Last week, Kevin took me out to dinner–on a date! It was such fun that I’ve decided it’s something for us to do at least once a month. And to get us to really actually commit to going out on a date night, I plan to blog about it. In this way I’ll be both storing the memories away here on Kremb de la Kremb plus I’ll be sharing places to go out in Hong Kong. I love this city so much–the opportunities continue to be endless!
First up on our Date Night was Café Gray Deluxe. Oooooh, it was magnificent! To get there we went through Pacific Place, up to the J.W. Marriot, and out the door to the left to The Upper House. The Upper House is a hotel that shares the building with the J.W. Marriot–or I should say has the top floors of the building. Once inside we went to the 49th floor, stepped outside, and gushed! Immediately I was drawn to the cozy fireplace elegantly lit in what seemed to be a library room at the end of a long hall. I do declare: lighting is everything. Once inside the actual bar all you can do is admire the skyline of Hong Kong. There are windows everyhwere, and you are basically up in the towers (even in the bathrooms!). The menu was decadent. I usually opt for a nice glass of red wine, but for this café, a cocktail seemed so much more appropriate! I went for the Hong Kong High Ball, and it did not disappoint nor did Kevin’s Sydney Sour. Upon leaving we noticed the open kitchen which garners a second visit perhaps for dinner….
For dinner we headed to Elgin Street and found the quaint ristorante Posto Pubblico. Oh what a wonderful meal! First our waitress, Olda, was a delight. She was originally from Goa, India and then Mumbai and even our old neighborhood Bandra, so that alone brought back tons fond memories for us. Immediately upon sitting down, a plate with delicious parma ham, super salty pecorino cheese, and a ratatouile of sorts was set before us. We ordered our wine and tried their famous buratta cheese–made in house. It was both rich and decadent. The reader board displayed a seafood special, so that was a no brainer for Kevin while I went with a delicious farfalle pasta with sausage made in-house made and peas. It was extraordinary! We took our time eating, and Olga knew just when to clear our plates and bring the next item. When all was finished, they even brought us one more complimentary plate of cookies. Plus as we exited we were treated with a shot of grappa! The meal was divine, AND we will be back–and not just for a date night.
Do you have any suggestions for our next date night!?