Amber a french restaurant located inside the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, it has two Michelin Stars and no. 20 on the Pellegrino Top 50 list at the time I was there. So a few friends and I went to the weekend brunch, they have a set menu for 6 course and 4 glasses of wine for a very reasonable price – its not cheap but a good price for what you get. As one of Hong Kong’s top restaurants it delivers a great experience in every way.
The entry way is small its not like some restaurants with a grand entrance – but simple and modern.
You first see the reception and the lounge. I am the first to arrive in my party I don’t feel like waiting in the lounge… so….
I decided that I would go walk around the Landmark Mall, its filled with high end shops… I take the elevator down to the mall level.
The mall’s main atrium, the cafe on the right seems to be a popular one. There is also a Robuchon cafe in the mall, but I did not have the chance to stop by.
The holiday decorations are nice. Every so often the holiday show will begin.
I get super hungry so I head back to the Mandarin Oriental – I was going to the lounge get a drink and perhaps a small dish.
I get a seat at the lounge and go over the menu. But I am told my party has arrived so I go to our table.
My seat and plate setting… I am excited.
I look around and its beautiful. Also a very small restaurant.
We are told of the menu and offering today.
And I start making my selection
The drinks begin… and we begin with champagne.
First wine with food.
Oyster with sake and ice granny smith apple disk… this dish was impressive, something I have never tasted before and a preview of how my lunch will be.
I don’t even remember what this is, this was a dish my friend selected that did not want the oyster. All I can say is that my friend enjoyed the dish.
This was a red wine my friend who does not like white wine had selected.
Everything is good. The next dish comes up.
I stop by the restroom. Like most fancy restaurants its single use. Its nice.. and clean…
My wines… They all taste good.
My main dish. Again I order fish. It good but I am so full this is the first dish I do not finish… I am sad… I am just too full…
Then the cheese plates comes out. Our party almost clears the plate.
Then the first of the sweets come out.
Round five and the last one…
It saw worth the money and time – it was a long brunch. I would go again to eat the same food again.