One Michelin star restaurant, Gold by Harlan Goldstein, in Hong Kong, has introduced an eight-course gastronomic tasting menu for eight people, featuring luxury ingredients and gourmet dishes, accompanied by eight wines. If you're interested, you'd better take your cheque book (or secure a small mortgage) as it'll set you back $88,000HKD.
The "8" Harlan Goldstein dinner will take place in Gold's exclusive private room – allowing one party of eight per evening, the opportunity to sample the seasonal menu. The current menu begins with a tantalising warm potato chive blini, Iranian caviar, lemon crème fraîche, that will be paired with Salon, Blanc de Blanc 1990; and the Brittany blue lobster carpaccio, smoked salmon roe, blood orange, organic beetroot and pistachio, with the Domaine Jacques Prier, Montrachet 2009.
"The number eight represents fortune, so I wanted to create a unique menu that celebrated this auspicious number, while showcasing Gold's Michelin-starred cuisine and fantastic wines, that are also personal favourites," says Harlan Goldstein.
The menu continues with the 48-months aged Iberico 5J ham, taleggio fritters and apricot jelly served with Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanee 1988. The indulgent menu continues with Japanese abalone and foie gras tart, crispy oyster veal glazed with a glass of Leoville Las Cases, Pauillac 1982, followed by the tagliolini pasta, Italian testa and Winter black truffles, paired with the Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 1996.
Sardinian suckling pig slow-cooked in mirto leaves, daikon, sauerkraut and “3” mustard sauce served withVega-Sicilia, Unico 1990 follows, with a final savoury course of 80-day aged Spanish Wagyu beef, porcini mushroom custard and French black winter truffles paired with Dal Forno Romano, Armarone della Valpolicella 1998.
Stuffed yet? Hold on in there as pudding is yet to come. Completing the culinary journey is a chocolate truffle meringue, raspberry, crispy walnuts, mint and passion fruit jus, served with Chateau d’Yquem, “Y” 2004. Rich in price, rich in produce, the menu features many of the world's most coveted produce in one menu. www.gold-dining.com