The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Revisit: Lunch @ Cafe Deco Pizzeria (Elements), Hong Kong

After a delicious festive lunch a few weeks ago at Cafe Deco Pizzeria in the mall downstairs, we were keen to go back again to try their usual offerings. And I must say that we are pretty impressed with the food on our second visit. Expect to see innovative pizza toppings on the menu such as Morrocan lamb, char siu pork, wasabi chicken, Chinese roast duck and wagyu beef. Even some of the desserts were pretty creative-sounding: rocky road calzone and hazelnut fruit pizza. Salads, pastas and meat/fish dishes are also available, so there is something to suit all tastebuds and food requirements. This is a family-friendly restaurant, and we saw many kids and families dining here on a Sunday lunchtime.

The dining area:

To start with, hubby and I shared the Arugula and Fig Salad with Parma ham, Cambozola, walnuts and balsamic reduction (HK$85). I don't usually order salads as I think they are over-priced for a small amount of vegetables, but this salad was delicious. I enjoyed the combination of the sweetness from the fresh and dried figs, the savoury from the crunchy walnuts, salty ham and cheese, and the slight acidity from the balsamic reduction:

For main course, hubby chose Grilled Chicken Breast with pesto vegetables and herb potato rissoles (HK$168), as it met his high-protein low-carb diet that he's supposedly on (in a loose fashion, as he isn't able to refuse dessert as you will see below). This was a chef recommended dish, and while it was delicious, I thought it was nothing special. Grilled chicken breast is grilled chicken breast after all:

The boy and I shared the Garlic Prawns and Scallops Pizza with parsley, spring onions, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted capsicum, fresh herbs, lemon wedges and tomato base (HK$150). This combines two of the 5-year-old's favourite foods, prawns and pizza, so there were no problems getting him to eat his lunch:

Between the two of us, hubby is the dessert person, so he got to choose our final sweet course: Rocky Road Calzone with chocolate cake, dark and white chocolate chips, candied fruits and marshmallows (HK$70). Unfortunately the boy couldn't share much due to his allergies to nuts inside the cake. He enjoyed the ice cream while we enjoyed the rest:

Chocolate cake within the calzone:

Good service, clean environment, delicious food that is not too pricey, and the fact that it's just downstairs from our apartment will ensure that we will be repeat customers here.

[The prices quoted above do not include the 10% service charge.]

Cafe Deco Pizzeria
Shop 1005,
1st Floor Elements
(Kowloon MTR Station)
1 Austin Road West
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2196 8099

1 comment:

  1. no good!
    service s not good
    food is not good