Madam Sixty Ate | Hong Kong |Modern European
I’ve decided to call everything that i don’t know what cuisine it is – “modern european”. When I found out that two aussie chefs started ‘Madam Sixty Ate‘ in Wan Chai and i perused their menu, I knew i had to try it – everything looked delictable! I emailed them to see if they had space on a Friday night and they did, so we opted for an early session. I like to get to restaurants when they are less empty and noisy so you can actually enjoy the ambience and hear the person across the table from you.
When we entered, we were the first patrons in the restaurant. the bar area (that looked really comfortable and trendy) was quite packed already with people chilling out on their Friday nights. We didn’t feel like deciding on what to eat, so we just opted for the degustation menu – 6 courses for 680HKD ($85AUD) which we thought was quite reasonable in comparison to Australian prices for a 6 course degustation. Here are some shots I took of the surroundings:
The menu consisted of:
1) Paella for Pedro – Spanish classic with a twist: Mussels, rabbit, squid, scampi carpaccio and puffed rice
2) Warm jerusalem artichoke, shaved potatoes and truffle soup
3) Baby vegetables spiced in their own juices, anis scented fennel and Manchego cream
4) Roast scallops and melon with a water chestnut and endive salad
5) Pigeon Breast with foie gras, walnut tabouli, sheep’s milk yoghurt and pomegranate molasses
6) Vanilla mille fuille of crisp apple, rice pudding mousse and milk sorbet
7) Petit 4′s
In my opinion the menu just got better and better. Wasn’t too chuffed with the take on paella – the rice puffs tasted like popcorn to me. The soup was lovely, really great when you mixed the potatos into the artichoke soup to get more flavour infused. Vegetables were nice, not bland but not super tasty – just nice. The scallop was really tender and juicy – cooked really well but the standout for me was the pigeon. i don’t usually like pigeon, but all the flavours mixed together were so lovely – especially liked the tabouli with it. OH and the dessert, so so delightful!! The rice pudding was lovely, wasn’t at all what I expected and the apple went so well together with it.
Fantastic meal, great atmosphere – will def come back again!!
Address: Shop 8, 1/F, The Podium, J Senses, 60 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai
Phone Number: 2527 2558
Email: [email protected]
Operating Hours: Daily noon-midnight.
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