Here’s what we had at SML at the trial dinner:
There were just too many dishes and our table was a little cramped and busy, so I had forgotten to take photos of the grilled prawns / chilli / garlic, meatballs / spicy tomato sauce. Whoops.
My favorite dish? (MUST GET)
- classic lasanga al forno
- meatballs / spicy tomato sauce
- crostini / anchovy mayonnaise
- veal escalope / sage-caper butter
My favorite dessert? (MUST GET)
- citrus panna cotta / pink grapefruit & orange slices
- caramel profiteroles / butterscotch sauce
Note: Here, “MUST GET” = just get it, I’m not even going to bother explaining. Its that good :)
Needs just a little improvement
- Risotto – the braised ox-tail was terrific, but the risotto was a little too raw (I know its supposed to be little bit hard), a little too liquid and a little lacking in flavour
- Gnocchi – also lacking a bit in flavour, definitely didn’t taste 4 cheese
House red were Moulin de Gassac Cab and Syrah (2007) and the house white was also a Moulin de Gassac Sauvignon Blanc (2007). But like I said, once they’re officially opened (today actually), I’m sure they’ll have a much more extensive wine list.
We had a LOT of food and wine, so even though the meal was complimentary, we wanted to see what the damage was. It came up to about HK$1,350 for 2, but I reckon we’d be pretty full eating just half the stuff we ordered (i.e. don’t use us as a reference. It isn’t HK$ 700 per head … unless you go completely nuts like we did. I’d say HK$ 400 per head is reasonable?)
So is it worth going to? Definitely! I think there’s still half of the menu I haven’t tried.
Note: Photos taken with BlackBerry Curve 8900
Siu Yeh Rating: 8.5/10
SML Bar / Restaurant / Patio
11/F., Times Square
Tel: +852 2577 3444
Email: info (at) smlrestaurants.com
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