Fine Wine, A View of Victoria Harbour and Delicious Beef!
If you’re looking for a lavish night out with fine wine, a seafood selection and fancy cuts of steak, consider Watermark a suitable choice — and a great date night with the S/O *wink wink.* Located at the end of the Star Ferry Pier No. 7, Watermark is an impressive fine dining eatery offering classical French fare in an open modern space, including a fab 360 degree, floor to ceiling view of Victoria Harbour!
Greeted with smiles and sat promptly, we were led into the dining room with high ceilings and simple mod décor, each table adorned with sparkling silverware and a white tablecloth. Lush!
Aside from the impressive list of red and white wine, also available are the fun house-specialty cocktails. They even have (non-alcoholic) smoothies – perfect for a lunchtime outing! We couldn’t decide so we opted for both. First was the Exotic Earl Grey, an earl grey infused whiskey with honey, elderflower and a splash of lemon. With subtle tones of earl grey and whiskey oh-so smooth, it’s a very drinkable slightly sweet bevvie. And points for gorgeous presentation!
We also sampled the Tropical Style smoothie, a mix of coconut milk, pineapple juice banana and mint – the mint kick is immensely refreshing and great for a warm day.
Perusing the menu we found the selection of seafood and salad abundant. We started with mussels in a tomato broth with leeks and pancetta; the massive bowl placed in front of us was served with garlic bread and was definitely enough to share.
The mussels were good, but perhaps I was distracted by the perfectly poached egg on top of the warm asparagus salad starter, which was the winning dish between the two – (anything with a runny yolk, amiright!?). The rocket lettuce was topped with asparagus, crispy pancetta, rice and creamy Madeira dressing resulting in a wildly delicious warm salad combo.
Next we sampled the braised lamb shoulder and half roasted chicken entrees: I’m a lamb lover ladies, but this time I was partial to the chicken. Served atop a bed of potato puree with mushrooms, pancetta, and a tangy salsa verde, it was an unexpected flavour party! The chicken was out of this world moist with the crispiest skin. I could eat this every day!
Finally we sampled a handful of different cuts of steak from their “World Beef Promotion” specialty menu, available until the end of November 2016.
Let me just say, Wagyu for the win! Slicing into that hunk of meat was like cutting through butter, so smooth. The meat was ridiculously tender and the depth of flavour had my taste buds dancing – it was quite literally the perfect steak and star of the show. We also enjoyed the Prime Dry-Aged Black Angus Ribeye chargrilled – both cooked to perfection at medium, with a warm pink interior.
We fully enjoyed their version of a deconstructed baked potato, sour cream, baby potatoes and bacon bits – what’s not to like, carbs, cream and some salty bacon – the mighty combo that makes the world go round!
Let’s just say we left happy! Come hungry, ladies. These well-sized steaks will leave you with a food baby. Watermark is the place to go when you’re feeling fancy date night with a glistening city view.
*Sassy Tip* Red meat lovers should go for the Wagyu paired with the Sendero de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon – a spicy red wine. Oh, and when the server comes around with the tray of specialty salts and fancy sauces, opt for the truffle sea salt and herb mustard, a great combo!
Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Ferry Pier No. 7, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/watermarkatpier7