We have always had a crush on Le Bistro Winebeast since our first visit. A slice of French elegance in the heart of Wanchai with the most attentive staff, spacious yet intimate and cosy environment, and most importantly, the authentic French cuisine by chef Johan that would leave you craving more. It’s been a while since our last visit, and we’ve decided to try out their spring menu in this gloomy weather.
Beautiful Dishes that Captured Our Hearts…
We have started off our dinner with some lovely Frappas, which is French tapas indeed. We could pick two frappas at HK$68 and four at HK$128. We ordered a beef tartare and a Sobrassada de Mallorca at first. The beef tartare was absolutely salivating and amazing, it was finely chopped and there was a very slight spice kick that enticed our tastebuds. We couldn’t stop craving for more that we had to order another round, this time with a quinoa salad with fruits. We were so happy that we picked the salad. The quinoa was cooked perfect and with the crispiness of the apple and a hint of citrus, this is undoubtedly a refreshing little treat that would kick-start your appetite.
We were feeling a little beefy-steaky, so we ordered their signature 900G Aged US Ribeye (HK$658) which is intended to be shared between two people. The chunky and juicy bad boy also comes along with some nicely roasted potatoes and veggies. We have to say that this piece of baby was pan-seared to its exquisiteness, with all the juice locked up within the meat content and would explode within your oral cavity upon each sinful bite. It was perfection. We’ve also asked the friendly sommelier Cristina to help us pick a glass of red to complete this divine dining experience.
Next up, chef Johan gave us a surprise with his secret Truffle Egg Soufflé that wasn’t on the menu. We weren’t exactly sure what it was at first. We only knew that it was appealingly beautiful and artistic with a perfectly-shaped ball streamed with sauce and truffle on top. When we cut it open, the egg yolk oozed out and I promise it was the most addicting thing to do. The foamy egg white with the flowy egg yolk felt so airy and light, together with the sauce and the eclectic aroma made this a dazzling dish. Later on, chef Johan told u that this is a French dish called Blanc Manger. It is indeed a savoury soufflé with black truffle, chives and veal jus.
We finished off our flawless dinner with the lemon soufflé flamed with grand marnier and served with lemon sorbet (HK$118). It was light and refreshing and was simply satisfying just to watch the flame goes on. Definitely the perfect dish to draw a period to our impeccable night.
As usual, the dishes at Winebeast never fail to impress. The intimate, cosy and cheerful ambiance is set to lighten your hearts, and is perfect for a date night. Hence, our crush on Winebeast goes on…
Le Bistro Winebeast
G/F & 1/F Tai Yip Building, 141 Thomson Rd, Wan Chai, 2782 6689