Wednesday, December 9, 2015

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG

Central Hongkong is the central business district of the Hongkong Territory.  Glancing at the tall and unique architectural designs of the skyscrapers that surround, it would appear a challenge for the group to be able to experience comfort food housed in a dining area of luxury.

Fortunately, we were led to one of the known structures of the area, the Mandarin Oriental Hongkong.  In no time, we were seated comfortably at Café Causette, one of the in-house restaurants of the hotel, for dinner and all ready for another gastronomic treat of Asian and Western cuisine.

For a five-star hotel such as the Mandarin Oriental Hongkong, a dining experience would surely equate to a fancy one where guests are dressed elegantly fashionable.  Maintaining the restaurant’s sophistication, it's actually a good family friendly restaurant.  At one corner, I saw coloring pencils being used by a child as the family dines.  And of course, guests can come on suitable comfortable attire.

Menu Favorites

As I go over the menu list, I noticed that the restaurant boasts of gluten-free options.  While this may not be applicable for our group, it definitely caters to guests with special dietary requests.

It was a dining feast in our case.  For a group of five in one table, we had difficulty in placing our orders as most in the menu are tempting and a restaurant’s specialty cuisine.

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
HAINAN CHICKEN RICE (BABY PAK CHOY, GARLIC, CHILI SAUCE, RICE) AT 268HKD
INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
FISH AND CHIPS (BATTERED, COD, CHIPS, TARTARE SAUCE) AT 248HKD
INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
SINGAPORE CURRY LAKSA (VERMICELLI NOODLE, PRAWN, FISH BALL, EGG, BEAN CURD) AT 228HKD

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
PORK PECORINO PIZZA (PORK SAUSAGE, CHILI, SLICED POTATO, BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, OREGANO, PECORINO AND SPRING ONION) AT 178HKD
INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
CHEUNG FUN (BEEF, TENDERLOIN, ONION, BLACK PEPPER) AT 158HKD
INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
BEEF SATAY  (SKEWER, SPICE, PEANUT SAUCE) AT 28HKD PER PIECE
Asian favorites such as Nasi Goreng and Hainan Chicken Rice has been the top choices.  The thin-crust pizza is surprisingly good as well. My personal favorite was the Cheung Fun, a beef tenderloin complemented by onions and black pepper.

Looking at the window, signs of a new season coming- winter - was prominent as the trees begin to sway in the Central District.  In time for the season, there were beverages offered exclusively available during the winter season.

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG

The desserts are a must-try as well.  The home-made sorbet has a twist.  It's a surprise that one can get drunk while eating sorbet as it is whisky-based.  And I actually got dizzy after several spoonful consumed.

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
HOME-MADE ICE CREAM AND SORBET AT 48HKD PER SCOOP
INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG
CRISPY CHOCOLATE DEVIL CAKE (WHISKY ICE CREAM) AT 88HKD

Dining Experience

You can go casual and informal when dining at the Café Causette despite the intimidation that it gives as being an in-house restaurant of a luxurious hotel.  Business meeting and casual rendezvous after and even during office hours can be had at the said restaurant.

The dining area is not crowded and spaces are provided for each guests to obtain the privacy they long for dining.  Truly, this is one of the perfect spots to dine when at the Central District. 

INFORMAL AND CONTEMPORARY DINING AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONGKONG


Café Causette
Mandarin Oriental Hongkong
5 Connaught Road Central, Hongkong
+852 2825 4005
Breakfast: 6:30AM – 11:30AM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 3PM
Tea: 3-6PM
Dinner: 6-11:45PM

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