Monday, January 5, 2015

My Birthday Lunch at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Initially, I wanted to go for their afternoon tea (thanks to seeing 1,093,947 pictures of it on instagram), but they were booked all the way to end of the year.
Gahhh... never mind, lunch it is then.

Judging from this R5-D4 (or R15-D10???) poking out of our bread basket, yep, we were checking if this place is naughty-kid friendly.
Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Bread's not bad.
Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Starters.
Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
I wouldn't have ordered this. I generally don't order anything "chicken breast", but SC made a wise decision that a basic salad is necessary to feed our naughty monster. This salad might look unfancy (I know, it is not a word), but it's absolutely delicious! Tangy, tasty, crisp fresh veggies, tender juicy chicken, etc etc etc. YUM.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
I had the foie-gras pate (yes, I can't not order anything foie). Lovely. It's a little on the sweet side but the crispy toast that came with it gave it the savory balance.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Nyammmmm.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Lobster jelly. Creamy, tasty, sweet-seafoody, delicious!

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Chestnut veloute. Rich, creamy... I love.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
French onion soup. Not bad la...

The mains..
Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
I ordered this prawn with venere rice (I called it udang with ketan hitam heheheh) - thanks for the recommendation, Dan! It's TASTY!

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Chicken breast stuffed with foie. Whoa... I don't order chicken breast and must order foie... what to do when faced with a dish like this? Hmm... get others to order it so I could have a (lotsa) taste(s). Heheheheh. It's good!

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Most of us favorited the "special main of the day", the beef cheek. So tender but not mushy, and very flavorful. Perfect.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
SC had the camembert. Hmm... I prefer the dessert.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Chocolate ganache and raspberry marmalade. I love anything dark chocolate.

Birthday Lunch 2014 at Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
I had the white chocolate fruity dessert. Fruity and refreshing, and OB stole most of it.

In case you were wondering why there was no "happy birthday" anything, well... it's not that I said "oh, no need, no need" because I was shy (are you kidding? I love birthday commotions in restaurants and for photo purposes - I am shallow and childish like that), but thanks to SC who forgot to say it's a birthday celebration, we didn't have one.

Never mind. SC paid for the meal - that is more important than anything else hehehheee.
Thanks, SC!

A special mention to service - it's slow and clumsy, servers don't explain much of anything (but to be fair, we didn't ask also ), servers don't know who ordered what, we had to follow up for the cheese platter- which then came much later than the desserts, and the server (and manager?) looked a bit too annoyed by naughty OB (but why not have no-kid policy then?).

Anyway, I love the food, and I'd go back for it - and I won't bring OB ^_^'
Lunch prices: 288 for 3 course, 368 for 4 course, 448 for 5 course.

Seasons by Olivier Elzer
They have online reservation (yay!), simply click here.
Or phone +85225056228.

Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two.
28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay.
Hong Kong.
Near Causeway Bay MTR Exit F.

2 comments:

Lea Andersen said...

Nice photos! I actually heard a lot of compliments about Seasons by Olivier Elzer before we went there last month to celebrate Mom's birthday. I can really say that the whole experience was great. Food was good especially the Alaskan king crab meat and avocado salad we ordered, so good and tasty!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

@Lea, I love this place too! I must try the Alaskan king crab meat and avocado salad next time :)