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January 24, 2014

Holy Cow!

Early morning work-out or hit the snooze button for an extra hour’s sleep? Latte or Cappuccino? High flyer heels or means business flats? Corn flakes or boiled egg? South China Morning Post or BBC News? Even before you’ve left your flat each morning you’ve already made a whole heap of decisions and that’s just the very start of it… Ever feel like life would be simpler if there were no choices?

Step up La Vache – the answer to your dining dilemmas – a restaurant that delivers a delicious but decision-free dinner. In search of your simple supper? Work up an appetite hiking up the perilously steep Peel Street, aiming for the enormous neon cow. As you walk through the door you’ll note the glowing red letters spelling out ‘Steak Frites’. A word of advice – if you’re not keen on steak frites, it’s probably best to turn right around and head back out into the decision-filled world. At La Vache it’s steak frites or nothing…

If red meat’s your thing though, you’re in for a bit of a treat. We’re going to put our necks on the line here and say that this is the very best steak frites that you’ll find in Hong Kong.

Wander into the low-lit dining room, past the bustling bar in the centre of the room, and slip into a red leather banquette beneath a mural of the Arc de Triomphe or perhaps next to the Eiffel Tower. So we fibbed a little on the no-decisions part, you’ll need to choose what you’d like to drink and your waitress will need to know how you’d like your meat cooked, but after that, all you need to do is settle back and wait for your fuss-free French feast to begin.

After freshly baked baguettes slathered in butter, it’s a green salad to start complete with thinly sliced radishes and walnut pieces all tossed together in a vinaigrette that’ll have you muttering ‘ooh la la’. Scrumptious rabbit food out of the way, it’s time for the main event – a great hunk of juicy rib-eye steak served with a generous heap of crispy pommes frites alongside a dish of lipsmackingly great Bernaise sauce (a La Vache secret recipe…). If that doesn’t sound good enough to have you trotting off immediately in search of the neon cow, let us add that this lot comes in at a ludicrously great value HK$258 per person!

Still room for more? Well sadly dessert comes with a return to choice, but you’ll likely find this a price you’re willing to pay when you lay eyes on the dessert trolley – a sugar high on wheels. Imagine your favourite French fancy and it’s likely to be on offer think towers of eclairs, crème caramel and tarte tatin…

When it’s time to settle the (very reasonable) bill and saunter back past the giant neon cow, we’re pretty certain the only decision you’ll be focusing on is when you’ll be back.

La Vache
48 Peel Street
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2880 0248
http://lavache.com.hk








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