Thursday, March 20, 2014
Celebrity chef Jason Atherton was in Hong Kong recently to praise the virtues of British beef. At a kick-off event at Watermark, he explained that the cows from England are grass-fed, making the texture of the meat admittedly more chewy, with a more natural flavour compared to the tenderness corn-fed beef, a food cows don't normally eat. For Atherton it's all about flavours and went on to explain that the provenance of the beef was also important in how he determined his menus.
Hong Kong diners can taste for themselves in a month-long promotion called "English Beef -- The Royal Treat" from now until April 15. Four restaurants around town will be using British beef in its dishes -- Dickens Bar, Shore Restaurant & Bar, The Globe and Watermark. Different beef cuts are used to create such dishes as beef fillet carpaccio at Watermark, grilled 28-day aged bone-in rib for two at Shore, and English beef roast available on Sundays at The Globe. Dickens Bar at The Excelsior Hong Kong presents braised English beef and Yorkshire pudding.
Dickens Bar, The Excelsior Hong Kong
281 Gloucester Road
Shore Restaurant & Bar
3-4/F, the L. Place
139 Queen's Road
B/F, Garley Building
45-53 Graham Street
Watermark (until April 13)
Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7