Last night a couple of friends treated me to a nice dinner at Casa Fina. It's my super early birthday dinner. It's funny how I "moved" from celebrating my birthday from the Indonesian way (my treat, better to celebrate later than earlier) to the Hong Kong way (others' treat, better to celebrate earlier than later).
Here are the deliciousness we had to cheer me up.
After all, birthday means that I'm another year older and (in my case) many many pounds heavier.
Buy-one-get-one-free oysters, Namibia, Scottish Rock and French oysters. I especially love the French ones. Sweet, crunchy and fresh...the flavors transported me to a beautiful place by the sea....blablabla...gosh, stop it. This is not my style.
OK. That sounds more like me.
As an appetizer, we ordered the calamari.
Perfectly cooked, tender calamari rings, the breading isn't the crispy type, but it's flavorful. The parmesan bits...what's not to love?...and we especially love the horseradish creamy dip. It made everything perfect.
The black truffle and wild cream of mushroom soup was delightful, tasty, creamy, and there are a couple slices of black truffle in it.
The lobster bisque didn't impress us. It's underseasoned and overly bitter. The soup was served with a side of nicely toasted, buttery bread.
The duck liver and wild mushroom linguini was as fantastic as it sounds. Rich and earthy flavors with perfectly cooked pasta. Sold!
The lamb could be a little more charred and it's a tiny bit undercooked. Other than that, it's decent and the portion is generous.
The warm chocolate cake is nothing earth shattering, but it's more than adequate. Very chocolatey cake with warm chocolate liquid oozing out of the cake once you've digged into it. Too bad I didn't get the money shot ^_^'
We were very impressed by the pumpkin ice cream. Very light, not too sweet, the pumpkin flavor was there...and it's served in a cute tiny pumpkin! How adorable! I wish the pumpkin wasn't as frozen so that we could dig into it and...consume it.
I'll totally go back to try their sea urchin spaghetti and pomelo sherbet.
The meal costs us just below HK$450 each with three glasses of wine.
Casa Fina Seafood & Oyster Bar
13/F, Henry House, 40-42 Yun Ping Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2504 2928