Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Krug Room + Mandarin Grill: Pictorial

I've always been a fan of the Mandarin Oriental restaurants. Why? Well, because of the below...

Krug Room: "Meat Fruit"
- Liver pâté disguised as a mini pear (thank you, progressive gastronomy). Served with black truffle brioche.

Krug Room: "'Rain' Flower Pot Salad"
Mix of steamed and raw greens arranged in arugula "soil" purée.

Krug Room: "Bounty Bar"
Coconut and chocolate with pop rocks = :D

Mandarin Grill: Amuse Bouche
Spherical olive + spun sugar sitting on some black sesame situation.

Mandarin Grill: "RAW" ($268)
Kindai, salmon, hamachi, botan shrimp, sake, cucumber.

Mandarin Grill: "Black Cod" ($428)
Cod with coriander, ginger, miso, sesame, praline. And Oyster leaf.

FOOD: 4.5/5
SERVICE: 5/5
ATMOSPHERE: 4.75/5

THE KRUG ROOM // MANDARIN GRILL ($$$$$)
1/F, Mandarin Oriental
5 Connaught Road, Central
2825-4014 // 2825-4004
www.mandarinoriental.com

7 comments:

  1. It is a really odd feeling being able to identify solid sources for inspiration in most of these dishes: meat fruit from Heston Blumenthal's Feasts, edible potted plants at Noma, spherification from elBulli...

    I'd kill for that 'Bounty bar' though.

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  2. Finally got around to doing the Krug Room after all these years... pretty fantastic meal. Not exactly El Bulli but playful in a different way.

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