Ami and Wood Ear
Time Out says
Created by the same people behind Épure and Arbor, Ami and Wood Ear is a concept that pulls Parisian cuisine and fine whiskies together. In terms of food, the restaurant uses the word bistronomie, a blend of the words bistro and gastronomy, to describe their easy-going dining experience that doesn’t skimp on culinary quality. Then there’s Wood Ear, a bar dedicated to rare whiskies with over 400 labels sourced from auctions and private collectors from Scotland, Japan and beyond.
Ami, helmed by chefs Nicolas Boutin and Eric Taluy, offers two menus. The first is an all-day dining a la carte option filled with traditional dishes, shared plates, and bar food, while the second offers a creative ‘Chef’s Inspiration’ tasting menu that changes monthly and is available only in the restaurant’s private rooms. Highlighted dishes include the French guinea fowl with octopus and caramel jus, hand-cut heritage beef tartare, grand Challans blood duck breast, and a 64 percent chocolate concorde cake infused with whisky.
Over at the bar, guests can enjoy everything from croque monsieur and French fries to homemade pasta, a heritage beef croque burger, and more. Not forgetting the tipples, the Wood Ear bar offers a ‘Whisky Journey’ which has a range of rare examples including Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt The Colored Joker and Glen Grant 1955 60 years old La Maison Du Whisky, Martin’s 1960s 12-year-old Circa, and Langs 1940’s Extra Special Old Liqueur, along with a series of whisky-based cocktails.
Shop 302, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central, HK
|Opening hours:||All-day dining: Mon to Fri 12pm-late; Weekend and PH 11.30am-late Lunch/Brunch: Mon to Fri 12-2.30pm; Weekend and PH 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: 6.30-9.30pm|