner at Spoon

Spoon by Alain Ducasse-1

I was excited to have dinner at Spoon since I’ve only eaten at their Sunday lunch buffet. I loved everything at the buffet so I had high expectations for dinner and since it was December 23, 2009 I assumed they would have even better food.

Spoon by Alain Ducasse

We were off to a good start. The amuse bouche was a clean and refreshing chilled broccoli soup.
broccoli purée w lemon cream caviar
broccoli purée w lemon cream caviar

Foie gras is one of my favorite foods. I thought there is no foie gras that I wouldn’t like. Well here’s one of them. The puff pastry and the sauce were very good. The foie gras and duckling were dry and overcooked. It tasted more like kidney instead of liver.
warm duckling & foie gras pie served in puff pastry
foie gras pie served in puff pastry

warm duckling & foie gras pie served in puff pastry

The soup was light and flavorful.
light chestnut veloute, fennel confit
light chestnut veloute, fennel confit

Our table had an awesome view of the nightly light display of the buildings across the harbour in Hong Kong side.
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Both of the main course choices were unsatifactory. The fish was bland, plain and very ordinary. I thought I made the better choice of beef until I tried it.
French sole yabbies/truffle/baby mushrooms
French sole yabbies/truffle/baby mushrooms

The beef was made up of chunks of pulled meat in a rich, ultra, mega, super salty sauce. There was a mound of mashed pumpkin under it. You were supposed to eat it together. Why? It didn’t improve the taste of the salty beef. We wanted to order rice.
braised chuck of French beef, pumpkin
braised chuck of French beef, pumpkin

Thank goodness for the delicious bread which filled our tummies and actually made us happier than the food.
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Even though our dinner was a fixed set meal the service was excruciatingly slow. So slow that I started taking pictures of the salt, butter, flowers and the ceiling stuck with spoons.
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They made it up to us by bringing all super yummy desserts. One after the other. It made me forgive them for the sub par food and service.
citrus fruits w/ fragrant jus, campari granite
citrus fruits w/ fragrant jus, campari granite

praline/nougatine dome
praline/nougatine dome

coconut/carmel ice cream
coconut/carmel ice cream

cheesecake, red fruits marmalade, yoghurt sorbet
cheesecake, red fruits marmalade, yoghurt sorbet

petit fours
petit fours

chocolates
chocolates

SPOON by Alain Ducasse
dinner from 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sundays for lunch, from 12:00 noon – 2:30pm
telephone:(852)2313-2256
spoonbyalainducasse.hk@interconti.com

InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong

One thought on “Dinner at Spoon

  1. Snow day in Ohio again!!!  The praline/nougative dome looks good!  Great view of HK!  Neat pics!  La, Hope things are warming up your way!  Lots of blowing snow here.  Les, what is Mother Cheng’s take on the above?  Love to see some retro stuff from the Philippines!  Favorite dishes and hangouts maybe?  Hey I did like the spoons on the ceiling!  Stay warm!!!!   Beau

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