It was the first full day in town for Soul Mate and she wanted to do a walking tour. So we hoofed it around Central to check out some of the unique architecture at buildings like the Bank of China and HSBC. While there, we thought it might make sense to take the tram up to the top of Victoria’s Peak and do a little walk on one of the paths. All of that walking worked up a good appetite, so, we headed over to Elgin Street to see where we might grab a bite to eat.
I had been to Bouchon Bistro a handful of years ago with a business colleague and we had a very enjoyable lunch. So, we decided to give it a try. We both started with a salad, which was fresh and tasty. She had a bowl of French onion soup which she liked quite a bit. It had an ample dose of melted cheese on top – so much that at first she couldn’t find the French bread in the bowl of soup. I had the steak frites. A nice, tender piece of beef. The fries were good – my first inclination when I have fries these days is to compare them with what one can get in Brussels, which isn’t fair. These were good.
I had ordered a glass of Cotes Du Rhone and was disappointed to learn from the waiter that they were out of that wine. I was a little surprised because it should be a staple at a bistro. But my disappointment quickly turned to pleasure – the bartender decided to open a bottle of St. Joseph and they allowed me to drink that by the glass. It was wonderful and a very nice touch by the restaurant. Needless to say, I ordered a second glass…
We didn’t make it back there again on this trip – but we will certainly return on future visits.
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