Mexican at Four Seasons HK Fine Mexican Food in HK for 10 Days

[01/06/12] 

The Four Seasons Hong Kong has invited Mexican chef Jorge González to cook up a storm in our fair city until June 10. We tried his food last night and were pleasantly surprised by the quality, which is odd in itself; because when you think about Mexican fare it should be tasty. The ingredients are all there - coriander, chili, lime and mountains of avocado - but the cuisine’s been rolled under the wheels of the American food industry into one monumental health warning.

Jorge González is a different breed. Plucked from the Four Seasons’ sister hotel in Mexico City, highlights of the menu include Veal “Mojellas”, Yellow Tuna Ceviche, Braised Oxtail & Plantain Sopes, Sea Bream Zarandeado and Mayan Chocolate Cake. In another first for HK, they're also serving a Mexican wine called Monte Xanic which was perhaps even more unexpected than the food. It all makes you want to grow a handlebar moustache but the Four Seasons might draw the line at a poncho in the lobby.

The hotel is offering a three-course set lunch for HK$390 while in the evening you'll dine a la carte. Also accompanying Jorge on his trip is tequila barista, Alfredo Sanchez, who graduated from the toughest bar school we’ve ever heard of, The Tequila Mexican Academy. He’ll be whipping up all sorts of cocktails (and remember to ask for his mezcal/chaser combo with the ceviche) but with that kind of education, don’t be surprised if he’s also licensed to use tear gas and contain a mob.

It could all end in teaquilas.


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