Opera House Italian Restaurant & Bistrot
G/F, 109-111 Queen’s Road East,
Wanchai, Hong Kong
A fellow foodie told me that Opera House is very promising and is very likely to get onto the Michelin Star guide next year. Of course, I had to go and find out for myself whether I like the place or not. I went to Opera House after work one night and was able to find a table available on the spot.
Foie Gras Platter
We started with the Foie Gras Platter and I absolutely loved it. After coming back from California where foie gras is banned in the state, I was craving foie gras pretty badly. Finally got my fix! However, I noticed that foie gras is becoming a really popular dish in restaurants that serve western food in Hong Kong, which led me into thinking about the problem of the supply of foie gras. According to PETA, our demand for foie gras is only sustained by force-feeding the geese with four pounds of fat and grain every day when they are 8-10 weeks old. I don’t know if I can enjoy foie gras the way I used to after learning about how the geese are mistreated.
Squid Ink Risotto with Calamari, Uni and Scallops
The best. I loved the calamari bits mixed into the squid ink risotto, giving it a little more texture when you chew it. I’m also a big fan of incorporating uni into dishes and this combination is as good as it gets. This may sound like I’m exaggerating but this might be my favorite risotto so far.
I’m regret not making reservations for Opera House during Hong Kong Restaurant Week. However, I did have a great time at LUPA by Mario Batali.
Joey Wong ♥