|Veal parmesan at Carbone|
|Carpaccio Piemontese - wagyu|
|Spicy rigatoni vodka|
For dessert they roll over a cart, and they'll flambe some bananas tableside for the full old-school effect. Cheesy, you might say, but I love that kind of thing.
The wine list is ridiculous though - the selection is pretty good, lots of Italians, natch - but it's the bloody prices. Basically the cheapest bottle is around $4-500 and it's supermarket plonk. I understand it's in the heart of LKF and everything but anything decent will cost close to $1000 at least. If you're a wine drinker, the $500 corkage might be worth it... Also, while I was waiting for everyone else to arrive, I had a whisky sour - the menu says: scotch, grapefruit, honey. I reckon grapefruit may not have had enough acidity to brighten the drink, meaning overall it tasted a bit flat, and the scotch didn't quite come through either, but perhaps my philosophy of what makes a good drink is different from theirs. (But I like their classics-inspired cocktail menu - I'd give them another chance).
Service was seamless - friendly, attentive, present but not intrusive. One issue I have is with the noise levels - we were 6 at a round table, ie. not huge and usually easy to speak to everyone, but the whole night we basically had to shout at each other. There is a speaker practically above every table. Is this what hip restaurants do these days? I guess I'm too much of an old lady to understand the concept of loud music with your meal.
|Empty plates, empty glasses, blotches on the table - evidence of satisfaction|
9/F LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
Tel: +852 2593 2593
Open daily: 6-11.30pm (lunch coming soon)