Lobster Thermidor at Cafe Causette, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Hurrah, the Lobster and Bubbles pop up is back at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Cafe Causette. The menu features an array of Boston lobster dishes and sparkling wines including one of Chopstix’s favourite dishes, Lobster Thermidor, and two of our favourite fizzes – Billecart Salmon rose and Schramsberg blanc de blanc.
Available Mon – Fri for dinner with a pared back menu for lunch, until August 31st 2015. For more details see http://www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/
Pierre – Pierre Gagniere’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Pierre Gagniere is making a special visit to Hong Kong this November to celebrate the 8th anniversary of his 2 Michelin starred restaurant Pierre at the Mandarin Oriental.
As part of the celebrations, Gagniere has devised an 8 course tasting menu – comprising a classic dish from each of the last 8 years. And as with his regular visits to the HK hotel, the celebrated chef will be in the Pierre kitchen preparing them.
Powder case and puffs at the Mandarin Grill
At the end of a delectable dinner at the Mandarin Grill last week, just at the point where I thought I could eat no more, there was another treat to come. A silver, art deco style cosmetic case was placed in front of me and opened to reveal two set make up powders inside. Then the waiter offered me a large glass vanity vase full of “powder puffs”, encouraging me to take two. The powders were actually lemon and strawberry sherbets and the puffs to dip into them were made of spun sugar. Lovely and delicious – what more can a woman want? Men are given “cigars” and “ashtrays” made of chocolate both of which are also scrumptious, if not quite as beautiful.