Harbour City is well known as a bustling transport hub and shopping behemoth; it also offers exciting dining options
Tsim Sha Tsui’s Harbour City not only offers a plethora of shopping options conveniently adjacent to a transport hub, there’s also a dizzying array of dining outlets to choose from, including high quality European restaurants.
The vast shopping and entertainment complex includes four such establishments offering a variety of European and US cuisine with a large selection of international wines, all with that dazzling view over Victoria Harbour and the opportunity for evening diners to experience the spectacular sight of the Symphony of Lights.
Two Italian restaurants represent some of the best regional variations of cooking throughout Italy, while one fine French restaurant is a feast for the senses, and an American steakhouse incorporates a French influence to add a unique twist to its menu.
The aptly named Al Molo, Italian for the pier, is located on the waterfront at Harbour City’s Ocean Terminal. The restaurant’s modern New York styled Italian cuisine concept was created in collaboration with US celebrity chef Michael White and offers everything from pizzas to seafood, steaks and fresh pasta, all complemented by an outstanding collection of international wines, many of Italy’s finest, and more than 40 by the glass. The decor is stylish yet informal, with a flaming pizza oven displayed in the mid section and plenty of al fresco dining.
Italian restaurant Cucina, located inside the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, has recently welcomed a new chef into the fold. Andrea Oreste Delzanno was born and raised in Piedmont, a gastronomic epicentre in the north west of Italy where white truffles are treasured, and some of the country’s best wines are to be found. Chef Delzanno learnt his craft from a number of Michelin-starred mentors in his home country before receiving recognition for his own style of cooking, which blends centuries-old traditions of Italian gastronomy with an innovative twist. Diners can expect to experience such delights as wagyu beef cheek with Barolo red wine sauce on mashed pumpkin, which is prepared using the technique of slow cooking that makes the meat exceptionally tender and juicy.
ÉPURE, a fine dining restaurant for French cuisine, opened in June 2014 and has already garnered accolades for its glamorous ambiance and sensational cuisine, including a recommendation in the Hong Kong and Macau Michelin Guide. Located at level four in Ocean Centre, the restaurant features a luxurious setting that makes you feel pampered before you have even tasted the sumptuous menu. Under the direction of executive chef Nicolas Boutin, the food is presented in a simple style that allows the ingredients, which are sourced directly from France, to leave a lasting impression.
Then there’s BLT Steak, an American steakhouse under the auspices of French chef Laurent Tourondel, whose Gaellic influences can be seen in seafood dishes such as tuna tartare with an avocado and soy-lime dressing. The specialty steaks are the finest available USDA prime or certified Black Angus and Australian,
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