Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tartine [ Hong Kong ] - French Open Sandwich Concept for Birthday Party

Tartine is consulted by Chef Philippe Orrico, who runs Michelin 1* On Dining and also Upper Modern Bistro, but previously headed the kitchen at my beloved Pierre at Mandarin Oriental and St. George.   The tartine open sandwich concept is quite unique to Hong Kong, so is Picnic on Forbes which is run under the similar management and very French! 

The Menu Tonight..
It's not the whole Menu but some things were added later..

Prosciutto Ham, Figs, and Ricotta, Honey on a Tartine Bread -
A trusted recipe, the cheese was quite strong gamey for HK as some people noted, I personally was fine with this but may be I don't have a sweet tooth these days, I found the honey slightly sweet. The bread was so aromatic though, I could just survive on that. : ) ~ 7/10

Charcuterie Platter -

There's a spread of French Ham,  Spanish Chorizo,  Salami,  House Cured Beef,  etc.
To me it is always interesting because there is not doubt Spain carries the best Iberico ham,  even when I went to French-Basque area,  some restaurants were serving Spanish Jamon despite the area also producing French Jambon.  Here it was a mix of both but balanced.  

Beef Filet Mignon,  with Butter Peas,  Blue Cheese Sauce,  Rosemary - 
This was presented well.  The Blue Cheese sauce wasn't that apparent,  but the steak was charred on all sides.  It was slightly dry and could be more buttery or cheesy to me,  quite gamey in grass myogoblin taste...  ~  6.5/10

Truffled Ham Sandwiches -

Similar to a Spanish Bikini.  This was served warm and melty.   Nice buttery..  ~  8/10

Beef and Potato Parmentier - 

Pretty homey.  Somehow I expected this to be more herbal or burnt with an accent,  this was like a Shepherd's Pie.  ~  7/10 

Several Cocktails - 

Lobster Tartine - 

With Bechamal sauce.   A mother of all sauces...  I personally think it could do with more Crustacean taste for this concept.  ~  6/10

Lobster Risotto- 

Again,  I expected more Crustacean taste somewhat.  But this was cooked to the right risotto standards.  ~  6.5/10  

Truffled and Lardon Egg Quiche - 

This was really well done and even the pastry crust was done exemplary.    Encore  ~  9/10

Cheese Platter - 

Munster was my favourite.  Not even the 24 months Comte can over-ride it.

Bread Pudding -

Apparently,  it was my Birthday.  Loved this buttery Crust and at least someone remembered the date!

Berries Tartine,  with Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice Marscapone Cheese Tartine -
A Signature dessert here.  This was balanced and bready..  ~ 8/10

Price: $200 - $300 + 10% Per Person
Food: ♕♕♕♕ 1/2

Address: 2-3/F, 38 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Ph: 28080752

1 comment:

  1. I agree the quiche was an excellent dish. And I love the berries & mascarpone so much too! :) Belated happy birthday (once again) Kelvin :D



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