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.
We were off to a good start. The amuse bouche was a clean and refreshing chilled broccoli soup.
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.
foie gras pie served in puff pastry
The soup was light and flavorful.
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.
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
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
Thank goodness for the delicious bread which filled our tummies and actually made us happier than the food.
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.
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
coconut/carmel ice cream
cheesecake, red fruits marmalade, yoghurt sorbet
SPOON by Alain Ducasse
dinner from 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sundays for lunch, from 12:00 noon – 2:30pm
InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong