Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bonheur ♥ ♥


They give you a menu. You choose from a list of appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts. Three courses for HK$358+10%, four courses for HK$388+10%.


We choose the four-course, of course! And pick the no-brainers… foie gras, Iberico ham, rib-eye, lamb chop, chocolate lava, and mille-feuille.

IMG_4547Cheese bread is good especially when fresh out of the oven.


The set dinner, like most of the other restaurants’ in The Pemberton, is just so-so. It is the usual average fare, French cuisine that tastes a bit Hong Kong. Or Hong Kong food trying very hard to be French.

IMG_4551 Spanish Iberico ham, melted raclette cheese… average.


IMG_4552  Pan-seared foie gras, pink grapefruit sauce… average.


IMG_4560  Seafood soup… average.


IMG_4563  Mushroom soup… average.


IMG_4568 Char-grilled US Prime Black Angus Rib-eye, béarnaise sauce… average.


IMG_4576 Char-grilled premium lamb rack, pommery sauce… average.


IMG_4579Mille-feuille of mango… slightly above average.

A beautiful tower of fruits, cream, and flaky puff pastry. It looks like a lot but it is so light you feel 100% guilt-free even after polishing off the whole plate. It makes you feel you are now ready for the “real” dessert.


IMG_4585Chocolate fondant with ice cream… above average.

And no, it does not have anything to do with the fact that I am obsessed with anything chocolate. Or that chocolate is my first ever true love. Or that it will be my last. The cake is dark, rich and contains just a hint of sweetness. (Special thanks to Uncle R’s doctor for advising him to cut down on sugar, I have 95% of this all to myself! Mwahahaha!!!) 


Now this is why you should never ever be content with just whatever is on the menu. Always, always keep an eye on the food at neighboring tables, take notice of what the servers are carrying on their trays. Ask. Be curious. Be envious. Be greedy. Want them all. 


We see a waiter transporting this beautiful crustacean to another table. We stop him and subject him to intense interrogation. What is it? Why is it not on the menu? Why do they offer it to the other table and why not to us? Is this some kind of discrimination? (Ooops, got a bit carried away there. Tee hee!) We bully him until he finally offers to check if they have an extra one for us. Guys, if you plan to come to Bonheur, you MUST call to reserve this in advance. Very meaty, a bit spicy and extremely tasty, this crab is the highlight of my week. Seriously!

Envy. Greed. Gluttony. What the 3 Cardinal Sins can do to an otherwise average meal.

Oh yes, I am a sinner. So punish me!



Bonheur: 6/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. +852-2544-6333

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...