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Reviewed June 4, 2004   »   32avenue.com   |   justin-cheung.com     

Parkview Teahouse

88 Tai Tam Reservoir Rd. - Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Chicken Breast "Oscar" with Flaked Crab | with garlic mashed potatoes, snow peas, and zucchini, HKD$90. First thing you notice is the exquisite presentation. Even the mashed potatoes are placed in such a way that it could be easily mistaken for a risotto cake. The breast was uniformly moist and tender throughout, served with a very nice, light sweet sauce, and complemented very well by the crab meat. Portions were normal. Overall, a very good entree.

Conclusion: When you dine at a restaurant such as this one, you're reminded that life is hard. Really. You have to deal with a magnificent mountaintop view of bustling Hong Kong, world-class service, food bursting with flavour, and the exclusivity of a Parkview club members-only restaurant. All kidding aside, this is a restaurant that exudes the air of high living with its grand ambience accented by the huge picturesque window and even a Van Gogh. Although it doesn't come cheap in a large comparison, it is just below-average in cost for its class; this slightly lowered price can probably be attributed to the membership fees for Parkview - a full set lunch (3 course) costs only HKD$120. The French-Chinese fusion cuisine, while not out of this world, comes pretty close, even with something as simple as spaghetti and meatballs. The freshly-baked complimentary bread basket, with a nice variety, is among the best of its kind. Overall, a well-recommended restaurant, if you're lucky enough to be a member or know someone who is.

3.8

out of 5.0

noteworthy
ambience
creativity
service


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