Thursday, February 4, 2010

Green Mouse ♥ ♥


Dimitri Bastiani, the famed chef from Chez Patrick, left the upscale restaurant and opened his own place across the street, where he serves fine French cuisine in a more laid back setting, at lower prices. And he calls it…




It’s silly, I know. That’s why I choose it to be the venue for an intimate dinner with few good friends to celebrate my big three-o. After all, who takes turning 30 seriously? Age is just a silly number.


IMG_3328Amuse Bouche


IMG_3337 Soup of the Day - Pumpkin


IMG_3339 Pan-fried Foie Gras, Caramel Sauce
This is, hands down, the highlight of the meal. This foie gras is perfection in taste and texture. Generous portions, too. Three big pieces, my friend, three big pieces! I tell you, it is the VERY BEST in Hong Kong!


IMG_3342Special of the Day – Quail


IMG_3344Pan-fried Sole Fillet with Parsley Sauce


IMG_3347Pan Seared Beef Fillet and Port Wine Sauce


IMG_3351Roasted Duck Breast Margret and Balsamic Honey Sauce


IMG_3354Roasted Lamb Chop, Creamy Garlic Sauce


IMG_3372 Bread Pudding


IMG_3362      Crème Brûlée Trio


IMG_3363 Floating Island


IMG_3367Lemon Tart


IMG_3375Cheese Platter


The desserts are not so great, but I like my birthday cake.

IMG_3377 Molten Chocolate Cake


The food in Green Mouse will not make you jump up in joy and do a standing ovation, except for the foie gras which almost had me on my knees, pleading and begging Chef Dimitri to marry me. Green Mouse food comforts and satisfies non-snobbish tastes, like how good and older more mature friends console and reassure my 30 year old soul. Hee hee.


Clockwise from top left: Alvin, Tinnie, Ritchie, Paul, Carol, Me, Wilson


Thank you, Ritchie, for giving in to my request that you wear something red. I was just joking, you silly girl!

Thank you, Tinnie, for actually showing up in red without any probing from me. That’s a true blue Fil-Chi for you!

Thank you, Carol, for staying up until the wee hours of the morning with me and Kevin, in a random CWB bar with disastrous drinks. Happy times!

Thank you, Paul, for being the accountant for the night, and for bringing us to Lei Dou when Azure didn’t work out.

Thank you, Alvin, for taking me on my first ever hiking trip, even if it was really 20% hiking and 80% sitting under the shade waiting for the rain to stop.

Thank you, Wilson, for the Local Michelin Guide. My BMI of >30, body fat of >30%, and >30 lbs. of excess weight I owe greatly to you.



And thank you, Chef Dimitri, for the most delicious, truly unforgettable, so-good-I-forget-my-own-name foie gras.


Will you marry me?


Green Mouse: G/F, 33 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong. +852-2544-0389

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