We paid HKD 788,- for two at lunch time without wine.
I have the feeling that people who are not happy with Bo Innovation are shocked by the price and possibly deceived by the Michelin 2 stars. For people who are not used to spend thousands of dollars in a meal, I would recommend to go there at lunchtime because there is a set lunch at 288 dollars that allow for a tremendous culinary experience.
I have been to Bo quite a few times for lunch and always enjoyed it, here is what we had yesterday :
1 bottle of sparkling water : if you do not wish to spend too much money, drink slowly because they tend to open a second one easily
Selection of 4 dim sums :
some rice rolls with a bit of truffle : simply delicious
har gau with truffle : not the first time I had this one and a great combination
spring rolls : no idea what was in there but it was very flavoury and not the usual spring roll
fish (or was it shrimp) balls with a lemongrass sauce : superb
One main course each :
pigeon stuffed with I cannot remember what : delicious, cooked to perfection
cod with sauternes jelly and some sauce (supplement +100 dollars) : another surprisingly good dish
One bowl of fried rice each : very good and interesting texture
Cake for dessert : cannot remember what it was but I was not impressed
The Michelin stars are not distributed the same way in Hong Kong as in France. If I refer to the French system, not only the food is rated but my experience is that for 1 star, you have very good food that you want to try and cook at home knowing that you cannot match the Chef while 3 stars, you have a culinary experience in which you do not even think about trying to copy the Chef. In this respect, Bo is close to 3 stars and therefore desserves the 2 he got this year.
Venue : aircon is too cold, the alfresco venue is not open at lunchtime. Tables are not packed on each other. The kitchen opens on the dining room : do not expect a very quiet restaurant, there was even music through the loudspeaker. However, it is quieter than most restaurants in Hong Kong
Service : good even if it does not match the French perfection. They announce each dish and, yes, I never understand what they say. Who cares?
Wine list : I had a quick look, it is extensive and expensive. For those who are tired of Crystal or Salon champagne, they even found a name I had never heard of you can get for HKD 8000,- a bottle. However, they have really decent names in all colours priced between HKD 600,- and HKD 1.000,-
And yes, lot of dishes in the various sets require supplements which is annoying but if you consider that this is the way of pricing reasonably fabulous dishes that do not require too much caviar, truffles or wagyu beef, just stick to the dishes included in the set price.
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