New addition to Hong Kong dining scene - L'Altro, a solid Michelin 1* Italian Restaurant
- Charles Yu Mar 16, 2013 01:39 AM
Located atop of 'L Place' in Central, this new Italian Restaurant is the brain child of Chef Philippe Levielle, whose restaurant 'Miramonti L'Altro' in Brescia, Italy has been a Michelin 2* since 2001.
Modern and cool looking, the dining room is covered in high-tech looking marble, chrome and glass with a partially visible open kitchen.
Our meal consisted of the following dishes:
- Grilled Squid, Black Ink Vinigrette, Fennel Orange Salad
- Shrimp Bon-Bon with Cumin, Cauliflower Cream with Mandarin Flavour
- Risotto of the day ( Porcinni Mushroom and Shredded Duck Confit )
- Crisp Australian Snapper, Panfried Vegetable Julienne, Caramelized
Sweet & Sour Sauce
- Kurobuta ( Japanese Black Hair Pig ) Milanese with Vegetable of the
Day, Sauce and trio of dips - Taragon Mayonaise, Sweet Mustard and
- Gelato Miromonte
Whilst the Italian Meal at the Michelin 3*, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo felt more like a 1* experience, the Modernistic and Authentic Italian Fare using French Technique at L'Altro was a IMO a 'Solid 1*!. Plate presentation was visually appealing and the food tasted very good in most areas.
Stand outs were the really smokey and perfectly grilled Squid, the exceptionally Crispy Skin Snapper thats sweet and moist and the tender Pork Medallion. The Vanilla Gelato was very creamy and the flavour, intense.
All in all a very satisfying dining experience!!
By the way, the home made bread was sooo good, they did not provide any butter or Olive Oil for dipping!!
Another for my list...! Sounds really interesting, although I remember early reviews were quite luke warm and even though it opened back in August 2012 it hasn't seemed to create a buzz.
Phil, Charles - many thanks for the feedback. I have been remiss and not contributed much to the China & Southeast Asia section following my return from Europe. I'll be certain to update following my vacation to HK shortly.
At the risk of digressing from the original subject - still planning one final set dinner and am stumped between T'ang Court, Sung Tung Lok and Man Wah. Any suggestions? Many thanks
Hello blownd! Sorry for the late reply! I didn't notice your posting till now, due to chowhound's new format and arrangement.
I quite enjoyed the modernistic Italian cuisine of L'Altro. Nice ambiance as well. Lunch was particularly good value for money. I have not been to Il Milione, so cannot help you there.