Over 90 dishes designed by the chefs at the restaurants will be introduced into the Cathay Pacific menus from 1 May to 31 July 2011 for the majority of flights departing from Hong Kong. The promotion will run for three months to offer passengers the chance to sample the creations by the following award-winning Miramar Group restaurants:
• Cuisine Cuisine at IFC Mall Central
• Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira (*Michelin 2 stars)
• The French Window
• Tsui Hang Village Restaurant in Central
• Tsui Hang Village Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui
• Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant
Dishes being served include double-boiled soup with assorted vegetables stuffed in bamboo fungus by Cuisine Cuisine at the IFC; iced abalone with cucumber and bean sheet, served with wasabi soy dressing by Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira; braised lamb shoulder with pan-fried polenta and roasted celeriac by The French Window; wok-seared sea bass fillet with premium light soy sauce by Tsui Hang Village Restaurant in Central; shredded roasted duck with mango, jelly fish and sesame dressing by Tsui Hang Village Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui; poached veal fillet, vegetables pot au feu, fingerling potatoes and horseradish sauce by WHISK; seafood salad with mushroom and basil by Yamm; and steamed chicken in spicy chilli rice flour with taros and sweet potatoes by Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant.
Speaking at a preview luncheon for the promotion, Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Affairs Quince Chong said: “As Hong Kong’s home carrier, Cathay Pacific is committed to promoting Hong Kong as an exciting destination and food paradise for visitors from all over the world. We are delighted to join hands with Miramar Group in our latest, most extensive inflight menu promotion thus far, featuring eight highly regarded restaurants, covering both Chinese and Western cuisines.”
Miramar Group Vice President - F&B Operations & Development, Mr Nelson Chow said: “Passengers nowadays want to be delighted and a pleasurable in-flight menu can definitely heighten their experience flying with an airline. We are thrilled to join hands with Cathay Pacific to achieve just that, by showcasing our delicate cuisines of all eight restaurants on a host of flights; and it is an exciting challenge for our veteran chefs as well to create the same exquisite menus specifically for inflight enjoyment.”
About the participating restaurants
Cuisine Cuisine (at IFC Mall Central)
Located at IFC Mall in Central, Cuisine Cuisine takes a fashionable location and a contemporary, elegant décor and mixes it up with a combination of traditional and nouvelle Cantonese cuisine along with one of the best wine selections in Hong Kong. Cuisine Cuisine was granted the “Excellent Brand of Business Banquet” award by “Hong Kong Leaders’ Choice 2011”, confirming it as the choice venue for political, financial and business functions. Cuisine Cuisine has also been cited in many local best-restaurant guides and featured in the “Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau” in 2009 and 2010. In 2008, Cuisine Cuisine received the “Dining with Stars” award, acknowledging it as one of Hong Kong’s 50 finest restaurants.
Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira
Michelin two-starred Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira showcases a dining experience that’s steeped in some of the most exacting Cantonese culinary traditions with a modern twist, serving top-quality, authentic fare crafted by master chefs. The famed signature dishes showcase the art of Cantonese cuisine while respecting the seasonality and unique tastes of the ingredients. With a wide selection of global wines available, paired with friendly and attentive service, the tone is set for a perfect dining experience.
The French Window
A culinary landmark in Hong Kong, The French Window at IFC Mall in Central offers an exceptional gastronomic experience. Diners can savour a superb array of French classics, reinterpreted using the freshest ingredients and served with contemporary artistic flair. The restaurant’s design was modelled after a French chateau with a welcoming contrast of nostalgia and modernity and was awarded the “2010 Hospitality Design Awards – Fine Dining Category” by New York’s Hospitality Design Magazine. The French Window has also been recommended by and listed in “Hong Kong’s Best Restaurants 2010” published by Hong Kong Tatler.
Tsui Hang Village Restaurant
With two convenient locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, Tsui Hang Village Restaurant has captured the true essence of Cantonese cuisine, with dishes featuring quality traditional ingredients that are perfectly marinated and seasoned to guarantee the cherished flavours of Hong Kong’s best-loved local dishes. Tsui Hang Village Restaurant won the “Gold Award – Seafood: Fish, Prawn, Crab” by Best of the Best Culinary Awards 2010 and was recommended in the prestigious “Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2009” and “Hong Kong’s Best Restaurants 2010”.
WHISK at The Mira Hong Kong showcases the finest French gastronomy, infused with subtle Asian touches, masterminded by Chef William Girard and served in an elegant yet relaxed environment. Chef William has created a menu of the finest delicacies, served in the main restaurant as well as in WHISK’s private dining rooms. Culinary craftsmanship is demonstrated via modern French classics, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and paired with carefully selected European wines.
Yamm delivers an award-winning gourmet dining experience based on the concept of social buffet dining. The combination of stimulating, sophisticated interiors, highlighted with dramatic lighting make for an intimate space to thoroughly enjoy delicious food from around the world. These qualities have earned Yamm a series of coveted local dining awards as one of the city’s buffet hotspots.
Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant
Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant has long been recognised as Hong Kong’s premier Sichuan eatery, capturing the true flavour of Sichuan cuisine. It has become one of the featured dining venues in the “Bib Gourmand” section of the “Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau” in 2009 and 2010, and has appeared in many other top local dining guides. Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant has ushered in a new era for authentic Sichuan cuisine dining featuring a dazzling array of styles and tastes.