Hong Kong is blessed with authentic international fare in many price ranges. Even so, we don’t often see a meal at $12,000 a head like Aqua’s current tasting menu.
Text by Jason Spotts, photos by Samantha Sin
To celebrate our issue of decadent tastes, we investigate Aqua’s latest hedonistic offering. The Italian side of the restaurant has designed an eight-course, $12,000-a-head tasting menu available until November 30.
“We started by throwing ideas around the kitchen,” says Italian Executive Chef Marco Medaglia. “We imagined mixing all these amazing ingredients together and all the combinations you could make. Before we knew it the owners told us to go for it.”
The white Alba truffle is headlining but this is hardly a one-man show. Persian caviar, Iberico ham, 24-carat gold flakes, the rare Risina di Spello bean, top-grade cheeses, spices and a lot more in rare premium produce share the same stage.
From Cristal to open and a rare 1992 Farnito Vin Santo del Chianti to close, wine pairings are every bit as grand.
A Kobe tenderloin topped with foie gras on sautéed porcini mushrooms serves as entrée, followed by a dessert of white truffles on Amadei chocolate with caramel and roasted pears.
Advance reservations a week before are advisable according to General Manager Alessandro Argento. “Our suppliers are on standby, but an advanced booking ensures we have time to guarantee the best of the best.”
29-30/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3427 2288
|Dinner per head|
|1.||Malted Chocolate Mousse With Chocolate Covered Coco Puffs||$|
|2.||Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting And Poached Pears||$|
|3.||Mont Blanc With Cherry Compote||$|
|4.||Chocolate Ganache Cake With Chocolate Tea Ice Cream||$|
|Total||$$12,000 + 10%|
|*Price subject to change without notice|