The Revitalising Menu sustainably sourced And passionately prepared
Healthy and elegant fine-dining at Café Gray Deluxe overlooking the iconic Victoria Harbour.
The concept of eating healthily in restaurants has gained a lot of traction in recent years and with it the once dour image of dishes being tasteless and boring has well and truly been vanquished.
The improvements in quality and availability have been self-fulfilling. The better the food the more people choose it. The more people take the healthy option, the more viable it is for chefs to invest time into the creativity and sourcing.
In a stellar career spanning three decades, Chef Gray Kunz has long been at the forefront of delivering healthy, high-quality food and, using predominantly organic and non-GMO produce, his exciting new Café Gray Deluxe Revitalising Menu offers guests an enticing selection of refreshing flavours and dishes that promote a balanced lifestyle and embrace the classic elegance of Asian and European culinary traditions.
Located at Pacific Place in Admiralty and with stunning views over Hong Kong's iconic Victoria Harbour, Café Gray Deluxe is the signature restaurant of The Upper House, an elegant luxury hotel designed by acclaimed Hong Kong architect Andre Fu.
Found on the 49th floor, the restaurant offers a sophisticated escape from the hubris of the city below. The design is simple yet elegant. There's a choice of seating with rich chairs, deeply padded sofas and raised chairs at the long bar. Dark woods, mood lighting and deep coloured accents create a warm ambience and, despite its formality, the restaurant is welcoming, both through the day and into the night. The private room features a banquet table and like the dining room has sensational city and harbour views through its panoramic windows.
The à la carte menu is impressive and includes indulgent desserts like the Grand Marnier bitter chocolate mousse and a lavish selection of sorbet and ice cream, whilst the mains include the delicious
smoked baby turbot, saffron pasta fiore and house-cured gravlax.
Complementing the existing à la carte menus, the newly introduced Revitalising Menu features a selection of beautifully crafted vegan and gluten-free dishes created with organic, non-GMO and sustainably sourced produce. Available as a set threecourse lunch and early supper expanding to four for dinner, it is bound to impress.
The menu is updated every week as Chef Kunz strives to use only the best locally grown, organic and seasonal produce wherever possible. Highlights include delights like the delicate organic tomato crudo with candied kelp, served with a quenelle of kasundi and fresh seasonal herbs; light refreshing and aromatic, it's a dish that fully reflects the menu's concept.
Equally as fresh on the palate and with delightfully contrasting textures comes the chilled bean curd. A cube of chilled bean curd topped off with flaxseeds and served with fresh garden peas, pea vine, mint and an elegant cucumber consommé.
One of the most aesthetically pleasing dishes and deliciously spicy too, is the whole-roasted cauliflower. Set atop a heap of flavoured buckwheat and topped off with spiced dukkah the cauliflower is roasted and served with dollops of tangy lemon coulis. The set menus include a dessert choice that features dishes like the wonderfully bittersweet organic bitter chocolate. An individually presented round of rich chocolate decorated with shredded coconut, edible flowers and seasonal berries topped off with a deliciously fruity sorbet quenelle – simply irrespirable!
Backed by a superb wine and cocktails list and first-class service, Café Gray Deluxe, like the hotel, is a truly sophisticated escape from the city and with the addition of its Revitalising Menu has added yet more healthy choices to its already exceptional dining experience.
Whole roasted cauliflower, spiced dukkah
Smoked baby turbot, vermouth beurre blanc