Most of us know Lily & Bloom
happy hour deal and as a go-to bar for gorgeous cocktails in an intimate yet stylish setting. Well, now there's another reason to visit, as the popular spot is upping its food game with the arrival of a new a la carte menu put together by new Executive Chef Chris Grare.
Showcasing a selection of small, medium, and large dishes, the menu boasts more flavours than you can handle, not to mention the mother of all desserts - a 12-inch giant chocolate chip cookie scattered with M&Ms, Gummy Bears, and all kinds of colourful sprinkles. But before we get to that - the dishes.
For starters we delved into a selection of small plates, including the deliciously unique and tender Pork Belly Bun
($95) - a must order with its sweet and sour sauce mixed with pineapple and red peppers. Those looking for a healthy alternative might enjoy the beautifully tender Cured Salmon
($115) with horseradish, pickled beets, and caviar, which tastes just as vibrant as it looks.
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The small plates (Cured Salmon, Lentil Crusted Lobster, and Pork Belly Bun)[/caption]
Moving on to the medium plates is the absolute must order Foie Gras Terrine
($210) with root slaw, quail egg, and mustard creme, which is so beautifully rich in both texture and taste that you probably won't want to share it with anyone.
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Foie Gras Terrine ($210)[/caption]
While the Sea Urchin Parfait
($185) with black sesame cracker, sea grapes, and dashi is a little too 'fishy' for my taste buds, the Steak Tartare
($198), with black truffle and horseradish creme is divine - especially when topped with a running egg yolk.
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Steak Tartare ($198)[/caption]
The real challenge, however, comes with trying to decide which large dish to go for. If you are a real meat-loving carnivore, then you might be torn between the incredible, fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth Lamb Duo
($325) - a grilled lamb chop with creamy parsley potato mash, mushroom fricassee, and a cheeky lamb shoulder hiding in kataify pastry - and the jaw-droppingly huge and succulent 45-day Dry-Aged Cowboy Steak
($1,400 for 35 oz.), which is so tender, juicy, and perfectly grilled that - you know what, that's the winner!
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45-day Dry-Aged Cowboy Steak ($1,400 for 35 oz.)[/caption]
But it's not all about the red meat - those who prefer seafood can try the Steamed Grouper
($315) which comes with sauteed water spinach and two crispy tempura prawns. Drizzled with a lemongrass broth, this makes for a light and refreshing main.
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Steamed Grouper ($315)[/caption]
And of course, no dinner is complete without dessert - just make sure you leave plenty
of room for the ridiculously large and hugely Instagrammable 12-inch Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
($650/feeds about 8) that comes at the end (requires pre-ordering). You can relive your childhood as you attempt to make a dent in this chewy delight topped with what looks like every sweetie under the sun.
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie ($650)[/caption]
It's unlikely that you'll have any room left after this beast of a dessert - but if you do, then the extravagantly presented London Fogcutter
($140) cocktail of Bombay Sapphire, Brugal 1888, Hennessy VSOP, elderflower, and passion fruit is highly recommended. Another snap for your Instagram feed!
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London Fogcutter ($140)[/caption]
Lily & Bloom, 5/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2810 6166
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