If you are in Hong Kong for the summer, or live in the country, and love your wine buds, you might find this menu at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong’s 2-star Michelin restaurant Tin Lung Heen appealing. Why? Because fine Australian wine from Penfolds selected by Wine Sommelier Benson Yan, is being served with a six-course meal crafted by Chef de Cuisine Paul Lau. Penfolds holds the reputation of taking Australian wine to the rest of the world, since its establishment in 1844.
The menu will start with a premium chef’s selection of three dishes – marinated fresh abalone in soy sauce, barbecued Iberian pork with honey or chilled assorted beans. Wine of choice for this course is the 2015 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Autumn Riesling, Australia which is characterized by its light straw color with green hues.
Sautéed lobster with organic bell peppers comes next accompanied by 2014 Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay, sourced from Tumbarumba. It features notes of honeydew and guava fruits.
Steamed garoupa fillet with Jin Hua ham and superior bird’s nest comes next. Then comes baked lamb fillet with salt served with spring onion sauce with two “exceptionally crafted” Shiraz wines – 2011 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz and 2013 Penfolds RWT Shiraz. Fried rice with superior black vinegar topped with crab claw will be served next, followed by the chef’s specialty desserts sweetened bean curd sheet cream with wolfberry, or baked preserved egg and red ginger puff with NV Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny. There is the option to try a glass of 2011 Penfolds Grange Shiraz at an additional HK$800.
The six-course lunch/dinner menu is available from September 1 to October 30, priced at HK$2,850 ($368) per person.