BEET

T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - Hong Kong Restaurants -

HK$880 per per­son

G/F, Lam’s Build­ing, 6-10 Kau U Fong, She­ung Wan, Hong Kong

TEL: +852 2824 3898

www.bee­trestau­rant.com These days, fine din­ing no longer has to mean lux­ury ho­tels and white table­cloths—and nowhere proves that more charm­ingly than Beet, a homely space tucked away in an unas­sum­ing Cen­tral cul-de-sac. Whilst its in­te­rior may be mod­est, with rus­tic wood fur­ni­ture and few other note­wor­thy de­sign de­tails, the food is im­pres­sively pre­cise, so­phis­ti­cated and stylish. Head chef Barry Quek cut his teeth at Joël Robu­chon and Les Amis in Sin­ga­pore, and his ex­per­tise shows in ex­em­plary tech­nique, thought­ful flavours and ad­ven­tur­ous com­bi­na­tions. The menu places an em­pha­sis on lo­cal sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents; baked beet­root with smoked ri­cotta, toasted quinoa and chive oil is an im­pec­ca­ble bal­anc­ing act of con­trast­ing tex­tures and rich flavours, whilst thinly-sliced raw hamachi with myoga (fer­mented Ja­panese ginger) and spring onions weaves a tan­ta­lis­ingly light and bright spell on the palate. The drinks menu is just as in­ter­est­ing, with a well-cu­rated spread of bou­tique pro­duc­ers and nat­u­ral wines. Staff are knowl­edge­able about both the food and bev­er­ages, and are at­ten­tive and friendly through­out the night. If you’re look­ing to shake off tra­di­tional pre­con­cep­tions of fine din­ing, Beet is a ster­ling ex­am­ple of what de­lights hap­pen when you think out­side the box.

These days, fine din­ing no longer has to mean lux­ury ho­tels and white

table­cloths

Ar­bor takes its de­sign in­spi­ra­tion from the stillbeauty of the for­est

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