Harlan’s offers exquisite Italian cuisine and breathtaking views of the magnificent Hong Kong harbor. The scenery of the Hong Kong skyline is even more spectacular at night as viewed from the lofty 19th floor of “The One”.
However, aside from harbor views, we were greatly attracted by the bargain set lunch menus that feature 4 course meals at an acceptable price.
High ceilings and long french windows create a sense of modern spaciousness, and most diners will be able to enjoy unrivaled views of the harbor from their seats. There is also an outdoor balcony for night time drinks and snacks.
We were welcomed with a warm bread basket filled with tasty focaccia and buns. We both greedily settled for the appetizer buffet for our starters, and we set off to fill our stomachs as soon we were settled.
The unlimited supply of Spanish iberico ham and salami kept us busy going back and forth for more. I particularly liked the foie gras terrine that they used to supply in unlimited refills, but I guess the price has gone up and they only serve meager portions of the terrine on small crostini instead. The usual supply of fresh leafy greens and salads were delicious, and we also sampled a variety of fine cheeses from the cheese platter.
Our main courses were ordered a la carte; the roast of the day was a succulent ribeye steak served on a bed of roast potatoes. I had a wild mushroom risotto with truffle cream and it was a plateful of creamy richness and goodness.
We were already very happy with the excellent food and service, and lovely tiramisu with strawberry sorbet finished off our meal in heavenly perfection. We sat around unashamedly with tea and coffee to breathe in a little more of the beautiful view on our hard earned day off.
It was a delicious meal and a relaxing time for bears. Photos were taken with Contax G28 (mostly) and G90 (for the depth of field effect).