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Enchanting Dining at Flint

JW Marriott’s Flint Bar & Grill is the setting for an enchanting and thoroughly enjoyable meal for our culinary quest this month.

One distinct feature of Hong Kong’s upscale hotels is the large number of dining outlets available for guests and residents, say, compared to comparable hotels in other countries. The city’s concentrated urban density and its diverse food culture offer these hotels to maximise their dining outlets. That is certainly the case with the JW Marriott Hong Kong at Pacific Place, one of the city’s bustling office, hotel and retail complexes. Specifically, JW operates 7 restaurants and bars offering a variety of dining and beverage options. Flint, located on L5 of the hotel, is the grill and bar outlet and the hotel’s de facto steakhouse. The restaurant set-lunches and dinners featuring American and international cuisines, and is our destination this month.

The restaurant décor is contemporary and sleek, and spacious. Its elegant yet comfortable seating offers a relaxed yet vibrant ambience to share a lovely meal with friends or loved ones.

We were there to try out one of Flint’s latest seasonal menus on offer. The 4-course Set Dinner Menu is set to run through mid-summer, till August 2022. The dinner is priced according to the main course chosen.

For our appetiser, we chose Warm Lobster Salad half Boston lobster, garlic butter, Kohlrabi salad, Seared Duck Foie Gras, rhubarb, confit duck meat, brioche toast and Caesar’s Salad baby gems, aged Parmesan, white anchovies, grated cured egg yolk among us. They are all excellent. We especially enjoy the succulent lobster meat with the salad and the foie gras-duck meat combination.

The second course is a choice of Cream of Mushroom or Lobster Bisque – both classic soups are yummy and savoury. For mains, there is a good selection available. We chose USDA Nebraska Rib-eye 10-oz ($800) grilled asparagus, semi-dried tomatoes, Flint’s steak sauce, Boston Lobtser ($900) Steamed or grilled, Choron sauce, U.S. asparagus, and Roasted Iberico Pork Rack ($700) confit garlic mashed potato, parsnip, carrot, miso ginger glaze. The rib-eye steak was grilled just right, the  corn-fed Nebraskan beef is tender, juicy, and flavourful – it’s a winner. The Iberico pork is also excellent, really quite tender and succulent. Same goes for the lobster – good choices all around.

Other dishes available include Catch of the Day ($700) fregola pasta, clams, spinach, cherry tomatoes, Braised N.Z. Lamb Shank ($700) polenta cake, broccolini, gremolata, and for couples, an inviting Stockyard Premium Australian Black Angus Beef Tomahawk ($1,900 for 2 persons) fried chips. English asparagus, fricassee of wild mushrooms, summer truffle jus.

For desserts, we chose all three: Soba Chocolate Cake chocolate biscuit, chocolate cremeux, soba chocolate mousse, Baba Fraises Baba Citron, compote fraises, citron cremeux, vanilla Chantilly, and Fruits & Berries seasonal fruits, lemon sorbet.

Flint offers a wide and quality selection of specialty cocktails and wines, especially those from California. Our libation of choice included a lovely Chardonnay, Chateau Ste Michelle, from Washinton state, USA (HK$120 per glass) and a fruity Shiraz, Leeuwin Estate Siblings, from the Margaret River region in Western Australia (HK$160 per glass).

It was a real treat to be able to enjoy a lovely meal after the covid dining restriction was relaxed. And we could not have chosen a better venue to welcome back evening dining again. If you are in the mood for a quality, relaxing western meal with your colleagues, friends or shopping companions, Flint is a good choice – give it a try.



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