After a long day at work, it’s best when you don’t need to over-think dinner. This is where Head Chef Duilio Desimoni’s Tasting Menu comes in. At American brasserie Bizou in Admiralty’s luxury retail destination Pacific Place, they celebrate the best of international cuisine with American roots. The tasting menu’s three-course dinner presents an option for each course spanning starters, main course and dessert. A creative and New World wine pairing option is also available with the menu.
To start, a vegetarian dish is offered in the form of an Organic tomato salad. Here, a colour spectrum of red, green and orange tomatoes is served with creamy buffalo mozzarella and a bright and rich honey balsamic dressing. For the meat eater, a Beef tartare may be the preferred choice. Mixed with homemade pickles, onion marmalade, honey mustard and an egg yolk, it’s the perfect accompaniment with the warm slices of toast. Either choice can be paired with a charmingly fresh glass of Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from Marlborough in New Zealand.
Over to main courses and a soft and tender, 48-hour slow-cooked Short ribs is offered and complemented with a smooth potato emulsion and fragrant rosemary sauce. Meanwhile, Homemade malfatti is the vegetarian choice. Jam-packed with ricotta cheese and fresh sprigs of spinach, the gnocchi-like balls of malfatti are coated in a sumptuous mushroom truffle sauce. This can be washed down with a mouthwatering and plummy glass of Spier Pinotage 2016 from Stellenbosch in South Africa’s Western Cape.
The meal finale is given to two decadent desserts which will appease both fruit and chocolate enthusiasts. On the chocolate corner, is an indulgent Oreo caramel cheesecake which is served with a sweet chocolate sauce. While fruit fans can enjoy a refreshing fruit plate piled high with slices of fruit, depending on the season, topped with homemade strawberry jam and a light and fluffy mango foam. In this pairing, a fun sparkling Salted caramel cocktail is offered for the final cheers.
Bizou’s spacious dining room seats a total of 130 guests and is an ideal, comfortable-style setting for guests to relax in. Whether it’s for cocktails at the bar or for all day dining with friends, family and business associates in the main dining area, this American brasseries suits all. Plus a private room is available for more intimate group dinners, events and occasions.
The Tasting Menu starts at HK$398 for dinner per person, with an option for wine pairing at +HK$168.