Posts Tagged ‘Soho’

La Trattoria Terrazza, Soho – London

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Chianti-FiascoMario & Franco’s La Trattoria Terrazza on Romilly St, in Soho was responsible for introducing Italian food and making it trendy in London in 1959. Mario Cassandro, a co-founder who just passed away this year at the age of 91, along with partner Franco Lagattolla, were both former waiters at the Curzon Street restaurant, Mirabelle in Mayfair. Many other places were spawned by former employees who borrowed (to put it nicely) the same menu and the minimalist style of decor. When Princess Margaret started to frequent Terrazza, it firmly placed it on the culinary map.

Italian cooking is extremely simple, most often the creation of “mama” rather than a famous chef, and depends wholly on good ingredients rather than complicated preparations, and is the reason most dishes are easily adapted for home cooking.

La Terrasse French Restaurant – Hong Kong

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Contributed by Carole Chung

la terrasselogoveauxheadThe beginnings of Tête de veau (image credit La Terrasse)

La Terrasse
G/F, No.19 Old Bailey Street, Mid-levels, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2147 2225
Credit Cards: Yes
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Monday to Friday
6:30pm to 10:30pm
Monday to Thursday
6:30 to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday
Closed on Sunday

La Terrasse is strictly French and I love it! The menu created by Chef Rene-Etienne Bedu is à la française to the core and unwavering. Even though service can be good at times it also can be a bit brash, but with the likes of Tête de veau with sauce gribiche appearing as one of the specials, so difficult to find in Asia, how can I resist? I also adore sitting in the charming terrace in the rear of this casual bistro in Soho for lunch. The menu:


Red Tuna Tartare  $118

Cauliflower Cream Soup $85

Smoked Herring with Asparagus $118

Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella $118

Pan-fried Scallops with Morel Mushrooms $138

Baked Escargots with Garlic & Parsley in shell  $138

Pan-fried Foie Gras with green Apple & Calvados sauce $185

Chef Rene’s Duck liver Terrine  with fig Preserve $175


Dover Sole Meuniere $228

Grilled Pepper crusted Red Tuna $228

Sauteed King Prawn. Tomato & Piment Despelette  $278

Seabass Fillet ‘Provencale’ with Black Truffle Risotto  $238

Ningaloo Wagyu Sirloin (Australia) with Shallot Confit  $268

Lamb Fillet with Ratatouille & Creamy garlic Sauce  $238

Challans Free Range Chicken with butter lemon sauce $228

Premium Australian Sirloin Steak with Pepper sauce $248

Traditional French Duck Leg Confit  $228

+ daily specials


Assiette de Fromage $98
French cheese platter


Floating Island $78

Warm chocolate Moelleux with tonka bean $89

Vanilla Bourbon Crème brûlée $75

Fine Apple & Almond tart $89

Trio de chef  $98

Dark Chocolate Mousse  $65

+ 10% Service Charge