Mirror Restaurant (Mar 2011)

Knowing that this restaurant was hard to book, I tried to book a table one month in advance. But nope, all full. So in the end, I booked and waited three months before I could give this restaurant a try. I went with the 6-course dinner off the Signature Menu.

Bread
The bread came out nice and warm.

Bread

Snails lightly roast with parsley sauce and green asparagus
Not a big fan of snails, but this was not bad and the parsley sauce matched with them well. Colourful and well presented.

Snails lightly roast with parsley sauce and green asparagus

Vegetable tarte with eggplant, zucchinis, tomatoes, ricotta and basil with a tomato vinagrette
Really? Looks pretty good on the plate, but there really wasn’t anything special about it. Hard to justify the price with this dish.

Vegetable tarte with eggplant, zucchinis, tomatoes, ricotta and basil with a tomato vinagrette

Onion soup, crispy cheese and bread
This was perhaps the best dish of the night. For a soup to be the best I think says alot, but not to take away from it, the soup was light, refreshing and flavourful.

Onion soup, crispy cheese and bread

Tiger prawns with crushed potatoes and AOC olive oil, tarragon mustard black truffle sauce
Unfortunately, depite loving prawns, this dish disappointed. The prawns I think were over done as they were dry. In addition, with prawns this big, you would devein the prawn. But for some reason, the kitchen decided not and left the intestinal tract inside. Is this just lazy or what? I’m not sure, but surely for a restaurant like Mirror this can’t be the norm…

Tiger prawns with crushed potatoes and AOC olive oil, tarragon mustard black truffle sauce

Veal tenderloin with celeriac puree, vegetables cooks in white wine and bacon emulsion
Pretty good dish as the veal was tender and the whole dish just smelt good.

Veal tenderloin with celeriac puree, vegetables cooks in white wine and bacon emulsion

Poached pear in winter wine and pear ice cream
This was a decent dessert as the pear ice cream tasted great albeit seemed half melted by the time it was served… I like pear and the poached pear definitely gelled with the ice cream.

Poached pear in winter wine and pear ice cream

Petits Fours
Other than some chocolate, do not remember what else there was. Sorry, no photos.

Coffee
The coffee condiments came out in test tubes and the milk was nice and warm. The coffee itself smelt and tasted good.

coffee . milk . sugar

Perhaps it was because I had to reserve a table three months in advance to eat at this restaurant, but my expectations were definitely high. This may have skewed my review abit as overall, I was disappointed.

Recommended:

  • Onion soup, crispy cheese and bread
  • Veal tenderloin with celeriac puree, vegetables cooks in white wine and bacon emulsion

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Mirror Restaurant
6/F, 199 Wan Chai Road
2573 7288

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