Steak, salad and bacon jam… Need we say more, mamas?
With Restaurant Week on the horizon, we couldn’t wait to sample one of the many specially created menus available for this week of wonderful wining and dining! Our restaurant of choice was Marbling, which neither of us had been to before.
Situated on ‘Food Street’ in Causeway Bay, Marbling is a European restaurant specialising in (you guessed it!) high quality steaks and meat. The quaint outdoor terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in the early evening, and the indoor dining space is warm and welcoming. We were seated in the intimate private dining space, would be great for a celebratory birthday dinner with ten or so close friends.
The Restaurant Week menu at Marbling is seriously good value – the price for a three-course set dinner is just $298, and just $428 with wine pairing! The wines, many of which hail from France, have been carefully selected to pair perfectly with your chosen starter and main. So if you choose oysters over a salad to begin, expect a different wine paired with them to complement the flavours. We couldn’t wait to get started after ogling at the mouthwatering menu…
Since we knew ordering a steak at Marbling was a “must”, we decided to start off our meal with a “healthier” choice and opted for Marbling’s Signature Grilled Caesar Salad. A deconstructed take on the classic, two bunches of romaine lettuce generously coated with the garlic-y Caesar dressing, all sat atop a spread of bacon jam. You heard us correctly… Bacon. Jam. We’ll take a jar of that to go, please! Parmesan crisps accompanied this delicious salad and rounded everything out. The salad was paired with a refreshing sauvignon blanc from Sancerre, France.
Main (… STEAK!)
On to the main event, the steak! Marbling prides itself on its premium cuts, so of course we both went for the Aged Grain Fed 400 Days Aberdeen Prime Steak. That being said, the Dingley Dell Pork Chop and the Whiskey-Scented Black Cod Fish, also available in the Restaurant Week menu, were also very tempting. We were stunned by the sheer size of the steak when it arrived… it was enormous! As it was grain-fed, the marbling content was high (staying true to the name of the restaurant) and made the beef extra juicy, tender and rich. It was cooked perfectly medium rare and oh-so satisfying, particularly when paired with a 2014 Gerard Bertrand Pinot Noir from France.The side of roasted potatoes and Tuscan onions added an even more comforting element to the dish. We more than satisfied.
Although we were stuffed to the brim, you can never say “no” to dessert. I decided to end my meal with the Floating Island, a classic French staple. The dessert came in a beautiful glass pickling jar sitting on a granite plate that was decorated with fresh berries. Three generous and airy dollops of sweet meringue floated on top of a gorgeous Madagascan vanilla custard. Drizzled caramel and slivers of almond were sprinkled over the meringue which added a nice crunch and sweetness to the dessert. Make sure you get a spoonful of the custard, meringue and fruit for the perfect bite!
For a three course set dinner with wine pairing at only $428 per person, you are truly getting an amazing deal for a delicious and generously portioned steak dinner. We promise you will leave feeling properly satisfied! We’re already planning our next trip back to Marbling to sample their other cuts of meat…
For something a bit more romantic and special, they have launched their Specialty Cut Menu which was designed for sharing. You will need to order one day in advance if you prefer this menu. If you are in the area for lunch, they also have a great semi-buffet lunch set where you can choose from a spread of great salads, appetisers, mains and dessert. And what better time to try Marbling than during restaurant week? You’ll be glad you did!
Restaurant reviewed by Sassy Editor, Lauren and Sassy Mama Editor, Kat.