It's surely tempting to take a carefree trip to Europe in order to find some much needed peace away from the Hong Kong summer heat. However, if you're unable to do so for now, it's also not that difficult to look for a perfectly relaxing afternoon and evening away from the heated hustle and bustle - Uptop Bistro and Bar has created the upmost soothing and refreshing afternoon tea set and set dinner for diners who seek exoticism!
Escape to France through the “Summer Lavender” Afternoon Tea Set
The lavender-infused tea set would surely boost a rustic and romantic ambience which would paint a delightful picture of Provence for diners. The signature lavender themed desserts include the quintessentially French “Lavender White Chocolate Macaron”, “Lavender Cookie” with smooth lavender cream in the middle and “Lavender Pound Cake” made with fresh lavender bits. Other purple-toned sweet treats include “Blueberry Cheese Cake”, “Blueberry Mochi” and “Homemade Scones” with cream cheese and blackcurrant jam.
Other lavender savory snacks in the tea set include “Lavender Honey Roasted Chicken Wing”, marinated with lavender and roasted with honey, “Pop Purple Prawn”, pan-fried prawn topped with purple potato crisps, “Purple Potato Hash Brown”, “Prawn Tartare, Caviar Canape” and “Thai Style Spicy Fish Cake” which are all guest favorites.
Apart from food, the time-limited choice of Lavender Earl Grey tea and other cocktail choices such as “Lavender Glam”, a mix of fresh lavender and Prosecco (+$48), are also guaranteed to provide a full sensory experience of sight, taste and smell.
The tea set is available at $348 (+10% S.C.) for two every Monday to Friday or $388 (+10% S.C.) on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
A Burst of Tastes and Colors -- The "Summer Popical Fruit" Set Dinner
Head Chef Robin, as an avid traveller himself, has crafted the "Summer Popical Fruit" Set Dinner menu that combines various tropical fruits and spices up the summer with different levels of acidity and sweetness.
To start with, the appetizer “Abalone with Avocado and Yuzu Salad” promises refreshment and elegance as the mixed green with abalone slices on top is complemented by fresh yuzu pulps and avocado, as well as the sweet and sour passion fruit dressing. The soup course is a choice between “Coconut Consommé Soup” and “Green Apple Cream Soup”. The former simmered from coconut meat, red dates and pork shank, while the latter blends U.S. green apples, celery and fresh cream. The middle course “Squid Ink Pasta and Prawn Meat with Papaya Puree” is a creative combination of pan-fried prawn meat, al-dente squid ink spaghetti and Thai papaya puree.
To follow, the chef has created five sumptuous choices for the main course, featuring “Sous Vide Canadian Corn-fed Pork Rack with Prune Glaze”, “Sous Vide Duck Breast with Peach Port Wine Sauce”, “Pan Fried Norwegian Salmon and Scallop with Guava Puree”, “Sous Vide New Zealand Lamb Rack with Burnt Orange” (+$58), “Grilled U.S. Angus Tenderloin with Caramel Pineapple” (+$58). All are cooked to perfection with bursts of aromas that would definitely bring you out of the city's heated surroundings.
To cap off a dazzling dining experience, diners may choose from the three options of “Orange Chocolate Mousse Cake with Orange Sorbet”, “Lemon and Orange Semi Candied Cheese Cake with Lemon Sorbet” and “Pear Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream and Aloe Vera” to finish the colourful dinner in a “Popical” way!
The “Summer Popical Fruit” Set Dinner is priced at $388 (+10% S.C.) per person, and for an additional $188, guests can enjoy three glasses of wine pairing.
Uptop Bistro and Bar
Address: 19/F, Popway Hotel, 117 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2117 3526
Lunch: 12nn - 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea: 3pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10:00pm