surprising dinner at cococabana

a big treat in hong kong is the beautiful hiking we can do not only in the new territories where there are fantastic beaches and you can believe to be in the absolute middle of nowhere, but also right here on hong kong island, not even 10 minutes from my flat.

and so, very often on a a sunday, we go for a 2-3 hours walk and end up for a long and lazy lunch at cococabana in deep water bay.  we usually, we go for the set lunch of tasty mediteranean dishes washed down with the house rosé.

i always thought coco to be the perfect sunday after-noon lazy lunch kind of place.  the music is mellow, the service a bit disorganised, the food super tasty, the view over the beach fantastic and usualy, as the sun becomes increasingly mellow in the after-noon, a perfect place to let time pass and recharge.

and so, i never thought of it as a dinner place until mario suggested we go there last sunday.  wow.

the service was as disorganised as during the day, but the whole atmosphere was even more mellow and relax.  the moon replaced the sun over the bay and the night time menu was more sophisticated than the ones we normally have for lunch. as a starter, i had the oven roasted goat cheeze wrapped in pancetta: the first bite made me stop and mark my appreciation.  delicious.  for my main, i had the lamb rumpsteak grilled with rosemary and in its "jus", together with summer vegs and butter-mashed potatoes.  delicious, perfectly grilled and super tasty.  i closed my eyes and reopened them and i thought i was back in a nice little village on the coast south of france.

the first bottle of rosé we had was disappointing (the only pinot grigio rosé on the list - dont'take it) but, thankfully, the bandol we had after that made up for it.

a very nice place for a nice dinner.  romantic, but also mellow with a small group of friends.

cococabana:  deepwater bay, tel: +852 2812 2226