One of the ‘hoods of the moment, Tai Hang, has just bagged itself another brand new restaurant. Tipsy, in the stylish Little Tai Hang Hotel, has just opened its doors. Ensuring its on trend, the restaurant features an open bar and dining area with the interior matching the colonial era style of the hotel. There are modern touches too, though – Tipsy is written in giant light-bulb letters across the ceiling.
The man in the kitchen, chef Sing Kong, is playing around with temperatures and textures and unusual flavour pairings with dishes like fresh oyster, sake yuzu granita and green apple, and the playful Osetra caviar, lobster jelly and celeriac cream trifle. Elsewhere on on the menu, expect a wide-ranging international approach boasting huge tomahawk steaks (see picture), pasta dishes and lots of fresh seafood cooked with a modern fusion approach.
Naturally, given the name, close attention is being paid to the drinks selection. Head sommelier Benson Ng has put together a selection of old and new world wines and hand-picked European beers plus his own inventive take on classic cocktails like the signature Tipsy Mojito.
With restaurants like May Chow’s Second Draft and Bond on the same premises, there’s stiff competition in Little Tai Hang, but if Tipsy lives up to the hype it could be a very enlightening experience. Sam Sinha