Grocery Store and Restaurant all-in-one!
District: Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Cuisine: French, International
How much: Dishes range between $100-$150
The best for: Date night, brunch and large groups
Must Order: Grilled steak platter (go for the rib-eye cut)
Opened for a few months now, Feather & Bone was launched by the founders of the popular online deli, Three Butchers. It has now become a staple amongst expats and locals alike in Happy Valley. As a unique boutique with a curated gourmet deli and restaurant in the neighbourhood, it’s no surprise it’s a big hit as it stocks quality products and with the option to dine in.
It offers 100% grass-fed meat (which is more sustainable and better for the environment) directly from Australian farmers, and the grocery store at the front transports you to the well-stocked and market-fresh produce with hand-picked seasonal products from Europe and the US. Plus, they have a wide selection of gluten-free products from Roza’s Gourmet. The best part? You can pick up your produce (specifically the speciality cheeses from France and premium cuts of meat) and have Executive Chef Eric Taluy (previously the head chef at the Shanghai Expo) cook them right there! The casual dining and courtyard at the back is the perfect place to put your groceries down and enjoy your picks instantly.
I decided to check out Feather & Bone mainly because I had heard so much about it and wanted to try it for myself. After all, who doesn’t love a good cut of meat, or cheese chosen from an experienced cheesemonger?! You can win the way to my heart through a solid pasta, quality cheese and a good filet. I started off with the Cheese and Charcuteries Platter ($238) that comes with a selection of two cheeses and two charcuteries. The perfect start to the meal alongside some fresh-from-the-oven bread and butter.
Chef Eric’s Special Pasta of the Day ($158, vegetarian option available) just so happened to be my fave – good ol’ carbonara. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the creamy sauce and crispy pancetta had my mouth watering. And finally, the pièce de résistance, the Grilled Meat Plate (prices vary depending on the cut). I sampled the grass-fed ribeye, homemade sausages and seared rack of lamb. Each cut was cooked perfectly and seasoned accordingly.
The platters and large plates are definitely made for sharing, so don’t be afraid to double up on your choices! We recommend the cheese and charcuterie platter as well as the grilled meat plate.
Hankering for more? Click through the slideshow below to check out some of the other dishes and drinks available at Feather & Bone (or check out their online store here).
Feather & Bone, Shop A & C, 11 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, www.featherandbone.com.hk