The interesting and innovative Sunday lunch buffet at Alain Ducasse's Spoon, with its good food and great habour view, was one of the worthy delights offered by the vast HK culinary and tourist scene. However, my wife and son who just came back from a three weeks holiday told me that the aforementioned buffet has gone WAY DOWN HILL, and no longer worth the money or visit.
Previously, the most appealing part of the buffet was the huge array of small amuse bouche size hot appertizers lined up on the left side of the entrance. Nicely plated and artfully presented, they include 'all you can eat', freshly seared foie gras, seared sea scallops, mini crab cakes, butter poached lobster tail nuggets, satay sticks, freshly smoked duck breast....etc and the list goes on and on! Now, all these were eliminated and what was left were just mediocre cold cuts comprising of Argentinian 'serrano' cloned hams, Swiss airdried beef, foie gras terrines, duck rillettes, cheeses and breads etc. The entrees, though still interesting and tasty also received a noticeable size reduction. In order to fill one's stomach, one unfortunately has to look to the dessert table at the kitchen and rely on the mega-calories, artery clogging sinful delights! Talk about 'death by chocolates'!