Sunsets and Summer Dishes at La Rambla
When we arrived at La Rambla around 7pm, the restaurant was bathed in a golden glow. The sun was setting and the sky was beautiful shades of orange and pink. It’s a beautiful restaurant always but a real treat to be there during golden hour.
This is my fifth or so visit to the trendy Spanish restaurant and it might be my favourite meal yet. So what does Chef Ferran Tadeo and team have for Hong Kongers this summer?
Run don’t walk to La Rambla to try this Black Truffle Coca. An addictive 12 month dry-aged comte cheese mousse with balsamic vinegar is sandwiched between homemade traditional brick crackers and topped with winter black truffles from Australia. Heavenly.
The Seared Tuna Bao were baozi-inspired and contained chuturo, cured cabbage, and piparra (a Spanish spicy pickle).
Another Asian-inspired dish was this Hokkaido Scallop. It was sauteed with chanterelle mushrooms and shio-kombu, served with a saffron sabayon sauce, and topped with garlic chips.
My goodness, I went to heaven with the Tuna “A La Gallega” (our daily special). Not only is it a stunning dish, the tender chutoro melted and had the tastiest, fattiest flavour. Went perfectly with the Josper grilled sweet peas with paprika and caviar oil. I hope they add this one to the main menu.
You might not think of La Rambla for steak but this Spanish Black Angus Ribeye was delicious. The tender Miguel Vergara Angus has become a house signature, and comes with house fries and Catalan-style Spinach.
And because no visit is complete without paella, we tucked into this rich (but worth the calories) Scampi and Pluma Iberico version with Josper-grilled pork loin and Spanish scampi on bomba rice. A few weeks ago, I had a version of this at brunch and found it a bit sweet and heavy (though my friend loved it). This version was well balanced.
There are lots of ‘treat yourself’ options on La Rambla’s summer menu. The restaurant is also offering two Taste of Barcelona tasting menus during dinner; these offer a curated experience of highlights from the a la carte menu. The ‘Tradition’ version with six classic signature dishes is $680. The ‘Festival’ version with ten seafood and seasonal ingredient-focused dishes is $1,080.
8 Finance St. 3071-73 Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, 2661 1161
*By invitation for Foodie