Thursday, December 29, 2011

Café Gray Deluxe (Hong Kong)

Café Gray Deluxe is located in The Upper House, a hotel situated above Pacific Place in Hong Kong.(@UpperHouse_HKG). Elliot and I went to Café Gray Deluxe for lunch one day (the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, afternoon tea, and dinner). Thanks to Ali at Café Gray Deluxe, we were taken good care of and had more than enough for lunch. Do you understand the reason why I always turn into a fat piggy during vacation???

Chef Gray Kunz, born in Singapore and raised in Switzerland, moved to New York and opened the Lespinasse restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in 1990 where he earned four stars from The New York Times. He has also won the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in New York City in 1995 and was inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 1998 by the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Kunz wrote The Elements of Taste (2001) and in 2004, he teamed up with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in the opening of Spice Market, a restaurant that was awarded three stars by The New York Times. In 2004, Chef Kunz opened Cafe Gray at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. In 2007, he opened Grayz in midtown New York City. The opening of Café Gray Deluxe in 2009 in Hong Kong marked his return to Asia.

Being on the 49th floor, Café Gray Deluxe offers stunning views of the Victoria Harbour.

Seated at the bar.

Bread with yogurt with olive oil and sumac

My Bloody Mary

And me secretly (or not so secretly) wishing that it was a Caesar instead lol~


Steak Tartar - Gaufrettes, Kunz Ketjap 

Lobster-Barley Risotto - Roasted Artichokes, Tarragon Butter


Braised Short Rib of Beef - Soft Polenta, Meaux Mustard

Red Curry Snapper, Thai Basil - Eggplants and Kaffir Lime


Chocolate-Mocca Tartelette - Espresso Ice Cream Cone

Look what's inside the ice cream cone! More chocolate :)

Chunks of Chocolate

Everything I had at Café Gray Deluxe was delicious! Great flavours in every dish and nothing was bland / boring. If I had to pick a favourite dish, it would be the Red Curry Snapper....and the Lobster-Barley Risotto. Sorry, it is hard for me to ever choose just one favourite =D