Strip House Opens in Hong Kong
Harlan Goldestein’s new Strip House, a tongue-in-cheek, 1940s inspired, New York-style steakhouse has arrived in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong. Goldstein’s new spot continues the New Yorker’s tradition of wowing Hong Kongers with his culinary creativeness and jaw-dropping restaurant décor.
At Strip House by Harlan Goldstein, nostalgic melodies of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and sultry Big Apple jazz complement themed period décor in rich, warm red, charcoal and silver. The menu offers contemporary charcoal-grill specialties like double-cut, grass-fed Fiorentina rib-eye steaks and organic Japanese pork chops.
The menu features Goldstein’s signature tweaking of a variety of different cooking techniques like smoking and slow cooking to maintain the natural flavor and moisture of ingredients.
To celebrate its grand opening, Strip House is offering a three-course steak brunch every Saturday from noon to 3 pm for HK$388 which includes foie gras French toast with maple vinegar jus and the house specialty, Brandt beef cooked over a lava stone grill. Imported from the U.S., the Brandt beef has been artisan-raised and corn-fed before being ‘wet aged’ in Hong Kong. Desserts include ice creams in fanciful flavors like Hong Kong-style milk tea, vanilla, Nutella and cheese cake.
Goldstein’s name is synonymous with a litany of Hong Kong restaurants including his first foray into Hong Kong’s restaurant scene at Aberdeen Marina Club. That restaurant was followed by Harlan’s at The One in Tsim Sha Tsui and the offshoot three-venue concept at IFC, H One, The Box and G Bar.
Goldstein is no longer affiliated with any of those restaurants in Hong Kong, but Strip House joins Goldstein’s other restaurant, Gold by Harlan Goldstein which opened in LKF Tower in 2010. The glittery and opulent European restaurant features a menu inspired by Goldstein’s Lower East Side roots.