So I finally made it to Bo Innovation (kindly accompanied by e_ting) and as the weeks have gone on since I ate there I find myself increasingly incredulous that people actually rate the place.
Our meal, with just a couple of glasses of wine and entry level menus, cost 1,500hkd per person. I would have, perhaps, been satisfied if it had cost 750hkd per person and I could say that it was just some experimental attempt by an up and coming chef (as per Le Chateaubriand in Paris). But... this is by an internationally known chef who is held in high esteme in HK charging over the top prices.
None of the courses were surprising or innovative. Some were straight rip offs from dishes pioneered by Ferran Adria many many many years ago. Only the dessert was actually enjoyable. Other dishes led to fits of coughing, disappointed poking and indifference.
Why oh why is this a recommended restaurant.? I haven't felt so cheated in recent history since I went to Zuma for lunch. Amber, though expensive, at least shows some interesting moments and everything is enjoyable/ edible.
Is there anywhere actually good in HK for molecular gastronomy? I've looked at the Krug Room but those prices seem even more over the top and I now harbour a deep suspicion of potential failures in this area. I am tempted just to save up and leave this type of food to the Spanish (and the odd Englisher interloper) when I go back to Europe.
PS if you want to see some pretty pics here is my post on the meal http://bit.ly/bQ49OX