It was G's birthday and there are few things my personal anti-foodist loves to eat more than steak. The Grand Hyatt Steakhouse has been on my to-try list forever, but like the many other lists in my life, I don't often refer to them (cue self-help guru).
It's notoriously popular, but it being a Sunday night, I decided to give them a call and try my luck. After I gave them my contact phone number, it appeared that they had me on the system (freaky, but cool) and I was told that there are normally two sittings but I could get a 7.30pm booking bang in the middle of them. I guess I'm on the special pain-in-the-backside or those-idiots-they-call-bloggers list. It was awfully nice of them, and I think they have me on the system because I've been a Hyatt Gold Passport member for a while and stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong recently (a junket), but to be honest I'd be just as happy either way.
Disclaimers done, let's get onto the food.
|US Tomahawk, dry-aged|
I talk and think about the ethics of eating a lot, and this steak is basically a slap in the face. It's corn-fed (actually, corn-finished, so it's not that bad...???), but like a dieter facing a full-fat brownie topped with double cream, I just had to tell myself that I've been good all year... You can blast me in the comments section.
|Oak smoked salmon with quails' eggs and watercress|
To atone for my sins, my mom was vegetarian for the night and we were surprised at the number of veg options at a steakhouse. Her Vegetarian Wellington looked pretty decent, although I didn't try any.
The wine list is shockingly priced, with very few drinkable reds under HK$1000, but I guess that's just a Hong Kong reality. They had about 4-5 reds by the glass (there were whites, roses and sparkling too, but seriously, who looks at those at a steakhouse?).
Excellent service throughout - they even took a photo for us on the 'house camera' and printed it out straight away. Old-school, but the kind of thing that gets my parents giddy (and me too, a little. Maybe I'm getting old).
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road*
+852 2588 1234
*Do note, however, that despite the hotel being on the waterfront, there are no harbour views from the Steakhouse.
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