Next to me was the glass enclosed cheese/ham curing room (right). I was tempted to have the set menu with matched wines, which would have cost around $200, ideal for comparing with Jung Sik-dang, but I was not that hungry and the setting was non-optimal. Plus, I realized this would be just like Armani, the Italian cuisine I experienced in Tokyo. My thinking was that there is a Morton's in my hotel, so, perhaps, I will have a late evening steak. Thus, I ordered three appetizers and glasses of Prosecco and Red Meritage from Italy:
Frankly, each dish lacked in character, so understanding this was a major insult, I asked for some chili and Tabasco:
Not much of an improvement, but better. I was tempted to have their world famous tiramisu, but asked for the check, and some ending items showed up:
I would say I was disappointed.
I decided to catch the Star Ferry back to my hotel, and was impressed that the entire walk to the port, about half a mile, if not longer, was covered, with tons of people walking around. HONG KONG IS THE MOST ORGANIZED CITY IN THE WORLD!!! Note the large Apple store:
Here is the view to Kowloon:
Star Ferry and Pixie in Hong Kong:
For dinner, I went one floor down to Morton's:
Amazingly enough, they were booked, but suggested the bar. Insulted, unhappy, that is where I ate, a Caesar Salad, truffle fries and ribeye, with a Tanqueray 10 martini and Argentinian Malbec:
According to my server, the steak came from Chicago, which can mean anything. But it was American, and it was good. At this point my attitude improved, when I surmised that my room was right above where I was sitting:
Skip down to the next posting to see the similarity. Astoundingly, save for the bread and fabulous truffle fries (which maintained the distinctive aroma till the very end, even when the potato was cold):
I should mention that this meal cost $200, which is insane. I guess there are a lot of rich people in Hong Kong.