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A private and intriguing dinning experience at the Krug Room, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

It seems most top hotels in Hong Kong can offer a private dining experience where precious guests are cocooned in a hermetically sealed environment served by attentive waiting staff. The Mandarin Oriental cannot just have any old private dining room: it has created the Krug Room which is adjacent to the "central kitchen" of the hotel where all manners of gastronomic delights are concocted right in front of us (well actually the room faces the "hot" kitchen: there is a "cold" kitchen round the corner).
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The Krug Room offers the "expect the unexpected" menu - dishes that are created using scientific and unusual techniques, many of which had derived from Herald McGee and his followers. The classic 'blackened cod' was juicy and succulent (which incidentally is also available on the Grill Room menu). The results were a series of delightfully flavourful dishes sometimes combined with unusual textures. Let's hope more locals are able to experience this.


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