Dear fellow tasters,
Back to my Hong Kong trip, on the evening after intense shopping at Ladies’ market and H&M, my friend and I decided to go up the Victoria Peak or more known as the Peak, one of Hong Kong’s popular tourist attractions. It involved an hour queuing for the Peak Tram, the iconic 120 years-old tram ride across slanted railways to reach the top. The ride itself took only less than 10 minutes and upon alighting, the first thing we did was to look for a restaurant because we already felt famished and we needed some place to rest our poor feet from all the walking around.
The final pick went to Cafe Deco, a two-floored art-deco-themed international restaurant located at the Peak Galleria, the shopping and dining complex adjacent to the wok-shaped Peak Tower. Fortunately, we managed to get a table on the first level’s outdoor terrace, overlooking the breathtaking Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour skyline. The fog did clear up a little bit that day and we were able to partially enjoy the scenery of lights from the skyscrapers and the tips of IFC Two and ICC towers which appeared to be floating amidst the swirling mist.
As for the food, my friend ordered a pizza, the tartuffo e prosciutto while I ordered something from the grill, the NZ prime steer tenderloin. The pizza was huge and came with generous topping of prosciutto (parma ham), as well as tomato, mozzarella, arugula and black truffle. The steak was quite tender and nice, a bit dry probably because we asked for well done.
There is nothing more that I could say about the dishes other than that they were quite enjoyable and well above standard. I suppose with a backdrop that gorgeous, they don’t really have to try so hard on the food. It was nonetheless a lovely dinner, mostly because of the beautiful view and the glass of bubble I ordered for two purposes, a prop for picture taking and a company to soak up the ambiance.
The taster’s notes:
Favorite dish – the pizza
What to try next time – something from the Asian menu
Damage around 262 HKD/pax