Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

Chef’s Cuts, a beloved dining establishment celebrating Western comfort food, has inaugurated its fourth outlet in Hong Kong.

Located in THE SOUTHSIDE, Wong Chuk Hang, this new venue opened its doors on 21 June 2024. To mark the occasion, Chef’s Cuts introduces a limited-time offering of house fat-aged Black Angus ribeye beef, reinforcing its commitment to delivering memorable dining experiences with sustainably sourced ingredients.

Situated in the landmark mall of the Southern District, the new Chef’s Cuts Restaurant & Bar spans a generous 3,000 square feet. This expansion is a significant milestone for the brand, known for its rustic ambience and dedication to sustainability.

Leveraging the culinary expertise of its parent company, Food Square, Chef’s Cuts offers a diverse menu featuring hearty meats, fresh seafood, healthy salads, luscious pastas, and innovative baked desserts.

Commitment to Sustainability

“Sustainability is the gold standard for good living today, and at Chef’s Cuts, we apply it in every possible aspect of our operation, from the sourcing of our meat and seafood to the reduction of waste in our kitchen to our carbon footprint,” states Angelo McDonnell, CEO of Cafe Deco Group. This ethos is reflected in the restaurant’s practices, from ingredient sourcing to waste management, ensuring that each dish is both delectable and environmentally conscious.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

Chef’s Cuts emphasises simple, skilful cooking with the best ingredients while maintaining an awareness of environmental preservation. This commitment extends to every facet of the restaurant’s operations, including sourcing premium, sustainable ingredients and reducing waste to minimise the carbon footprint.

The culinary team at Chef’s Cuts is dedicated to delivering dishes that are not only delicious but also responsibly prepared.

Exclusive Offerings to Celebrate the Opening

To celebrate its opening, Chef’s Cuts presents an exclusive treat: House Fat-Aged Black Angus Ribeye (HK$628). Available until 31 July 2024, this premium cut of Iowa-bred US Black Angus beef is meticulously dry-aged for 12 days, then steeped in beef fat and air-dried for another 12 days. This process enhances the steak’s rich flavours, served with fries and roasted garlic butter, epitomising the care and skill invested in every dish.

In addition to the ribeye, Chef’s Cuts offers a variety of signature dishes that highlight the restaurant’s dedication to quality and sustainability. The House Chilled Seafood Platter (HK$558 for 2) features a sustainable selection of seafood, including half a Boston lobster, seasonal oysters, Hokkaido scallops, Spanish octopus, mussels, clams, and prawns.

Accompanied by a variety of dips, this platter showcases the freshness and diversity of the ocean’s bounty.

Diverse Menu Highlights

Freshly Shucked Oysters (HK$48-HK$58 each) are served with Sriracha, Sherry vinegar, and shallots. Depending on the season and sustainable supply, these oysters are sourced from French, Spanish, Irish, Japanese, and Australian waters. Another seafood highlight is the Roasted Spanish Octopus (HK$158), complemented by Romesco olives, chorizo, cherry tomato, and potato.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

For a burst of sweet and sour flavours, the Chef’s Cuts Ceviche (HK$158) combines scallop, octopus, shrimp, and hamachi with Peruvian aji amarillo chilli, fresh lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and mango. The Smoked Salmon Caviar Cone (HK$158 for 6) is a visually appealing dish, featuring Norwegian salmon tartare smoked with applewood, sour cream, and avruga caviar.

Hearty Appetisers and Main Courses

Roasted Bone Marrow (HK$188) is a decadent starter designed for up to four people. Slow-cooked for an hour, then roasted and topped with wagyu beef short rib ragout, cep mushrooms, caramelised onions, and crunchy croutons, it is a rich and satisfying dish. The Lobster Mac and Cheese (HK$198) reimagines a classic comfort food with half a Boston lobster and four types of cheese – Cheddar, Brie, Parmesan, and cream cheese.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

The menu’s ‘Bigger Bites’ section showcases prime cuts of meat and seafood. The signature House Dry-Aged Black Angus Ribeye (HK$388 for 300g; HK$628 for 600g, bone-in) is dry-aged for 12 days and served with fries, grilled mushrooms, and herb butter.

The Grilled Wagyu Flank Steak (HK$368, 200g) is another favourite, served with truffle mash, grilled artichoke, and rosemary jus. These dishes highlight the restaurant’s focus on high-quality, sustainably sourced ingredients.

Lighter Fare and Salads

For lighter fare, the Shrimp Panzanella Salad (HK$168) and Super Food Salad (HK$148) are excellent choices. The Panzanella Salad combines shrimp and artisan croutons with cucumber, tomato, onion, and lemon and lime peel, while the Super Food Salad features quinoa, mixed grains, kale, and pine nuts with creamy avocado and grated ricotta.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

Catalan flatbreads, known as coca, are a speciality at Chef’s Cuts. The Vegetarian Coca (HK$158) is topped with guacamole, artichokes, olives, tomato, eggplant, and arugula. For a more substantial option, the Chicken Mexicali Coca (HK$168) includes red onions, avocado, tomato salsa, mozzarella, and roasted corn. These dishes cater to diverse dietary preferences, offering something for everyone.

Desserts and Drinks

Desserts at Chef’s Cuts evoke a sense of nostalgia. The Strawberry Eton Mess (HK$78) features honeycomb, vanilla gelato, and crispy yoghurt. Sticky Toffee Pudding (HK$85) is another classic, adorned with vanilla gelato and honeycomb. These sweet treats provide a delightful end to a satisfying meal.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

The drinks menu offers wines from Spain, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, alongside classic cocktails like Margarita (HK$82) and Negroni (HK$82). For a non-alcoholic option, the Lychee Punch (HK$68) and Peachy Passion (HK$68) are refreshing choices. These beverages complement the diverse menu, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Warm and Inviting Atmosphere

The new Chef’s Cuts outlet exudes a warm, rustic charm, combining wood, metal, and stone elements to create a cosy dining environment. With seating for up to 118 people, it offers a mix of dining tables, high tables, and booths, ensuring a comfortable experience for all guests. The decor features playful wall displays of butchers’ knives, reflecting the brand’s culinary concept.

Chef’s Cuts: A New Beacon of Western Comfort Food in Hong Kong

Overhead Pan wall lights cast a warm glow, enhancing the inviting atmosphere and highlighting the restaurant’s commitment to both comfort and sustainability. This thoughtful design creates a sense of countryside comfort and campfire camaraderie, making Chef’s Cuts a perfect spot for both casual and special occasions.

Conclusion

Chef’s Cuts’ new outlet in Hong Kong embodies the brand’s dedication to sustainability, quality, and culinary excellence.

With a diverse menu that caters to all palates, a commitment to environmentally conscious practices, and a warm, inviting atmosphere, Chef’s Cuts is set to become a cherished dining destination in Wong Chuk Hang.

Whether indulging in the exclusive house fat-aged Black Angus ribeye or enjoying a light salad, diners are sure to leave with memorable gastronomic moments.

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