When it comes to love, actions speak louder than words. Surprise your significant other with a dreamy candlelit rendezvous this Valentine’s Day at Hugo’s, the European restaurant which celebrates its 50 years of culinary excellence in town this year. An extravagant six-course dinner is presented by Executive Sous Chef Josef Gallenberger to spoil your palate on this romantic occasion.
Surrounded by the enchanting atmosphere, patrons may first indulge in a unique homemade appetiser, Hokkaido scallop degustation with trout caviar, spiced butternut squash, herb crème fraiche and radish. The scallop is prepared in three different ways: tartare, pan-fried and marinated as ceviche, all in small portions and presented fancily. Another refreshing starter is the glazed Spanish Carabineros prawn with grilled asparagus, heirloom tomato, bell pepper and finger lime, in which the freshness of the prawn is enhanced by the balanced sweet and sour flavours of the tomatoes and citrus fruit. Before taking a sip of the basil foam soup with chorizo, burrata and tortellini, ladies may be tempted to snap a photo of this beautifully crafted gastronomy.
For mains, Chef Josef has curated two palatable delights: the crispy pan-fried Atlantic halibut with fennel, bacon, pearl onion, beetroot and tarragon foam and tender US Bison Tournedos Rossini with French foie gras, black truffle, parsnip, forest mushroom, heirloom carrot, fig and port wine jus. The prior dish is matched with lightly flavoured garnishes to bring out the freshness in the fish, while the latter offers a perfectly harmonised taste of wild beef and black winter truffle, which is especially appealing to meat connoisseurs.
Sweets are undoubtedly the essence of Valentine’s Day. Our Pastry Chef, Gary Lau, uses the prevalent options of chocolates and strawberries, adding a contemporary twist of matcha to create the delicate wild strawberry and pomegranate parfait with Valrhona Opalys chocolate and matcha mousse. This love-inspired sweet and creamy dessert accompanied by a homemade sorbet is designed for couples to sink into the sweetness of love and forget the world outside on this special evening.
The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is available on 14 February 2019 at HK$1,488 per person with a complimentary glass of Champagne.