[Hong Kong] Tartine - A Slice of Second Chances
Onto the food, I tried the a la carte menu this time which had more choices starting with this Black Truffle Sandwich appetizer ($138) with warm salt butter toasts and black truffle filling. The toasts were very fluffy and crispy at the same time while the black truffle was aromatic and yet not artificial at all.
The Pork Rillettes Du Mans ($68) was served with cornichons and was actually really good. I'm usually not a fan of pork rillettes as some can taste fatty and overly mushy but I quite enjoyed the ones here.
The Goat Cheese & Roasted Figs (HK$98) with Parma ham, aged balsamic vinegar, honey and arugula tasted just as good as it looked and I think it is my favorite tartine here - even more than the lobster!
But of course the Lobster & Homemade Bechamel ($138) with the rich lobster bisque was an unbeatable combination. I hear that people are using the lobster bisque as a sauce on the tartine but I would recommend just drinking it from the cup to truly taste its flavors.
The sinfully rich Double Parma Ham & Bechamel ($108) was a twist on the classic croque monsieur with two layers of bread, melted cheese and ham.
The Crab & Lemon Aioli ($108) with artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes and quail eggs was well-balanced and refreshing in flavor.
Last but last least, I tried this gorgeous Berries & Mascarpone ($68) for dessert with mixed berries and Mascarpone cheese on tartine. The Mascarpone went really well with the berries and wasn't too sweet as well.
Verdict - I was definitely more impressed with the food the second time around because I think I got to try more tartines which are not offered during weekday lunches due to the complexity and time it takes to make them. I also got to tour the 3/F of the restaurant this time and was quite impressed with the space as it had a classy bar along with an al fresco dining area which would be great for happy hour drinks or weekend brunches!
2/F & 3/F, 38-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, CentralTel: 2808 0752
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