Hong Kong: Special Discounts and Other Perks for Visa Cardholders

LEK Executive Chef

Executive Chef Vicky Cheng heads the kitchen at Liberty Exchange Kitchen in Central in Hong Kong.

Celebrity Chef

Visa Infinite cardholders are entitled to 15% off A La Carte and Seasonal Dinner Sets at Liberty Exchange’s second floor Main Dining Room in Two Exchange Square in Central in Hong Kong. 

What’s more, each guest is served a Welcome Amuse Bouche, which “never fails to surprise and impress even the harshest of food critics,” a press release issued by the restaurant says.

Serving contemporary American Cuisine "spiced with global influences," Liberty Exchange Kitchen and Bar is headed by Executive Chef Vicky Cheng.

Vicky previously worked at 3-Michelin Star Daniel’s in New York City as well as Canoe and Auberge Du Pommier, two of the top restaurants in Toronto.

Private Dinner – Six Course LEK Tasting Menu

I was recently hosted by Liberty Exchange Kitchen and Bar. My companion and I enjoyed a yummy six course dinner. It was washed down with lots of champagne and red wine.

Our menu follows …

  • Amuse Bouche – melon caviar, crispy Serano ham, crab croquette with Chipotle mayonnaise (on the night we dined there) – loved those faux fish eggs!
  • Heirloom Tomato Ceviche – marinated bocconcini, ornage, sesame vinaigrette – oh, yum!
  • Seared Foi Gras – confit duck leg, orange salad, picked red onion, toasted brioche – very tasty!
  • Broiled Maso Black Cod – miso and maple marinated ginger glazed bok choy edamamen croquette – already I'm stuffed to the gills! With seafood like this, who needs meat?
  • Tamarind Braised Beef Short Rib – crispy polenta, glazed daikon, and picked red onion – love that polenta, and the pickled red onion is to die for, but the beef – while succulent and savoury – is a bit fatty for my taste.
  • Dark Chocolate Delice – hazelnut powder, Early Grey ice cream – oh, yes! I'm not a big dessert person, but in this case, I'll make an exception! A very sophisticated combination of creaminess and crunch. And who would have thought that someone would take my favourite tea, Earl Grey, and make ice cream out of it?
  • Coffee and Tea

The set menu changes quarterly. This menu will run through September.

Beverage Recommendations

Knowing that we had traveled a bit to get to the restaurant, the affable Bar Manager Resh Rai suggested we start with a crisp bubbly such as Col Vetoraz Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Extra Dry (HK$110 by the glass, HK $520 by the bottle).

“During 2010, this prosecco stood out, beating other proseccos to claim the gold medal in our own native Hong Kong,” Resh says. “So I was honoured to offer you as our welcome drink. As a prosecco, it carries a delicate fruit aroma, a balance of tart and crisp with very elegant finish.”

To accompany our dinner, Resh suggested Colpetrone Montelfalco Rosso DOCG (HK$495, only by the bottle).

“This is the wine that I always recommend to my clients when they pick our Lex Tasting Menu,” Resh says.

“It is a very young at vintage (2008). It doesn't really need to be decanted. A deep ruby red, it offers tones of blackberry and wild berry along with pretty notes of leather, herbs, and earthiness. It goes quite well with foie gras and red meats."

How Much?

HK$600 per person, wine not included – minus 15% for qualified Visa Infinite Cardholders.

Visa Infinite Cardholder Privileges

The offer is part of a host of special privileges for Visa Infinite cardholders in Hong Kong. They run through 31 December 2012.

The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hainan Shao Ye, Eaton Smart, Yat Tung Heen, and The Drawing Room are some of the other establishments offering special promotions to Visa Infinite cardholders.

A complimentary glass of champagne, a complimentary bottle of wine, complimentary desserts, and discounts of 10% to 15% are some of the other benefits offered to cardholders. A few of these food and beverage outlets other special privileges to Visa Platinum cardholders as well.

 

 
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One Reply to “Hong Kong: Special Discounts and Other Perks for Visa Cardholders”

  1. My fiance and I just renurted from a weekend in Hong Kong and saw these same ladies. We found it quite odd and glad to know the reason behind the cardboard forts on the street! What a great place to visit, we already want to go back! Thanks for the info and for sharing your photos!

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