A delectable combo of colour and freshness appear alongside a few new interesting hunks of protein on the latest seasonal menu from Morton's the Steakhouse
While we’re great fans of health-conscious eating and holistic living, we’ve also eaten our way through many of the best steakhouses in Hong Kong. One of our favorites has added some new seasonal goodies to their menu, including some uniquely appealing fresh cuts and some refreshing takes on old classics, so find out why we’re all about Morton’s the Steakhouse right now.
Steak Out at Morton’s the Steakhouse
There are some occasions that just cry out for a good chunk of optimus prime… rib that is! Steak is there for when other foodstuffs can’t quite, ahem, cut it. While there are officially five food groups, some of us think that steak almost calls for its own category.
There are times you just need to be victualed and have your gustatory desires satiated by a good hearty hunk of grilled beef protein, the Big Lebowski of all food. Morton’s the Steakhouse knows this better than any, and they’ve been making our inner primitive carnivores jump for joy with their famously enormous lumps of beef for over 20 years at the outlet here in Hong Kong.
The award-winning Chicago-based steakhouse has been in the business for over four decades and they now have nearly 100 restaurants across the globe. Although they are all about the beef, they do have a wide array of lighter dishes and different types of protein as well. Earlier this year they also introduced a special gluten-sensitive dinner menu (but you’d better not let your gluten-challenged guests get tempted by their signature onion bread, which is served piping hot out the oven at the start of dinner.)
Their latest menu additions include some classical remixes and a few nourishing new cuts of meat. For us, the scene-stealers are the burrata, grilled asparagus and baby heirloom salad, and the Nueske’s bacon steak with peach bourbon glaze. While the salad is a refreshingly vibrant seasonal celebration of flavor and texture with dashes of crispy Prosciutto and a charred lemon vinaigrette, the roasted golden brown Nueske’s bacon steak with peach bourbon glaze is a mouthwatering bastard cousin of that Hong Kong favourite, char siu (BBQ Pork).
The two new tender beefy hunks of meat making an appearance on the menu are the juicy 7oz American Wagyu filet mignon with butter blended with fire-roasted poblano (a mild chili pepper) and the 8oz American Wagyu Royal Ribeye Cap Steak.
While the mild heat of the Mexican pepper-infused butter adds an extra flavor dimension to the lean filet mignon, the Cap Steak is the star of the show, which many meat-lovers say is the tastiest cut on a cow. This succulent and tender cut is also known as Butcher’s Butter and when you take a bite you’ll immediately realise why. You see, first you get the bone, then you get the large mass of meat attached to it which is where normal steaks comes from, but then around that is where you strike gold and where the magic is found, the ribeye cap.
The final new menu addition is seared cod with romesco sauce. Being quite a firm, mild and lean fish, the romesco sauce is the perfect accompaniment, with the roasted red peppers and toasted almonds working alongside crumbled Feta cheese to add texture and zing.
Bonus: Steak Cocktail!
If you want to take your evening/meat sweats even further, check out their State Street Manhattan, a towering show-stopping creation served with a fine piece of beef. There is probably no garnish more fitting for such a classic cocktail than a piece of steak. The concoction features a blend of premium Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Carpano Antico Vermouth. This is dripped into a second chamber of orange peels and Luxardo cherries before being stirred with ice and served with a slice of Prime New York Strip. Yes, there is no doubt that Morton’s of Chicago knows its meat.
With attentive service, Instagram-friendly panoramic views and a classily contemporary Brooklyn-inspired interior, a night atMorton’s the Steakhouse is something that just needs to be prescribed every once in a while. To complement the great food they also of course have a diverse beverage list featuring a diverse wine selection, classic and creative cocktails, plus a great assortment of spirits if you want to get spiritual.
The new menu additions are a perfect excuse for a visit, and while they might not bring you relief from your post-dinner food coma, they’re going to make that postprandial beached whale somnolence all the more worthwhile.
Morton’s the Steakhouse, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotels & Tower, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2732 2343, 尖沙咀彌敦道20號香港喜來登酒店4樓
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